8th Annual 305 DAY® Returns with a Small Business Campaign to Support & Celebrate the Magic City after COVID-19 Cancels the Annual Block Party but NOT the 305 DAY Community-Wide Celebration
— The 8th Annual 305 DAY Block Party was cancelled due to COVID-19 but 305 DAY aims to celebrate Miami with community-wide events, special offers, giveaways and virtual programming in honor of the city we love! How will you celebrate 305 DAY on March 5th? —
MIAMI, FL - March 3, 2021 - (LATINX NEWSWIRE) - In sunny South Florida, 305 is more than just an area code. It’s a symbol of home, roots, and tradition. Thanks to 305 Cafecito® — founders of the city’s official coffee break time at 3:05 p.m. — March 5th (as in 3/05) is now celebrated as 305 DAY® and has become a bonafide cultural movement and annual community-wide celebration!
While the 305 DAY Block Party drew thousands last year, the focus of the 8th ANNUAL 305 DAY is to celebrate as safely as possible with a week full of small business promotions, satellite parties, special offers and live community conversations. This year, 305 DAY supports Miami’s small businesses through a community-wide initiative with over 60 confirmed participants.
Locals can find community volunteer opportunities, parties, special offers, giveaways all in honor of 305 DAY listed on the 305 DAY Community Guide at 305day.miami.
“I am honored to see 305 DAY evolve into such a widely celebrated and appreciated community initiative. Today more than ever we need to focus on supporting our local small businesses. What better way to celebrate the 305 than by supporting the people who make it so special,” said JennyLee Molina, the 305 DAY founder who hashtagged #305day over eight years ago and decided that celebrating annually on March 5th with free cafecitos and pastelitos was a good idea… and it stuck. That’s so Miami!
In 2020, Armando "Pitbull" Perez, Grammy-Award® Winning International Artist, Entrepreneur and Mr. 305 himself became a partner in 305 DAY®.
305 Day Confirmed Participants
Those who wish to celebrate the festivities can do so virtually, by shopping local brands or attending local events by over 60 local participating small businesses. The 305 DAY Community Guide can be found at www.305day.miami.
Browse over 60 fun ways to celebrate throughout Miami-Dade County with offers, events and giveaways from local restaurants, shops and brands. Some of the 305 DAY® participants include the new Casa Tiki in Little Havana, Sweat Records, Vicky Bakery, The Doral Yard, dellabowls, Kush Hialeah by Stephen’s, Pincho, Cuban Guys, Diced, Lincoln’s Beard, Unbranded Brewing, Bar Nancy, Better Days, Grails, Coyo Taco, Night Owl Cookies, Cafe Prima Pasta, Café Americano, Breadman Miami, NQC, Taco Way, Sports Grill, El Car Wash 305, and Loews Miami Beach, among many other local favorites. If eating and drinking isn’t your thing, Stay Fit 305 will be hosting “Namaste Miami,” a yoga event at Ironside Miami. Prefer staying home? Glow Fitness Studio and Rump Shakers Studio is hosting a virtual 90-minute booty-shaking class you can do right from your living room.
At noon on Friday, March 5, the official 305 DAY, Kush Hialeah in The Leah Arts District will host a party starting at noon with free giveaways from Voli 305 Vodka. Happy hour revelers can enjoy the new Casa Tiki in the heart of Little Havana who will have a live set by Miami-turntable legend DJ LAZ and drink specials starting at 5pm. Casa Tiki is the newest venue by the owners of Racket Wynwood, who will be giving away free custom 305 DAY shirts designed by Miami artist Ahol Sniffs Glue.
Celebrate the "305" Hialeah-style with an epic party, food and cocktail specials! Guests can enjoy complimentary Voli 305 Vodka shots, raffle prizes, a live DJ, plus a breakdance battle performance by Olympic qualifier, Sergio Garcia a.k.a. B-Boy Zeku, along with a special appearance by DJ Laz! Kush Hialeah is going all out with a Voli 305 Vodka Happy Hour featuring $3.05 cocktails and 3-for-$3.05 ham croquetas with a portion of all sales benefitting 305 Gives Back. At 6PM the Kush team will break out the “786 Piñata” and Voli cocktails will be priced at $7.86. All guests will receive a raffle ticket for every Voli cocktail purchased, and at 8PM, three lucky winners will be announced. Guests can also enjoy cigars and domino tables outdoors all night long. Join in on the 305-day fun Friday, March 5, 2021 from noon to 9PM. Free Voli Vodka Shots at 3:05PM. Kush Hialeah is located at 1000 East 16th Street in Hialeah. Telephone: (305) 887-8863; kushhospitality.com.
305 Day Live Community Conversations
Throughout the week, 305 DAY invites Miami’s civic and cultural leaders to steer the community in conversation online through Instagram Live features on the @305day channel. Accessible publicly online and reaching cities worldwide, Miami icons explore themes about our unique shared culture and love for our city. A slew of passionate personalities will go live throughout the 305 DAY week with founder JennyLee Molina, celebrity radio personality Lucy Lopez, Civil Rights Attorney Melba Pearson, musician Otto Von Schirach, film director Billy Corben, The Hungry Blackman founder Starex Smith and Mayor Daniella Levine Cava all streaming at 3:05 p.m. from @305day on Instagram throughout the week.
305 Day Volunteer Pledge Drive
305 DAY will also host its 2nd annual 305 DAY Volunteer Pledge Drive — urging Miami-Dade County residents to give back by signing up for volunteer opportunities on VolunteerMiami.org. For 24 hours on Friday, March 5th, 2021, Miami comes together to pledge their time and give back to their community by signing up for various volunteer projects. Give back to the 305 by way of our 2nd Annual 305 DAY Volunteer Pledge Drive by signing up to volunteer at volunteermiami.org.
305 Day History
Since 305 Cafecito’s launch of 305 DAY in 2014, the concept of celebrating March 5th (3/05) has become synonymous with South Florida and our shared community pride. March 5th has become a viral social media trend that celebrates 305 DAY as an unofficial holiday honoring Miami. 305 Cafecito launched 305 DAY eight years ago with a small-scale “ventanita “event at Versailles and the event has evolved into a large-scale block party and small business initiative. This is the eighth year 305 DAY celebrates our shared 305 pride and the unique quirks that make the Magic City what it is today.
About 305 Day
305 DAY ® began as an annual event by 305 Cafecito on March 5, 2014 which has been featured on the front page of the Miami Herald with national placement in NPR, ABC News and Univision. The annual celebration aims to unite the community through events, small business promotions, and provide a sense of pride for the 305. 305 DAY has partnered with brands like Nespresso, Starbucks, Voli 305 Vodka, Pernod Ricard, T-Mobile, Sprint and Toyota — providing thousands of dollars for free community events and beautification projects. In 2013, City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado presented 305 Cafecito with a proclamation honoring 3:05 p.m. as the city’s official coffee break — making Miami the only city in the United States with an official coffee time. In 2019, 305 DAY received a proclamation from the City of Miami. In 2020, 305 DAY received a proclamation from Miami-Dade County. Both on March 5th — of course.
305 DAY ® is a registered trademark of 305 DAY Holdings, LLC.