MIAMI – Fireworks will light up the sky at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the fifth consecutive year, as the City of Homestead will host their annual Fourth of July celebration – “Race to the Fourth” – on Friday, 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, from 6-10 p.m. ET.

“We are excited to welcome the City of Homestead to Homestead-Miami Speedway for another great community event,” Homestead-Miami Speedway President Matthew Becherer said. “It remains a great family event and community tradition and a fantastic venue to celebrate Independence Day.”

Homestead Councilwoman Judy Waldman, chariwoman to the Parks and Recreation Department, who has spearheaded this event along with the Parks and Recreations Department and 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.

“This City tradition is not only a huge event in itself but it is highly-anticipated by our residents and guests,” said Councilwoman Waldman.  “The power behind this celebration grows larger every year.  Growing up in a military family, I am aware of not only the sacrifices our military men and women yield to our country, but also their family members that pick up the daily responsibilities and worry and wait to see their loved ones again.  It warms my heart to not only honor these folks but to be in their company as we celebrate our independence.”

Admission to “Race to the Fourth” is free, with the display and vendor area located outside of the grandstands. Guests will be treated to music from two bands – “Mojo Scoundrels” and “Main Highway” - throughout the night. The fireworks viewing will begin at 9 p.m., and will take place in the very same grandstands where, this fall, Homestead-Miami Speedway fans will witness history as the first NASCAR Chase For The Sprint Cup playoff under the new format changes culminates at the Ford EcoBoost 400. Guests should enter via Gate 3 accessible by way of Speedway Boulevard to gain access to the grandstands.

Guests are also invited to view the fireworks show from the Champions Club, perched above Turn 1. A limited number of $20 tickets for guests 13 years and older will be available for purchase at the City of Homestead Parks and Recreation Department, located at 350 SE 6th Avenue, Homestead, Fl 33030. Tickets for children ages 7-12 are $10, and children six and younger are admitted for free with a ticketed adult. The tickets include VIP parking inside the Speedway gates, with food and soft drinks available from 6-8 p.m. inside the Champions Club, which also offers an exclusive view of the fireworks from eight stories above ground.

For more information, please call (305) 224-4570.