Abilene

This city receives well-deserved praise for its small-town feel, state park, zoo, shopping, history, and restaurants. Spend a day exploring the pedestrian-friendly downtown, which dates to the late 1800s.

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Upcoming Events

Halloween Spook-tacular Marketplace

Oct. 4-6

More than 40 spook-tacular local artists, craftsmen, and merchants show and sell their wares of recl...

Thanksgiving Marketplace

Nov. 1-3

More than 40 local artists, craftsmen, and merchants show and sell their wares of reclaimed, restore...

Happy Holidays Gift and Furniture Show

Nov. 29-Dec. 1

More than 40 local artists, craftsmen, and merchants show and sell their wares of reclaimed, restore...

Aaron Watson and Josh Abbott Band in Concert

June 28

This summer concert features Aaron Watson's newest Red Bandana Tour and Josh Abbott Band....

Fur, Fowl, and Fin Wild Game Dinner

July 6

This fifth annual event is a catered feast especially for those who enjoy the great outdoors. The di...

Movie in the Park: "Ralph Breaks the Internet"

July 12

Bring blankets and chairs to get comfy during the movie. Enjoy the Sears Park Splash Pad right befor...

Paramount Film Series: "Ben Hur"

July 12-13

This epic 1959 Biblical drama portrays a Jewish prince who is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Ro...

After Hours Market

July 13

Beat the summer heat and come shop, eat and get entered in hourly door prizes. Free face painting fo...

Texas West State Little League Softball Championships

July 13-16

Show support as teams compete....

Sunset SUP Yoga

July 17

Enjoy a West Texas sunset and explore a cooler type of yoga on water—on a stand-up paddleboard....

Paramount Sci-Fi Film Fest

July 19-20

Featuring Spider-man Into the Spider Verse, Flash Gordon, Star Treck II The Wrath of Khan and Mad Ma...

Dive-In Movie: "Jaws"

June 26

Invite friends and family to this fun-filled, splash-tastic movie night....

Art Adventure

Aug. 2

This monthly mom and tot program for preschoolers combines different aspects of visual and verbal li...

Movie in the Park: "Bumblebee"

Aug. 2

Bring lawn chairs and blankets to relax on during the movie. Enjoy the Nelson Park Splahs Pad befor...

Texas Volksport Association Walk and Meeting

Aug. 3-4

TVA is an association of 27 Volkssporting Clubs throughout Texas who sponsor hundreds of family-orie...

Dive-In Movie: "Hotel Transylvania 3"

Aug. 9

Float the lazy river, race down the water slides, relax in the leisure pool, all while watching a mo...

AOK Cowboy Classic

Aug. 9-10

Watch athletes compete in this tournament held by the Amateur Organization of Karate....

Paramount Film Series: "Close Encounters"

Aug 9-10

This 1977 Steven Spielberg blockbuster science fiction film is about a group of people who attempt t...

Texas Gun and Knife Show

Aug. 17-18

This is a safe environment for the public to shop for guns, knives, and ammo....

Sunset SUP Yoga

Aug. 14, 28

Enjoy a West Texas sunset and explore a cooler type of yoga on water—on a stand-up paddleboard....

Family Fun Saturdays

Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

A come-and-go family program where little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of th...

Texas LULAC Labor Day Softball Tournament

Aug 30-Sept. 1

Teams from all over Texas and Oklahoma compete. All money raised goes to local scholarships and comm...

Art Adventure

Sept. 6

This monthly mom and tot program for preschoolers combines different aspects of visual and verbal li...

Texas Longhorn Breeders Show

Sept. 6-8

The TLBAA is a nonprofit organization working to protect the integrity of the Texas Longhorn by prov...

West Texas Fair and Rodeo

Sept. 5-14

This annual old-fashioned county fair features children's activities, entertainment, livestock and h...

ACU Wildcat Classic Volleyball Tournament

Sept. 12-14

Cheer on collegiate athletes as they compete in this tournament. ...

Paramount Film Series: "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"

Sept. 13-14

The Paramount Film Series presents this 1975 comedy about a mythical King of the Britons....

CCAN Reception and Dinner

Sept. 14

Support the Center for Contemporary Arts by attending this special dinner....

ASC Men's and Women's Fall Tournament

Sept. 13-15

College men and women compete in singles and doubles tennis tournament....

ITA Southwest Women's Regional Championship

Sept. 20-22

Collegiate women compete in this tennis championship....

Family Fun Saturdays

Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28

A come-and-go family program where little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of th...

Abilene Philharmonic: "The Heavenly Life"

Sept. 28

The Abilene Philharmonic’s 69th concert season begins with Mahler Symphony No. 4 featuring Lynnett...

Big Country Balloon Festival

Sept. 27-29

Sponsored by Optimist Unlimited, the 25th annual event includes hot air balloons, live entertainment...

Shelley Productions Team Roping Abilene Special

Sept. 26-29

Witness the world series team roping and all girls breakaway. ...

National Snaffle Bit Show

Sept. 27-29

The mission of the National Snaffle Bit Association, Inc., is to grow the show horse community throu...

Fashions for the Cure

Oct. 1

Local boutiques showcase the latest fall fashions modeled by local cancer survivors on the runway du...

USA Softball of Texas Frightfest Fastpitch Tournament

Oct. 1-2

Support local athletes as they participate in this two-day tournament. ...

Art Adventure

Oct. 4

This monthly mom and tot program for preschoolers combines different aspects of visual and verbal li...

Ward Brothers Senior Team Roping Association Finals

Oct. 3-5

Calf roping started from the duties of actual working cowboys who needed to catch a calf and tie its...

West Texas Food Truck Festival

Oct. 5

Sample treats at food trucks from all over the area while enjoying live music at this full-day event...

West Texas Book Festival

Oct. 4-6

Sponsored by Friends of the Abilene Public Library, this 19th annual event includes presentations an...

USTA Adult Open Tournament

Oct. 4-6

Mixed, 18 and older tennis players....

Bunco for Breast Cancer Tournament

Oct. 8

Proceeds from this 17th annual event benefit The Hope Fund and will be used to provide 3D mammograms...

ArtWalk: Great Gurney Race

Oct. 10

The second annual fundraiser for Global Samaritan Resources, in conjunction with ArtWalk, features f...

Abilene Speedway Summer Challenge

Oct. 18-19

Head out to the speedway for a weekend of thrilling car racing....

ASC Crossover Volleyball Tournament

Oct. 18-19

Watch players compete in this collegitate tournament....

Texas Gun and Knife Show

Oct. 19-20

Provides a safe environment for the public to come shop for guns, knives, and ammo....

Noah Project 40th Anniversary

Oct. 24-24

The organization celebrates 40 years with guest speaker Taylor Armstrong....

Family Fun Saturdays

Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26

A come-and-go family program where little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of th...

Haunted Abilene

Oct. 25-26

This family-friendly event has a haunted house, haunted graveyard, scary movies, a children’s area...

Abilene Philharmonic: Visions of America

Oct. 26

The Abilene Philharmonic’s second performance of the season features symphonic photochoreography p...

Western Horseman Stock Horse World Championships

Oct. 24-27

This show is open to any exhibitor. There are two complete shows with placings and awards for each...

Art Adventure

Nov. 1

This monthly mom and tot program for preschoolers combines different aspects of visual and verbal li...

Paramount Film Series: "The Changeling"

Oct. 31-Nov. 1

The Paramount Film Series presents the 1980 horror film about a grief-stricken composer who leaves h...

ASC Cross Country Championship

Nov. 2

Support college athletes as they compete for the championship....

24fps International Short Film Festival

Nov. 2-3

This unique short film festival, now in its 20th year, is a juried competition for student and indep...

Jeff Boyer's Big Bubble Bonanza

Nov. 3

Guinness Book of World Records-holder and master bubble wrangler Jeff Boyer blows bubbles like no on...

Hittin' for Hunger

Nov. 8-10

Four games are guaranteed at the seventh annual girl's softball tournament: two pool games and doubl...

ABWA Christmas in November

Nov. 8-10

Peruse arts, crafts, gifts, and prizes....

USTA Super Champs Major Zone

Nov. 9-11

A USTA-sanctioned tennis tournament where boys and girls ages 12-18 compete....

Paramount Film Series: "Singin' in the Rain"

Nov. 15-16

The classic 1952 Hollywood musical about a film star from the silent era who has a difficult time ma...

Family Fun Saturdays

Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

A come-and-go family program where little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of th...

Thanksgiving Throwdown

Nov. 29-30

Enjoy drag racing at its finest....

Art Adventure

Dec. 6

This monthly mom and tot program for preschoolers combines different aspects of visual and verbal li...

Family Fun Saturdays

Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28

A come-and-go family program where little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of th...

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