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

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. ...

Outlaws and Legends Music Fest

March 20-21

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

"Peter Rabbit Tales"

March 22

Enchantment Theatre Company, in collaboration with Frederick Warne and Co. and Penguin Books UK, bri...

An Evening with Nelson Coates

March 28

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

Canadian Brass in Concert

April 18

The world’s most famous brass group comes to Abilene. Renowned for genre-bending versatility and j...

"Dog Man, The Musical"

April 26

A hilarious new production based on the worldwide bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of...

Kristen Hertzenberg and Her All-Star Band in Concert

May 9

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

"Finding Neverland"

Jan. 30

Directed by visionary Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy A...


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