The Colorado Rapids, in conjunction with the City of Commerce City, announced today that the club will host its 25th annual 4thFest at DICK’s Sporting Goods Park on Monday, July 4, as part of the Rapids’ match against Austin FC. The Independence Day holiday game, which has been an annual tradition for the club since its inception in 1996, will feature a family festival and block party prior to the match along with the state’s largest public fireworks display postgame.

“4thFest is one of our most cherished club traditions and an event we look forward to every year the moment our schedule is announced,” said Wayne Brant, Colorado Rapids Sr. VP of Business Operations. “We’re excited to partner with Commerce City once again to host our 4thFest event and celebrate Independence Day together with our community.”

“We are thrilled to once again partner with the Rapids to invite our residents and visitors from across the Front Range to this fantastic community celebration,” said Roger Tinklenberg, City Manager of Commerce City. “4thFest at DICK’s Sporting Goods Park here in Commerce City is a great tradition and the perfect way to celebrate Independence Day.” 

As part of the 4thFest celebrations, the Rapids and Commerce City will host a family festival at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park prior to the Rapids’ match that will include live music, a bounce house, soccer darts, a rock-climbing wall, a mobile ropes course, an alpine tubing slide, a mechanical bull, a trackless train, pedal carts and a toddler zone among the activations. 4thFest is free and open to the general public.

In addition to the festival elements, the Rapids will be hosting a block party as part of 4thFest for the first time. The additional activation, which is part of the Rapids Block Party Series, will be located along the south side of the stadium and include a live DJ, drinks, food trucks and an LED wall that will stream the Rapids’ game live. Local fans who live within the vicinity of the stadium can bike to 4thFest and park their bikes at the Rapids’ recently launched Burgundy Bike Lot, which is located on the east side of the stadium between Gates B and C.

Following the match against Austin, fans will be invited to come down to the field to view the largest public fireworks display in Colorado and MLS.

The Rapids are 13-6-6 (W-L-D) all-time in 4thFest games. Kickoff against Austin is scheduled for 7 p.m. MT and tickets are available at ColoradoRapids.com/tickets.