BEST BETDATE: July 4 2013, 5:00 PMCost:$29.CATEGORY: Sports and RecreationVENUE INFORMATION:Dick's Sporting Goods Park6000 Victory WayCommerce City, CO 80022
Sporting events and fireworks are about as American as it gets—which is why we think the 18th-annual 4thFest is the perfect way to spend Independence Day. Join thousands of Colorado Rapids fans before the match for drinks (for the grown-ups) and climbing walls and face painting (for the youngsters) and then cheering on the team as they go head-to-head against the New York Red Bulls. Stick around for one of the largest fireworks displays in the country and a performance by hometown hip-hoppers the Flobots. Bonus: The fun continues on Sunday with a second game (against D.C. United) and fireworks show. Thu 5 p.m.
—Image courtesy of Garrett Ellwood and Colorado Rapids