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

Family Fun Saturdays

Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28

A come-and-go family program where little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of th...

Christmas Lane

Dec. 6-23

Get into the Christmas spirit with more than 100 drive-through Christmas displays and pictures with ...

Winter Lightfest

Dec. 1-29

The Winter Lightfest is a 2/3 mile walking trail with iconic displays and breathtaking light feature...

Paramount Film Series—"When Harry Met Sally"

Dec. 31

Watch a special New Year's Eve screening of the classic 1989 comedy about two college graduates who ...

Abilene Winter Circuit Cutting

Dec. 28-Jan. 1

Cutting is an equestrian event where a rider and their horse work together to separate a single anim...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Jan. 20

The annual celebration features dinner and a guest speaker....

Taylor County Livestock Show and Sale

Jan. 22-25

The 31st annual show includes poultry, steer, heifer, lamb, goat, rabbit, and swine shows....

Abilene Philharmonic—Emperor Concerto

Jan. 25

The Abilene Philharmonic’s first concert of the new year features an encore performance of Abilene...

West Texas Sports and Fitness Expo

Feb. 14-15

The focus of the 15th annual event is to connect community, families, and people of all ages with lo...

Abilene Christian University Sing Song

Feb. 14-15

Over 1,200 ACU students take the stage to compete for best overall show while performing a cappella ...

Ice Breaker

Feb. 14-15

Come and watch the best in the west in drag racing....

"Click, Clack, Moo"

Feb. 16

The much-loved Caldecott Honor children’s book is brought to life in a colorful, captivating, hila...

Texas Farm, Ranch, and Wildlife Expo

Feb. 18-19

This is a one-of-a-kind agribusiness event that serves as an opportunity for vendors to interface di...

Abilene Philharmonic—Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert

Feb. 22

Jerry Herman is a legendary composer/lyricist of the American Musical Theatre and one of Broadway’...

Central Texas Gem and Mineral Show

April 11-12

Hunt for rocks, minerals, gems, and jewelry pieces made from some of the finest stones around. ...

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