Tampa, FL (Sept 8, 2015).
Date: Saturday September 12, 2015 Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Centennial Park 1800 East 8th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605 “Ybor City”
FREE Admission FREE musical performances, arts, food, our kids area and fun for all!
Ybor Saturday Market, Tampa Hispanic Heritage Inc. and CS Live LLC are proud to continue to provide the Official Kick off for the Hispanic Heritage Season. The Festival is co-sponsored by the City of Tampa!
Each year Tampa Hispanic Heritage Inc.a 501(c)3, presents a calendar of events for this exciting month including the Gala for Hispanic Man and Woman of the year, the Poster contest, the Essay contest the true Leadership Class Awards and Cultural Ambassador competition.
True to its Tampa Tradition, the season commences with the Official Kick off for the season being declared with an official proclamation by the Mayor. Mayor Bob Buckhorn is scheduled and confirmed to present it at 2pm on September 12th during the Festival
Ybor Saturday Market 10th annual cooking contest!: Celebra Tu Herencia will host the annual Tampa cooking contest hosted by Ybor Saturday Market! It’s traditional Arroz con Pollo Cooking Contest. Cash prizes, handcrafted plaque and judging rights for 2016 will be awarded to the winners! It promises to be a fierce competition as in the past with great flavors which fill the park of delicious aromas of the Latin Sabor. Registration 11:00 am. Prizes awarded to the top two.
Youth Activities: Univision Tampa Bay will be hosting many activities for the young crowd. This festival is for kids of all ages. MOSI will have a children’s area, and the Clearwater Aquarium will have photo ops for selfies
Don’t miss Ashley Furniture musical chairs contest. Yes remember that game ????
Education is a very important part of this community. We are very happy to welcome Zenith Everest University! The quality of future lives can be improved by education. Everest University is supporting this event to help carry this tradition forward. Everst University is the presenting sponsor.
Doc Omar y los Gaiteros. This is a Venezuelan group with wonderful voices and will share with us traditional Venezuelan music. It’s important for groups to continue to preserve Heritage!
Hijos del Son – a little bit of everything Salsa, Son, Merenque, Cumbia and Bachata. This group began to share their talents with the sick and the elderly. Soon their popularity has grown and they are also performing for events.
They have been together since 2011 and we will be enjoying their music greatly.
Allison Cento- Wow this young person was a victim of bullying as her mother tell us she drew strength and grew thru her music. She call herself a Spanglish girl, speaking mainly English and as she says her Spanish is not as strong but she keep trying to improve. Allison is coming to us from the east coast of Florida. Don’t miss this powerful 9 year old performer!
Ommy Cardona– This salsero is coming to us from the Northeast as he is taking a break from his constant out of the country performances to bring us exciting Salsa to Celebra Tu Herencia festival! This is a hot performance. In this performance Ommy will also be sharing his romantic side with his new release “Quiero Sentir Tu Piel”
The festival will culminate with the exciting Cultural Ambassador Contest. These young representatives have to submit an extensive essay, be interviewed by the Judges off stage and then on stage compete in talent, cultural presentation and evening gown. Who will be this year’s Cultural Ambassador?
Thank you to all of our sponsors that allow this event to continue to be free for the community. , 92.5, Maxima FM, Tampa Bay Times, Univision Tampa Bay and UniMas.
*Remember in Tampa,the Hispanic Heritage season starts with Celebra Tu Herencia and ends when the Conga plays with Conga Caliente 11/1/15!