- Biltmore Hotel Brings Back July 4th FireworksJune 14, 2012
Colorful fireworks will once again fill the night skies over Coral Gables this July 4th. The City of Coral Gables, Bacardi U.S.A., Inc., the Biltmore Hotel, University of Miami and the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, along with several other corporate citizens, have teamed up to help bring back this much loved City event.
This year’s celebration will begin at 5 p.m. and will include a special concert by the Greater Miami Symphonic Band at 7 p.m., concessions, patriotic mascots, and a spectacular fireworks show at 9 p.m.
The July 4th Fireworks Celebration, one of the City’s most popular traditions, was last held in 2006. With the belief that coming together for special occasions serves to enrich our sense of community, Mayor Jim Cason and members of the Commission asked staff to bring back the Independence Day favorite with the help of corporate sponsors.
“The fireworks event brings the entire community together for a wonderful, patriotic, and fun-filled evening. We are thrilled to be co-hosting this event with the Biltmore Hotel, and Bacardi U.S.A., Inc., as a key sponsor,” said Mayor Cason.
“As we’ve been bringing people together for 150 years, Bacardi is proud to be involved with this Independence Day event,” said Toby Whitmoyer, vice president and brand managing director, rum category, at Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. “We jumped at the opportunity to bring back this popular celebration in our own backyard as part of our long-standing legacy and commitment to local community involvement and philanthropy.”
Founded in Santiago de Cuba on February 4, 1862, and family-owned for the past seven generations, Bacardi is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year with activities around the world honoring the world’s favorite rum brand.
“We’re delighted to resume our role as a co-host with the City for Independence Day celebrations at the Biltmore and again illuminate our National Historic Landmark with a grand fireworks display,” said T. Gene Prescott, President of Seaway Hotels Corporation.
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