America’s Biggest Cigar Events in 2023

April 15 – Texas Cigar Festival (Texas)
The Texas Cigar Festival, hosted by Casa de Montecristo is one of the premier cigar events in the US and will be held at NRG Park, in Houston, TX, which is home to the Houston Texans NFL team.  Ticket holders will receive an impressive gift bag full of cigars, meet industry celebrities, have access to exclusive cigars,  and eat and drink to contentment while listening to live music by Matchsticks. Both VIP and General Admission tickets are available. VIP entrance allows for early entry, open bar, private lounge with personal seat, upgraded event bag, and bonus swag. General Admission is $225 and VIP is $375. Lodging is available. For tickets and more information please visit:

April 15 – Main Event Cigar Festival (New Jersey)
The Main Event Cigar Festival, hosted by The Firm Cigar Society and sponsored by Sticks Cigars,  will be held at the Woodbridge Elks in Woodbridge, NJ from 3pm-10pm. Ticket holders will receive 2 featured cigars, a T-shirt, and food and drink. Other scheduled programs include live music, a Tricky Tray raffle, cash prizes and a surprise guet. Cigar brand owners and company representatives are expected to attend as well. General Admission tickets are $50 while VIP tickets are $70 (includes Rodizio meal). For tickets and more information please visit:

April 25 – 30 Charlotte Cigar Week (North Carolina)
The website says this event is a six day, 10 event extravaganza of social and educational experiences designed to expand your appreciation of cigar culture and expand your personal and professional network by connecting with cigar lovers and industry professionals. Events include parties, concerts, dinners, drinks, tastings, seminars, and more. Most events do not require a ticket. Lodging is available. For more information please visit:

April 29 – Derby City Bourbon & Cigar Bash (Kentucky)
Discount Smokes is hosting the 8th annual bash the week before the Kentucky Derby horse race at the South Park Country Club in Fairdale, KY. Ticket price includes a swag bag with premium cigars, accessories, food, cash bar, live music and door prizes. Cigar manufacturers will be in attendance as well as Cigars for Warriors representatives. VIP Tickets, which give you extra cigars, extra swag, and earlier admission are $149 each and General Admission tickets are $119. Doors open at 5pm. For tickets and more information please visit:

May 6 Boutique Cigar Festival (Florida)
The BCA is hosting the Boutique Cigar Festival at the Thalatta Estate in Palmetto Bay, FL

May 13 – Atlantic City Cigar Social (New Jersey)
This exciting festival will take place in the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa at the seaside resort of Atlantic City, NJ from 1pm – 6pm. Attendees can expect to meet 15+ different cigar manufacturers and company representatives, enjoy local craft beers and wines, distilled spirits, local cuisine, live entertainment and interactive programing. Tickets cost $229 and include a swag bag of 15+ premium cigars, beverage tastings, Hors d’oeuvres, seminars, demonstrations, raffles and giveaways. Lodging is available. For tickets and more information please visit:

May 17 – 21 – Queen City Cigar Festival (North Carolina)
This festival has been dubbed the most renowned cigar event in North Carolina. Thirty sponsors and more than 1200 attendees are expected. Guests can expect an action packed weekend with nine events planned for the five day festival in various locations around the city. Events include a traditional herf, golf tournament, gun range meet-up, sneaker ball, siminars, concert, and more. Tickets are $225 and include a backpack filled with premium cigars, swag, and cigar accessories. Lodging is available. For tickets and more information please visit:

May 17 – Let My People Smoke (Pennsylvania)
Twin Smoke Shoppe in Philadelphia, PA presents, “Let My People Smoke XVI.” This is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to smoke cigars and enjoy life. Attendees will receive cigars, dinner, open bar, raffles, and entertainment. This year’s event will be held at LATSE Local 8 Ballroom in Philadelphia, PA from 6pm – 11pm. Tickets are $200 and can be purchased by calling 215-334-0970 or visiting

May 23 – 28 Houston Cigar Week (Texas)
The 3rd Annual Houston Cigar Week will take place at various locations around Houston, Texas during Memorial Day Weekend. Scheduled events include a spa day, concerts, meet and greets, social gatherings and more. VIP tickets are $225 and General Admission tickets are $99. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit

July 7 – 11 Premium Cigar Association (PCA) Trade Show (Las Vegas)
This is the most important event of the year for tobacconists and manufacturers. It is an annual members-only trade show where tobacconists are exposed to new cigars, pipes and related products.  Hundreds of premium cigar and pipe manufacturers convene under one roof to showcase their newest products and mingle with new and existing clients from around the globe. Admission is free for PCA members but pre-registration is required.  The trade show kicks off with a cocktail party on July 7. Guests meet brand owners, attend lectures and learn about the industry. Lodging is available. For more information please visit,

July 16 – 23 Jokes & Smokes Cigar Cruise (Florida)
This 7-day cigar themed cruise will leave from Miami and sail to Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic with a pre-cruise party scheduled for July 15. The itinerary includes game nights, comedy shows, themed cocktail parties, smokeouts, smoking competitions, and beach events. Prices range from $1700 per person for an inside cabin to $2200 per person for a Balcony Suite. Tickets include cabin, premium drink package, wifi, specialty dining, excursions, and more. For tickets and more information please visit,

July 26 – 30 Chicago Cigar Week (Illinois)
Attendees of Chicago Cigar Week will be introduced to Chicago’s cigar lifestyle by attending various events scheduled throughout the Windy City. VIP passes are $199 while General Admission is $99. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit

August 19 – Brew City Cigar Festival (Wisconsin)
The annual Brew City Cigar Festival will be held at the Heidelberg Park Pavilion in Glendale, WI. It has been dubbed, “The ultimate night out for guys and gals who love cigars, spirits and great food.” It is an all-inclusive event that includes more than $175 in premium cigars, plenty of swag, high-end spirits, tasty food, and endless entertainment. Ticket prices range from $175 – $440 with VIP tables available. The event runs from 5:30pm – 9 pm but VIP ticket holders can enter at 4pm. Lodging and hotel packages are available. For more information or to purchase tickets visit,

August 26 – Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival (Colorado)
According to festival promoters, this event is “attracted to those who are geared toward premium, high-end products.” It is held at the world-renowned Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, Colorado and offers cigar enthusiasts plenty of premium, high-end products including cigars, hand-crafted beer, wine, spirits, food, live music and more. Attendees will meet prominent cigar makers, receive an official festival bag with more than 30 cigars, a cutter, a lighter, a festival glass, a t-shirt, and more. The festival runs from 12pm – 6pm with VIP attendees allowed to enter at 11pm.  Tickets go on sale in April with General Admission $190 and VIP $325. Lodging is available. For tickets and more information please visit:

September 9 – Kansas City Cigar Fest (Kansas)
This is a unique rooftop event atop Diebel’s Sportsmens Gallery in Overland Park, Kansas. This event features prominent cigar manufacturers, souvenir bags filled with more than 20 cigars, food, drink, raffles and more. Time: 11am – 3pm. Tickets go on sale June 15. For more information please visit:

September 11 -17 Atlanta Cigar Week (Georgia)
This is a showcase of the cigar lifestyle that includes networking and educational seminars in and around Atlanta, Georgia. For more information and to purchase tickets when available please visit,

September 29 – 30 – New England Cigar Expo. (New Hampshire)
This 2-day event is hosted by David Garofalo of 2 Guys Smoke Shop at Crossing Life Church & Community Church Dreamers Ranch in Windham, New Hampshire. It will be a multi-vendor festival that will start with a Prime Rib dinner, live music and entertainment Friday night. Saturday will feature cigar manufacturers and company representatives, a swag bag full of cigars, food, music, and spirits. Saturday night will play host to the main event – a professional Micro Wrestling match. Tickets go on sale May 6 and range from $225 per person to $595. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit,

September 30 – Cigars on the River  (New Jersey)
This unique experience will take place aboard the historic USS New Jersey (BB-62) battleship in Camden, NJ. It is the most decorated battleship in Navy history, earning distinction in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and conflicts in the Middle East. The fundraising event includes dinner, bar service, cigar samples, cigar vendors, cigar accessories, entertainment and more. For tickets and more information please visit,

November 4 – Cognac, Cars and Cigars
This event will take place on the lawn of the Fourth Bluff Park at North Front St. in Memphis, TN 38103 for an all inclusive cigar and cognac tasting event. Relax with cognac samples and premium cigars while admiring some of the hottest cars on the market. The event will feature live music from local bands as well as music from iHeartRadio personalities. For tickets and more information please visit:

Held in one of the oldest cigar cities in America, the Ybor City Cigar Festival is rich in tradition. This is a three-day extravaganza taking place at Centennial Park in Tampa, Florida. It will offer cigars, food trucks, beer, wine, cigar rolling demonstrations, a Dominoes playing area and more than 200 total vendors. The VIP pass includes an open bar, premium cigars and food. For tickets and more information including exact dates please visit: This event usually brings in about 8,000 to 10,000 cigar enthusiasts.

George Manzella is a passionate cigar smoker who credits his father for introducing him to the leaf in 1994 when he was just 18 years old. George has been a high school teacher of English in New Jersey, USA since 2003 where he has taught literature, writing and journalism. He is also the founder of the New Jersey Cigar Club. George wrote for two local community periodicals prior to joining Cigar Journal in 2015. His passion for premium tobacco and his zest for writing has taken George on a remarkable journey through an enchanted world of unforgettable memories and life-long friendships.


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