2018.07.04_4thFest_PressRelease_Fireworks
Garrett W. Ellwood/Colorado Rapids

Colorado Rapids and Commerce City to host 23rd Annual 4thFest on Wednesday, July 4

The Colorado Rapids and Commerce City are proud to present the 23rd Annual 4thFest celebration presented by Budweiser set to take place on Wednesday, July 4 at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park.

The Rapids will play host to Seattle Sounders FC during this year’s July 4th game, with kickoff scheduled for 7:00 PM MT. The Rapids go into this game with an all-time record of 13-4-5 for matches played on Independence Day.

The July 4th holiday game has been a staple for the club since its inception and the post-game firework show has long since become a Rapids tradition boasting 23 consecutive years as the state’s largest public firework display. The fireworks are visible from the surrounding Denver Metro Area, but fans in attendance of the game are invited to enjoy the show from the best vantage point possible – the field itself. 

The fun-filled, day-long event also includes a free community festival and a live concert performance from country music artist, Lucas Hoge, courtesy of 92.5 The Wolf. Hoge is also set to appear on the Rapids’ live-streamed pregame show, Tailgate Live presented by Budweiser, which includes giveaways, and exclusive gameday content.

The event officially kicks off at 5:00 PM, and runs through kickoff, with the fireworks show commencing at approximately 9:30 PM Lucas Hoge will take the stage for his post-fireworks performance outside of Eighteen76 as the final piece to the holiday celebration.

The 4thFest community festival will begin at the south end of DICK’S Sporting Goods Park and the event is completely free of charge and open to the public. Activities for families include inflatables, face painters, games and much more. The Rapids Supporters group Centennial 38 will also be hosting their usual pregame tailgate, and the Eighteen76 bar will be open to of-age attendees featuring pre-game Budweiser drink specials.

Tickets are on sale now and are expected to sell out. Visit ColoradoRapids.com/4thFest for more information.

Come out and join the fun! We can’t wait to see you.


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