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Red, White and Rawhide

This Fourth of July celebration is rounding up its cowboy and Latin roots to get Red, White and Rawhide! Be a part of the independence festivities on July 4 at Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the fun continues till midnight.

Attendees can expect a Western-Latin experience second to none filled with free attractions, Country and Latin entertainers, Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine, giveaways and a firework extravaganza!

Rawhide has something for every family member, including cowboy flare, gunfights, face painting and more! The evening promises to be a family-friendly celebration with Rawhide’s authentic western tradition mix and matched with Latin influence.

A.B. Quintanilla will be kicking off celebrations hosting Latin All Star Richard Bean, Rudy and Steve Salas of Tierra, Lenny Williams of Tower of Power and Tex Mex Group “Los Garcia Bros”.

Country star Tom Wagner will follow, bringing his famous “lets bring the party” attitude. He’s an Arizona native who has shared the stage with big names like Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts.  Phoenix’s favorite country band, AirZona, will also perform. Closing the show in true Arizona fashion is the renowned Roger Clyne.

Guests can also enjoy a four-course Back Yard BBQ Buffet ranging from Creamy Jalapeno Coleslaw, Slow Roasted Baby Back Pork Ribs to BBQ brisket and more! Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine Patio will offer tequila tasting, signature margaritas and giveaways.

Admission includes all entertainment, attractions and firework show. Tickets cost $15 presale, $10 for children and $20 at the door. First responders get in free with identification. Please pre-register at www.redwhiterawhide.eventbrite.com or www.rawhide.com

Family Summer Fun

Family Summer Fun 2012

During the summer, two things increase: the temperature and the amount of time your kids spend at home — and both can be stressful.

Here are some fun and engaging activities for the whole family to enjoy so you can bank on some family summer fun!

Have you heard of the Heard Museum?

This museum has more than 32,000 pieces to display and is one of Phoenix’s first cultural attractions. Founded in 1929, the Heard Museum did not cease to amaze Arizonans, both young and old, of its variety of collections and exhibitions. For more information and to view upcoming events, visit its website at heard.org.

The Desert Botanical Garden

If you are looking for a more earthy and natural experience, the Desert Botanical Garden is the place for you. And if you didn’t know, they also have the “Music in the Garden” series of concerts and events, where the Garden hosts some of the most talent musicians. For a list of these events, visit dpg.org 

Yee-Haw! The Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse

Instead of complaining about the life of the west — and its heat — embrace it! And if you have little ones who would love to be cowboys and cowgirls when they “grow up,” you can’t miss out on Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse. Activities include bull riding, gold panning, camel rides, stunt shows and more. For more information, visit rawhide.com.

More fun, less heat? As You Wish

As You Wish pottery painting place is the perfect place for you and your kids to enjoy a day indoors. Here you can choose a pottery piece, select from a variety of colors, and paint it the way you like. You can then pick up your now fired and blazed pottery piece a few days after you’ve painted it. This makes for great memories. For more information on the way it works, visit asyouwishpottery.com.


Rawhide in Chandler, Ariz.

Rawhide: Where The West Is Still Wild

Have you ever wanted to see what life was like back before Arizona even became a state? If you want to go where the Old West is still alive, then Rawhide is the place for you.

Rawhide began back in the late 1800′s as a frontier town, started by Charles “Rawhide” Rawley, a tradesman who wanted to start a town and his own store to provide goods, services and jobs for other settlers in the area.

People began to settle there; a town was soon born, and that town eventually grew into the Rawhide that we can enjoy today. In fact, many of Rawhide’s more famous shops are run by the descendants of the people who originally built them.

Rawhide in Chandler, Ariz.Rawhide offers many different attractions celebrating its history and the spirit of the Old West. While you’re there, you can enjoy activities, including live-action stunt shows, a train ride around the town, burro rides for the kids, gold panning, rock climbing, and so much more.

Of course, the attractions aren’t the only reason to enjoy Rawhide; there’s also a good variety of shops to visit if you want a souvenir to bring back. Among others, there’s a blacksmith, a shop where you can buy Wild West-themed clothes, a candy store, a toy store and, of course, the Rawhide General Store that started it all.

Finally, there’s the biggest shop of all, the main attraction in the entire town — the world-famous Rawhide Steakhouse & Golden Belle Saloon, where you can dine on the finest Western-themed meals. Whether you’re in the mood for steak, barbecue or anything else, it’s all here, and it’s all served to live music and occasionally other live entertainment.

So if you want to see a piece of Arizona history, and a place where the West is still very much “wild,” then Rawhide’s a place you definitely won’t want to miss.

If You Go: Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass

5700 W. North Loop Rd., Chandler
(480) 502-5600