Celebrating Miami Culture With 305 Day

Amy-Grace Shapiro and Ava Stuzin

The city of Miami, known for its lively ambiance, sandy beaches and bumper-to-bumper traffic, originally received the nickname the “Magic City” in 1869 at its inception. For the past nine years, Miami-Dade County has officially recognized the fifth day of the third month of every year as 305 Day, encouraging Miamians across the city to celebrate their culture and identity as residents of Miami. 305 Day events included: 

Wharf Miami

Located alongside the historic Miami River, The Wharf kicked off its 305 Day celebrations at 12 p.m. with all things Miami, including food, drinks, entertainment, giveaways and more. With special guest appearances, including an Only in Dade Instagram takeover from 4 p.m.- 3 a.m., the event had Miamians celebrating with live entertainment all day (and night) long. 

La Cańita

Owned by the James Beard Award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein, La Cańita, the Cuban-Caribbean style restaurant, is Miami’s latest hot spot. Located by the Biscayne Bay, La Cańita provides guests with breathtaking views of the city. In honor of 305 Day, La Cańita provided customers who ordered any sandwich with complimentary cafecitos.

Pubbelly Sushi

Located in Aventura, Brickell City Center, Dadeland and South Beach, this Asian fusion restaurant has become known for its casual dining and delicious flavors. Pubbelly has become a favorite among Miami locals. To celebrate this monumental day for Miami, Pubbelly Sushi provided anyone who posted and displayed their Yelp review with a free Heat Roll.

COYO Taco 

Despite 305 Day landing on a Saturday and not a Tuesday, Miami locals were not stopped from living out their Taco Tuesday dreams. In true Miami spirit, all COYO Taco Miami locations donated a percentage of their sales to the World Central Kitchen — a non-profit organization dedicated to providing meals for those in the midst of humanitarian crises and natural disasters. 

305 DAY Block Party 

For the ninth year in a row, the 305 DAY Block Party celebrated Miami from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. with food, music, art, local merchants and most importantly, good vibes. The event was free for all ages; however, a separate ticket for the 305 Day concert was sold for $35. The first 1,000 people to arrive were also given free pastries from Vicky Bakery. 

2022 Superintendent’s 5K Challenge

Runners across the city geared up and took their runner’s stance at the Maurice A. Ferre Park (Museum Park) in Downtown Miami. Students and parents alike participated in a selection of races. The Superintendent’s 5K was designed to help schools raise funds for their fundraising efforts. 80% of the proceeds received from ticket sales were given back directly to participating schools.