• ABC Action News
  • CENTRO Tampa
  • La Maxima 92.5
  • Tampa International Airport
  • TELEMUNDO
  • Tampa Bay History Center
  • THHI ESSAY CONTEST

    THHI has provided thousands of dollars in awards to Tampa Bay students.

    See how to apply or how you can help...Read More

    EssayAward
  • Kick-Off Event

    A family event will be celebrated at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa Florida in partnership with TELEMUNDO at "La Feria de la Familia"

    The THHI cultural ambassador election takes place during this event....Read More

    Kick-off-event
  • Hispanic Man and Hispanic Woman Of The Year Gala

    The annual gala is dedicated to those selected by THHI, who deserve a life-time achievement recognition for their outstanding work in their field and community....Read More

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  • Nominate for the
    Leadership Awards

    Leadership Awards..... THHI has recognized many leaders in the Tampa Bay area that excel in their fields. Nominate someone today!...Read More

    Leadership
  • Learn How to Enter
    The Poster Contest

    THHI is an advocate in preserving the Hispanic culture through art. Learn how to enter the Poster Contest or how you can help....Read More

    Poster
  • Installation Ceremony

    The new board of directors of THHI is sworn annually in the month of February....Read More

    Poster

2016 Kick-Off Celebration

INFORMATION FOR KICK-OFF CELEBRATION 2016!

THHI hosts the annual Kick-Off Celebration for National Hispanic Heritage Month by partnering with Telemundo and 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.


Click HERE to see more about this event!

All questions in regards to this event, please send an email to ambassadors@tampahispanic.org.

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.

  • CENTRO Tampa
  • MDM Graphics Studio
  • TELEMUNDO
  • Tampa Bay Times
  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
  • OnJ Construction
  • Cash Awards for Ambassadors: Cultural Ambassador
    $700
    First Delegate
    $500
    Second Delegate
    $300
  • 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
    FREE EVENT
  • Past Ambassadors

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  • Kick-Off Gallery

    THHI has prepared a slideshow of past Kick-Off Events.MORE

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  • PosterCriteria

    Ambassador Criteria

    Click here to view the criteria needed to apply.MORE

  • Ambassador Application

    Click here to complete an ambassador application.  Deadline for applications is August 15th.MORE