Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids, Commerce City set to host state’s largest public fireworks display at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park on July 4


COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — The Colorado Rapids, in conjunction with the City of Commerce City, will host the 28th annual 4THFEST at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park on Thursday, July 4. The celebration surrounds the Major League Soccer match between the Rapids and Western Conference rival Sporting Kansas City, presented by UCHealth. Following the match, the days' activities will be capped by the largest public fireworks show in Colorado.

“4THFEST is a fantastic way to celebrate Independence Day here in Commerce City, both for our residents and visitors from around the region,” said Commerce City Mayor Steve Douglas. “We appreciate the opportunity to partner with the Rapids once again and invite everyone to enjoy July 4 with great family activities, soccer, and a top-notch fireworks show at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park!”

The 4THFEST celebrations at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park begin at 5:00 p.m. MT and take place outside of the stadium before the Rapids match against SKC. The family-friendly festival is free and will have something for everyone, including a live DJ, a bounce house, soccer darts, a rock-climbing wall, bungee trampolines, an inflatable slide, a mechanical bull, a trackless train, the UCHealth Training Zone and much more. Access to the 4THFEST celebration outside the stadium does not require a ticket and is open to the public on the south side of the stadium.

“4THFEST is a long-standing Rapids’ tradition that continues to be one of our club’s most cherished events,” said Wayne Brant, Colorado Rapids Chief Business Officer. “It’s always a special occasion to be able to celebrate the beautiful game and Independence Day with our community. We look forward to partnering with Commerce City for an unforgettable day of entertainment on and off the pitch.”

For the second consecutive year, the Rapids will host a free Block Party also open to the public as part of the 4THFEST experience. The party includes a live DJ, drink specials, local food trucks and an LED wall that will stream the Rapids match against SKC. To avoid traffic, those who live near the stadium are encouraged to ride their bikes to and lock up at the free Park Everything Lot, which is on the east side of the stadium between Gates B and C.

The Colorado Rapids July 4 match continues a club tradition that dates to the inaugural season in 1996. The Rapids are 13-7-7 (W-L-D) all-time in Independence Day games. Kickoff against Sporting Kansas City is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. MT and tickets are available at Following the match, fans attending the match will be invited down to the pitch to view the largest public fireworks display in Colorado and MLS.