The City of Homestead’s annual 4th of July celebration “Race to the 4th” was an absolute success. We had over 700 people at the VIP Champion’s Club, and about 9,000 people attend overall. The event was hosted at the Homestead-Miami Speedway for the third year.
The event featured family entertainment which included live music, children’s rides, food and drinks, games, and a classic Independence Day fireworks display.
In addition, a U.S. Citizenship Swearing in Ceremony took place on stage at 6:30 pm. A group of seven military men and women were sworn-in by a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration official to become U.S. Citizens on this most patriotic American Holiday. These special men and women were also presented with City proclamations.
“Race to the Fourth” guests were treated with music from two live bands – “Main Highway” and “No Restrictions.” Dougie Hitchcock of Thunder Country 100.3 radio, popular host of the “Octane Hour” Motorsports Show, served as the master of ceremonies.
As a community, we must be mindful, dedicated, and ever-vigilant of the freedoms that we enjoy and the price that has been paid over many generations to sustain them. I cannot think of a better way of paying homage to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for us than coming together to celebrate America on the Fourth of July.