The City of Homestead will celebrate its 100 years at a free outdoor family festival and concert on Saturday February 2nd from 2 to 10 pm. The event will feature live rock, R&B and Latin bands, a kids zone with carnival games, rides, bounce houses and arcade, over a dozen food trucks and a historical show called “The Homestead Story.” Further highlights from festival partners include recognition of Homestead's agricultural roots with an interactive living history presentation of an Historic Farm from the Historic Homestead Townhall Museum, including an exhibit of local tropical exotic products.
As the second oldest city in Miami-Dade County Homestead was originally opened to homesteaders in 1898, and the only way in and out of the area was through a path called the “Homesteaders Trail.” In 1904, Henry Flagler decided to extend the railroad from Miami to Key West, and farmers were able to transport their fruits and vegetables to Miami and other parts of the state. Many of the workers who helped build the railroad stayed in the area and founded the City of Homestead in 1913. Today, Homestead has gone from its original population of 121 to over 60,000 residents and the little railroad town has blossomed into a thriving city of diverse cultures and heritage. Celebrate Homestead’s historic Centennial at this free festival!
Date and Time:
2:00pm - 10:00pm February 2, 2013
VenueHarris Field Pavilion and Rodeo Arena
1034 Northeast 8th Street
Homestead, FL 33030