Join the Festival! “Celebra tu Herencia”
Official Tampa Bay
Hispanic Heritage Kick-Off Event
The main stage will be filled with exciting performances and both traditional and lively music to make you dance and celebrate! 2015 Performers included Hijos del Son and Ommy Cardona.
The Ybor City Saturday Market will continue to host its traditional Arroz con Pollo cooking contest. Cash prizes, handcrafted plaques and more will be awarded to the winners! The recipe contest event promises a fierce competition, as in the past, with great flavors which will fill the park with the delicious aromas of our “sabor latino”. For more information on entering the contest, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. will host the Cultural Ambassador Contest. For more information on this contest, please email us at email@example.com. The Tampa Hispanic Heritage Inc., a 501(c)3, was founded in 1979 with the mission to promote, preserve and celebrate Hispanic Heritage in the Tampa Bay area.
Each year the Tampa Hispanic Heritage Inc, (THHI) coordinates and publishes a calendar of community events for this exciting month.
THHI events include:
- Essay Contest
- Poster Contest
- THHI Cultural Ambassador Program
- The Leadership Awards Ceremony
- Hispanic Gala, selection of the Hispanic Man and Woman of the Year
The “Celebra Tu Herencia” Festival in partnership with the Ybor Saturday Market and Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. will offer our community a full day of music, folkloric dances, cooking competitions, arts & crafts sales, plus the selection of the Hispanic Cultural Ambassador and more.
Hispanic Heritage month officially starts every September 15th as declared by President Reagan and enacted into law in 1988.