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Taste of Latino Festival takes over Historic Ybor City this October

outdoor food festival. people are gathered on the streets with multiple vendors set up.
Photo via Taste of Latino Festival

Taste of Latino Festival, an event put together by the same team behind the International Cuban Sandwich Festival, takes place on October 15 from 12pm-5pm. The flavorful event is set at Centennial Park (1800 E 8th Avenue), and includes three street closures to pack in even more vendors and performances.

Admission to the event is free, but you need to register in advance. There will also be a VIP area set in the Ybor City Museum gardens. It’s set to be a beautiful day filled with live music and dance performances. This event also includes the closing ceremony for the 2023 Hispanic Heritage season, TOP Latino Chef Contest and the 2023 Florida Latino & Latina Lideres will be recognized and awarded live on stage.

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A day of music and food in Historic Ybor City

​​Each year, these events attract thousands of people to enjoy this free family-oriented cultural festival featuring cultural, business, and food vendors.

This year’s event will also include a Dominoes tournament. Keep up on the Taste of Latino website for tournament registration info. Vaya DJ, Johnnie Rivera, and our emcee dance pro Chris Maloof will all help keep spirits high throughout the October afternoon.

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