Colorado Rapids

Gameday Guide: Your complete guide to the 25th annual 4thFest and Rapids' matchup with Austin FC


Colorado Rapids vs Austin FC - Monday, July 4th, 2022

Since 1996, the Rapids and DICK'S Sporting Goods Park have been proud to host 4thFest and the largest fireworks show in the state of Colorado. Don't miss your chance to watch your favorite Burgundy Boys take on Austin FC and enjoy the festivities on Independence Day this year!

Pregame Activities

4:45 P.M. Burgundy Bike Lot Open

  • 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.

5:00 P.M. 4thFest and Block Party

  • Located along the south side of the stadium, the block party will feature a live DJ, drinks, food trucks and an LED wall that will stream the Rapids’ game live.
  • Located in the VIP East Lot and surrounding training fields, 4thFest will feature 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.
  • Both the Block Party and 4thFest are free and open to the public.

5:30 P.M. All Gates Open

  • Get through the gates and secure your seats early!
  • While you wait for the game to start, visit any of our cashless concessions stands, official team stores, or the Eighteen76 bar!

6:30 PM: Pregame Procession Begins

  • BE IN YOUR SEATS for the pregame countdown to kickoff to welcome the Burgundy Boys to the pitch!

Postgame Activities

9:20 P.M. Pitch Open to Fans

  • Following the final whistle and Man of the Match ceremony, fans in attendance can start to make their way to the pitch to find a spot for the fireworks show!

Approx. 9:50 P.M.: Fireworks Show

  • Cap the night off with the largest public fireworks show in the state! Following the game, fans in attendance are invited sit directly on the field and view the Fireworks Celebration.
  • All fans unable to attend the game but interested in viewing the fireworks can park in the lots surrounding the stadium starting at 7:00 PM.
  • Tune in to 92.5 FM for the Firework Show Playlist.


Don't miss out on a home match. Purchase your single game tickets here today.

In-Stadium Info

TICKETS: Single-game tickets are still available on the official Rapids site here.

PARKING: Parking at DSGP is free! Enjoy the game without having to pay any additional parking fees when you arrive.

HEALTH AND SAFETY: Effective February 23, 2022, all fully vaccinated individuals can attend events at DICK’s Sporting Goods Park without a face mask and it is encouraged that all unvaccinated individuals wear masks while at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park.

Visit our official stadium Health & Safety guide here to stay informed on what to expect on gameday.

WEATHER: The forecast for Monday's game shows a high of 91F with chance of scattered storms so prepare accordingly! Keep up to speed on all weather announcements here until we kick off!

For all of your in-stadium gameday needs, such as parking, health & safety measures, and concessions, check out our official Gameday page.