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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...

Kristen Hertzenberg and Her All-Star Band in Concert

Sept. 5

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

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...

Beer Summit

Sept. 19

Sample beers from more than 40 breweries offering more than 125 flavors. A general pass to the event...

Big Country Balloon Fest (CANCELED)

Sept. 25-27

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

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...

Nelson Coates Meet-and-Greet

Sept. 26

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

Masterworks I: A New World Symphony

Sept. 26

Violinist Angelo Xiang Yu, recipient of both a 2019 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2019 Lincoln C...

Boo at the Zoo

Oct. 17, 24

Dress up your little beasts and bring them out to the zoo for a day of trick-or-treating, costume co...

Jackie Venson in Concert

Oct. 22

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

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 ...

Masterworks II Triple Concerto: Celebrating Beethoven at 250

Oct. 24

Performers include Kiril Laskarov, violin; Jeffrey Lastrapes, cello; and Steven Harlos, piano. Th...

Nightmare on Elm Creek

Oct. 29-31

Ready for a chilling night of fun and fright? The Abilene Zoo transforms its natural Elm Creek habit...

Spooktacular

Oct. 31-Nov. 1

All bracket classes run at this drag race....

24fps International Short Film Festival (CANCELED)

Nov. 6-7

This unique short film festival, now in its 21st year, is a juried competition for student and indep...

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...

Thanksgiving Throwdown

Nov. 27-28

Enjoy drag racing at its finest....

City Sidewalks and Christmas Parade

Nov. 29-Dec. 5

Feel at home for the holidays and discover the charm of Christmas in downtown Abilene in the 32nd an...

Addison

Addison After Dark

April 18-Nov. 21

The third Saturday of every month from April through November, enjoy free live music, movies, and fo...

Albany

Stars and Skies of Texas: July Star Party

July 18

Join the July stargazing party, where there are volunteer astronomers with telescopes available to s...

Stars and Skies of Texas: August Star Party

Aug. 15

Join the August stargazing party, where there are volunteer astronomers with telescopes available to...

Alpine

"Trappings of Texas"

July 1-Sept. 20

Considered one of the best Western art and custom cowboy gear exhibits in the country, the 34th annu...

Kaleena Ramos Memorial Golf Tournament

July 10-12

The tournament is a three-person scramble and scholarship fundraiser to honor the life of avid golfe...

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"

July 17-19, 24-26; July 31-Aug. 2

Theatre of the Big Bend presents its outdoor production of this 1967 musical comedy with music and l...

Mimosas on Murphy Street

July 18

This street fair on Historic Murphy Street features vendor booths for shopping, eating, and imbibing...

Viva Big Bend

July 23-26

More than 60 live shows take place during Viva Big Bend’s ninth year, featuring a wide range of mu...

Texas Ranger 5K

July 25

This 5K fun run is held to raise funds for arts programming and murals in Alpine and the Big Bend re...

Big Bend Ranch Rodeo

August 7-8

Sanctioned by the Working Ranch Cowboy Association, this event features rodeo feats and performances...

Big Bend Invitational Golf Tournament

August 15-16

This two-day golf tournament is a two-person scramble, played one day in Alpine and one day in Marfa...

Three-Person Scramble Golf Tournament

Sept. 7

Hit the links at this fundraiser for Sul Ross State University's basketball team....

"A Feeling of Humanity: The Ken Ratner Collection"

Oct. 6

Featuring 70 works by both contemporary artists and early 20th century painters, this exhibit explor...

NCOM Bike Race

Oct. 10

Named after Cormac McCarthy's novel "No Country for Old Men," NCOM is a 1,000-mile, 383-mile, and 20...

Amistad: Lea and Dobie

Oct. 15

This roundtable discussion explores the lifelong friendship between artist Tom Lea and writer J. Fra...

Dia de los Quesos

Nov. 1

The sixth annual installment of Alpine's premier queso cookoff features live music and a lot of chee...

Center for Big Bend Studies Conference

Nov. 13-14

This annual event brings to the Sul Ross State University campus historians, archeologists, folklori...

A note regarding COVID-19

Due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus, some events have been postponed or canceled. Please make sure to check the event website, social media, or call ahead to confirm an event is still taking place if you are interested in attending.


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