THHI hosts the annual Kick-Off Celebration for National Hispanic Heritage Month by partnering with
La Feria de la Familia,
at the Florida State Fairgrounds. This is a free event for the community. THHI orchestrates the Cultural Ambassador Extravaganza, where Hispanic women
are given the opportunity to compete by showcasing traditional dances of their native culture.
Representatives of different countries, wearing distinct regional dresses, share their cultural
traditions through many and varied expressions such as dances, story-telling, cooking, and other forms of entertainment.
They put together a choreographed dance and compete to become the next "Tampa Hispanic Heritage Inc. Cultural Ambassador".
The criteria for election will include a written essay about their countries and cultural expressions.
The cheers of attendants from different Hispanic countries, together with the cultural ambassador election and music, guarantee a
lively atmosphere at this event. Also, during the
Kick-off Celebration, the official Tampa Hispanic
Heritage, Inc. posters are autographed by the
winning artist and distributed free to the public.
The winning cultural ambassadors will attend all
THHI events and be an exemplary role model to the
Hispanic youth. Telemundo hosts La Feria de la
Familia family activities, cook-off and entertainment. There are food vendors and many free items provided by sponsors.
The event takes place at the Florida State
Fairgrounds Expo Hall and attracts thousands of people.
Click on the Cultural Ambassador Application to apply for participation.
CULTURAL AMBASSADOR CANDIDATE APPLICATIONS
FOR 2017 WILL BE ACCEPTED.
to see more about this event!
All questions in regards to this event, please send an email to email@example.com
THHI would like to thank this year’s event sponsors. Without their support and dedication to Tampa’s Hispanic community, this event would not be possible.
- Cash Awards for Ambassadors:
- Deadline for 2017 Ambassador Applications
will be announced in 2017
- Printable Application (not needed if you apply online): [English PDF] [Spanish PDF]
- Kick-Off Date & Location (Annual):
Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall
4800 U. S. Hghy. 301
Tampa, Florida 33610
DATE: to be announced in 2017
11:00 AM- 5:00 PM
View past Ambassadors and their testimonials.MORE
THHI has prepared a slideshow of past Kick-Off Events.MORE
Click here to view the criteria needed to apply.MORE
Click here to complete an ambassador application.