What are the best events on the Fourth of July?

The 4th of July is a holiday full of festivities and fireworks. It is also a great opportunity in the middle of the week to see a great show or game. If you are looking for something different this July Fourth, here are some the top events playing around the country. There are great concerts like Sam Smith & Harry Styles. If you want something funny, then check out Dan & Phil or the Blue Man Group. If you are in to the arts, both Hamilton and Lion King are top of the list. And if you are looking for something to do with the kids: a MLB baseball game or MLS soccer game are great ways to spend some quality time as a family. Our advice: head to Denver or DC, which are lapping the pack in-terms of quality July 4th entertainment.

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic (Austin 360 Amphitheater) on July 4th

Cirque du Soleil Luzia (Suffolk Downs) on July 3rd & 4th

Chicago Cubs vs Detroit Tigers (Wrigley Field) on July 3rd & 4th
Hamilton The Musical (CIBC Theatre) on July 3rd
Blue Man Group (Briar Street Theater) on July 3rd
Rich Homie Quan (Reggies Rock Club) on July 3rd
Kool & the Gang (Grand Victoria Casino) on July 4th
Ribfest featuring Stray Cats, Pitbull, Steven Tyler (Knoch Park) on July 4th to 7th

The Lion King (Music Hall at Fair Park) on July 3rd
Universoul Circus (Southwest Center Mall) on July 3rd-4th
Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros (Globe Life Park) on July 3rd-4th
FC Dallas vs Atlanta United (Toyota Stadium) on July 4th

Zeds Dead (Red Rocks Amphitheatre) on July 3rd
Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants (Coors Field) on July 3rd-4th
The Book of Mormon (Ellie Caulkins Opera House) on July 3rd
Harry Styles (Pepsi Center) on July 3rd
Blues Traveler (Red Rocks Amphitheatre) on July 4th
Colorado Rapids vs Seattle Sounders FC (Dicks Sporting Goods Park) on July 4th

Dan and Phil (Smart Financial Centre) on July 3rd
Houston Dynamo vs Los Angeles FC (BBVA Compass Stadium) on July 3rd

Las Vegas:
Gwen Stefani (Zappos Theatre at Planet Hollywood) on July 3rd

Los Angeles:
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Pittsburgh Pirates (Dodger Stadium) on July 3rd
The Go-Gos (Hollywood Bowl) on July 3rd-4th
PBR (Antelope Valley Fair) on July 4th
Los Angeles Galaxy vs DC United (Stubhub Center) on July 4th

New York City:
Broadway Shows (various locations)
NY Yankees vs Atlanta Braves (Yankee Stadium) on July 3rd-
Carrie Underwood (The Rooftop of Pier 17) on July 4th

Philadelphia Phillies vs Baltimore Orioles (Citizens Bank Park) on July 3rd-4th
Mamma Mia! (Walnut Street Theatre) on July 3rd
Sam Smith (Wells Fargo Center) on July 4th

San Francisco (Bay Area):
Oakland A’s vs San Diego Padres (Oakland Coliseum) on July 3rd-4th
School of Rock The Musical (Orpheum Theatre) on July 3rd
LeAnn Rimes (Marin County Fair) on July 4th

Washington DC:
Washington Nationals vs Boston Red Sox (Nationals Park) on July 3rd-4th
Sam Smith (Capitol One Arena) on July 3rd
Universoul Circus (The Plateau at National Harbor) on July 3rd-4th
Hamilton The Musical (Kennedy Center Opera House) on July 3rd

If you want to catch a great fireworks show as well, here is a list of best places to watch them in each state which was published last year by Travel & Leisure magazine.