In 2017 Cigar City announced that the Ybor City Cigar Festival is back to its original name, the Cigar Heritage Festival. The was name originated by Tampa's most famous radio
In 2017 Cigar City announced that the Ybor City Cigar Festival is back to its original name, the Cigar Heritage Festival. The was name originated by Tampa’s most famous radio personality, Mr. Jack Harris of WFLA back in 1996. Harris wanted to bring back the cigar festival from its heyday of the 1930s cigar festival called Viva La Verbena, Tampa’s Original Cigar Festival. This four-day event included a cigar making contest, the rolling of a world-record-setting cigar, a cigar factory open house where members of the community were invited to tour local factories, and a daytime parade that drew over 16,000 people. It was a celebration put on by the cigar industry to thank its workers and the Tampa community. This year the festival will include:
- Premium Hand Rolled Cigars are available from the Biggest Cigar Makers in the World by some of the best Brick-and-Mortars in Florida!
- Beer and Wine
- Gourmet Food Trucks are featuring delicious Foods and Desserts!
- Cigar Rolling Demonstrations
- Over 100 vendors from premium hand-made cigar makers, cigar accessories, cigar art, cultural art & jewelry and more!
A free family friendly event, but please remember there will be cigar smoking throughout the park.
Dogs are welcome in the park as long as on a leash at all times. Please do not allow your dog urinate on the street, tents or inside the brick/cemented park area. Please use the back of the parks tree and dirt area along 8th Avenue. Don’t forget to bring your doggie poop bags!
(Sunday) 11:00 am - 5:00 pm