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.
More information, including parking options, is forthcoming.
About Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.
Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. is the United States import and distribution arm of one of the world's leading spirits and wine producers. The company boasts a portfolio of some of the most recognized and top-selling spirits brands in the United States including BACARDÍ® rum, the world's favorite and best-selling premium rum, as well as the world's most awarded rum; GREY GOOSE® vodka, the world-leader in super-premium vodka; DEWAR'S® Blended Scotch Whisky, the number-one selling blended Scotch whisky in the United States; BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, the top-valued and fastest-growing premium gin in the world; CAZADORES®100 percent blue agave tequila, the number-one premium tequila in Mexico and a top-selling premium tequila in the United States; MARTINI® vermouth, the world-leader in vermouth; and other leading and emerging brands. For additional information, visit www.bacardiusa.com.
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About Biltmore Hotel
The Biltmore is Miami’s National Historic Landmark located in the exclusive Coral Gables area. The 273-room hotel resembles classic Italian, Moorish, and Spanish architectural influences spread over 150-acres of tropical landscape. A favorite of world leaders and notables since its opening in 1926, the hotel offers a restored Donald Ross 18-hole, 71 par championship golf course, tennis, the largest hotel pool in the country, private cabanas, a European spa, and an award-winning fitness center. The hotel’s dining destinations include the acclaimed Palme d'Or, which Zagat calls one of the best restaurants in the country; Fontana, an Italian restaurant surrounding the Biltmore fountain; and the poolside Cascade. In 2009, the hotel unveiled its culinary academy offering an array of hands-on cooking classes for adults and children. The Biltmore is one of South Florida's preferred sites for business travel, high-level corporate briefings, public policy conferences, and an extraordinary wedding destination. The Biltmore is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. For more information or to make reservations, please visit www.BiltmoreHotel.com or call (800) 727-1926.
About the University of Miami
University of Miami’s mission is to educate and nurture students, to create knowledge, and to provide service to our community and beyond. Committed to excellence and proud of our diversity of our University family, we strive to develop future leaders of our nation and the world. Visit www.miami.edu.
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The Miami Herald Media Company (MHMC) publishes The Miami Herald, winner of 20 Pulitzer Prizes, and El Nuevo Herald, recipient of the Ortega y Gasset international prize for Spanish-language publications. Together, our newspapers are read each week by more than 1.5 million people in print and online at www.MiamiHerald.com and www.elNuevoHerald.com.
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