The City of Miami Beach is turning 100 years young this year. And, if you know anything about Miami, you already know that the celebration is going to be of epic proportions. After all, it's Miami, bro.
The city's centennial events will celebrate its rich cultural and entertainment history with a 100-hour, non-stop historic festival beginning on Sunday, March 22. Associated festivities include a car show, a fashion show, a wedding for 100 couples, and (again, because it's Miami) a naturalization ceremony for 100 new U.S. citizens. The week will culminate in a beachside concert on March 26 featuring Miami-based headliners like Andrea Bocelli, Gloria Estefan and Flo Rida.
While all centennial events are free to the public, limited premium seats, ranging in price between $55 and $525, will be available for the March 26 concert. Miami Beach residents can purchase tickets at www.MiamiBeach100.com at a 10% discount (code: ResMB100) during a special 48-hour pre-sale from February 24 at 8 p.m. through February 26 at 7:50 p.m. Alternately, Miami Beach residents can pre-register to access a resident-only complimentary viewing area on a first-come, first-serve basis. Non-residents can purchase tickets through the centennial website starting Thursday, February 26 at 8 p.m.
In celebration of Miami Beach's 100th anniversary, the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA) is running a photo contest titled "Miami Beach: The Best 100 Years" until 11:59 p.m. on March 27. To enter, visit the MBVCA Facebook Photo Contest page, share an original photo you've taken of the city, and tell us how it signifies why you love Miami Beach. You must email a high resolution version of the photo to email@example.com to be eligible.
The top ten photos with the most likes will be chosen as semi-finalists. Prices include:
- First place: GoPro Hero4
- Second place: Mini iPad Air
- Third place: $200 Visa gift card
Only ten entries may be submitted per person. Open to legal U.S. residents 18 and older. For more information, please visit the MBVCA Photo Contest Page.
Here are some of our favorite Miami Beach snapshots from the #ThankYouMiami Instagram page to get you started: