Miami Beach 100 years

With its long white sand beach, multicolored lifeguard huts and pastel facades, Miami Beach has been seducing tourists for exactly a century. A centenary in great shape, who will celebrate it with music… and all year round!

Miami Beach: 100 years old and still trendy!

Miami Beach, a simple Miami neighborhood? Not at all ! Miami Beach is a city in its own right, and has been since March 26, 1915.

This 18 m2 island was connected to the Biscayne Bay by a bridge in 1913. The opening up allowed its development, and this pleasant holiday resort then saw the small hotels emerging from the ground along the main artery, Ocean Drive. A seaside resort was born!

His kilometers of beaches lined with palm trees and its Art Deco buildings, built in the years 1920-1930, summarize in themselves the glamor of the American Riviera.

It was believed to be out of date at the end of the last century, less trendy than its rival LA, but Miami Beach has benefited from the revival of certain neighborhoods (Design District, Wynwood) of its neighbor Miami. Especially since the arrival of the contemporary art fair Art Basel and Winter Conference, great musical raout, allowed him to attract a trendy international fauna, always ready to tread the sand between two meetings.

Miami Beach highlights of the year

This centenary is the occasion to celebrate the myth and the municipality did not skimp on the means.

On the program, 100 hours of celebrations from March 22 to 26, with a giant concert, but also unusual events, such as the naturalization ceremony of 100 new American citizens or the wedding of 100 couples!

Here is the agenda of the main events of the year


- March 23, 2015: wedding of 100 couples

- March 25, 2015: naturalization ceremony for 100 migrants

Music and dance

- March 26, 2015: centenary concert
This is the event not to be missed, the high point of the festivities. We announce Andrea Bocelli, Gloria Estefan and Barry Gibb as headliners, but also Jon Secada, Ky-Mani Marley, Wyclef Jean, Nestor Torres, Nicole Henry, Third World! Reggae, jazz, hip hop, all styles are eligible for this great free concert. The concert starts at 17 p.m., but the doors will open at noon.
Hard Rock Rising - Miami Beach Global Music Festival 2015
South Beach / 8th & Ocean Drive

- From March to December 2015: Miami Beach Arts in the Parks
Open air concerts are organized throughout the year.

- March 21, 2015: Fall in Love Under the Stars
A show that combines both dance and free yoga at the North Beach Bandshell as part of the Dance Now festival.

- March 27 to 29, 2015: Ultra Music Festival
It is the meeting place for clubbers. There is a fairly large electro program there, from the very commercial David Guetta to the techno legend Carl Cox, through the most advanced like Die Antwoord, or more atmospheric groups such as Röyksopp.

- The 4th Wednesday of the month: Foodtruck & Music Fest
Every 4th Wednesday of the month, grab a bite to eat and party at the North Shore Park Bandshell (Collins Ave / 73rd)


- April 27 to 29, 2015: ADC Festival of Arts
A creative meeting that highlights the know-how used in advertising and design.

- December 3 to 6, 2015: Art Basel Miami
The unmissable event on the world contemporary art scene. Exhibitions, performances, films are also on the program.


- April 10 to 12, 2015: Miami Beach Gay Pride
Gay friendly destination, Miami organizes a pride march, it's always a good occasion to party.


- May 27 to 31, 2015: Fashion Week
It is far from being the capital of good taste, nevertheless, Miami organizes a fashion week during which some shows take place.

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Read our report Miami, nouvelle vague and our article Three days in Miami.

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