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Join J.C. Newman Cigar Company for its fourth annual ‘Founder’s Day’ celebration

Celebrate the founders of America’s oldest, family-owned, premium cigar maker! Enjoy tours of the factory, local food trucks, lawn games, entertainment, factory store deals, and more.

Join J.C. Newman Cigar Company for its fourth annual ‘Founder’s Day’ celebration

Join J.C. Newman Cigar Company on Saturday, May 18, 2024 for its fourth annual ‘Founder’s Day’ celebration at its historic cigar factory, El Reloj, in Tampa, and celebrate the founding of the company (May 5) and the birthday of its founder (May 26).


Visitors can take a free tour of the factory, explore the cigar museum, peruse the factory store, or just celebrate outside by enjoying live music, food trucks, lawn games, and more!  


The event and museum are free and will be open to the public for exploring for the entirety of the day.



On Saturday, May 18 from 11 am - 3 pm, J.C. Newman Cigar Company will open up the doors to their factory, where visitors can take a free tour of the factory, explore the cigar museum, peruse the factory store, or just celebrate outside by enjoying live music, food trucks, lawn games and more!  


The event and museum is free and will be open to the public for exploring for the entirety of the day, but they do ask that if you purchase a cigar, you smoke it outside in the designated smoking lounge – ashtrays will be provided!


There is no charge for tours during Founder’s Day and all are welcome to join and experience the beauty of El Reloj.


J.C. Newman Cigar Company will also be selling Sanchez y Haya cigars, a recreation of Tampa’s first cigar rolled in 1886, for a special throwback price of 5 cents each (limit 2 per person) with any purchase of $20 or more.


J.C. Newman’s main parking lot will be closed for the event but parking will be available and free in the other J.C. Newman owned lots in the El Reloj district.


They will be marked with event parking signs. If you are using a GPS to get to the event, we recommend utilizing one of the addresses for our overflow parking lots below:


1509 E Columbus Drive, Tampa, FL 33605

1601 E Columbus Drive, Tampa, FL 3360

1530 E 15th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605


For more info click here.


Join J.C. Newman Cigar Company for its fourth annual ‘Founder’s Day’ celebration

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