City of Miami 125th Anniversary
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Honoring the Past and Embracing the Future

The City of Miami, founded by a woman – Mrs. Julia Tuttle – on the banks of the Miami River, was officially incorporated on July 28, 1896. The date of this event in 2021 marks Miami’s 125th anniversary.

Message From the Mayor

Miami 125 is a tremendous opportunity to celebrate that which brings us all together, a shared sense of pride for where we call home. Together, we will mark this important milestone and the founding of our world class city.


Student Art Competition

What Miami Means to Me is a visual arts competition for elementary, middle, and high school students in the City of Miami. The competition provides students with an opportunity to depict, through an artistic rendering, an aspect of the City of Miami that they love! Trees, parks, water, significant buildings, people – what is inspiring about Miami?