“Race to the 4th” Independence Day Bash Returns to Homestead-Miami Speedway

MIAMI – Homestead-Miami Speedway will light up red, white and blue this Fourth of July as the City of Homestead’s annual “Race to the 4th” Independence Day Bash returns to the Speedway for the tenth consecutive year. The event will take place Thursday, July 4 from 6-10 p.m., and admission and parking is free for all guests.


Local artist Ricky Valido and the Hialeah Hillbillies will kick off the evening, performing their country hits on stage. Food trucks will offer a variety of summer treats, and kids will have plenty of entertainment with amusement rides and carnival games. Everyone in attendance will be treated with the best fireworks show in South Florida—a stunning display of pyrotechnics synced to a mix of pop hits and patriotic tunes to cap off the night’s festivities.


Perched eight stories above turn one of the championship track, the Champions Club, which offers a preferred view of the fireworks show, will host a special VIP event. A limited number of $20 tickets for guests 13 and older are now available for purchase at the City of Homestead Parks and Recreation Department, 350 SE 6th Avenue, Homestead, FL 33030. Tickets for children 7-12 years old are $10, and children under six can get into Champions Club for free. Tickets include VIP parking inside the ticket gates along with food and soft drinks inside the Champions Club.  


For more information, please visit www.cityofhomestead.com/July4 or contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (305) 224-4570.


About Homestead-Miami Speedway

Homestead-Miami Speedway has been open since 1995 following an initiative to spur economic recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The Speedway, which was founded by Miami businessman, racing enthusiast and philanthropist Ralph Sanchez, is a 650-acre facility that features a 1.5-mile oval and 2.21-mile road course. The Speedway hosts on-track events nearly 300 days per year and generates more than $301 million annually for the region. In 2018, NASCAR crowned champions in all three of its national series at Homestead-Miami Speedway during Ford Championship Weekend for the 17th consecutive year (2002-18). Champions crowned at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2018 were Joey Logano (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series), Tyler Reddick (NASCAR XFINITY Series) and Brett Moffitt (NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series). 2019 Ford Championship Weekend will be held November 15-17.