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Upcoming Events in Panhandle Plains

Abilene

Abilene Philharmonic at the Zoo

Sept, 18, Oct. 2

Enjoy a concert from the Abilene Philharmonic as they perform outdoors. It is highly encouraged to...

West Texas Dove Classic

Sept. 24

Join the hunt as Disability Resources (DRI) hosts their West Texas Dove Classic. The event includes ...

The Texas Gentlemen in Concert

Sept. 25

The Texas Gentlemen have backed for artists like Leon Bridges and Nikki Lane, and they've played alo...

Gay Pride Parade—Denim and Diamonds

Sept. 25

Put on your boots and scoot downtown to the premiere Pride event of Abilene, presented by the Abilen...

Tamasha la wa Africa—Celebration of Africa

Sept. 25

Honor the music, dance, art, cuisine, and culture of Africa and the African community in Abilene. Ho...

Cattle Baron's Ball

Oct. 9

Join the American Cancer Society for a spectacular evening of great food, dancing, an auction, and m...

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 ...

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...

Winter Lightfest

Nov. 26-Dec. 31

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

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 ...

Silver Spur Gun and Knife Show

Dec. 4-5

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

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,...

ArtWalk

Dec. 9

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

Abilene Zoo Christmas Celebration

Dec. 17-23

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

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...

Texas Farm Ranch and Wildlife Expo

Feb. 23

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

"Dog Man, The Musical"

April 3

This hilarious new production is based on the worldwide bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the crea...

Amarillo

Tri-State Fair and Rodeo

Sept. 17-25

This is the largest annual family event in the Texas Panhandle. Fairgoers enjoy fun festivities incl...

Good Times Celebration Barbecue Cookoff

Oct. 7

This cookoff is Amarillo's biggest networking event with all you can eat and drink. Teams compete fo...

Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association Wrangler World Championship

Oct. 12-16

See cowgirls and cowboys shoot their best shot at targets while on horseback. In this fast-action ti...

WRCA World Championship Ranch Rodeo

Nov. 11-14

Some of the best cowboys from ranches across the West come to town for this highly competitive rodeo...

Anson

Party in the Park

Sept. 25

Join in for a day of entertainment in a family-friendly environment. Live bands are playing, and kid...

The Hoolie Golf Tournament

Oct. 2-3

Compete in a two-day, two-person golf scramble. A steak dinner is served Saturday night. ...

Christmas Parade of Lights

Dec. 11

The Anson High School band, several equestrian groups, more than 30 beautifully decorated floats, an...

The Texas Cowboys' Christmas Ball

Dec. 16-18

Originating in 1885, this ball includes dances that are still presented in a frontier atmosphere, wi...

Big Spring

Comanche Trail Festival of Lights

Dec. 5-25

Every night of the festival, over a million lights are on display as visitors drive through festive ...

Big Spring Symphony "Holiday Spectacular"

Dec. 18

Gather your family and friends for an evening of some familiar holiday tunes with the Big Spring Sym...

Coleman

Fiesta de La Paloma

Oct. 1-3

The Miss Coleman County Scholarship Pageant, along with food and craft vendors, a car show, a sancti...

Hunters Festival

Nov. 5

Coleman County shows its appreciation for hunters and the hunting industry with a steak dinner that ...

Christmas on Commercial

Dec. 4

Downtown Coleman sparkles with holiday charm at the lighted parade and Christmas market....

Levelland

Petticoats on the Prairie

Oct. 15-16

Visit a two-day juried show and the premier vintage market of West Texas since 2010. Shop unique ven...

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