We arrived at the stadium early. When you do this and you have kids, there is a brief time where you are allowed on the field to observe batting practice and if you are lucky talk to the players, catch some balls and get some autographs.
Here's a great tip - Watch the fireworks from the parking lot, it is just as good of a show out there and you beat the crowds leaving. Our family had a fantastic time and can't wait to go again. What were your 4th of July adventures? Did you start any new traditions?