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Upcoming Events in Panhandle Plains


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...

Children's Performing Art Series' "The Jungle Book" (CANCELED)

April 18

(This event has been canceled.) Rudyard Kipling's classic tale bursts to life on stage with colorful...

Zoobilation Gala

April 24

Feel like a celebrity as you arrive in style with valet service before walking the red carpet with a...

Taste of Abilene

April 27

Guests enjoy high-end entertainment and exquisite Texas-based food and beverages. Area restaurants, ...

Nelson Coates Meet-and-Greet

May 1

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

Big Country Air and Expo

May 1

A weekend full of fun and flight features a variety of static and in-air displays on the grounds of ...

Western Heritage Classic

May 6-9

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

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...

Abilene Outdoor Adventures

June 5

Take part in the outdoors by discovering new adventures, learning about the environment through fun ...

Children's Art and Literacy Festival

June 10-12

Two and half days of fun promote reading and art. Thursday includes an art exhibition of the picture...

World Giraffe Day Festival

June 19

Fun activities are in store for a giraffe-filled weekend. A portion of the giraffe feeding experienc...

Freedom Festival

July 3-4

Let freedom ring with a Fourth of July parade, the Paramount Film Series, live bands, a car show, a...

Anime Sekai

Aug. 6-8

Celebrate Japanese culture, geek culture, anime, manga, cosplay, comics, and video gaming at this th...

"Dog Man, The Musical"

Oct. 3

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


Coors Cowboy Club Cattle Drive and Ranch Rodeo

June 3-5

Friendly but serious rodeo competition ensues with saddle bronc riding, wild cow milking, and tradit...

Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo

July 2-3

For more than 70 years, the longest-operating riding club in the United States has been gathering to...

Big Spring

Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo

June 17-19

Bring your family and friends out to the Howard County Rodeo Bowl for this annual tradition. The Reu...

Funtastic Fourth

June 25-26

Head to downtown Big Spring for the annual Funtastic Fourth, where many vendors are selling food and...

Pops in the Park

July 3

Get your Fourth of July festivities popping with the Big Spring Symphony and fireworks. ...

Buffalo Gap

Buffalo Gap Wine and Food Summit

April 24

Experience "a day in Burgundy" with socially distanced festivities involving wine, food, guest speak...


Texas Outdoor Musical

May 29-Aug. 14

The official play of Texas is packed full of excitement, with lively songs and dance, good ol’ Tex...


Coleman PRCA Rodeo

June 10-13

In 1936, Texas' centennial year, the idea of an annual Coleman Rodeo arose when nine businessmen wan...

Red, White, and Boom

July 4

Bring back old family memories in the beautiful city park with games, a bike parade, music, and boom...


Food Truck Championship of Texas

June 5

One of the largest downtown squares in the U.S. is taken over by food trucks of all varieties compet...

Possum Pedal Bike Ride

June 5

Bike through some of the most beautiful, scenic country in Texas. This year has routes of 6, 27, 42,...

Cars and Stars

Aug. 7

The downtown square is filled with cars and trucks old and new, plus race cars and motorcycles. Ther...


Clovis Horse Sales

June 12-13

Quality horses for all types of riders are up for sale. Each sale has different events featuring var...

Golden Spread Classic Steer and Heifer Show

June 25-26

Miniature Hereford heifers and steers are shown on Friday, featuring American, European, and English...

High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals

July 1-4

The High Plains Junior Rodeo Association (HPJRA) is a nonprofit youth rodeo organization represented...

Junior Rodeo Cowboys Association Finals

July 22-25

The Junior Rodeo Cowboys Association (JRCA) is a nonprofit organization serving the rodeo interests ...

S.P.O.T.C Dog Agility Trials

Aug. 12-15

See dogs in competition at these agility trials. The South Plains Obedience Training Club of Lubbock...

World Series Team Roping Qualifiers

Aug. 14-15

Watch team ropers compete for the championship team roping competition. ...

Mineral Wells

Crazy Water Festival

Oct. 8-9, 2021

The 41st annual Crazy Water Festival is a crazy fun time for a crazy-good cause. There are vendors, ...


Fourth of July Mud Bog

July 3

Mud bogging is a form of off-roading with the vehicle being driven through a pit of mud to see who c...

San Angelo

Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition

Oct. 18, 2019-Aug. 31, 2021

Hosted by the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, the sixth annual juried sculpture competition has 12 la...

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