- $75 for admission for four to the Red, White & Rawhide Independence Day Festival ($120 value)
The festival takes place on Saturday, July 4, from 4–11 p.m. Attendees enjoy family-friendly activities, fireworks, train rides, water slides, and music from acts including David Cook, A.B. Quintanilla, and Electric Cowboys. One of the main attractions is the water slide which stands at four stories tall and 200 feet in length along with additional slides for children of all ages. After rides and slides bring rumbling tummies, the Rawhide Steakhouse comes stacked with American food and drinks to help celebrate independence on a full stomach.
Children ages 5 and under receive free admission.
Newcomers to Rawhide are advised to keep their eyes peeled. Gunfights, explosions, and bank robberies crop up regularly, and though sheriffs try their best to catch the criminals, somehow they always seem to break out of jail and return for more. Every single day.
After Rawhide's live-action stunt shows end, things get a little more relaxing. Visitors can also pan for gold or ride a burro, among many other family-friendly activities.
The town's old-timey buildings aren't just for show—there's something new behind every one of its doors. Live music tends to fill the air both here and at the 25-foot bar of Belle’s Saloon. Beyond these and other dining options, Rawhide also houses shops selling everything from homemade fudge to rawhide clothing. There's even a fifth-generation blacksmith and photographers who dress their subjects in the clothing and cell-phone holsters of the 1880s.