Date: May 7, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: J.C. Newman Cigar Co.


J.C. Newman Cigar Company is excited to host our second annual ‘Founder’s Day’ celebration at our cigar factory, El Reloj, in Tampa, FL.

Join us on Saturday, May 7th from 10 am – 2 pm for tours, food trucks, lawn games, entertainment, and factory store deals. This is a family-friendly event and we’re excited to host you all.

While our normal hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. to accommodate our cigarmaking staff, we wanted to give the public an opportunity to see our recently completed factory restoration project and experience the history of cigar city, while celebrating many of our own milestones.

May 5th is the day J.C. Newman Cigar Co. was founded, and May 26th is Julius Caeser “J.C.” Newman’s birthday, so we’re wrapping them both up into one large celebration with local vendors.

Food will be available from food trucks Calicatessen, Street Surfer, and Kona Ice, and alcoholic beverages will be available to purchase from Sipping Nomads. We’ll have live entertainment by Shawn Kyle. If you want to book a tour, you can do so at this link: /visit-us/

Tours will be for up to 12 guests only, and six tours will be available throughout the day. The tours will fill up fast. To ensure your space, we encourage you to book online ahead of time.

We’ll also have some chicken visitors from Ybor Misfits in attendance for a meet, greet, and photo opportunities!

The museum is free and will be open to the public for exploring for the entirety of the day, but we do ask that if you purchase a cigar, you smoke it outside on one of our available tables – ashtrays will be provided! Be sure you are following us on Instagram to get 10% off your purchase in our museum and factory store.

Parking is free and available across the street on Columbus Ave.

If you have any questions about this event, you can reach us at our Contact Form! We can’t wait to host you as we celebrate the founders of America’s oldest, family-owned, premium cigar maker!