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

Gun and Blade Show

Dec. 5-6

Shop guns, knives, and ammo. Holsters, accessories, hunting items, jewelry, coins, collectibles, boo...

Eleven Hundred Springs in Concert

Nov. 19

The Open Road Concert series in downtown Abilene offers music from some of the best in the Americana...

North Texas Airstrip Attack

Oct. 24-25

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

Jackie Venson in Concert

Oct. 22

The Open Road concert series in downtown Abilene offers music from some of the best in the Americana...

Boo at the Zoo

Oct. 17, 24

Dress up your little beasts and bring them out to the zoo for a day of trick-or-treating, costume co...

Masterworks II Triple Concerto: Celebrating Beethoven at 250

Oct. 24

Performers include Kiril Laskarov, violin; Jeffrey Lastrapes, cello; and Steven Harlos, piano. Th...

Nightmare on Elm Creek

Oct. 29-31

Ready for a chilling night of fun and fright? The Abilene Zoo transforms its natural Elm Creek habit...

Spooktacular

Oct. 31-Nov. 1

All bracket classes run at this drag race....

24fps International Short Film Festival (CANCELED)

Nov. 6-7

This unique short film festival, now in its 21st year, is a juried competition for student and indep...

Thanksgiving Throwdown

Nov. 27-28

Enjoy drag racing at its finest....

City Sidewalks and Christmas Parade

Nov. 29-Dec. 5

Feel at home for the holidays and discover the charm of Christmas in downtown Abilene in the 32nd an...

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