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Celebrate Fourth of July with Fireworks at the Biltmore Hotel

ADDED ON June 27, 2013 0 COMMENTS

coral gables fireworksThe Biltmore Hotel and the City of Coral Gables, along with the University of Miami, the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and several other “corporate citizens” have joined forces to bring us the annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at the Biltmore for the second year in a row (after a 6-year hiatus).

The event takes place on Independence Day, which is the 4th of July, which is also July the 4th. The Donald Ross golf course at the Biltmore will be open to the public starting at 5:00 pm. The Greater Miami Symphonic Band will be throwing down performing at 7:00 pm followed by the Fireworks Spectacular at 9:00 pm.

Master of Ceremonies duties belong to Rhiannon Ally of CBS4 This Morning and CBS4 News at Noon fame (not to be confused with Rihanna of Chris Brown fame).

Admission is free. There will be food trucks and beverages for sale on the course throughout the evening that are not free, so bring some cash and/or good plastic.

No word on adult beverages on the course at this time. Bacardi is notably absent from this year’s event, so you won’t be seeing that bat logo on your cups, napkins, face, reflected off the wall, urinal screens, door knobs, and essentially every vertical and horizontal plane within a square mile of the event.

If you’re a big body baller switching four lanes with the top down screaming out “money ain’t a thing!”, the Biltmore Hotel offers a VIP experience that allows guests to “take advantage of the OPEN BAR and a full BBQ menu”. More info on that here.

According to the Miami Herald, this event has attracted anywhere between 20,000 to 35,000 people in the past, so plan to get there early if you want a “good seat”.

To ease some of the traffic pain, the City of Coral Gables is offering free parking and continuous shuttle service throughout the evening to and from the Biltmore Hotel at these locations:

University of Miami – Ponce Garage & BankUnited Center Surface Lot

Coral Gables Youth Center

Garage 4 at 345 Andalusia Ave

Fireworks (including sparklers), smoking, grills, pets, tents, glass containers and weapons are NOT allowed at the event.

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Fireworks image used courtesy of Kevin Dooley via Flickr

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