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

Sept. 5 Rescheduled date

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

Children's Art and Literacy Festival (CANCELED)

June 11-13

The ninth annual festival celebrating the summer artist on display at the National Center for Childr...

"Waitress" (CANCELED)

June 14

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

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...

Freedom Festival

July 3-4

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a parade, the Paramount Film Series, live bands, a car show, a bi...

Bastards of Soul in Concert

Sept. 3

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

West Texas Fair and Rodeo

Sept. 10-19

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

The Texas Gentlemen in Concert

Sept. 26

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

Big Country Balloon Fest (CANCELED)

Sept. 25-27

Sponsored by Optimist Unlimited, the 26th annual event includes hot air balloons, live entertainment...

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 ...

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