Lacking Sponsors, Miami-Dade Cancels July 4th Celebration

By D. Channing Muller June 25, 2009, 10:48 AM EDT

The Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation department announced Tuesday it will not hold its annual July 4 celebration at Amelia Earhart Park this year.

The Sun-Sentinel reported the news, saying George Parrado, assistant director of recreation for the department, blamed the cancellation on a lack of sponsors willing to support the event in the current economy. Parrado added that plans for next year’s concert and fireworks show could also be in jeopardy if sponsors can’t be secured.

In past years, the family-friendly event included a concert in the park, food and drink concessions, paddleboat rides, and a finale fireworks display after sunset.

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