Abilene

Travel Region

Panhandle Plains

Population

125,000

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

"Dog Man, The Musical"

April 3

This hilarious new production is based on the worldwide bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the crea...

Anime Sekai CANCELED

Aug. 6-8

Celebrate Japanese culture, geek culture, anime, manga, cosplay, comics, and video gaming at this th...

North Texas Airstrip Attack

Oct. 16-17

This is the first time this event has taken place in Abilene and it is hosted on an incredibly wide ...

West Texas Fair and Rodeo

Sept. 10-18

If you're looking for fun and excitement for the whole family, don't miss this fair and rodeo with e...

Winter Lightfest

Nov. 26-Dec. 31

Stroll this .75-mile trail and see iconic displays and breathtaking light features in the beautiful ...

Big Country Raceway Fall Spooktacular

Oct. 30-31

The Big Country Race Way is a 1/8-mile, National Hot Rod Association-sanctioned drag strip located j...

Big Country Raceway Thanksgiving Throwdown

Nov. 25-27

The Big Country Race Way is a 1/8-mile, National Hot Rod Association-sanctioned drag strip located j...

Abilene Philharmonic at the Zoo

Sept, 18, Oct. 2

Enjoy a concert from the Abilene Philharmonic as they perform outdoors. It is highly encouraged to...

The Texas Gentlemen in Concert

Sept. 25

The Texas Gentlemen have backed for artists like Leon Bridges and Nikki Lane, and they've played alo...

Gay Pride Parade—Denim and Diamonds

Sept. 25

Put on your boots and scoot downtown to the premiere Pride event of Abilene, presented by the Abilen...

Cattle Baron's Ball

Oct. 9

Join the American Cancer Society for a spectacular evening of great food, dancing, an auction, and m...

Clay Walker with Special Guest Rick Trevino in Concert

Aug. 7

Clay Walker is a country music artist who made his debut in 1993 with the hit single "What's It to Y...

Pat Green with Special Guests Phil Hamilton, Zach Edwards, and Mike Webb in Concert

Aug. 21

Texas country music legend Pat Green performs alongside fellow country artists Phil Hamilton, Zach E...

Randy Rogers with Special Guest La Maquinaria Nortena in Concert

Aug. 27

Hailing from San Marcos, Texas, the Randy Rogers Band is a Texas country music group who gained reco...

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