For the fourth consecutive year, Homestead-Miami Speedway will serve as host to the City of Homestead’s annual Fourth of July celebration – “Race to the Fourth” – from 6:00-10:00 p.m. EDT (Thursday, July 4). The event will feature family entertainment including: live music, children’s activities, food and drinks, games and a classic Independence Day fireworks display. “Race to the Fourth” guests will be treated to music from two live bands — “Main Highway” and “Head First.”
“It’s a pleasure to host ‘Race to the Fourth’ at Homestead-Miami Speedway for what has become a great community tradition,” said Homestead-Miami Speedway President Matthew Becherer. “It remains a great family event and a fantastic venue to celebrate Independence Day.”
Admission to the “Race to the Fourth” is free. Display and vendor areas will be located near the pavilion area outside of the grandstand seating sections. Guests should enter via Gate 3 accessible by way of Speedway Boulevard. Guests are also invited to view the fireworks show from the Champions Club, perched eight stories above Turn 1. Viewing of the fireworks show at 9 p.m. will be from the very same grandstands where, this fall, Homestead-Miami Speedway will host the biggest names in NASCAR.
A limited number of $15 tickets will be available for purchase at the City of Homestead Parks and Recreation Department (350 SE 6th Ave. Homestead, FL 33030) for the Fourth of July at the Champions Club event. Tickets include VIP parking at the speedway, food and soft drinks inside the climate-controlled Turn 1 Champions Club and a preferred view of the fireworks from above. Tickets for children from six to 12 years old are $5 and children who are under six years old will be admitted in the Champions Club for free with a ticket. Military personnel can request free tickets at the selling center with their military identification.
Homestead Councilwoman Judy Waldman, chairwoman to the Parks and Recreation Department, who has spearheaded this event along with the Parks & Recreations Department and the Homestead-Miami Speedway, said the Fourth of July Homestead celebration is one of the City’s most important community events and the biggest in Dade County.
“Last year we had over 10,000 people share the birthday of our nation with us, and it was the most moving experience to remember our freedom and those who have fought for it under the amazing light of the fireworks,” said Councilwoman Waldman. “I have been attending the Fourth of July Homestead Celebration since I was a little girl, and each year it is even better. We spend many hours planning this event and you can rest assured there will be lots of entertainment again this year, and I am excited to be sharing this holiday with our residents again.”
For more information on the “Race to the Fourth,” visit CityOfHomestead.com or call 305.224.4570. For more on NASCAR championship tickets and Ford Championship Weekend, visit HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com or call 305.230.5255.