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

Kristen Hertzenberg and Her All-Star Band in Concert

May 29 (rescheduled from Sept. show)

Kristen Hertzenberg returns to Abilene for one memorable night. Best known for her role as Christine...

"Dog Man, The Musical"

Oct. 3

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

Nelson Coates Meet-and-Greet

May 1

Meet one of the top production designers in cinema: award-winning movie and TV designer Nelson Coate...

Abilene Philharmonic—Masterworks III, Four Seasons

April 17

Angelo Xiang Yu, a 2019 Avery Fisher Grant Award winner and Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award win...

Western Heritage Classic

May 6-9

To preserve the heritage of the ranch cowboy, this event features a rodeo, the world’s largest bit...

Big Country Air and Expo

May 1

A weekend full of fun and flight features a variety of static and in-air displays on the grounds of ...

Abilene Outdoor Adventures

June 5

Take part in the outdoors by discovering new adventures, learning about the environment through fun ...

Anime Sekai

Aug. 6-8

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

Freedom Festival

July 3-4

Let freedom ring with a Fourth of July parade, the Paramount Film Series, live bands, a car show, a...

Children's Art and Literacy Festival

June 10-12

Two and half days of fun promote reading and art. Thursday includes an art exhibition of the picture...

World Giraffe Day Festival

June 19

Fun activities are in store for a giraffe-filled weekend. A portion of the giraffe feeding experienc...

Taste of Abilene

April 27

Guests enjoy high-end entertainment and exquisite Texas-based food and beverages. Area restaurants, ...

Zoobilation Gala

April 24

Feel like a celebrity as you arrive in style with valet service before walking the red carpet with a...

Children's Performing Art Series' "The Jungle Book" (CANCELED)

April 18

(This event has been canceled.) Rudyard Kipling's classic tale bursts to life on stage with colorful...

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