WineFest 2024


For two decades, Tampa Theatre’s signature fundraiser WineFest has shown up for some of the most important moments in cinematic history with themes like The Vineyard of Oz, Rebel Without a Cork, The Grapest Showman, and last year’s Forrest Grape.

We look forward to announcing the somewhat spectral theme for WineFest 2024 in September. In the meantime, please SAVE THE DATE for Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2:

  • On Friday, March 1, a two-tiered Wine Tasting invites you to taste dozens of boutique wines and sample favorite fare from Tampa’s top independent restaurants from 7-10pm. You’ll also have the opportunity to bid on premium silent auction items representing Bay area retailers, restaurants, services and attractions.
    • The Premium Tasting starts at 7:00pm and features exclusive wines for a limited audience. Tickets are $125 ($115 for Tampa Theatre Members)
    • Grand Tasting ticket holders gain entry at 8:00pm, and tickets are $80 ($70 for Members)
  • On Saturday, March 2, the Theatre’s historic stage will be expanded to seat more than 275 for the elegant Wine Pairing at 6:00pm. The multi-course menu, created through a collaboration between Mise en Place and Metropolitan Ministries’ Culinary and Hospitality teams, will feature delectable small plates expertly paired with exquisite wines. The live auction includes once-in-a-lifetime trips, exclusive experiences, and a high-stakes Wine Pull. Tickets are $400 for individuals and $750 for a pair. Limited table sponsorships for parties of 10 guests are available by contacting Devin Dominguez at

And though the themes be silly, WineFest’s purpose is quite serious: as the organization’s biggest annual fundraiser, WineFest has raised more than $1.5 million over the past 20 years to support Tampa Theatre’s artistic, educational and community programming, as well as the ongoing preservation of the landmark building.

Thank you to our generous WineFest sponsors!

WineFest 2023 is presented by Southeast Personnel Leasing. 

The Wine Tasting is sponsored by Prida, Guida & Perez, P.A.; Quarles & Brady; Bailey Family Foundation and PAR, Inc.

The Wine Pairing is presented by Quality Carriers, with additional support from Franklin Templeton; Harris, Hunt & Derr; and Visit Tampa Bay.