CARD staff in group with text reading: Over $25,000 raised! Thank You

Funds raised from this event directly impact families in our community.

Group photo from Fiesta 2013

Admission: $25 in advance, $10 students

Admission Includes

  • full dinner buffet presented by LA SEPTIMA CAFE, soft drinks and water
  • Children's activities presented by GREAT EXPLORATIONS CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
  • Cash-only bar presented by THE DOG SALOON

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Would you like to be on the Fiesta committee and help plan the 2017 Fiesta by the Bay for Autism?

Fundraising helps CARD provide free programs and projects throughout the year across 14 counties. Would you like to be on the Fiesta committee and help plan the 12th Annual Fiesta by the Bay? Do you know of potential sponsors? Could you help us find silent auction items? Join our volunteer team by contacting Christine or 813-974-9264 for more information about this fun role (and you don’t even have to know how to salsa, but it sure helps!).

Become a Sponsor!

For more information, please contact Christine at or

Please make checks payable to: USF Foundation
Federal Identification Number: 59-0879015

2016 Update

Over 260 guests were welcomed by Honorary Chair, Gayle Guyardo, at the 11th Annual Fiesta by the Bay fundraiser for CARD held at the Ybor City Museum Garden on April 22nd. Families, friends, teachers, professionals, students and kids of all ages enjoyed a full dinner buffet by La Septima Cafe. The Dog Saloon hosted the cash bar and DJ Tamik kept everyone on the dance floor. Kid’s activities, hosted by Great Explorations Children’s Museum, and an amazing silent auction, rounded out a fabulous evening and helped raise over $25,000.


Friday, April 21, 2017


Ybor City Museum Society

Ybor City Museum Garden
1818 E 9th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

Thank you to Our Fiesta Partners for Contributing to This event!

Location by
Ybor City Museum Garden 

Dinner by
La Septima Cafe

Fiesta Fun Zone by
Great Explorations
Children’s Museum

Cash Bar by
The Dog Saloon

Entertainment by
Tamik Entertainment

Thank you to our Fiesta 2017 Sponsors!

Muchas Maracas ($1000+):

ITOB logo

all about speech logo


Banging Bongo ($500):

Photo booth fun sponsored by Champions for Children/Positive Parenting Partnership

Glazer Children's Museum

Full Spectrum Behavior Analysis, LLC

Publix Supermarkets

The Cotton Family

The Verriest Family

Caliente Conga ($250):

Jim & Angie Brewer

Dessert sponsored by the dental office of Dr. Claudia A. Hohn, DDS

Engage Behavioral Health

Diversity Action Coalition, Inc.

Douglas and Angela Crooks

Early Autism Project

FACE-Florida Autism Center of Excellence

Fraternal Order of Eagle Riders

Fraternal Order of Eagles, Zephyrhills Aerie 3752, Inc.

Ferguson Waterworks

Freedom Sailing Camp of Tampa

Rogers Behavioral Health

Jane Rohan, REALTOR, MVP Realty Associates

The Arc Tampa Bay

Tandem Construction

Troy Noonan MD. PA

Sombrero Supporters:

VFW Holiday Post 10167 Auxiliary

USF Catering

USF Delta Tau Delta

USF College of Theatre and Dance 

The Saini Family

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