For the second year in a row, Espinosa Cigars has cancelled the in-person La Zona Palooza due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the 2021 in-person event is cancelled, Espinosa Cigars will once again have a Virtual La Zona Palooza in its place.

The following statement came from company President Erik Espinosa:

After an incredible amount of deliberation, Espinosa Premium Cigars regrets to announce that we have again postponed our annual La Zona Palooza Festival.

For the last month, we have carefully considered the impact in the surge of COVID-19 and its variants both nationally and throughout the State of Florida. With no decrease on the horizon, we have reached the conclusion that hosting this event would be unsafe.

We truly agonized over this decision; we know this is disappointing, but we are fully committed to the safety of our staff, attendees, and local community. We truly believe, that if only one single person was affected by attending La Zona Palooza, it would be one person too many. We cannot in good conscious hold this event.

Just like last year, we are resolved that “The Show Must Go On.” So, while we sadly yet again announce the cancellation of La Zona Palooza, we will be hosting our 2nd Virtual Palooza. Information on this event will be disseminated in the upcoming weeks.

We at Espinosa Premium Cigars thank our cigar family for its continued support.


Erik Espinosa

La Zona Palooza is the latest cigar event to be cancelled as a result of the resurgence of the COVID-19 virus. Earlier this month, Cigars International announced the cancellation of CigarFest 2021. Meanwhile Drew Estate cancelled its DE25 celebration and 2021 Barn Smoker events as well as its in-person events until further notice.