Ybor’s upscale event is back for its 8th year! The Ybor City Chamber’s Ybor Aficionado Days returns Saturday, April 12th from 4:00 to 9:00 PM. Aficionados, presented by Bright House Networks, features our renowned Tapas Trail and unique After Party/Smoker at the historic Italian Club. New this year, are two of the Historic District’s most distinctive Cigar Shops.
“I am truly excited to finish my year on a high-note,” says David Alvarez Chairman of the Ybor City Chamber. While Fiesta Day is my favorite family event, Ybor Aficionado Days is a great opportunity to enjoy the District with my wife Melissa and our friends.”
This year’s Tapas Trail features 17 of Ybor’s sidewalk cafes and fine dining establishments. From the 100 year-old Columbia to new sensation Cristino’s, they are “all-in.” In order to deliver a richer experience, Tampa Sweethearts Cigar Co. will be presenting a history of the cigar industry and Tabanero Cigars will be hosting a tour of its hand-rolling operation.
“Founding Aficionado Chair, Arturo Fuente and his successor Andrea Gonzmart, have given the community something truly special,” says Tom Keating, President and CEO of the Ybor City Chamber. “They are sharing not only Ybor City’s unique Latin culture, but also their family’s proud heritage.”
Whether you are a foodie, a cigar lover or just want to have a good time, bring your crew to Ybor City and bring the Aficionado out in you!
Advanced admission is only $35; “day of” admission at the Italian Club is $40. To register go to ybor.org or call the Chamber’s Visitor Information Center at 813.241.8838.