Nineteen years ago, Night of the Iguana was one of the first fundraising events for the Suncoast Region of Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida. The event has outgrown its original location – the Green Iguana Bar and Grille in Ybor City – but it continues to be a fun event that continues to create a buzz in the community even though it has outgrown its original locale.

The 19th Annual Night of The Iguana is Friday, Sept. 25, at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre in Tampa (4121 N. 50th St.) The event is now a food-sampling experience involving the top restaurants in Tampa all represented in one location. The event features an array of tantalizing foods from at least a dozen of the Tampa Bay’s most renowned restaurants, signature drinks and incredible entertainment. The “Iguana” name still remains, but now represents the relaxed, laid back and tropical feel. Attire is Friday night casual with a party twist.

Guests will be escorted into a lavish ballroom and an outside terrace full of activity. They will be able to meet and mingle with other guests ready to have an amazing Friday evening! Throughout the night, 10-15 of Tampa Bay’s most renowned restaurants are serving samples of some of their tastiest dishes. While bands play, people enjoy dancing, live auctions and an open bar, all while granting the wishes of children in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk and Hernando counties.

Event Tickets, Sponsorships Still Available

Tickets for Night of the Iguana cost $85 for early registration or $100 for general registration. Tickets are available on the event’s website. Tickets include live music and other entertainment, specialty drinks, an open bar and tastings. There are also several levels of sponsorships still available for the event:

  • Headline Sponsor ($24,000)
  • Gold Sponsor ($16,000)
  • Wish Sponsor ($8,000)
  • Silver Sponsor ($5,000)
  • Entertainment, Valet or Program Underwriter ($2,500 each)
  • Friend Sponsor ($1,500)

Each sponsorship level includes a variety of perks, so check the sponsorship website for more details. You can also make a general donation to support the event.

Grant Wishes Even If You Can’t Be There

Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida has helped grant wishes to more than 3,500 kids since 1994. If you are unable to attend this exciting event, there are still other ways for you to make wishes come true for local kids in your community. You can always donate a car, truck, SUV, RV, boat, or motorcycle to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida. We offer you a fast, hassle-free way to donate your vehicle to charity, with the proceeds helping Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida grant wishes for kids in Orlando, Saint Petersburg, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Gainesville, Lakeland and more with critical illnesses.

Call and talk to our experienced donation professionals at 1-877-431-9474, or fill out our online vehicle donation form. Either way, when you donate your vehicle to Wheels For Wishes, we will pick up or tow away your vehicle, anywhere in Central and Northern Florida. All of the net proceeds from recycling or auctioning your vehicle will benefit Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida. Plus, your car donation is tax deductible, so give us a call today!