Colorful fireworks will fill the night skies over Coral Gables this July 4th. The City of Coral Gables, the Biltmore Hotel, University of Miami and the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, along with several corporate citizens, have collaborated to sponsor this year's event. The celebration will include a special concert by the Greater Miami Symphonic Band, concessions, patriotic mascots, and a spectacular fireworks display. Rick Folbaum, CBS4 evening newscast anchor and Irika Sargent, CBS4 evening co-anchor will act as the Masters of Ceremony at this year's Independence Day celebration.
When: Friday, July 4th. Grounds open at 5 p.m., live concert at 7 p.m. and fireworks show at 9 p.m.
Where: Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue.
Parking: The City will offer free parking and continuous shuttle service throughout the evening to and from the Biltmore Hotel. Shuttle service begins at 5 p.m. from the following locations. Please note: The last shuttle will depart for the fireworks at 8:30 p.m. Click on each location below for more information:
• University of Miami – Ponce garage and BankUnited Center surface lot
• Coral Gables Youth Center – 405 University Drive
• Garage 4 - 345 Andalusia Avenue
Bike Valet (New!): Trade four wheels for two this Independence Day, and ride your bike to the Biltmore Hotel to enjoy the fireworks celebration. The easy, secure, and complimentary Bike Valet Parking service is provided by Green Mobility Network.
Location: 1150 Anastasia Ave., (William H. Kerdyk Biltmore Tennis Center)
Hours: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
There will be refreshments available for purchase.
Fireworks (including sparklers), smoking, grills, pets, tents, glass containers and weapons are NOT permitted at the event.
2014 Event Sponsors:
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Agave Ponce LLC
Baptist Doctors Hospital
Bryant Miller Olive P.A.
The City of Coral Gables
Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce
Coral Gables Hospital
General Growth Properties - The Village of Merrick Park
Gunster Law Firm
Holland & Knight
Javier Salman Family & Friends
Miracle Mile Downtown Coral Gables (Business Improvement District)
Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson
University of Miami
Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske
The Miami Herald