Miami’s 125th Anniversary Special Events
Written by Abraham Galvan on June 29th, 2021
The city of Miami is preparing to celebrate its 125th birthday with a week of special events and programs.
Starting July 26, the City of Miami’s 125th Anniversary will begin with a series of events focused on the many milestones and people who have shaped the community’s rich history, and the story of Miami’s development from an outpost from 1896 to tell the gate about Latin America and beyond.
Programs and events will explore Little Haiti, Little Havana, Little San Juan and Little Santo Domingo and will span the anniversary year and provide opportunities to tour the Magic City’s top cultural sites, beautiful parks and architectural gems, said Larry Gautier, City of Co-Chair of the city for the 125th anniversary of Miami with Mayor Francis Xavier Suarez.
The Mayor will officially open the weeklong event and his vision of making Miami the “Capital of the Capital” during the Miami Innovation Luncheon, which will be held on Monday, July 26th at 12 noon at the Rusty Pelican at 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway in Share Key Biscayne begins to share.
The next day, Mayor Suarez will hold a “Cafécito Talk” and a workshop on the creation of non-fungible tokens in the art world. In addition to the lecture, this event will highlight local artists. The workshop begins Tuesday, July 27th at 3:00 p.m. at the Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32nd St., Wynwood.
The city of Miami’s 125th anniversary celebrations will take place on Wednesday, July 28th at 6:30 pm at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd. in downtown Miami. On this day, Miami’s Founding Day, the Mayor will honor four of Miami’s Heritage Preservers with a Lifetime Achievement Award and a symbolic presentation of the torch to a new generation of citizen leaders. To round off the evening with food and celebrations, guests enjoy performances by local artists that reflect the city’s ongoing commitment to inclusion and diversity.
Commissioner Jeffrey Watson and Mayor Suarez will hold a “community summit” on Thursday, July 29th at 12 noon at Red Rooster Overtown at 920 NW Second Avenue to strengthen the bonds that bind and embrace the community.
Little Havana Fridays, a Latin music and arts festival, begins Friday, July 30th at 6:00 p.m. at the Historic Domino Park Plaza at 801 SW 15th Ave. in Little Havana. This event will highlight the importance of bringing all segments of the community together to achieve the common goal of unity, diversity and inclusion.
To round off the celebrations on Saturday, July 31st, city commissioners will host events across the city during Miami Day. The community events not only serve as a guide through Miami’s neighborhoods, but also offer a culinary experience.
“This initiative will also put together a virtual time capsule in City Hall that will open in 2121, which will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate everything Miami,” added Mr. Gautier.
Details: Event tickets and program can be found at: https://mia125.org/.