Exactly 125 years ago, on July 28, 1896, Miami was founded. This week, the city honors the community, history, education, culture and exciting future ahead. Locations across the city are celebrating all week long to commemorate the exciting milestone. Stay up to date with the anniversary events and details, to see how you can celebrate beautiful Miami and its rich historic culture!
On Monday, The Rusty Pelican, hosted an amazing, Miami Innovation Luncheon, highlighting some of the impressive tech startups that have recently called Miami home alongside being home to the Cruise Capital of the World. Speakers for the event included Manny Medina of Medina Captial and Jaret Davis, Co-Managing Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, P.A., and of course moderated by Mayor Francis X. Suarez, as he hosted one of his well-loved Cafecito Talks with these industry leaders.
On Tuesday, Mayor Francis X. Suarez once again came together to celebrate the new age of art with a local twist, including an NFT Workshop and Local Artist Highlight. The NFT workshop was hosted by Blockchain Consultant Gianni D’Alerta and co-hosted by Artist Sean Mick.
Tonight, Wednesday, July 28, on the evening of Miami’s anniversary, starting at 7:30 p.m., the Pérez Art Museum Miami, is hosting a wonderful event to highlight the diversity of the Miami community and its essential location as a crossroad of the Americas. Four of Miami’s historical preservationists will be honored with a “Lifetime Achievement Award.”
On Thursday, July 29, Origins: The Soul, is hosting an evening to remember the origins and Miami’s Pioneer Black Community in Overtown. Three different events are taking place throughout the night, “One Way Ticket” Exhibit at The Ward Rooming House, “In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience” at D.A. Dorsey House, as well as a Music, Art & Culture Activation at the Lyric Theater Courtyard.
On Friday, July 30, Historic Domino Park will be holding a celebration of Latin music and art, highlighting Little Havana as a pinnacle part of Miami’s community and diversity.
Miami Day will be taking place on Saturday, July 31 across all the various locations and districts of Miami.
More information and details about the week’s celebrations can be found on the anniversary website mia125.org.