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...

North Texas Airstrip Attack

Oct. 16-17

This is the first time this event has taken place in Abilene and it is hosted on an incredibly wide ...

Winter Lightfest

Nov. 26-Dec. 31

Stroll this .75-mile trail and see iconic displays and breathtaking light features in the beautiful ...

Big Country Raceway Fall Spooktacular

Oct. 30-31

The Big Country Race Way is a 1/8-mile, National Hot Rod Association-sanctioned drag strip located j...

Big Country Raceway Thanksgiving Throwdown

Nov. 25-27

The Big Country Race Way is a 1/8-mile, National Hot Rod Association-sanctioned drag strip located j...

Abilene Zoo Christmas Celebration

Dec. 17-23

The zoo is celebrating Christmas with festive lights, real reindeer, hot toddies, Santa, s’more st...

Raising Cane's Key City Classic

Dec. 4

High school boys basketball teams from across Texas compete in one of the top tournaments in the sta...

Abilene Philharmonic Pops I: "Christmas Movie Magic"

Dec. 3-4

All aboard! Take a ride with the Abilene Philharmonic, featuring the soundtracks from your favorite ...

ZZ Top in Concert

Dec. 7

ZZ Top, the band behind smash singles “Gimme All Your Lovin’” and “Sharp Dressed Man,” bri...

Bert Kreischer

Dec. 9

Coming off of his hugely successful outdoor run, the Hot Summer Nights Tour 2020, renowned comedian,...

Abilene Philharmonic: Canadian Brass Concert

Jan. 15

The world’s most famous brass group, Canadian Brass, comes to Abilene. With a discography of over ...

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...

ArtWalk

Dec. 9

Bring the entire family to historic downtown Abilene for a monthly mini arts festival, hosted by the...

Silver Spur Gun and Knife Show

Dec. 4-5

Buy, sell, trade, and browse a show full of guns and knives.  ...

Texas Farm Ranch and Wildlife Expo

Feb. 23

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

"Golden Legacy: 80 Years of Original Art from Golden Books

Oct. 14-Dec. 24

The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature exhibits, tours, collects, preserves, and ...

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