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Posted: July 02, 2010

Best bets: ice cream, baseball, fireworks and cherry pie

Here's what's up this July 4 weekend

Randi Abels

All weekend

Add a little art to your life at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival this weekend. There are interactive activities for the whole family, food, and of course, lots of art to view or buy. In Cherry Creek North from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. The event is free.

The King Tut exhibit opened this week at the Denver Art Museum, so bring the kids down to check out the boy king. The exhibition features 50 objects from King Tut's tomb, as well as many different artifacts. Adult tickets are $30, and the exhibit is open during the day along with the museum.

Friday

Come enjoy artist Miikee Schonebaum's art exhibit, Fifty Stars, a candid glimpse into American pop culture. Lucid Gallery is hosting the show from 6:00-9:00 pm., and it's free.

Spend an evening with the animals at the Denver Zoo. In honor of fourth of July weekend, the zoo will have an ice cream social -- Red, White and Zoo. Tickets are $5, from 6:30-9:00 pm.

Saturday

Take your family out to the ball game! Watch as the Rockies beat the Giants at Coors Field, then stay for the fireworks. The game starts at 6:10 pm, with tickets starting at just $4.

Join Skyline Park for their Movie in the Park evening at 8:00 pm. Field of Dreams is playing, and it's free.

Sunday

Come to the Wild Walk at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge to celebrate your fourth of July a different way. There is a 1K and 5K walk/run, with red, white, and blue wildlife trivia along the way. From 9:00 am to noon; registration is required but admission is free.

Cherry pie and fourth of July go together, so Belmar is putting on a contest that combines the two from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Put your baking skills to the test and celebrate Independence Day with some music, parades and fireworks. You pay for the pie contest, but the rest is free.

Coming up on Monday

The Colorado Symphony Orchestra is playing Red Rocks Amphitheater. Symphony on the Rocks, featuring a blend of sounds, including American favorites as well as classic pieces, starts at 7:30 p.m. There is a $10 parking fee for the concert.

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Randi Abels is a ColoradoBiz intern.

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