It's a Halloween tradition here in Tampa Bay, and now, it's getting national recognition, rated as the fourth-best Halloween event in the country by AOL.
But this year's Guavaween will be different than years past.
"People like to go out, they get dressed up, it's kind of like a Mardi Gras for Tampa," said Michael Caporale.
Come Saturday around 7 p.m., the streets of Ybor City will be transformed.
For the very first time, this year's event will be free, but you can expect some changes.
"We've really toned it up. There will be no drinking in the streets. You have to be in a cafe or inside a location, so it will be cleaner and nicer for folks," said Tom Keating, President of Ybor City Chamber of Commerce.
This year's event will have fun for the kids during the day, with bed races and a pumpkin patch.
But Saturday night, the party's for the adults.
Mama Guava will still be around for the costume contest, and the live band will still be in Centro Ybor, but one of the things Guavaween was most known for won't happen.
Keating says when it stopped blocking off streets, they also did away with the parade.
"We lost a source of revenue that allowed us to pay the city for their services. At this point, without that gate, we can't afford the $70,000 the city has quoted us to do the parade."
And even though this year's Guavaween is promised to be a cleaned up version, "From 7 p.m. on, some of these costumes get pretty wild," Keating said.
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