Coral Gables’ Fourth Of July Celebration And Fireworks Extravaganza Returns To The Biltmore

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For the first time since 2019, “A Gables Fourth” Celebration and Fireworks Extravaganza returns. For years, Coral Gables’ Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks Extravaganza at the Biltmore Hotel was the place to be in South Florida for Independence Day.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City was unable to hold the celebration in 2020 and 2021. Fast forward to 2022, and the City and the Biltmore Hotel are preparing to welcome residents and visitors back for another memorable celebration of America’s birthday!

“’A Gables Fourth’ Celebration and Fireworks Extravaganza, hosted at the Biltmore Hotel Golf Course is back! This family-friendly event marks the anniversary of our country’s independence with spectacular firework displays and live music. Grounds open at 5 p.m., the concert begins at 7 p.m., and the fireworks launch at 9 p.m. General admission is free,” reads the City’s social media post announcing the event.

“Attendees are encouraged to ride their bikes. The Green Mobility Network will provide free bike valet parking from 5 to 11 p.m. at the tennis center. For more information, visit”

The Biltmore Hotel is located at 1200 Anastasia Avenue.


12 thoughts on “Coral Gables’ Fourth Of July Celebration And Fireworks Extravaganza Returns To The Biltmore

  1. As color guard commander for the Miami Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, we are all proud to be back at the Gables Fourth at the Biltmore. We will be opening the evening by posting our beautiful Betsy Ross flag in Continental Army uniforms and muskets. Have a great Fourth and remember how lucky we are as Americans to have had our Founding Fathers give us the foundation for our way of life we enjoy today.

  2. Yes everyone enjoys celebrating the 4th of July. Unfortunately having it at the Biltmore and the city not providing appropriate transportation is the problem. Residents that live near the Biltmore have their yards ruined, sprinklers broken and trash left on their property. I think trolleys or buses that pick up residents at selected sites may be the answer.

  3. Agreed. Riding a bike at 10p is not a great idea. However this article is not about adding bike infrastructures. It’s about where are the 5000 plus vehicles going to park in coral gables on July 4th. The majority of the residents in close proximity to the Biltmore, stay home because they are tired of having their home turned into a parking lot. The bulk of attendees come from west Miami, westchester Little Gables etc and none of them will ride a bike as they are coming with 2 or 3 igloos in hand filled with food. Granted the swales are city property but it is the owner that maintains them! One individual mentioned his sprinklers were broken. Another neighbor I know has to pick up dirty diapers the following morning. Her driveway was also blocked. With this said…Children should ride in lesser traveled streets. Any parent allowing children to ride on a collector street even with a bike lane is not very responsible. And the seasoned cyclists don’t use bike lanes. Most travel faster than vehicles. Let’s stay on topic. What is the City planning to do with all of those cars?

  4. Agreed about the bike riding. We would love to ride our bikes there, but having children and no bike designated area, it’s quite a problem. When will Coral Gables invest in bike lanes?

  5. I am glad the fireworks are back, but, Don’t have them park on Malaga and ruin my sprinkler system. Like last time. Didn’t know it was broken and had a huge $3000.00 water bill we are trying to pay off😱. Not to mention the grass. They ruined it and left trash from their cars. How rude! Start charging and maybe those people will stay home. Let the busses pick them up from designated parking lots and bring them here. Way better idea. NO CARS ALLOWED !

  6. I’ll be watching the fireworks comfortably from the pool terrace at the David William. Glad the fireworks are back!!! 🇺🇸 💥 🌌

  7. I would be worried about having my family ride a bike to the event, unfortunately- no bike infrastructure, not to mention the drunk drivers leaving the event. I’m also concerned about people shooting guns and random bullets… not like THAT hasn’t happened before. I will stay home.

  8. For those celebrating the 4th at the Biltmore, please enjoy your time. This is completely unrelated and directed to the Gables Insider. Does Cabrera have an exclusive ad campaign or is it open to all MD Commission Candidates? I only see Cabrera and find it both interesting that the Gables Insider accepts political campaign ads and annoying based on Cabrera’s actions and dishonest representation as a political outsider (look at his CV). The Gables Insider actually had something to say about this some time ago. Cabrera stood side-by-side Proud Boys (lead by Enrique Tarrio who was also there) in a condemned attack lead by Nelson Diaz on elected representatives in Coral Gables at Dona Shalala’s headquarters in 2018. Senator Rubio condemned the attack along with other fellow Republicans Sadly, in 2022 all of us are very familiar with the Proud Boys and Enrique Tarrio (

  9. What happend to using the trolleys from city hall to reduce the congestion around the Biltmore?

  10. Delighted to hear that the Biltmore fireworks extravaganza is back! Celebrations are just what we need to cheer everyone up and start to enjoy life again.

  11. Encouraging bikes to get to the Biltmore will take care of about one percent of the attendees. How will the City handle the five thousand plus vehicles that come from other areas? My neighbors not only have to replace sod after this event, but many are left having to pick up dirty diapers and empty beer bottles. Is this a much anticipated event??? Hmmm… it all depends where you live.

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