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...

Abilene Philharmonic Pops II: "The Wonderfully Wicked Music of Oz"

Feb. 5

Relive all of the wonderful music of Oz in one magical concert. Hear your favorite melodies from "Th...

Texas Farm Ranch and Wildlife Expo

Feb. 23

Hosting more than 120 exhibitors, this premier expo provides an opportunity to showcase the many asp...

Abilene Philharmonic in Concert: "The Planets"

March 5

Conductor David Itkin leads the Abilene Philharmonic as it performs "The Planets" by English compose...

Abilene Philharmonic: Vino with the Maestro

April 28

Enjoy an evening of arias, hors d’oeuvres, and specially curated wines by Maestro Itkin, all under...

Outlaws and Legends Music Fest

March 25-26

The 11th annual Outlaws and Legends Music Fest, benefiting Ben Richey Boys Ranch, returns to the Ba...

"An Officer and a Gentleman"

March 17

Zack Mayo’s got smarts and a body built for U.S. Navy pilot boot camp, but he also has too much sw...

Abilene Philharmonic—Mystical Nights

April 9

Abilene Christian University, Hardin-Simmons University, and McMurry University choirs join forces f...

Abilene Philharmonic—"1812 Overture"

May 7

The Abilene Philharmonic plays Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture," plus other pieces such as Ravel's "Tzi...

"South Pacific"

April 7

Love transcends the harsh realities of war and prejudice in this sweeping Pulitzer Prize-winning tal...

"The Little Mermaid"

May 1

Featuring attractive staging and a humorous script, "The Little Mermaid" takes audience members to a...

"Waitress"

May 29

Inspired by the beloved film, "Waitress" tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker who dreams of...

Western Heritage Classic

May 12-15

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

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