The LIBRE Initiative is joining Viva Florida to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring generations of Hispanic Americans residing in Tampa Bay, and across our Sunshine State as well as the nation for their social, cultural and economic contributions! Through hard work and dedication, Hispanic Americans have contributed to science, the arts, commerce, sports, philanthropy and every other facet of American life. Men and women of Hispanic descent have proudly and courageously served in the armed forces throughout American history, showing an unwavering commitment to protect our nation.
Join Viva Florida and their Special Guests, including Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer, Martin Gramatica; Tampa Hispanic Heritage Man of Year recipient, Evelio Otero; Jorge Alvarado, host of The Jorge Show and more for the biggest and most exciting event celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and enjoy an exciting FREE Family Art & Cultural Festival, celebrating the beauty of Tampa Bay’s Hispanic Communities! Guests will enjoy delicious Latin foods, festivities and performances dedicated to Hispanic Heritage. Dance contests and recognition of our cities most influential Hispanic leaders who will be receiving the prestigious Heritage Award in business, community, health and more to include the category of the Amigo and Amiga award, an award presented to someone of non-Hispanic ancestry for doing so much for the Hispanic community! Viva Hispanic Heritage will feature “feet stomping performances” by world renowned, hall of fame, award winning singer Carlos Oliva and Los Sobrinos del Juez and the internationally famous multi-Grammy winning percussionist from Puerto Rico legendary performer Giovanni Hildago.