With just 2 days to go, preparations continue for the 15th Videocon D2H International Indian Film Academy Awards Weekend and TATA Motors IIFA Awards in Tampa, Florida. Will Tampa’s weather shine during the festival? On Monday, the weather was overcast and cloudy with some afternoon peeks of sunshine in downtown Tampa. The temperature was a cool, comfortable 73 degrees today. The National Weather Service forecast for IIFA’s opening event on Wednesday, the IIFA Stomp at 7 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Park, is mostly sunny with a high temperature around 83 degrees in the Tampa Bay area. The event is open to the public. More sunny weather is forecast for the remainder of IIFA weekend.
India’s festive salute and celebration of its film industry and famous stars is making its debut for the first time in the United States this year and in the Tampa Bay area. IIFA announced today that American actor John Travolta will attend the awards ceremony in Tampa to receive the honor of “Most Popular All-Time International Star in India.”
Most IIFA events will be held at the Tampa Convention Center. A green-carpet event with music, dance and awards will be at the Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheater at 7 p.m. on Friday. The TATA Motors IIFA Awards will be at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 26th at Raymond James Stadium. The awards ceremonies are invitation-only and tickets are required to attend. For tickets, go to http://www.ticketmaster.com