UPDATE (10/15/17): Added information about the Cigar Lounge Bus Tour.
The 2017 Ybor City Cigar Heritage Festival takes place on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017, in Ybor City, Tampa, FL from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. For those of you who have not heard of Ybor City, it is the cigar capital of the U.S. and a place every cigar lover must make a pilgrimage to. Check out our Post on Ybor City for more details on the history of this unique cigar location.
Schedule of Events
Friday, December 1st, 2017: Cigar Heritage Bus Tour. 12:30 pm – 10:30 pm.
Saturday, December 2nd, 2017: Cigar Heritage Kickoff Party at Davidoff Tampa Cigar Lounge. 3:00 pm to Close.
Sunday, December 3rd, 2017: Cigar Heritage Festival. 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Cigar Lounge Bus Tour
Cigar Heritage Kickoff Party
The Kickoff Party is free and open to the public. The event takes place at the Davidoff Tampa Cigar Lounge from 3:00 pm until the lounge closes. The Fuente and Newman family will be your visiting cigarlebrities sometime between 6:00 pm until close. Davidoff Tampa is located at 4142 West Boy Scout Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33607. You can reach Davidoff Tampa at (813) 513-7560.
Cigar Heritage Festival
The Ybor City Cigar Heritage Festival takes place in Ybor City’s Centennial Park located at 1800 E. 8th Avenue, Ybor City, Tampa, FL 33605. The Festival features live music by Vaya DJ and the Sol Caribe Latin Band. The event also features premium hand rolled cigars, beer and wine, gourmet food trucks, cigar rolling demonstrations, and domino tables. Also, the event has a VIP area. See below for more information on the VIP area.
FREE! Yes, general admission to the event is free!
There are only 50 tickets available for the VIP area. Tickets cost $150 each and includes access to a full liquor bar, a private VIP area, four premium cigars, and a guaranteed seat for each VIP ticket holder. Additionally, you can purchase a VIP private tent for $1,250. The tent is 10′ x 10′ with a table for 10 and includes 10 VIP passes for access to a full liquor bar from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. You can purchase VIP tickets HERE.