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West Texas Fair & Rodeo Queen Scholarship Pageant

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 HWY 36
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376
  • 07/19/21 - 09/10/21
  • Application Deadline, Aug. 16
    Contest Begins, Sept. 3
    Coronation, Sept. 10
  • Entry fees apply.

Any young lady living within 250 miles of Abilene, Texas, and a resident of Texas can enter the West Texas Fair & Rodeo Queen Scholarship Pageant. Secondly, due to the change of rules for the Miss Rodeo Texas Pageant, a contestant must have lived in Texas for at least 6 months to be in the contest. This will allow the Queen to participate in the Miss Rodeo Texas Pageant. Entry forms, along with a release formd, must be signed and received by the Expo Center office no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, August 16th. 

 
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Show Steer Junior Nationals

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 HWY 80Abilene
  • 830-998-2086Tonya Meier
  • 07/21/21 - 07/25/21
  • Visit website for details.

Hosted by Battle of the Cattle. Battle of the Cattle is a family-operated prospect steer show series, open to youth from all across the nation.

 
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Chameleon Performing Arts Company presents: Small Mouth Sounds

  • The Modern at Motis Building
  • 202 Pine St.Abilene
  • 325-575-1598
  • 07/22/21 - 07/24/21
  • 8 p.m.
  • $25

Six individuals embark on a silent retreat for the weekend. Without the ability to speak, these individuals must tell stories utilizing physical movement, creating non-verbal forms of communication, and allowing themselves to become fully immersed in this atmosphere of silence. Small Mouth Sounds encompasses real life experiences, and provides the audience with a means of journeying through their own personal silent retreat. Price includes wine and cheese reception to follow. *Suggested audience ages 16+.

 
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Chad Prather at Potosi Live

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM-1750Abilene
  • 07/23/21 - 07/23/21
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy great food and comedy featuring Chad Prather.

 
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Texas West State Tournament

  • Lake Kirby Baseball Complex
  • 5650 Maple St.abilene
  • 325-668-1630Bobby Gilbreth
  • 07/23/21 - 07/26/21
  • $5-Parking

Little League and Junior League Baseball Championships. 

 
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Toasted Traveler

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 214-457-3503
  • 07/23/21 - 07/23/21
  • Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Head to The Icehouse at LSDG for toasted lunch goodness every Friday!

 
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Dive-In Movie | Elf

  • Adventure Cove
  • 2742 S. 9th St.Abilene
  • 325-734-5302Alyssa Hartley
  • 07/23/21 - 07/23/21
  • Gates open at 8 p.m.
  • $4-Per Person

Splash into adventure at Adventure Cove during Dive-In Movies! They will be showing a movie each month in the summer. This month they will be showing the movie Elf for Christmas in July. 

 
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Little River Band in Concert

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 13258649119Stan West
  • 07/23/21 - 07/23/21
  • 8 to 9:45 p.m.
  • $31-$79

Come out for a 100 minute concert featuring Little River Band's greatest hits.

 

 
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38th Tour de Gap Bike Race

  • Old Settler's Reunion Grounds
  • 100 Vine St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-674-3139Haley Carlson
  • 07/24/21 - 07/25/21
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for times and admission
38th Tour de Gap on July 24 & 25 in Buffalo Gap, Texas. Three rides through the hills of south Taylor County with the 100K, 50K, and the 11 mile family fun ride. For the kids, we will have the KIDS KRIT! On Sunday, July 25, we will have our 4th annual Steamboat Mtn. Time Trial.
 
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Pie & Pints - Life of Pie & Pappy Slokum

  • Pappy Slokum
  • 409 S. Treadaway Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-704-5161
  • 07/24/21 - 07/24/21
  • Noon to 3 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Come join Life of Pie Abilene as they are hosted by Pappy Slokum. Enjoy cold brews as well as great lunch options and pie by the slice!

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 07/24/21 - 07/24/21
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 

Grain Theory Block Party

  • Ste 201
  • 202 Pine St.Abilene
  • 325-513-6628
  • 07/24/21 - 07/24/21
  • 4 to 10 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

What an uncertain, trying, and amazing six months it has been! Grain Theory knew they would never really get a grand opening (global pandemic and all) so instead they decided to just open the doors and see who came in. And boy, did you all show up. Big time! So they want to celebrate all the friends they have made so far and the supporters that have been behind them from the beginning.

This is your official invitation to the Grain Theory Block Party! They're shutting down the street, tapping special event-only beer releases, amazing food specials, food trucks, live music, outdoor games, local vendor's market, and more!

 

 
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Garageband Woodstock 11

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 07/24/21 - 07/24/21
  • 6 to 11 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Don't miss the musical event of the summer! There will be live music from several local bands including The Fabulous Furies, The Continentals, Full House, Soul Free, The Chevelle 5 and more! Proceeds benefit New Horizons.

 
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Matt Stapp at Betty Rose's Little Brisket

  • Betty Rose's Little Brisket
  • 3934 Catclaw St.Abilene
  • 325-698-8000
  • 07/24/21 - 07/24/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy BBQ and live music by Matt Stapp on the patio.

 
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The Self Family at The Ice House at LSDG

  • The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 325-232-7897
  • 07/24/21 - 07/24/21
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Fantastic family harmony on a Saturday night!

 
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Curtis Grimes Live at Firehouse Bar and Grill

  • Firehouse Bar & Grill
  • 2074 Butternut StAbilene
  • 325-268-4399
  • 07/24/21 - 07/24/21
  • 9 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Don't miss live music by Curtis Grimes at Firehouse Bar and Grill.

 
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Sunday Fun Day

  • Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351Heather Miller
  • 07/25/21 - 07/25/21
  • 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Free

Your weekend just got better! The Abilene Public Library South Branch is hosting monthly Sunday, Fun Day! Each month they will host a different activity from crafts to experiments, and even story times. The whole family is invited to the fun, come-and-go event located in the Women's Dillard's Courtyard!

 

Shop at Jack Rabbit Acres

  • Jack Rabbit Acres
  • 810 Lytle Cove Rd.Abilene
  • 325-660-7196
  • 07/25/21 - 07/25/21
  • 3 to 8 p.m.
  • Free

Come enjoy a pop-up shopping event featuring three local vendors. The event will include handmade jewelry, dog bandanas, repurposed clothing, scrunchies, goat milk soaps, beeswax candles, & more! 

 
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Long Monday

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 214-457-3503Brent Terry
  • 07/26/21 - 07/26/21
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

A John Prine infused set starring Jim Sadler and Evan Christian.

 
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Mall of Abilene Kids World

  • Mall of Abilene - Women's Dillard's Courtyard
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351
  • 07/27/21 - 07/27/21
  • 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Free

Enjoy this new summer series. Every Tuesday in June & July visit the Mall of Abilene for a free interactive activity for all ages! Each week a different organization will be invited out! This week the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature will be providing fun activities. The first 300 kids in attendance will receive a special discount card.

 
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Landon Hoffman at Betty Rose's Little Brisket

  • Betty Rose's Little Brisket
  • 3934 Catclaw St.Abilene
  • 325-698-8000
  • 07/28/21 - 07/28/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy BBQ and live music by Landon Hoffman on the patio.

 
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Tatum Cantu with Marcus Valencia at Potosi Live

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM-1750Abilene
  • 07/28/21 - 07/28/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Free entry. Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy great food and live music featuring Tatum Cantu with Marcus Valencia.

 
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Doc's Fest 2021

  • Doc's Bar & Grill
  • 2042 FM 1750Abilene
  • 325-692-0403
  • 07/29/21 - 07/29/21
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • $20-$80

Head to Doc's for their first ever Doc's Fest! Performances by The Bellamy Brothers, Cody Canada and the Departed, Kody West, Josh Ward and Dylan Wheeler. 

 
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Chill Thursday's with Christy Patton

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 walnut streetAbilene
  • 214-457-3503brent terry
  • 07/29/21 - 07/29/21
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Head to The Icehouse at LSDG for a live performance by Christy Patton.

 
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Jacob Armitage at Potosi Live

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM-1750Abilene
  • 07/29/21 - 07/29/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Free entry. Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy great food and live music featuring Jacob Armitage.

 
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Big Time Hoops DII, III, JUCO & NAIA Showcase

  • Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 972-244-3141Jay Lambert
  • 07/30/21 - 08/01/21
  • Visit website for details.

Big Time Hoops & US Amateur Basketball are pleased to offer an exposure basketball tournament in Texas.

 
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Kirk House at Potosi Live

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM-1750Abilene
  • 07/30/21 - 07/30/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Free entry. Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy great food and live music featuring Kirk House.

 
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Abilene Community Theatre Presents: Peter Pan

  • Abilene Community Theatre
  • 809 Barrow St.Abilene
  • 325-673-6271
  • 07/30/21 - 08/01/21
  • Fri., 7:30 p.m.
    Sat., 7:30 p.m.
    Sun., 2 p.m.
  • $13-$15

When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await.

 

 
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Gene Watson in Concert

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620
  • 07/30/21 - 07/30/21
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

This masterful country stylist from Houston, Texas has been thrilling audiences for more than 50 years. Gene’s very first radio single, the self-penned 'If It’s That Easy' was released in 1962. Although the song didn’t make any radio charts, it did start the career of the man now known as 'The Singer’s Singer.' Gene Watson’s tally of 75 charted titles, 23 top-10 hits and 6 number-one records has led to membership in the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. Radio listeners are still transfixed whenever classics like 'Farewell Party,' 'Fourteen Carat Mind' or 'Love in the Hot Afternoon' are played. The depth of emotion in his singing, his brilliant phrasing, his jaw-dropping range and the power in the lyrics he chooses are all factors in the awe he inspires in both fans and his musical peers.

 

ACU High School Team Camp and Referee Training Camp

  • Teague Center, and Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center, McMurry and HSU
  • Teague Center, and Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center
  • 325-674-2841
  • 07/31/21 - 08/01/21
  • $600-Per team

This is a high school team camp. Lodging and meals are not included. 5 game guarantee. Limit 56 teams.

  • Saturday Pool play
  • Sunday Bracket play
  • Games will be played at ACU, McMurry and Hardin Simmons.
  • 8 Team - JV Division
  • 32 Team - Small School Division (1A-3A)
  • 16 Team - Big School Division (4A-6A)

*All completed camp forms are due at check in on July 31st; 1-hour prior to your first game.

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 07/31/21 - 07/31/21
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 
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Paramount Family Film Series: 'Iron Giant'

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Tré McLeod
  • 07/31/21 - 07/31/21
  • 2 p.m.
  • $2

Abilene Teachers Federal Credit Union and Beltway Park Church Present the Family Film Series! In this animated adaptation of Ted Hughes' Cold War fable, a giant alien robot (Vin Diesel) crash-lands near the small town of Rockwell, Maine, in 1957. Exploring the area, a local 9-year-old boy, Hogarth, discovers the robot, and soon forms an unlikely friendship with him. When a paranoid government agent, Kent Mansley, becomes determined to destroy the robot, Hogarth and beatnik Dean McCoppin (Harry Connick Jr.) must do what they can to save the misunderstood machine. 1999, Family/Adventure, 1 hours and 30 minutes, Rated PG.

 
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Painting & Pints

  • SunnHaus Brewery
  • 344 Clark Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-7967
  • 07/31/21 - 07/31/21
  • 6 to 9 p.m.
  • $40

Join the fun and learn how to paint a milk can bouquet on canvas, enjoy a delicious decorated sugar cookie by Sweet Hearts Bakery and explore a fun new spot at SunnHaus Brewing! 

 
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Mike Murray at Betty Rose's Little Brisket

  • Betty Rose's Little Brisket
  • 3934 Catclaw St.Abilene
  • 325-698-8000
  • 07/31/21 - 07/31/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy BBQ and live music by Mike Murray on the patio.

 
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September Moon at Potosi Live

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM-1750Abilene
  • 07/31/21 - 07/31/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Free entry. Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy great food and live music featuring September Moon.

 
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ELEVATE Middle School Camp

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972Sabrina Bingham
  • 08/02/21 - 08/03/21
  • 9 a.m. to Noon
  • Visit website for details.

This middle school 2-day camp is designed to prepare each athlete to be confident and ready for their school season. The emphasis will be on repetition and technique. All basic skills of volleyball will be attended to, with the most focus being placed on the serving and passing aspect of the game.

 
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Mid Range / Shooting Camp

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972Javaris Jones
  • 08/02/21 - 08/03/21
  • 6th Grade: 9 to 10:30 a.m.
    7-12th Grade: 11 to 12:30
  • Visit website for details.

This camp will continue the journey of you building confidence in your shooting, being consistent in your mechanics and knowing how to create separation to make the best game decision possible!

 
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Setter/Hitter Camp

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972Sabrina Bingham
  • 08/04/21 - 08/05/21
  • 9 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Visit website for details.

If your athlete is looking for extra skill-specific training then this is the camp for them! Emphasis will be placed on repetition, technique, maximum efficient mobility, and proper mechanics.

 
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The Davis Brothers at Betty Rose's Little Brisket

  • Betty Rose's Little Brisket
  • 3934 Catclaw St.Abilene
  • 325-698-8000
  • 08/04/21 - 08/04/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy BBQ and live music by The Davis Brothers on the patio.

 
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Paramount Cabaret Under the Stars

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620
  • 08/05/21 - 08/08/21
  • Thurs.-Sat., 7 p.m.
    Sun., 1 p.m.
  • Evening Showing-$69
    Sunday Brunch-$79

It's the music of Berlin, Gershwin, and Porter from local talent on the stage of the Paramount Theatre. Thursday-Saturday, enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and complimentary beer and wine. For the first time, Sunday will be a 'Cabaret Brunch.' A full meal will be served. (All seating is cabaret style, you may be seated with strangers, but that's the fun part!)

 
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Rogers and Hammerstein's Carousel

  • Radford Auditorium
  • 1400 Sayles Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-793-3889McMurry Theatre Box Office
  • 08/05/21 - 08/08/21
  • $15-General Admission, $12-Military/Senior Discount, $5-McMurry Faculty/Staff/Student Discount

McMurry University Theatre, along with The Noah Project, present the musical Carousel! This Rodgers and Hammerstein musical follows the romance of a charming carousel barker and a pretty worker from a nearby mill. When the attractive young couple gets married, they also both find themselves unemployed, which puts a strain on their relationship. When he finds out that his wife is pregnant, he resorts to extreme measures to get money, a decision that leads to tragedy.

 
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Abilene Community Theatre Presents: Peter Pan

  • Abilene Community Theatre
  • 809 Barrow St.Abilene
  • 325-673-6271
  • 08/06/21 - 08/08/21
  • Fri., 7:30 p.m.
    Sat., 7:30 p.m.
    Sun., 2 p.m.
  • $13-$15

When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await.

 

 
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Big Country Bash Tournament

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972Sabrina Bingham
  • 08/07/21 - 08/08/21
  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

The Big Country Bash is a two-day middle school volleyball tournament to kick off the season. Come join the Abilene Youth Sports Authority for this event to highlight local 6th-8th graders.

 
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Champion's Day

  • Adventure Cove
  • 2742 S. 9th St.Abilene
  • 325-734-5302Alyssa Hartley
  • 08/07/21 - 08/07/21
  • 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Free-Disabled guests; $4-Reduced tickets for up to 4 family members

On this special day, people with disabilities can visit Adventure Cove for free, along with a reduced rate of $4 for up to four family members! Any additional family member will incur full admission cost. For more detailed information, visit www.abilenetx.gov/parksandrec.

 
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Brunch at Grain Theory

  • Grain Theory
  • Suite 201
  • 202 Pine St.Abilene
  • 806-674-5466Ky Sorley
  • 08/07/21 - 08/07/21
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Originating as a one time event, Grain Theory's popular downtown brunch menu has become a monthly can't-miss. Held on the first Saturday of every month, downtown customers can feast on Frite Hash with a choice of housemade sausage, scrumptious Spent Grain Pancakes, Brunch Grain Bowl, along with their usual delicious international fare. Top it off with a sparkling mimosa, hot gourmet coffee, or one of their many tasty craft beers & enjoy the view from their sunny 2nd floor balcony.

 
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Matera Vendor Market

  • Matera Gardens - Lower Level of Sockdolager Brewing Co.
  • 833 S. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-201-1289
  • 08/07/21 - 08/07/21
  • 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Free

Come shop a unique outdoor vendor market in the 'basement' of Matera Gardens, below Sockdolager Brewing Company! The lower level of this location will be filled with a variety of vendors on Saturdays from March-November. 

 

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 08/07/21 - 08/07/21
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 
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Clay Walker with Special Guest Rick Trevino

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM-1750Abilene
  • 325-529-3111
  • 08/07/21 - 08/07/21
  • Gates open at 5 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy great food and live music featuring Clay Walker with special guest, Rick Trevino.

 
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Dayne Pack at Betty Rose's Little Brisket

  • Betty Rose's Little Brisket
  • 3934 Catclaw St.Abilene
  • 325-698-8000
  • 08/07/21 - 08/07/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy BBQ and live music by Dayne Pack on the patio.

 
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Cocktails & Dreams

  • Oak Street Arbor
  • 137 Oak St.Abilene
  • 325-268-6060
  • 08/07/21 - 08/07/21
  • 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • $20

Seen the movie 'Cocktail'? That is the inspiration behind this event.

Join Oak Street Arbor and Kao Lounge for an 80's themed 'Cocktails and Dreams' party. There will be a multitude of fun planned out including:

  • Music and lighting by eMotion Entertainment
  • 80's themed decorations
  • Graze table by Cheesus Boards
  • Photo Booth by The Looking Glass
  • Cocktails and magic by KAO Lounge
  • Door prizes
  • Best dressed competition
  • Dance competition

 

 
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2021 Chamber of Commerce Business Expo

  • Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-7241
  • 08/11/21 - 08/11/21
  • 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Visit website for details

The Chamber's premiere business to business networking event features exhibitors showcasing their services and products. Call the Chamber of Commerce for display and sponsor opportunities.

 
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Brett Patterson at Betty Rose's Little Brisket

  • Betty Rose's Little Brisket
  • 3934 Catclaw St.Abilene
  • 325-698-8000
  • 08/11/21 - 08/11/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy BBQ and live music by Brett Patterson on the patio.

 
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August ArtWalk - All About Abstracts

  • Historic Downtown Abilene
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 08/12/21 - 08/12/21
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Free

ArtWalk is a monthly mini arts festival downtown hosted by the Center for Contemporary Arts. Bring the entire family to historic downtown where restaurants, shops, museums, galleries and entertainment await you! The theme for August is 'All About Abstracts' and will include demonstrations from local abstract artists and an opportunity to participate in a community abstract painting. Adult Beverages available for purchase thanks to The Local. Special thanks to Lone Star Dry Goods for sponsoring live music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

 
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Abilene Cattle Baron's Ball Style Show

  • 201 Mesquite Event Center
  • 201 Mesquite St.Abilene
  • 325-280-3001Daisy Bergeron
  • 08/12/21 - 08/12/21
  • Doors Open, 6:30 p.m.
    Style Show Begins, 7:15 p.m.
  • $50

Join the American Cancer Society for the Couture for a Cure Style Show presented by United Supermarkets and Market Street. Watch local cancer survivors grace the Cattle Baron's Ball Show runway! Ticket includes hors d'oeuvres, drinks and a commemorative wine glass.

 

AISD Bev Ball Volleyball Classic

  • Abilene High School and Cooper High School
  • Abilene High School and Cooper High SchoolAbilene
  • 325-677-1731Di Di Pierce
  • 08/13/21 - 08/14/21
  • Prices vary

High school girls compete in this volleyball classic that honors Bev Ball, who retired from AISD and McMurry.

 
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Paramount Film Series: 'Casablanca'

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Tré McLeod
  • 08/13/21 - 08/14/21
  • Fri. & Sat.: 7:30 pm
  • $7-Adults; $6-Seniors (60+), students, military, children

Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country.

 
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Bobby Flores & The Yellow Rose Band

  • P.T. Event Center
  • 5126 Brick St.Abilene
  • 325-979-2556
  • 08/13/21 - 08/13/21
  • Visit website for details.

Longhorn Unique Catering has teamed up with the P.T. Event Center to bring you a dinner and a dance. The entree is brisket, sausage, beans, potato salad and dessert. Tickets can be purchased on ticketleap.com for a limited time. Pre-sale Dance Tickets can also be purchased on line for a limited amount of time.

 
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Dive-In Movie | The Peanuts Movie

  • Adventure Cove
  • 2742 S. 9th St.Abilene
  • 325-734-5302Alyssa Hartley
  • 08/13/21 - 08/13/21
  • Gates open at 8 p.m.
  • Free

Splash into adventure at Adventure Cove during Dive-In Movies! They will be showing a movie each month in the summer. This month they will be showing The Peanuts Movie.

 
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15th Annual HBA Clay Shoot Benefiting Habitat for Humanity

  • Abilene Clay Sports
  • 1102 E. Spur 707Abilene
  • 325-698-4232
  • 08/14/21 - 08/14/21
  • Visit website for details.

This is a great event for both professional and amateur shooters. Open to the public, the shoot includes a delicious, catered meal and drinks at the evening Awards Dinner. It's a fun filled day of networking, shooting fun and raising money for Habitat for Humanity.

(Please note you are only eligible to win ONE gun via the Lewis Class Scoring System). Guns are awarded for the Top Shooter on each course and 1st place finishers based on the Lewis Class system. 2nd place Lewis Class will receive a flat of shotgun shells.

There are LOTS of prizes to give away, so come join the FUN and help raise money for Habitat for Humanity

**NEW** - There is a limited supply of 12ga shotgun shells available for purchase on the day of the shoot. They will be sold on a first come first served basis. $100 per flat.

**NEW** - Depending on the interest/demand, they will be offering golf cart rentals for your convenience navigating the course in the August heat. These carts will be rented on location with a third party vendor. Please have your cash or credit card handy to complete the rental process. There will be a limited supply of 6 seaters & 4 seaters and there will also be traditional 2 seaters available.

 
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I-20 Showdown Tournament

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972Javaris Jones
  • 08/14/21 - 08/15/21
  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • $260

Come play competitive basketball in our brand new facility. The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center has 4 high school regulation basketball courts, state-of-the-art amenities, technology and will be a great venue to watch basketball games in a tournament, multi-court setting. get your team together and come check this amazing place out in person. ALL GAMES LIVE-STREAMED ON PLAYSIGHT FOR FREE. 3 Game guarantee. Boys & Girls Divisions: 9-10U, 11-12U,14U, 16U, and 18U.

 
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The Downtown Abilene Walking Tour

  • Vera Minter Park
  • 233 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 512-619-7326
  • 08/14/21 - 08/14/21
  • 9 to 11:30 a.m.
  • $15-Per Person; $13.50-Military (with ID) & Seniors (65+); Free-Children 5 and younger

This walking tour is a fun, poetic and informative adventure of Downtown Abilene that includes history, current creativity, local business knowledge.

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 08/14/21 - 08/14/21
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 
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Krys Campos at Betty Rose's Little Brisket

  • Betty Rose's Little Brisket
  • 3934 Catclaw St.Abilene
  • 325-698-8000
  • 08/14/21 - 08/14/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy BBQ and live music by Krys Campos on the patio.

 
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Alex Aguilar at Betty Rose's Little Brisket

  • Betty Rose's Little Brisket
  • 3934 Catclaw St.Abilene
  • 325-698-8000
  • 08/18/21 - 08/18/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy BBQ and live music by Alex Aguilar on the patio.

 
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USSSA Youth Baseball Summer Slam

  • Nelson Park
  • 100 Zoo Ln.Abilene
  • 325-677-6590Darryl Ellis
  • 08/20/21 - 08/22/21
  • Call for times and admission.

Ages 8U and 13U and under, pool play into single elimination.

 
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USSSA Summer Sizzler

  • Nelson Complex
  • 100 Zoo Ln.Abilene
  • 325-518-3679
  • 08/21/21 - 08/21/21
  • Admission varies

Slow pitch softball tournament. 

 
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Military Appreciation Day

  • Taylor County History Center
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365
  • 08/21/21 - 08/21/21
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Regular admission applies for non-military members.

Military Appreciation Day at the Taylor County History Center in Buffalo Gap with free admission for current and former military members and their families.

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 08/21/21 - 08/21/21
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 
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Pat Green with Special Guests Phil Hamilton and Zach Edwards & Mike Webb

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM-1750Abilene
  • 325-529-3111
  • 08/21/21 - 08/21/21
  • Gates open at 5 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy great food and live music featuring Pat Green with special guests Phil Hamilton and Zach Edwards & Mike Webb.

 

 
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'Mi Tierra Mexicana' Dance Presentation

  • The Historic Paramount Theater
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 214-213-1898
  • 08/21/21 - 08/22/21
  • Saturday, 7 to 9 p.m.
    Sunday, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • $15-Adults
    $8-Children younger than 10 years old

St. Vincent Palllotti Catholic Church is proud to present, under the direction of Alvaro Munoz, 'Mi Tierra Mexicana.' Featuring Abilene's very own St. Vincent Pallotti Catholic Ballet Folklorico. Celebrating its 58th anniversary, the ballet folklorico will presenting traditional folklore dances from Los Concheros, Nuevo Leon, Guerreo, Veracruz and Jalisco from the enchanted land of Mexico. Special guest, Mariachi Alma Mexicana of San Angelo, Texas.

 
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Dave Stevens at Betty Rose's Little Brisket

  • Betty Rose's Little Brisket
  • 3934 Catclaw St.Abilene
  • 325-698-8000
  • 08/21/21 - 08/21/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy BBQ and live music by Dave Stevens on the patio.

 
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Open Road Concert Series: Them Vibes

  • The Grace Museum Rooftop
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-3883
  • 08/26/21 - 08/26/21
  • Visit website for details.

The Open Road concert series in Downtown Abilene offers music from some of the best in the Americana and roots rock music scenes. The third show of the season features Them Vibes. Them Vibes offers a unique and vintage sound inspired by country, rock ‘n’ roll, punk, and soul.

 
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Winery Comedy Tour!

  • The Winery at Willow Creek
  • 4353 S. Treadaway Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-690-9463
  • 08/26/21 - 08/26/21
  • 7 p.m.
  • $13

Grab your friends and spend an evening by the creek filled with belly laughs and wine. More than a dozen New York and L.A. stand-up comedians are currently on the road, sampling the local wines and providing the finest and funniest in comedy entertainment. This stop is set to feature a lineup of 3-4 comedians whose credits include top festivals, TV and major club appearances. This comedy tour takes top comedians who you've seen on TV and sends them out on the road to perform at wineries throughout the country. Find out which wine pairs best with hysterical laughter when this tour hits The Winery at Willow Creek!

 
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Randy Rogers with Special Guest La Maquinaria Nortena

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM-1750Abilene
  • 325-529-3111
  • 08/27/21 - 08/27/21
  • Gates open at 5 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy great food and live music featuring Randy Rogers with special guest La Maquinaria Nortena.

 
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Karson's Fashion Show

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620
  • 08/27/21 - 08/27/21
  • 7 p.m.
  • $6-$8

Everyone who attends the show will receive an exclusive fashion show tote AND 10% off of all clothes that night. All 75+ styles seen in the show will be available for purchase right after the show AT THE PARAMOUNT. Come wearing that crazy outfit that’s been sitting in your closet waiting for the perfect occasion. There will be a photo op with good lighting for you! Each outfit in the show will be styled twice so you can see it worn in different ways on different ages or sizes of people. The concession stand WILL be open so bring a little extra cash to grab some treats for the show.

The items shown in this show are for an everyday look. Perfect for school, work or hanging out with friends. There will be a few fancier items; this will be something that is beneficial and fun to watch. Even if you don’t buy anything you can get some everyday outfit styling inspiration.

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 08/28/21 - 08/28/21
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 
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Matera Underground Zak Webb and October Moon

  • Matera Gardens
  • 833 S. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-268-6060
  • 08/28/21 - 08/28/21
  • 6:30 to 11 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Head to Matera Gardens for live music featuring Zak Webb and October Moon.

 
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Haydn Bartlow at Betty Rose's Little Brisket

  • Betty Rose's Little Brisket
  • 3934 Catclaw St.Abilene
  • 325-698-8000
  • 08/28/21 - 08/28/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy BBQ and live music by Haydn Bartlow on the patio.

 
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Crafting the Conspiracy at Homer's

  • Homer's Bar & Music Venue
  • 4201 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-691-9995
  • 08/28/21 - 08/28/21
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Head to Homer's Bar and Music Venue to hear Crafting the Conspiracy. 

 
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Carvin Jones at the Abilene Convention Center

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-676-6211
  • 08/29/21 - 08/29/21
  • 4 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

World renowned blues guitarist Carvin Jones, voted in Top 50 Guitarists by Guitarist Magazine, brings his Ultimate Guitar Experience to you!

 
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AYSA VolleyKids League

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972Sabrina Bingham
  • 08/30/21 - 10/18/21
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

This is a progressive, practice/play league. The first part of every evening will allow time for a team practice followed by 2 timed games. This progressive approach allows for young players to build their fundamental skills of passing, setting, attacking, serving, and defense, while also learning strategies of the game through league play. Monday evenings, Aug.30 - Oct.18. Boys and Girls--Age Groups 6-8, 9-10,11-12,13-14.

 
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USSSA Texas LULAC Labor Day Softball Tournament

  • Nelson Complex
  • 100 Zoo Ln.Abilene, TX
  • 325-518-3679
  • 09/03/21 - 09/05/21
  • Admission fees & team entry fees apply

The Texas arm of the League of United Latin American Citizens will meet in Grover Nelson Park Labor Day weekend to play its 45th Annual Softball Tournament to raise funds for scholarships, enjoy fellowship and build goodwill. Men's, women's and mixed teams to compete.

 
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Brunch at Grain Theory

  • Grain Theory
  • Suite 201
  • 202 Pine St.Abilene
  • 806-674-5466Ky Sorley
  • 09/04/21 - 09/04/21
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Originating as a one time event, Grain Theory's popular downtown brunch menu has become a monthly can't-miss. Held on the first Saturday of every month, downtown customers can feast on Frite Hash with a choice of housemade sausage, scrumptious Spent Grain Pancakes, Brunch Grain Bowl, along with their usual delicious international fare. Top it off with a sparkling mimosa, hot gourmet coffee, or one of their many tasty craft beers & enjoy the view from their sunny 2nd floor balcony.

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 09/04/21 - 09/04/21
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 
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Summer Family Film Series: Tangled

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress StAbilene
  • 325-676-9620Tré McLeod
  • 09/04/21 - 09/04/21
  • 2 p.m.
  • $2

Disney animation of a classic tale. Beautiful princess Rapunzel has been locked away in a tower since she was captured as a baby by an old hag. Her magical long blonde hair has the power to provide eternal youth, and the evil Gothel uses this power to keep her young. At the age of 18, Rapunzel becomes curious about the outside world, and when a prince uses her tower as a refuge, she asks him to help her escape.

 
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AYSA Adult Volleyball League

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972Sabrina Bingham
  • 09/09/21 - 10/21/21
  • 5:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Thursday evenings, Sept.9 - Oct.21. Coed Divisions--A=Men's net height, and highest division of play. B=Women's net height and rec division of play. Guaranteed 2 matches per night. Matches will start as early as 5:30 pm and finish no later than 9 pm. Schedules will be posted a few days prior to the start of the season.

 
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Paramount Film Series: 'Goldfinger'

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Tré McLeod
  • 09/10/21 - 09/11/21
  • Fri. & Sat.: 7:30 pm
  • $7-Adults; $6-Seniors (60+), students, military, children

The powerful tycoon Auric Goldfinger has initiated Operation Grand Slam, a cataclysmic scheme to raid Fort Knox and obliterate the world economy. James Bond, armed with his specially equipped Aston Martin, must stop the plan by overcoming several outrageous adversaries.

 
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West Texas Fair & Rodeo: Seth Merritt Band

  • Taylor County Expo Center Fair Grounds, H-E-B Entertainment Pavilion
  • 1700 HWY 36
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376
  • 09/10/21 - 09/10/21
  • 9 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy live music featuring the Seth Merritt Band at the West Texas Fair and Rodeo.

 
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The Downtown Abilene Walking Tour

  • Vera Minter Park
  • 233 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 512-619-7326
  • 09/11/21 - 09/11/21
  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • $15-Per Person; $13.50-Military (with ID) & Seniors (65+); Free-Children 5 and younger

This walking tour is a fun, poetic and informative adventure of Downtown Abilene that includes history, current creativity, local business knowledge.

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 09/11/21 - 09/11/21
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 
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Elvis Impersonator, Harvey McFadden

  • Taylor County Expo Center Fair Grounds, H-E-B Entertainment Pavilion
  • 1700 HWY 36
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376
  • 09/11/21 - 09/11/21
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy live music featuring the Elvis Impersonator, Harvey McFadden, at the West Texas Fair and Rodeo.

 
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West Texas Fair & Rodeo: Braden Davis Band

  • Taylor County Expo Center Fair Grounds, H-E-B Entertainment Pavilion
  • 1700 HWY 36
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376
  • 09/11/21 - 09/11/21
  • 8:30 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy live music featuring the Braden Davis Band at the West Texas Fair and Rodeo.

 
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West Texas Fair & Rodeo: Dayne Pack Band

  • Taylor County Expo Center Fair Grounds, H-E-B Entertainment Pavilion
  • 1700 HWY 36
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376
  • 09/12/21 - 09/12/21
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy live music featuring the Dayne Pack Band at the West Texas Fair and Rodeo.

 
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West Texas Fair & Rodeo: Garcia Brothers Live

  • Taylor County Expo Center Fair Grounds, H-E-B Entertainment Pavilion
  • 1700 HWY 36
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376
  • 09/12/21 - 09/12/21
  • 8 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy live music featuring the Garcia Brothers at the West Texas Fair and Rodeo.

 
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West Texas Fair & Rodeo: Parkside Band Live

  • Taylor County Expo Center Fair Grounds, H-E-B Entertainment Pavilion
  • 1700 HWY 36
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376
  • 09/13/21 - 09/13/21
  • 7:45 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy live music featuring Parkside Band at the West Texas Fair and Rodeo.

 
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West Texas Fair & Rodeo: Austin Meade Live

  • Taylor County Expo Center Fair Grounds, H-E-B Entertainment Pavilion
  • 1700 HWY 36
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376
  • 09/14/21 - 09/14/21
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy live music featuring Austin Meade at the West Texas Fair and Rodeo.

 
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West Texas Fair & Rodeo: Kolby Cooper Live

  • Taylor County Expo Center Fair Grounds, H-E-B Entertainment Pavilion
  • 1700 HWY 36
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376
  • 09/14/21 - 09/14/21
  • 8:45 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy live music featuring Kolby Cooper at the West Texas Fair and Rodeo.

 
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Elvis Impersonator, Harvey McFadden

  • Taylor County Expo Center Fair Grounds, H-E-B Entertainment Pavilion
  • 1700 HWY 36
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376
  • 09/15/21 - 09/15/21
  • 12 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy live music featuring the Elvis Impersonator, Harvey McFadden, at the West Texas Fair and Rodeo.

 
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West Texas Fair & Rodeo: Christy Payne Live

  • Taylor County Expo Center Fair Grounds, H-E-B Entertainment Pavilion
  • 1700 HWY 36
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376
  • 09/15/21 - 09/15/21
  • 2 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy live music featuring Christy Payne at the West Texas Fair and Rodeo.

 
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West Texas Fair & Rodeo: Randy & Grant - 2 Man Show

  • Taylor County Expo Center Fair Grounds, H-E-B Entertainment Pavilion
  • 1700 HWY 36
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376
  • 09/15/21 - 09/15/21
  • 6 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy live music featuring Randy and Grant the 2 Man Show at the West Texas Fair and Rodeo.

 
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West Texas Fair & Rodeo: Jody Nix & The Texas Cowboys Live

  • Taylor County Expo Center Fair Grounds, H-E-B Entertainment Pavilion
  • 1700 HWY 36
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376
  • 09/15/21 - 09/15/21
  • 8 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy live music featuring Jody Nix and The Texas Cowboys at the West Texas Fair and Rodeo.

 
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West Texas Fair & Rodeo: Colton Fox

  • Taylor County Expo Center Fair Grounds, H-E-B Entertainment Pavilion
  • 1700 HWY 36
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376
  • 09/16/21 - 09/16/21
  • 7:45 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy live music featuring Colton Fox at the West Texas Fair and Rodeo.

 
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West Texas Fair & Rodeo: Randy and Grant - 2 Man Show

  • Taylor County Expo Center Fair Grounds, Outside Display Building
  • 1700 HWY 36
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376
  • 09/16/21 - 09/16/21
  • 7 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy live music featuring Randy and Grant the 2 Man Show at the West Texas Fair and Rodeo.

 
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USA Softball of Texas - 6th Annual Hearts of Gold Girl's Fastpitch Tournament

  • Lake Kirby Softball Complex
  • Kirby DamAbilene
  • 325-660-3132Michelle Burleson
  • 09/17/21 - 09/19/21
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for times and admission
Girl's fastpitch tournament. 4GG, 2-pool, double elimination bracket. 8,10,12,14-Open. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Every year we choose a local family or charity to donate a portion of the registration fees to. The beneficiary is always someone affected by childhood cancer.
 

USTA Adult League Tennis Championship

  • Abilene Country Club, Abilene High School, Hardin-Simmons University, McMurry University, Rose Park Tennis Center
  • Various Locations
  • 325-676-6292Chris Redman
  • 09/17/21 - 09/19/21
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for admission

USTA  Adult League Tennis Championship Mixed 18 & Over. Tennis competition.

 
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West Texas Fair & Rodeo: Randy and Grant - 2 Man Show

  • Taylor County Expo Center Fair Grounds, Outside Display Building
  • 1700 HWY 36
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376
  • 09/17/21 - 09/17/21
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy live music featuring Randy and Grant the 2 Man Show at the West Texas Fair and Rodeo.

 
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Paramount Productions: 'It's Only a Play'

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 346-368-4916Tré McLeod
  • 09/17/21 - 09/18/21
  • Friday & Saturday, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

It’s the opening night of The Golden Egg on Broadway, and the wealthy producer Julia Budder is throwing a lavish party in her Manhattan townhouse. Downstairs the celebrities are pouring in, but the real action is upstairs in the bedroom, where a group of insiders have staked themselves out to await the reviews. CONTENT WARNING: It's Only a Play contains mature language and subject matter and is recommended for audience members 18 years of age and older.

 
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West Texas Fair & Rodeo: Curtis Grimes Live

  • Taylor County Expo Center Fair Grounds, H-E-B Entertainment Pavilion
  • 1700 HWY 36
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376
  • 09/17/21 - 09/17/21
  • 7:45 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy live music featuring Curtis Grimes at the West Texas Fair and Rodeo.

 
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West Texas Fair & Rodeo: Mike Ryan Live

  • Taylor County Expo Center Fair Grounds, H-E-B Entertainment Pavilion
  • 1700 HWY 36
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376
  • 09/17/21 - 09/17/21
  • 9 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy live music featuring Mike Ryan at the West Texas Fair and Rodeo.

 
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Cowboy Capital Karate Championships

  • Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-672-7022Larry Fields
  • 09/18/21 - 09/19/21
  • Call for details.

Karate competitions in many different divisions.

 
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Military Appreciation Day

  • Taylor County History Center
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365
  • 09/18/21 - 09/18/21
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Regular admission applies for non-military members.

Military Appreciation Day at the Taylor County History Center in Buffalo Gap with free admission for current and former military members and their families.

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 09/18/21 - 09/18/21
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 
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Oktoberfest at Grain Theory

  • Grain Theory
  • Ste 201
  • 202 Pine St.Abilene
  • 325-513-6628
  • 09/18/21 - 09/18/21

Mark your calendar for Grain Theory's first Oktoberfest party. Stay tuned for details!

 
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West Texas Fair & Rodeo: Randy and Grant - 2 Man Show

  • Taylor County Expo Center Fair Grounds, Outside Display Building
  • 1700 HWY 36
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376
  • 09/18/21 - 09/18/21
  • 5 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy live music featuring Randy and Grant the 2 Man Show at the West Texas Fair and Rodeo.

 
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Abilene Philharmonic at the Zoo

  • Abilene Zoo
  • 2070 Zoo Ln.Abilene
  • 325-677-6710Serayah Peters
  • 09/18/21 - 09/18/21
  • Visit website for details.

Come enjoy a concert featuring the  Abilene Philharmonic as they perform outdoors. It is highly encouraged to bring your own chair or blanket to sit on the lawn and spread out.

 
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West Texas Fair & Rodeo: Ariel Hutchins Live

  • Taylor County Expo Center Fair Grounds, H-E-B Entertainment Pavilion
  • 1700 HWY 36
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376
  • 09/18/21 - 09/18/21
  • 7 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy live music featuring Ariel Hutchins at the West Texas Fair and Rodeo.

 
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West Texas Fair & Rodeo: Brandon Rhyder Live

  • Taylor County Expo Center Fair Grounds, H-E-B Entertainment Pavilion
  • 1700 HWY 36
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376
  • 09/18/21 - 09/18/21
  • 9 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy live music featuring Brandon Rhyder at the West Texas Fair and Rodeo.

 
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The Buddy Holly Story Broadway Musical

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 800-869-1451
  • 09/21/21 - 09/21/21
  • Visit website for details.

Now in its 30th amazing year, the 'World's Most Successful Rock 'n' Roll Musical' continues to thrill audiences around the world. Viewed by more than 22 million people worldwide, BUDDY opened in London's West End in 1989, and has been seen on Broadway, throughout Canada, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Scandinavia, South Africa, the Netherlands and Singapore; winning numerous awards along the way.  Buddy tells the story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career, and features the classic songs, That'll Be The Day, Not Fade Away, Oh Boy, Ritchie Valens' La Bamba, The Big Bopper's Chantilly Lace and many more! This show is just Peggy Sue-perb!

 
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West Texas Rehab's Hospice of the Big Country Tim Hamilton

  • Abilene Country Club - South Course
  • 34 Fairway Oaks Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-793-3509Daisy Jane
  • 09/24/21 - 09/24/21
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $225-Individual Player; $850-Team Sponsorship; $1,500-Birdie Sponsorship; $2,500-Eagle Sponsorship; $5,000-Course Sponsorship; $7,500-Title Sponsorship

This Hospice of the Big Country fundraiser honors Dev Ohre. Limited to the first 36- 4 man/woman teams. For team sponsorship information, contact Karla at 325-793-3507.

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 09/25/21 - 09/25/21
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 
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Abilene Gay Pride Parade 2021 - Denim and Diamonds

  • Downtown Abilene
  • 09/25/21 - 09/25/21
  • Free

Festivities include ten floats, one marching band, horses from the Dallas Gay Rodeo Association, Grand Marshal, viewing stand in Vera Minter Park for dignitaries, young adults art show, face paintings, vendor booths and food trucks. 

 
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Open Road Concert Series: The Texas Gentlemen

  • The Grace Museum Rooftop
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-3883
  • 09/25/21 - 09/25/21
  • Visit website for details.

The Open Road concert series in Downtown Abilene offers music from some of the best in the Americana and roots rock music scenes. The third show of the season features The Texas Gentlemen. This quintet has a variety of sounds and has backed for artists like Kris Kristofferson, George Strait and Leon Bridges.

 
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USSSA Fall Ironman Slow Pitch

  • Nelson Park
  • 100 Zoo Ln.Abilene
  • 325-518-3679
  • 10/02/21 - 10/03/21
  • Admission varies

Slow pitch softball tournament.

 
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Brunch at Grain Theory

  • Grain Theory
  • Suite 201
  • 202 Pine St.Abilene
  • 806-674-5466Ky Sorley
  • 10/02/21 - 10/02/21
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Originating as a one time event, Grain Theory's popular downtown brunch menu has become a monthly can't-miss. Held on the first Saturday of every month, downtown customers can feast on Frite Hash with a choice of housemade sausage, scrumptious Spent Grain Pancakes, Brunch Grain Bowl, along with their usual delicious international fare. Top it off with a sparkling mimosa, hot gourmet coffee, or one of their many tasty craft beers & enjoy the view from their sunny 2nd floor balcony.

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 10/02/21 - 10/02/21
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 
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Abilene StrEATS

  • Downtown Abilene
  • 240 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1841Jennifer Waldmann
  • 10/02/21 - 10/02/21
  • 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Various pricing options available. Visit website for details.

A unique, al fresco culinary celebration of spectacular cuisine and fine wine in the heart of downtown Abilene. Abilene StrEATS is a premier community event that brings awareness to the work of United Way of Abilene. All proceeds support United Way of Abilene’s vital programs that positively impact the education, financial stability, health, and basic needs of everyone in the community.

 

 
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Abilene Philharmonic at the Zoo

  • Abilene Zoo
  • 2070 Zoo Ln.Abilene
  • 325-677-6710Serayah Peters
  • 10/02/21 - 10/02/21
  • Visit website for details.

Come enjoy a concert featuring the  Abilene Philharmonic as they perform outdoors. It is highly encouraged to bring your own chair or blanket to sit on the lawn and spread out.

 
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18th Annual Fashions for the Cure Style Show

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-672-004018th Annual Fashions for the Cure
  • 10/05/21 - 10/05/21
  • 7 to 10 p.m.
  • $40-General Admission; Sponsorships available

Join Cancer Services Network and watch cancer warriors model the latest styles from local Abilene Boutiques. Participate in the silent auction and the big raffle drawing.

 
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Keep Abilene Beautiful - Wine Tasting & Silent Auction

  • 201 Mesquite
  • 201 Mesquite St.Abilene
  • 325-669-4203
  • 10/07/21 - 10/07/21
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy wine, food, conversation and a silent auction that will benefit local beautification projects, community cleanups; as well as, support teachers and students with educational opportunities and grants.

 
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USA Softball of TX 10th Annual Hope for a Cure

  • Lake Kirby Softball Complex
  • 5650 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-660-3132Michelle Burleson
  • 10/08/21 - 10/10/21
  • Call for details.

This is a double elimination bracket tournament held at the Lake Kirby Softball Complex benefitting Hope for a Cure.

 
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Paramount Film: 'Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade'

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Tré McLeod
  • 10/08/21 - 10/09/21
  • Fri. & Sat.: 7:30 pm
  • $7-Adults; $6-Seniors (60+), students, military, children

The intrepid explorer Indiana Jones sets out to rescue his father, a medievalist who has vanished while searching for the Holy Grail. Following clues in the old man's notebook, Indy arrives in Venice, where he enlists the help of a beautiful academic, but they are not the only ones who are on the trail, and some sinister old enemies soon come out of the woodwork.

 
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Walk to End Alzheimer's

  • Grover Nelson Park
  • 2070 Zoo Ln.Abilene
  • 326-672-2907Kristin Bishop
  • 10/09/21 - 10/09/21
  • 8 a.m., Registration, Check-In & Activity Booths
    9 a.m., Opening Ceremony
    9:30 a.m., Walk Begins
  • Free

Walk to End Alzheimer's raises awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. The plan is to host Walk to End Alzheimer's® in person this fall. The health and safety of participants, staff and volunteers remain the top priority as decisions are made about event details in the community, and they will continue to offer options to participate online and in your neighborhood. Register today and be the first to know about this year's Walk in Abilene!

 
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The Downtown Abilene Walking Tour

  • Vera Minter Park
  • 233 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 512-619-7326
  • 10/09/21 - 10/09/21
  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • $15-Per Person; $13.50-Military (with ID) & Seniors (65+); Free-Children 5 and younger

This walking tour is a fun, poetic and informative adventure of Downtown Abilene that includes history, current creativity, local business knowledge.

 
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20th Anniversary of the 12th Armored Museum

  • 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum
  • 1289 N. 2nd St.Abilene
  • 325-677-6515Shelley Doremus
  • 10/09/21 - 10/09/21
  • 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free Admission
    Food and drinks available for purchase.

Celebrating 20 years of being open to the public, the 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum will host a 'Victory Celebration' honoring the Museum. Festivities will include live entertainment, vehicle displays, weapon talks, food trucks and museum tours!

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 10/09/21 - 10/09/21
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 
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Abilene Cattle Baron's Ball

  • Taylor County Expo Center - Guitar Arena
  • 1700 TX-36Abilene
  • 325-280-3001
  • 10/09/21 - 10/09/21
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • $1500+

Join the American Cancer Society for a one-of-a-kind evening featuring great food, dancing, a spectacular auction, and special guest, Parmalee. With your support, the American Cancer Society saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back against cancer. 

 
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McMurry University Homecoming 2021

  • McMurry University
  • 1400 Sayles Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-793-4667
  • 10/14/21 - 10/16/21
  • Free

It's the time of year where McMurry alumni come together to celebrate the past, present and future of McMurry University. McMurry's Homecoming is a tradition dating back to 1928. There will be events for students, alumni and the community including a festival on Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m.

 
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Safety City 40th Anniversary Celebration

  • Safety City - Melvin Martin Center for Children's Safety
  • 2601 S. 7th St.Abilene
  • 325-260-6730MaryAnn Martin
  • 10/14/21 - 10/14/21
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Call for details.

A 'Night in the City' celebrating the programs and people that have served at the Melvin Martin Center for Children's Safety over the past 40 years.

 
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Abilene Christian University Homecoming

  • Abilene Christian University
  • 1600 Campus Ct.Abilene
  • 325-674-2622Alumni Office
  • 10/15/21 - 10/17/21

Reconnect with old friends, rediscover old favorites and renew your relationship with ACU! From chapel to the parade to JamFest and the annual fireworks show, there's something for every member of your family.

 
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Abilene Speedway Southern Challenge

  • Abilene Speedway
  • 6825 W. HWY 80Abilene
  • 325-692-8800Rob Poor
  • 10/15/21 - 10/16/21
  • Fees Apply

Head out to the speedway for a weekend of exciting car racing! 

 

 
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North Texas Airstrip Attack

  • Abilene Regional Airport
  • 2933 Airport Blvd.Abilene
  • 10/16/21 - 10/17/21
  • Admission varies

Shift-S3ctor Airstrip Attack is a high horsepower, 1/2 mile drag race that occurs on the airport runway! See top speeds that exceed over 200 mph by a wide variety of cars and motorcycles. Food trucks, vendor market place, and more!

 
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Military Appreciation Day

  • Taylor County History Center
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365
  • 10/16/21 - 10/16/21
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Regular admission applies for non-military members.

Military Appreciation Day at the Taylor County History Center in Buffalo Gap with free admission for current and former military members and their families.

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 10/16/21 - 10/16/21
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 
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30th Annual Grace Gala

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587Sheila Scevers
  • 10/16/21 - 10/16/21
  • 6:30 p.m. to Midnight
  • Visit website for details.

This is a formal fundraising event held at The Grace Museum each year that includes a seated dinner by Perini Ranch, live music, and silent and live auctions. Guests may purchase individual tickets or tables of 10. The 2021 Gala Honoree is Kaye Price-Hawkins.

 
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Hardin-Simmons University Homecoming

  • Hardin-Simmons University
  • 2200 Hickory St.Abilene
  • 325-670-1317
  • 10/21/21 - 10/24/21
  • Call for specific event times
  • Free; Football game ticket prices vary

A multi-facted celebration bringing the HSU community together from across the world.

 
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Walk This Way: From Castles to Clouds

  • Downtown Abilene
  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-676-2556
  • 10/23/21 - 10/23/21
  • $2 General Admission Per Family

Calling all knights, princesses and friendly dragons to downtown for a special celebration and 3D storybook mural unveiling! Several events are planned to celebrate new railway tunnel underpass lighting, a dragon-and-castle-themed mural in the pedestrian tunnel behind the T&P Depot, and a new 20-foot kinetic sculpture at the Abilene Convention Center, 'In Cloud Light IV.' 

Register for a private breakfast with costumed characters and a crowning and knighting ceremony. Take your photo atop the mural dragon. Make crafts and enjoy live music from Abilene ISD performance groups. 

Prince, princess, knight and other storybook costumes encouraged! 

 

3rd Annual Scarecrow Festival

  • Taylor County History Center - Buffalo Gap Historic Village
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365Kenna Hogan
  • 10/23/21 - 11/06/21
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Scarecrows inspired by Cartoon Characters and created by local students will be installed on the grounds of the Taylor County History Center this October! The opening event on Saturday, October 23rd from 10:00am-5:00pm is free and open to the public and will include a variety of family friendly fall activities and games. Scarecrows will be on view throughout the grounds of the Taylor County History Center until Saturday, November 6, 2021.

 
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Sonflower Women's Ministry Craft Show

  • First Church of the Nazarene
  • 2849 Beltway S.Abilene
  • 325-668-6589Carol Hehn
  • 10/23/21 - 10/23/21
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Free-Admission

Enjoy this craft show, bake sale and ministry fair featuring over 60 local vendors. There is something for everyone including handmade soaps, embroidery, jewelry, home-baked goodies, wood crafts, unique gifts, and much more. There will be a silent acution to benefit FCN music ministry. Be sure to get there early!

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 10/23/21 - 10/23/21
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 
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Abilene ISD Halloween Classic Girls Golf Tournament

  • Diamondback Golf Course
  • 1510 E Industrial Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-677-1731
  • 10/29/21 - 10/30/21
  • Call for times and admission.

Abilene Independent School District Halloween Classic Girls Golf Tournament. High school girls golf competition. 

 
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USA Softball of Texas Frightfest

  • Red Bud Softball Complex
  • 2808 Curry Ln.Abilene
  • 512-590-2516Mike Ruiz
  • 10/29/21 - 10/31/21
  • Call for details.

This is a double elimination tournament held at the Red Bud Softball Complex.

 
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The Big Country Raceway 5th Fall Spooktacular

  • The Big Country Raceway
  • 5601 W. Stamford Rd.Abilene
  • 325-721-2021Sterling Robertson
  • 10/30/21 - 10/31/21
  • $15-Pit gate fee; $2 Off-Military & student with valid ID; Free-Children younger than 12 with paid adult admission

Summit ET Bracket Racing SERIE/SUMMIT Jr. Drag Racing at Big Country Raceway.

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 10/30/21 - 10/30/21
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 
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Halloween in the Park

  • Abilene State Park
  • 150 Park Rd. 32Tuscola
  • 325-572-3204
  • 10/30/21 - 10/30/21
  • 6 to 9 p.m.
  • $10-Per Car

Come trick-or-treat through the campsites, learn about creatures of the night, and have a few screams on the haunted trail. Help support the Friends of Abilene State Park at their annual Halloween event! There will be educational programs, candy, and lots of screams! Bring flashlights as it will be dark and wear comfortable shoes for walking.

 
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Paramount Halloween Film: "Get Out"

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Tré McLeod
  • 10/30/21 - 10/31/21
  • Sat. & Sun.: 7:30 pm
  • $7-Adults; $6-Seniors (60+), students, military, children

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

 
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AYSA HotShots League

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972Javaris Jones
  • 11/01/21 - 12/06/21
  • Regular Registration: Friday, January 1, 2021 - Friday, September 24, 2021 Program Duration: Monday, November 1, 2021 - Monday, December 6, 2021
  • Visit website for details.

This is a progressive, practice/play league. The first 20-30 minutes of each Monday will allow time for a team practice followed by games. This progressive approach allows for young players to build their fundamental skills of passing, shooting, rebounding and defense, while also learning strategies of the game through league play. Players will register as individuals and will be placed on teams by AYSA staff. Monday evenings, Nov.1 - Dec. 6. Boys and Girls: Age Groups 5-6, 7-8, 9-10,11-12.

 
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AHS Bill Wallace Invitational Boys Golf Tournament

  • Abilene Country Club
  • 4039 S. TreadawayAbilene
  • 325-677-1731
  • 11/05/21 - 11/06/21
  • Spectators-Free

Support high school golf players from the region at this annual Abilene High School Bill Wallace Invitational Boys Golf Tournament.

 
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Brunch at Grain Theory

  • Grain Theory
  • Suite 201
  • 202 Pine St.Abilene
  • 806-674-5466Ky Sorley
  • 11/06/21 - 11/06/21
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Originating as a one time event, Grain Theory's popular downtown brunch menu has become a monthly can't-miss. Held on the first Saturday of every month, downtown customers can feast on Frite Hash with a choice of housemade sausage, scrumptious Spent Grain Pancakes, Brunch Grain Bowl, along with their usual delicious international fare. Top it off with a sparkling mimosa, hot gourmet coffee, or one of their many tasty craft beers & enjoy the view from their sunny 2nd floor balcony.

 
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Veterans Day Parade

  • Downtown Abilene
  • 100 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-674-1327Victor Bruns
  • 11/06/21 - 11/06/21
  • Free

Parade given and directed by the Taylor County Veterans Office. 

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 11/06/21 - 11/06/21
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 

USA Softball of Texas Let's Play

  • Red Bud Softball Complex
  • 5650 Maple St.Abilene
  • 512-590-2516Mike Ruiz
  • 11/12/21 - 11/14/21
  • Call for details.

This is a double elimination seeded bracket tournament held at Red Bud Softball Complex.

 
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Paramount Film Series: 'Gone With the Wind'

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Tré McLeod
  • 11/12/21 - 11/13/21
  • Fri. & Sat.: 7:30 pm
  • $7-Adults; $6-Seniors (60+), students, military, children

Presented as originally released in 1939. Epic Civil War drama focuses on the life of petulant Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara. Starting with her idyllic life on a sprawling plantation, the film traces her survival through the tragic history of the South during the Civil War and Reconstruction, and her tangled love affairs with Ashley Wilkes and Rhett Butler.

 
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The Downtown Abilene Walking Tour

  • Vera Minter Park
  • 233 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 512-619-7326
  • 11/13/21 - 11/13/21
  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • $15-Per Person; $13.50-Military (with ID) & Seniors (65+); Free-Children 5 and younger

This walking tour is a fun, poetic and informative adventure of Downtown Abilene that includes history, current creativity, local business knowledge.

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 11/13/21 - 11/13/21
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 
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Thanks A Million Dinner

  • SoDA District Courtyward
  • 834 S. 3rd St.Abilene
  • 325-672-2907Kristin Bishop
  • 11/13/21 - 11/13/21
  • 6 p.m.
  • Call for details.

Mission Inspired dinner celebrating one million dollars of mission impact through the Alzheimer's Association's annual Steppin' Out for Memories fundraiser. This event will serve as the kickoff for the 2022 Steppin' Out for Memories season! Tickets required.

 
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Polk Key City Invitational Girls Basketball Classic

  • HSU, AHS & CHS
  • HSU, AHS & CHSAbilene
  • 325-670-1272Dr. Ronald Rainwater
  • 11/18/21 - 11/20/21
  • Admission applies

HSU began hosting this high school girls basketball tournament in 1952 and in 1975 AISD initiated the Key City Invitational. Hardin-Simmons University and Abilene ISD have since joined forces to host this long-standing Girls Basketball Classic tradition.

 
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Military Appreciation Day

  • Taylor County History Center
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365
  • 11/20/21 - 11/20/21
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Regular admission applies for non-military members.

Military Appreciation Day at the Taylor County History Center in Buffalo Gap with free admission for current and former military members and their families.

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 11/20/21 - 11/20/21
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 
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The Big Country Raceway 8th Thanksgiving Throwdown

  • The Big Country Raceway
  • 5601 W. Stamford Rd.Abilene
  • 325-721-2021Sterling Robertson
  • 11/25/21 - 11/27/21
  • $15-Pit gate fee; $2 Off-Military & student with valid ID

Summit ET Bracket Racing SERIE/SUMMIT Jr. Drag Racing at Big Country Raceway. 

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 11/27/21 - 11/27/21
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 

Raising Cane's Key City Classic

  • Abilene High School & Cooper High School
  • 325-677-1731Justin Reese
  • 12/02/21 - 12/04/21
  • 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • $5-Adults
    $3-Students

The Key City Classic is back after a cancellation in 2020 due to Covid. This will be one of top high school boys basketball tournaments in the state of Texas. The 2019 tournament was a huge success for the community. There were 16 teams from around the state that came and participated in the tournament for three days.

 
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Brunch at Grain Theory

  • Grain Theory
  • Suite 201
  • 202 Pine St.Abilene
  • 806-674-5466Ky Sorley
  • 12/04/21 - 12/04/21
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Originating as a one time event, Grain Theory's popular downtown brunch menu has become a monthly can't-miss. Held on the first Saturday of every month, downtown customers can feast on Frite Hash with a choice of housemade sausage, scrumptious Spent Grain Pancakes, Brunch Grain Bowl, along with their usual delicious international fare. Top it off with a sparkling mimosa, hot gourmet coffee, or one of their many tasty craft beers & enjoy the view from their sunny 2nd floor balcony.

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 12/04/21 - 12/04/21
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 
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Abilene Philharmonic

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-6710Abilene Philharmonic
  • 12/04/21 - 12/04/21
  • Visit website for details

Enjoy of evening of fun as the Abilene Philharmonic musicians take the stage.

 
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Paramount Film Series: 'Home Alone'

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Tré McLeod
  • 12/04/21 - 12/04/21
  • 7:30 pm
  • $7-Adults; $6-Seniors (60+), students, military, children

When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother (Catherine O'Hara) makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly leave for the airport without Kevin, he awakens to an empty house and assumes his wish to have no family has come true. But his excitement sours when he realizes that two con men (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) plan to rob the McCallister residence, and that he alone must protect the family home.

 
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ZZ Top 50th Anniversary Tour

  • Taylor County Coliseum
  • 1700 HWY 36
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376
  • 12/07/21 - 12/07/21
  • Doors Open, 6:30 p.m.
    Show Begins, 8 p.m.
  • $42.50-$72.50

Head to the Taylor County Coliseum and watch the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, ZZ Top, perform live for their 50th Anniversary Tour! 

 
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The Berty Boy Relapse Tour featuring Bert Kreischer

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 325-677-4376
  • 12/09/21 - 12/09/21
  • 7 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Coming off of his hugely successful outdoor run, the Hot Summer Nights Tour 2020, as the first-ever stand-up comedian to embark on a drive-in comedy tour, renowned comedian, podcast host, and author Bert Kreischer announces The Berty Boy Relapse Tour.

 
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Paramount Film Series: 'White Christmas'

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Tré McLeod
  • 12/10/21 - 12/11/21
  • Fri. & Sat.: 7:30 pm
  • $7-Adults; $6-Seniors (60+), students, military, children

Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into Gen. Waverly (Dean Jagger), the boys' commander in World War II, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing. So what's the foursome to do but plan a yuletide miracle: a fun-filled musical extravaganza that's sure to put Waverly and his business in the black!

 
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The Downtown Abilene Walking Tour

  • Vera Minter Park
  • 233 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 512-619-7326
  • 12/11/21 - 12/11/21
  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • $15-Per Person; $13.50-Military (with ID) & Seniors (65+); Free-Children 5 and younger

This walking tour is a fun, poetic and informative adventure of Downtown Abilene that includes history, current creativity, local business knowledge.

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 12/11/21 - 12/11/21
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 
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Fa La La in the Forest

  • Abilene State Park
  • 150 Park Rd. 32Tuscola
  • 325-572-3204Abilene State Park
  • 12/11/21 - 12/11/21
  • 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Entrance fees will be waived during the event. Donations to the Friends of Abilene State Park are appreciated ($5/car suggested).

Campers will adorn their campsites, screened shelters, and yurts with lights and decorations. The public is invited to take a drive-through tour of the park. This year the park will return to serving as a drop-off location for Toys for Tots and we'll be accepting donations to the Abilene Food Bank on the night of the event. 

 
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Abilene Zoo Christmas Celebration

  • Abilene Zoo
  • 2070 Zoo Ln.Abilene
  • 325-676-6085
  • 12/17/21 - 12/23/21
  • Visit website for details.

The zoo is Celebrating Christmas! Enjoy Christmas lights and festivities such as real reindeer, hot toddies, Santa, s’more stations with real fire pits, cookie decorating, and Christmas memories that will last a lifetime. Bring the whole family to enjoy the most magical time of the year at the Abilene Zoo!

 
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Military Appreciation Day

  • Taylor County History Center
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365
  • 12/18/21 - 12/18/21
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Regular admission applies for non-military members.

Military Appreciation Day at the Taylor County History Center in Buffalo Gap with free admission for current and former military members and their families.

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 12/18/21 - 12/18/21
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 12/25/21 - 12/25/21
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 
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Eula High School Holiday Classic

  • Eula High School
  • 6040 FM 603Clyde
  • 325-529-3605Josh Fostel
  • 12/27/21 - 12/29/21
  • Fees Apply

High school invitational basketball tournament. 

 
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Paramount NYE Film: 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Tré McLeod
  • 12/31/21 - 12/31/21
  • 7:30 pm
  • $7-Adults; $6-Seniors (60+), students, military, children

A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 01/01/22 - 01/01/22
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 01/08/22 - 01/08/22
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 01/15/22 - 01/15/22
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 
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Abilene Philharmonic

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-6710Abilene Philharmonic
  • 01/15/22 - 01/15/22
  • Visit website for details

Enjoy of evening of fun as the Abilene Philharmonic musicians take the stage.

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 01/22/22 - 01/22/22
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 01/29/22 - 01/29/22
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 02/05/22 - 02/05/22
  • 2 to 5 p.m.
  • $54-Per Person

Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer. Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You’ll stroll through downtown learning and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food from some of the top eateries in all of Abilene! Partners include Cypress Street Station, The Local, Vagabond Wood-Fired Pizza, Candies by Vletas, Grain Theory, The Ice House at Lone Star Dry Goods, Sockdolager Brewing Co., and The Mill Wine Bar. 

 
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Abilene Philharmonic

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-6710Abilene Philharmonic
  • 02/05/22 - 02/05/22
  • Visit website for details

Enjoy of evening of fun as the Abilene Philharmonic musicians take the stage.

Museums & Galleries

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 10/02/20 - 11/13/21
  • Tues.-Fri., 1 to 5 p.m. + Free Thurs., 5 to 8 p.m.
    Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6 Adults; $3-Seniors, students and educators with ID, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members, active duty military and families with ID

The story of women's suffrage is a story of voting rights, of inclusion in and exclusion from the franchise, and of our civic development as a nation. Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence, a poster exhibition from the Smithsonian, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment and explores the complexity of the women's suffrage movement and the relevance of this history to Americans' lives today.

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - Creating a Community: The State Epileptic Colony in Abilene

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 01/16/21 - 07/16/22
  • Tues.-Fri., 1 to 5 p.m. + Free Thurs., 5 to 8 p.m.
    Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students and educators with ID, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members, active duty military and families with ID

This exhibition will highlight the early history of the State Epileptic Colony in Abilene through over 50 photographs from The Grace’s permanent history collection. 

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - From This Day Forward: Wedding Dresses, 1870s-1950s

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 03/06/21 - 06/25/22
  • Tues.-Fri., 1 to 5 p.m. + Free Thurs., 5 to 8 p.m.
    Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students and educators with ID, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members, active duty military and families with ID

This exhibition highlights what we now call “traditional” wedding dresses belonging to various individuals in Abilene and the surrounding areas from the late 1890s to the 1930s, most of which are in the permanent collection at The Grace Museum. 

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - Sherry Owens: Promise Me The Earth

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 03/27/21 - 10/02/21
  • Tues.-Fri., 1 to 5 p.m. + Free Thurs., 5 to 8 p.m.
    Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students and educators with ID, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members, active duty military and families with ID

Sherry Owens lives and works in Dallas, TX and received a BFA from Southern Methodist University. Her work has been shown throughout Texas and the southwest; in 2018, she completed a two-person site specific installation at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum in Austin, Texas, and was included in Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas, at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2017, Owens mounted a solo exhibition at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, and the Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University. Owens has exhibited internationally in Austria, Denmark, Germany, Greece, India, Peru, Turkey, and was recently included in The First Crosscurrent Yokohama-Texas International Artists Exchange Show 2019 at Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery in Yokohama, Japan.

Sherry Owens has completed several large public art projects, including a large-scale bronze through the Love Field Modernization Program at Love Field Airport in Dallas, TX and a monumental commission for the Ben E. Keith Company, also in Dallas. Owens is a former president of the Texas Sculpture Association, has served on various art boards and was a co-founder of the Emergency Artists’ Support League. She was the recipient of the Moss/Chumley North Texas Artist Award in 1999, was the West Texas Triangle artist in 2010 with a comprehensive survey at five west Texas museums, and received the Artist/Craftsman Award from the AIA Dallas in 2014.

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - The Grace Collects Women Artists

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 04/20/21 - 10/02/21
  • Tues.-Fri., 10 am to 5 pm + Free Thurs., 5 to 8 pm
    Sat., 10 am to 5 pm
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students and educators with ID, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members, active duty military and families with ID

The fact that the first work of art purchased by the Abilene Fine Arts Museum in 1939 was painted by a woman artist and the fact that the museum was founded through the efforts of local woman’s club members, many of whom were artists, foretell the museum’s long history of exhibiting and collecting artwork by women artists.

Paintings, fine art prints, and photographs in this exhibition featuring over 100 outstanding works of art from The Grace Museum permanent collection is a testament to the important contributions made by women artists in the 20th and 21st century.

Artwork by Lee Krasner, Alice Neel, Marion Post Wolcott, Hung Liu, Peggy Bacon, Garciella Iturbide, Melissa Miller, Beili Liu, Helen Altman, Lillian Garcia-Roig, Toni LaSelle, and Mary Ellen Mark is presented “frame to frame” with exceptional artwork by other women artists of the past and present in solidarity of purpose and achievement in the visual arts.

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - Downtown Abilene: At the Crossroads of Rugged and Refined

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 05/04/21 - 11/13/21
  • Tues.-Fri., 10 am to 5 pm + Free Thurs., 5 to 8 pm
    Sat., 10 am to 5 pm
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students and educators with ID, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members, active duty military and families with ID

'Where glittering barrooms graced the night, Amid the songs of dance-hall queens; Where rugged men with boots and beards, Watched the swiftly moving scene, They bought their joy and paid in gold, When they came to Abilene.' The words of this 1936 poem by Walt Cousins still ring true, with urban development continuing to make its way into nearly every corner of Abilene. As the historic keystone of West Texas, this town has featured hundreds of unique businesses, has been home to entrepreneurs for all of its rich history, and has always welcomed many travelers to enjoy all that it has to offer.

This exhibit features a selection of early Abilene businesses that were prominent members of downtown commerce from 1900-1940. It also highlights the overall advancement, growth, and modernization of Abilene through objects and photographs from the permanent collection of The Grace Museum as well as photographs from other Texas institutions and publications.

This exhibition was curated by students Maia Bell, Kelci Campbell, and Kendyll Jacobs from Dr. Amanda Biles’s Introduction to Public History: Interpreting American Pasts course at Abilene Christian University.

 
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The NCCIL Exhibition - Something Like a Hello: Celebrating the Art Loren Long

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586Meredith Mathiews
  • 06/10/21 - 09/28/21
  • Free

Loren Long grew up in Lexington, Kentucky. He pursued graduate-level studies at the American Academy of Art in Chicago after graduating with a BA in Graphic Design/Art Studio from the University of Kentucky. After graduation, Long worked as an illustrator for a greeting card company in Cincinnati before beginning his career as a freelance illustrator.

Since then, Long has received numerous accolades for his fluid Work Progress Administration (WPA) painting style of the 1930s and 1940s. The Society of Illustrators in New York awarded him two golden medals, and he has been frequently selected for their annual exhibition and book. His work has also appeared in many other major annual exhibitions held by such prestigious journals and magazines. Long’s clients include Time, Reader’s Digest, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Boy’s Life, Land’s End, Sports Illustrated, and HBO.

Long is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture book series about Otis the tractor. He is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of President Barack Obama’s picture book Of Thee I Sing, the re-illustrated edition of The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, and Mr. Peabody’s Apples by Madonna. He illustrated Good Day, Good Night by Margaret Wise Brown, Love by Newbery Medalist Matt de la Peña, and There’s a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake.

 
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Jay Moore Presents: Abilene in the '20s and '30s

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • (325) 676-9620
  • 08/31/21 - 08/31/21
  • 7:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Free

Historian and author, Jay Moore, will present little-known stories of our hometown about Abilene in the 1920s-30s. This FREE event is open to the public and will take place at the Historic Paramount Theatre.

 
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September ArtWalk - Building STEAM

  • Historic Downtown Abilene
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 09/09/21 - 09/09/21
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Free
 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - Kate Breakey: Journey

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 09/11/21 - 02/19/22
  • Tues.-Fri., 1 to 5 p.m. + Free Thurs., 5 to 8 p.m.
    Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students and educators with ID, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members, active duty military and families with ID

For this exhibition, ‘Journey’, Kate Breakey draws from several bodies of work made over a several decades of image making. Breakey has always altered her photographic images. Over her 40 year career, her techniques include hand coloring – laying the surface with pencil, oil paint or pastel, gilding images on glass (orotones) encaustic wax, and embroidering on silk, which she attributes too her early art school training in printmaking and painting.

 
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CCAN 2021 Opening Events & Awards

  • Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Trudy Six
  • 10/01/21 - 10/02/21
  • Visit website for details.

The Center for Contemporary Arts will host its fifth annual Center for Contemporary Arts National Juried Competition (CCAN) and Exhibition opening events throughout the weekend. Join them as they welcome 2021 CCAN Juror, Liz Trosper, to Abilene and view art created by artists from all over the country! 

 
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October ArtWalk - 4th Annual Great Gurney Race

  • Historic Downtown Abilene
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9991
  • 10/14/21 - 10/14/21
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Free
 
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November ArtWalk - Gratitude

  • Historic Downtown Abilene
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 11/11/21 - 11/11/21
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Free
 
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December ArtWalk

  • Historic Downtown Abilene
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 12/09/21 - 12/09/21
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Free