You’ve planned, you’ve worked, you’ve sweated, and finally, the Fourth of July is here. Here, our picks for enjoying the day off and celebrating our nation.
1. The Game: Denver Outlaws' 4th of July Fireworks Game
What: The Denver Outlaws take on the Ohio Machine, and win or lose, the night ends with fireworks.
The Logistics: Wed. 9 p.m., Sports Authority Field, denveroutlaws.com 
2. Good Times: Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration
What: Horse-drawn wagon rides, firing demonstrations (with muskets), woodstove cooking, and historical museum tours.
The Logistics: Wed. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Four Mile Historic Park, fourmilepark.org 
3. Work It Out: Liberty 4 Mile Run
What: A four-mile race to work off some calories pre-BBQ.
The Logistics: Wed. 7:30 a.m., south end of Washington Park, hallucinationsports.com 
4. Party On: July 4th Pub Crawl
What: Register at Lucky Strike, bust out your map, and start navigating through downtown hot spots like Gas Lamp, the Tavern, the Drink, the Front Porch, and the Sports Column.
The Logistics: Wed. 3 p.m., downtown Denver (register at Lucky Strike from 3-10 p.m.), pubcrawls.com 
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