Calendar

Below are some of the upcoming events in Abilene. You can add individual events to your Travel Planner for saving and/or printing. Use the check box beside any event to add it to your Travel Planner.

Are we missing out on an upcoming event? Simply click the link below to submit an event, and we'll get our website updated as soon as possible.

Submit an Abilene Event    Correct an Existing Event   Print Events

Events from 08/21/2017 to 08/28/2017

Featured Events

Events Calendar

Map

Senior Citizen Day at the Abilene Zoo

  • Abilene Zoo
  • 2070 Zoo LaneAbilene
  • 325-437-4914Flavia Fernandes
  • 08/21/17 - 08/21/17
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $7-Adults; Free-Seniors; $4.50-Children ages 3-12; Free- Children 2 and younger

Everyone age 60 and older gets free admission, musical entertainment, refreshments, activities, animal encounters and fellowship. $1 Safari Express train rides make getting around the zoo easier for those who can’t 'hoof' it.

Map

Live at Lytle - Dalton Domino

  • Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 1150 E. South 11th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1925Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 08/23/17 - 08/23/17
  • 5 to 10 p.m.
  • Free

Live music every Wednesday outside on the patio.

AISD Fall Team Tennis Tournament

  • Abilene & Cooper High Schools and Rose Park
  • 325-677-1731 X 2253Coach Stacy Bryan
  • 08/25/17 - 08/26/17
  • 8 a.m.
  • Free-spectators.
Map

Abilene's Best Pinup Contest

  • Downtown Tattoo
  • 865 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 325-374-7700Serenity Ford
  • 08/26/17 - 08/26/17
  • 4 p.m.
  • Free-Admission

12 contestants with a 3 judge panel. There will also be live voting, food trucks, live music, tattoo contests, cars and more.

Map

26th Annual Grace Gala Honoring Bob Nutt

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Sheila Scevers
  • 08/26/17 - 08/26/17
  • 6 p.m.
  • Ticket prices vary. See website for details.

Enjoy an evening of dinner catered by Perini's, dance to 'Memphis Soul' and live and silent auctions.

Map

8th Annual Casen's Crew Golf Tournament

  • Maxwell Golf Course
  • 1002 S. 32nd St.Abilene
  • 325-370-6379Heather Riley
  • 08/26/17 - 08/26/17
  • 7 a.m., Tournament desk opens
    8 a.m., Shotgun start
  • $75-Person; $300-Team

The event will feature a 4-man scramble. Come join for a day of golf and to help raise awareness about Cardiomyopathy. The top 3 teams will receive cash prizes: $600 for 1st, $300 for 2nd, $150 for 3rd. 

Map

Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 08/26/17 - 08/26/17
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Free

A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

Map

Meals on Wheels Plus Sporting Clays Classic

  • Abilene Clays Sports
  • 1102 E. Spur 707Abilene
  • 325-672-5050Rob Chastain
  • 08/26/17 - 08/26/17
  • 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
  • $140-Person

Enjoy a day of shooting sports to benefit the efforts of Meals on Wheels.

Map

UA Baseball Factory National Tryout & College Prep

  • McMurry University, Walt Driggers Baseball Field
  • 2000 S. 17thAbilene
  • 1-800-641-4487Baseball Factory
  • 08/27/17 - 08/27/17
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • See website for fees and admission.

Coaches evaluate your skills and show you how you stack up against other players nationwide. Select players will be invited to Under Armour Baseball Factory National Team and Training events based on their performances at a tryout. Your tryout video can be seen by thousands of coaches in the definitive college recruiting database.

Map

Ministers' Lunch Hour: Does the Church Matter?

  • Abilene Christian University, Hunter Welcome Center
  • 1949 ACU Dr.Abilene, Texas
  • 325-674-3722Curtis King
  • 08/29/17 - 08/29/17
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • $15-Person

Randy Harris, Abilene Christian University Bible instructor and spiritual director for the College of Biblical Studies and the Siburt Institute, will offer his insights and perspectives on the ever-shifting attitudes toward the church in a world and at a time when the church does not hold the highest spot on the go-to list for addressing moral and spiritual decisions.

Map

Live at Lytle - Sam Riggs

  • Lytle Land and Cattle
  • 1150 E. South 11th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1925Lytle Land and Cattle
  • 08/30/17 - 08/30/17
  • 5 to 10 p.m.
  • Free

Live music every Wednesday outside on the patio.

Map

Art Adventure

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 09/01/17 - 09/01/17
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • Free; Reservations requested

This mom and tot program for preschoolers combines different aspects of visual and verbal literacy by exposing the children to books and art based on the featured artist in the gallery.

Map

'Yesterday' A Beatles Tribute Band

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-280-8421Wendy Holmes
  • 09/02/17 - 09/02/17
  • 7 p.m.
  • $20-$35

This live performance encompasses all eras of Beatles music from The Hamburg days through the Shea Stadium performances into pop history's magical Sgt. Pepper album and beyond.

USA Bring Your Best Girl's Softball Tournament

  • Nelson Park and Lake Kirby Softball Complex
  • Nelson Park and Lake Kirby Softball ComplexAbilene
  • 325-672-5085Heather Melchor
  • 09/02/17 - 09/03/17
  • Call for times and admission

District 11 USA sanctioned girl's softball tournament. Open 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16/18U.  Each player and coach brings two hygiene items for homeless students to be given through Communities in Schools. 3 pool games seated into double elimination bracket.

Map

A Cooked Up Fairy Tale Book Signing

  • Texas Star Trading Co.
  • 174 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-672-9696
  • 09/05/17 - 09/05/17
  • 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Free-Signing event; $15-Book

Author Penny Parker Klostermann will sign copies of her newest children's book. Pre-orders of the book are available by calling or ordering online before book signing. 

Map

Paramount Film: Back to the Future

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Betty Hukill
  • 09/08/17 - 09/09/17
  • Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • $7-Adults; $6-Students, seniors, military and children

A small-town California teen is thrown back into the '50s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend goes awry. 1985, color, 120 minutes, Rated PG.

Map

The Winery at Willow Creek's 5th Birthday Celebration

  • The Winery at Willow Creek
  • 4353 S. Treadaway Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-690-9463The Winery at Willow Creek
  • 09/08/17 - 09/08/17
  • 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Free-Admission

Help celebrate 5 years of bussiness with food from Black Cat's Blues & BBQ out front and Treadwater playing live music under the pergola. Pair all of that with a cool glass of wine or a slushy and it'll be the perfect day.

Map

7th Annual Big Country 'Mudslinger' Fun Run

  • SeaBee Park
  • FM 600Abilene
  • 325-692-2972Michelle Ludwig
  • 09/09/17 - 09/09/17
  • 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • $30-Adult early bird; $20-Child early bird; $40-Adult registration; $25-Child registration

Walk or run an approximately 3 mile course that includes several fun and crazy challenges along the way. At the end of the race participants crawl through the last of 4 mud pits crossing the finish line as an official 'MudSlinger'. Race open to all skill levels.

Map

Chautauqua - The Comanche with Blue Eyes

  • Taylor County History Center
  • 133 N. Williams St.Buffalo Gap, Texas
  • 325-572-3365Shay Cochran
  • 09/09/17 - 09/09/17
  • 11 a.m. to Noon
  • Free

Zoe Kirkpatrick will take on the persona of Cynthia Ann Parker, who was taken at age nine by the Comanche Indians. She will tell about her life as a Comanche woman.

Map

Teddy Bear Day

  • Abilene Zoo
  • 2070 Zoo LaneAbilene
  • 325-437-4914Flavia Fernandes
  • 09/09/17 - 09/09/17
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $7-Adults; $6-Seniors; Free-Children

Bring your favorite plush fur-baby or purchase one in the Zoo Store for free child’s admission to the zoo! We will also have education about our American Black Bear, who happens to be named Teddy!

Map

Alliance for Women & Children's Annual Fall Luncheon

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-5321Jennifer Jones
  • 09/14/17 - 09/14/17
  • 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • $40-Person; $400-Per table of 8

Featuring Coach Herman Boone of Remember the Titans who continues to motivate and inspire audiences with presentations on respect, teamwork, community involvement, and the importance of character. 

Map

17th Annual West Texas Dove Classic

  • White Rock Lodge
  • 13249 FM 1812Merkel
  • 325-677-6815Holly Holmes
  • 09/15/17 - 09/17/17
  • 8 a.m.
  • $750.00-Early bird registration; $850-Person

In addition to three rounds of hunting, this unique event also includes a heptathlon ( 2-person team event consisting of 7 hunting, throwing and pitching challenges), an auction, clay shoot, and fabulous meals.

Map

Oktoberfest at The Mill

  • The Mill Wine Bar & Event Venue
  • 239 Locust St.Abilene
  • 325-788-0360The Mill Winery
  • 09/15/17 - 09/15/17
  • 5 p.m. to Midnight
  • See website for pricing.

Enjoy beer and German favorite foods on the pavilion to celebrate the beginning of Oktoberfest.

Map

The Peddler Show

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 512-358-1000Marcela Leal
  • 09/15/17 - 09/17/17
  • Fri., Noon to 6 p.m.
    Sat., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $7-At the door; $5-Online in advance; Free-Children 12 and younger

A custom fall market where you can shop from talented designers, artisans, creators and craftsmen from all over the country. It’s the best time to stock up on all the latest fashions, get a jump start on holiday shopping, support your favorite football team and more.

ASC Men's & Women's Individual Invitational Tennis

  • Hardin-Simmons and McMurry Universities
  • Hardin-Simmons and McMurry UniversitiesAbilene
  • 325-670-1446Shane Williford
  • 09/16/17 - 09/17/17
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission

ASC sanctioned tennis tournament hosted by Hardin-Simmons and McMurry Universities.

Map

Family Fun Saturdays

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586NCCIL
  • 09/16/17 - 09/16/17
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Free

A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

Map

Walk to End Alzheimer's

  • Rose Park
  • 2625 S. 7th St.Abilene
  • 325-672-2907Karen Rampy
  • 09/16/17 - 09/16/17
  • 8 to 11 a.m.
  • Free

The Alzheimer’s Association’s signature awareness and fundraising event, raising funds for care, support and research.