“Napoleon Wineamite” Features Local Restaurants, Delectable Wines, Sunday Brunch, an Exclusive Tasting Experience and – New This Year! – a “Movie Under The Stars.” Gosh!

Bust out your sweet dance moves and come have a “killer time” with Napoleon, Pedro, Kip and Lafawnduh at Tampa Theatre’s 14th annual WineFest, Napoleon Wineamite. This year’s event features snacks and samples from local independent restaurants, sips from the finest wineries, an evening of rare, top-rated wines and for the first time this year a “Movie Under the Stars” screening of this year’s theme, Napoleon Dynamite.

And while the theme may be silly, the purpose is most serious: Now in its 14th year, the annual WineFest is Tampa Theatre’s biggest fundraising event of the year, benefitting the historic movie palace’s artistic and educational programs as well as its ongoing preservation and restoration.

Like Pedro, returning event chair, John Wolfe “offers you his protection” as Tampa Bay’s Senior Project Manager for CBRE, a member of the WineFest committee for the past 6 years, and the chair of last year’s record-breaking success, “Monty Python and the Holy Grape.”

Patrons are encouraged to dress as their favorite character or come in a Napoleon Dynamite-inspired costume!

Click here to view the official Napoleon Wineamite Invitation.

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Eat, Drink and Don’t Drive!

Parking – The Franklin Exchange parking garage will be open from 6:30pm-11:00pm on Friday and 11:00am-2:00pm on Sunday. You must retrieve your car before the garage closes or you will not be able to get back into the garage until Monday morning.

Aloft – The ALOFT Tampa Downtown Hotel is offering a special WineFest weekend rate of $119 per night by calling 813-898-8000 and mentioning WineFest.


Skyline Limo – Drive Program. Friday from 9:00-10:30pm. For a cost of $6/person or $10/couple within a 5 mile radius of the event, Skyline Limousine will transport you home. Discounted services offered to those traveling further. Seats available at the box office on a first-come, first-served basis. All proceeds benefit Tampa Theatre.

Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend WineFest events. Valid Government-issued ID is required for entry.

Remember to enjoy the event in moderation. Guests agree that the purchase of a ticket or their attendance at this event constitutes acknowledgement that Tampa Theatre shall not be liable for any injuries or damages to any guest or property of any guest while attending or traveling to and from the event.