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...

"Pops II: The Wonderfully Wicked Music of Oz"

Feb. 13

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

Ice Breaker Car Race

Feb. 19-20

Head to Abilene's one and only dirt track for car racing. ...

"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...

Texas Farm Ranch and Wildlife Expo

Feb. 23-24

Hosting more than 130 exhibitors, this premier expo provides an opportunity to showcase the many asp...

Triple Concerto

March 27

Hear Mozart's "Symphony No. 29" and Beethoven's "Triple Concerto" in C major from Kiril Laskarov on ...

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...

Virtual Living Room Concert 5

March 2

The final Living Room Concert features Abilene Philharmonic musicians Hannah Martineau and Chris Arc...

Western Heritage Classic

May 6-9

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

Dyess Big Country Air and Space Expo

April 30-May 1

A weekend full of flight brings a variety of static and in-air displays, including fun from the U.S...

Outlaws and Legends Music Fest

March 19-20

The 10th annual Outlaws and Legends Music Fest, benefiting Ben Richey Boys Ranch, returns to the Bac...

Abilene Philharmonic: Masterworks II, Beethoven Triple

March 27

Kiril Laskarov on violin, Jeffrey Lastrapes on cello, and Steven Harlos on piano play Mozart's "Sym...

Romantic Strings Concert

Jan. 30

The Abilene Philharmonic presents Arnold Schoenberg's "Transfigured Night" and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikov...

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