Fireworks Spectacular Back on in Coral Gables

The Fourth of July show on the Biltmore Golf Course returns after 6 years

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    Walter Baquero-Lina, Alex Baquero-Lina and Eileen Parente talk to NBC 6 about their July 4 celebrations.

    After six years, the show is back on in Coral Gables.

    At 4 Wednesday afternoon, the stage was getting set and people were picking their spots for the Fourth of July fireworks spectacular on the Biltmore Golf Course.

    "The only way to get good seats is to come early ... and have a good time. We have food, drinks – just relax and have a good time. Happy 4th," Walter Baquero-Lina said.

    This is an annual event, but the guests are extra-excited because for the last six years nothing happened at the Coral Gables hotel on Independence Day. Biltmore members said the show wasn't in the budget after the greens were fixed from previous fireworks shows.

    "We've been doing random things since for gatherings, but nothing compares to this," 23-year-old Alex Baquero-Lina said.

    "It wasn't as good because the fireworks here are fantastic," Alex's dad Walter said.

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    Besides the food, drinks, and fireworks, there's music. Eileen Parente's husband is in the Greater Miami Symphonic Band that was set to start playing at 7 p.m.

    "It's just American music," Parente said. "This type of music, to me, is what says Independence Day."

    For the Baquero-Lina family, the day is all about tradition.

    "I immediately sent an email to everybody and said we need to meet at the Biltmore on the Fourth," Biltmore member Olga Baquero-Lina said.

    "The magic has come back," Monica Silva said. "The magic has come back and we all love coming here."

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