West Tampa is so cool, from Ybor history to Floribbean fare. Now you can experience the flavor of this charming historic Tampa neighborhood on Sunday, Nov. 10 from 11 am – 4 pm at the FLAVOR OF WEST TAMPA: SANGRIA and CIGARS. The party will convene in the scenic Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park (1001 N Blvd.) in West Tampa.

The 8th annual event features Tampa Bay favorites The Black Honkeys Band! The family fun event showcases local restaurants, craft beer, wine and Sangria, entertainment, games, dominoes and free giveaways. Last year, 2,500 attended this popular event.

Among the many delicious food and beer vendors expected at Flavor of West Tampa are Mr. Empanada, Ya Boys BBQ, El Gallo de Oro and Bay Cannon Beer Company with more signing up each day.There will be a domino tournament inside the River Center sponsored by Vincent Tampa Cigars, where you can watch the traditional game played by some of the best and purchase cigars.

In addition to the Black Honkeys, there will be multicultural live music and dance by Soul Caribe, Belinda Womack, African dance troupe Kuumba Dancers and flamenco dancing.Best of all, it’s a party with a cause; proceeds benefit the Judeo Christian Health Clinic.

The event is free. Tickets are available to purchase for food and beverages and VIP tickets are $75.

About the West Tampa Chamber of Commerce“Savor the past…embrace the future” is the tagline of this important business and civic organization, celebrating the rich Cuban culture of the area as well as the new cultures infusing West Tampa with vibrant appeal.

Part of the charm of this historic riverside neighborhood is its long involvement with making cigars and celebrating Cuban heritage, food and culture. In the early 1900's, West Tampa even had its own mayor, and both West Tampa and Ybor City were connected by the cigar factory trade.
Businesses, non-profit organizations, and individual members merging our diverse resources for creative networking, helping businesses to succeed and grow, and neighborhood enhancement, while preserving West Tampa’s historical past. Find out more about West Tampa’s businesses and arts/culture.

One of the most exciting things happening in West Tampa near the park is the West River development, which will turn the west bank of the Hillsborough River into a new focal point with 840 public housing apartments, 1,200 homes priced at market rate and 90,000 square feet of retails to a 150-acre area of the city that for years was neglected. 

For more information the West Tampa Chamber of Commerce and what's going in the neighborhood and other events, email admin@westtampachamber.com or call 813.253.2056.

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Cover photo courtesy of West Tampa Chamber of Commerce