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Festa Italiana, Flan Fest and Cuban Sandwich Festival come to Ybor
Festa Italiana, Flan Fest and Cuban Sandwich Festival come to Ybor

Tampa, Florida -- Mark your calendars now as Festa Italiana, Flan Fest, the Gasparilla Film Festival and the Cuban Sandwich Festival are among several upcoming Ybor City events.

Below is a list of events through April.

Saturday, Feb. 9

Krewe of Knights of Sant' Yago Knight Parade

Each year, The Krewe of the Knights of Sant' Yago, with support from the City of Tampa, hosts a parade through Ybor City. Popular national TV host Steve Wilkos is this year's Grand Marshal. 

7 p.m. | Along 7th Avenue | KnightParade.com

Saturday, Feb. 23

Flan Fest

Be a part of the search for the "Best Flan in Tampa Bay!" Sample traditional and not-so-traditional flavors of flan during this sweet festival. 

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Centennial Park, 1800 E. 8th Avenue | YborMarket.com

66th annual Fiesta Day

Sample Ybor City's authentic culture with a day filled with food, fun, and entertainment. The free festival is one of the Ybor City Chamber of Commerce's signature annual events. 

11 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Along 7th Ave | Ybor.org

Saturday, March 2

Art on 19th Street

Enjoy contemporary crafts and live art demonstrations from emerging artists, crafters and musicians at Singing Stone Gallery on the first Saturday of each month. Featured artists TBA.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Singing Stone Gallery, 1903 N. 19th St. | SingingStoneOnline.com

Florida Brewer's Guild BrewFest

Save the date for this popular annual event. New location in Centennial Park. 

Centennial Park, 1800 E. 8th Ave. | FloridaBrewersGuild.org

Thursday, March 7

Buildings Alive! Architecture Hop 

Ybor City is filled with beautiful historic structures. Some of them have housed the same tenant for almost 100 years, while others have served a variety of purposes over the years. Explore Ybor City's beautifully preserved iconic buildings, and learn how many have been rehabilitated for new uses. 

5 - 10 p.m. | venues TBA | YborMuseum.org

Saturday, March 16

Rough Rider's St. Patrick's Day Parade

Each year, the Rough Riders krewe, with support from the City of Tampa, hosts a parade to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in historic Ybor City. More than 100 floats are expected for the event, which draws more than 20,000 people.

8 p.m. | Along 7th Avenue | Tampa-RoughRiders.org

March 19 - 24

Gasparilla International Film Festival

Save the date for the 7th annual film festival! In 2012, Gasparilla International Film Festival screened over 120 films and drew an audience of more than 10,500 attendees. 

venues TBA | GasparillaFilmFestival.com

Saturday, March 30

Cuban Sandwich Festival

Be a part of the second annual search for the "Best Cuban sandwich in Florida!" 

10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Centennial Park, 1800 E. 8th Ave. | YborMarket.com

Save the Date

April 4 - 7, 2013 - 14th Annual Festa Italiana in Centennial Park

April 13 - 14, 2013 - Ybor Aficionado Days along 7th Avenue

April 13, 2013 - Ryan's Run through Ybor City, starts & ends in Centennial Park

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