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The Downtown Abilene Walking Tour

  • Vera Minter Park
  • 233 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 512-619-7326
  • 06/12/21 - 06/12/21
  • 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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Texas Junior Golf Tour Abilene 2021

  • Abilene Country Club
  • 4039 S. TreadawayAbilene, TX
  • 325-692-2583Jimmy Tidwell
  • 06/14/21 - 06/15/21
  • Fees apply

Boys and girls ages 11 to 18 will compete to win.

 

TX Showcase League Baseball Abilene Opener 15U/18U

  • ACU, HSU, McMurry Universities and Cisco College
  • ACU, HSU, McMurry Universities and Cisco CollegeAbilene
  • 817-637-2453Mark Evans
  • 06/17/21 - 06/20/21
  • Fees Apply

Texas Showcase League offers showcase tournaments throughout the summer and fall. Their venues include various colleges, universities, and professional stadiums throughout the state. Divisions 15U/16U & 17U/18U, 4 game guarantee, *pool winners advance to championship play. 

 
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Friends of the Abilene Public Library's Annual Book Sale

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-2474
  • 06/17/21 - 06/20/21
  • Thurs. (Members Only), 5 to 8 p.m.
    Fri., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun. (Bag-O-Books Sale), 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Thurs., Preview Sale for Members Only
    Fri.-Sat., Free
    On Sunday, the 'Bag-o-Books' is $6.00 and you receive a bag and can take from the sale whatever you can fit into it.

Be a part of one of the biggest used book sales around by attending the Friends of the Abilene Public LIbrary's Annual Book Sale at your Abilene Convention Center. You'll find the best deals around on a wide selection of books, movies, music, children's books, and more. All proceeds from the sale goes towards benefiting your Abilene Public Library. The majority of all the materials in the sale come from your donations to the library and you will be able to build your personal library at a fraction of the cost. Cash and checks will be accepted at this event, or feel free to pay with your debit and credit cards (sorry, American Express not accepted). The final day of the event is known as the Bag-O-Books Sale where $6 will get you a bag and you can take from the sale whatever you can fit into it. Don't miss out on your opportunity to take advantage of this wonderful fundraiser, of which was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID.

 

Professional Disc Golf Association Presents the Abilene Wild Hair

  • Will Hair Disc Golf Course and Cal Young Disc Golf Course
  • Will Hair DGC and Cal Young DGCAbilene
  • 325-669-4291Jay Alba
  • 06/18/21 - 06/20/21
  • 8 a.m.
  • Call for more information
PRO/AM B-Tier Disc Golf competition.
 
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USA Softball of Texas U16 & U18

  • Lake Kirby Softball Complex
  • 5650 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-439-1153Willie Beck
  • 06/18/21 - 06/20/21
  • Admission Applies

USA Softball of Texas U16 & U18 State Tournament National Qualifier held at Lake Kirby Softball Complex. 

 
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Abilene Better Business Bureau presents the Redneck Blue Collar Supper & Auction

  • 201 Mesquite
  • 201 Mesquite St.Abilene
  • 325-677-2864
  • 06/18/21 - 06/18/21
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • $55-Single seat with accreditation
    $65-Single seat without accreditation
    $350-8 person table with accreditation
    $450-8 person table without accreditation
    Sponsorships available

Enjoy the Torch Awards with live music by Jak Creek Band, dinner served by Betty Rose's, a live auction, best dressed contest, and an after hours party. Sponsored by: Kent Beck Motors, Double Diamond Signs, Black Plumbing, TMi Advertising Agency, and Reed Beverage. 

 
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Abilene Community Theatre Presents: Peter Pan

  • Abilene Community Theatre
  • 809 Barrow St.Abilene
  • 325-673-6271
  • 06/18/21 - 06/20/21
  • 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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World Giraffe Day Festival by Abilene Cultural Affairs Council

  • Abilene Zoo
  • 2070 Zoo Ln.Abilene
  • 325-676-6085
  • 06/19/21 - 06/19/21
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fun activities are in store for a Giraffe filled weekend. A portion of the giraffe feeding experience proceeds will go to help giraffes in the wild!

 
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Military Appreciation Day

  • Taylor County History Center
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365
  • 06/19/21 - 06/19/21
  • 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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Open Road Concert Series: Jomo & The Possum Posse

  • The Grace Museum Rooftop
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-3883
  • 06/24/21 - 06/24/21
  • 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 second show of the season features Jomo & The Possum Posse.Yep, they're the guys from the viral video, Guy on a Buffalo. Jomo & The Possum Posses have a spirited honky-tonk vibe.

 
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Mother and Son Dance

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 325-734-5302Alyssa Hartley
  • 06/24/21 - 06/24/21
  • Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
    Dance: 7 to 9 p.m.
  • $12-Per Person

Blast off into the stars for a dance that is out of this world! Sons 3-13 and moms and mother figures are welcome to join in for dancing, food, and more! Show off your moonwalk on the dance floor!

 
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Paramount Productions: 'The Last Five Years'

  • The Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620
  • 06/25/21 - 06/27/21
  • Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.
    Sun., 2 p.m.
  • $12-$25

The Paramount Theatre's 28th Annual Summer Musical. In New York, a struggling actress and a successful writer sing about their failed marriage from two perspectives.

 

 
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Freedom Fest Film: 'Independence Day'

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Tré McLeod
  • 07/03/21 - 07/03/21
  • 7:30 to 10 pm
  • $7-Adults; $6-Seniors (60+), students, military, children

Strange phenomena surface around the globe. The skies ignite. Terror races through the world's major cities. As these extraordinary events unfold, it becomes increasingly clear that a force of incredible magnitude has arrived. Its mission: total annihilation over the Fourth of July weekend. The last hope to stop the destruction is an unlikely group of people united by fate and unimaginable circumstances.

 

Texas Showcase League 10-12 College Coaches Scout Day

  • ACU, HSU, McMurry Universities and Cisco College
  • ACU, HSU, McMurry Universities and Cisco CollegeAbilene
  • 817-996-9441Eddie Aguiar
  • 07/08/21 - 07/11/21
  • Fees Apply

TSL offers showcase tournaments throughout the summer and fall. Their venues include various colleges, universities, and professional stadiums throughout the state. Divisions 15u/16u & 17u/18u. 4 game guarantee. Held at ACU, HSU, McMurry Universities and Cisco College. 

 
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Intermediate & Senior Baseball Championship

  • Lake Kirby Park
  • 5650 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-691-5450Shane Deel
  • 07/09/21 - 07/12/21
  • Call for details.

Come watch ages 8 to 10 and 9 to 11 years old compete in the Intermediate and Senior Baseball Championship.

 
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Little League Softball Championship 2021

  • Lake Kirby Park
  • 5650 Maple St.Abilene
  • 07/09/21 - 07/12/21

Watch the Little League Softball Championship.

 
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Paramount Film Series: "Remember the Titans"

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-676-9620Tré McLeod
  • 07/09/21 - 07/10/21
  • Fri. & Sat.: 7:30 pm
  • $7-Adults; $6-Seniors (60+), students, military, children

In Virginia, high school football is a way of life. And with such recognition, comes powerful emotions. In 1971 high school football was everything to the people of Alexandria. But when the local school board was forced to integrate an all black school with an all white school, the very foundation of football's great tradition was put to the test.

 
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Abilene Youth Sports Authority Best in the West

  • Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-692-2972Sabrina Bingham
  • 07/10/21 - 07/11/21
  • Visit website for details.

Best in the West JV and Freshman Volleyball. This is for teams only. Age Groups: 13-18. Your team must provide a coach. There will be no practice built in, only games. Teams can be made up of school teams, club teams, or just a group of friends wanting to play together. Teams will be guaranteed three matches per week. All teams must provide a volunteer scorekeeper and two line judges for each of their matches. 

 
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The Downtown Abilene Walking Tour

  • Vera Minter Park
  • 233 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 512-619-7326
  • 07/10/21 - 07/10/21
  • 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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Texas Golf Association West Texas Amateur

  • Abilene Country Club South Course
  • 34 Fairway Oaks Blvd.Abilene
  • 2144688942158Adam Snow
  • 07/15/21 - 07/18/21
  • 7:30 a.m.
  • Entry fees apply
TGA achieves its mission through the financial and administrative support of existing grass-roots junior golf development programs, and in creating new avenues for deserving and underserved youth to learn some of life’s most important lessons through their exposure to the game of golf. Abilene
 
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Abilene Youth Sports Association Jon Smith Tournament

  • The Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
  • 1042 Loop 322Abilene
  • 325-670-1553Sabrina Bingham
  • 07/16/21 - 07/17/21
  • Call for details.

Abilene Youth Sports Alliance hosts the Jon Smith Annual Memorial Volleyball Showcase. 

 
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USA Softball of Texas: Lone Star Showdown

  • Red Bud Softball Complex
  • 2808 Curry Ln.Abilene
  • 512-590-2516Mike Ruiz
  • 07/16/21 - 07/18/21
  • Fees Apply

This is a girl's fast pitch softball tournament. Divisions 8-O, 10-O, 12-O, 14-O, 16/18-O. 8 game guarantee, 6 pool games, double elimination with seeded brackets. 

 
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Military Appreciation Day

  • Taylor County History Center
  • 133 N. William St.Buffalo Gap
  • 325-572-3365
  • 07/17/21 - 07/17/21
  • 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.

 

2nd Annual Summit on Cardiology and Heart Diseases

  • Canada
  • Canada, 453 W 12th Avecanada
  • 555-555-55550000000
  • 07/20/21 - 07/21/21

Conference Series LLC Ltd proudly invites all the participants and sponsors across the globe to attend the “Annual Summit on Cardiology and Heart Diseases” during July 20-21, 2021 at Toronto, Canada.

 
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Little & Junior League Baseball Championship

  • Lake Kirby Park
  • 5650 Maple St.Abilene
  • 325-854-5810Shane Deel
  • 07/23/21 - 07/26/21
  • Call for details.

Come watch Little League and Junior League Baseball Championships.

 
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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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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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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.

 
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Anime Sekai

  • Abilene Convention Center
  • 1100 N. 6th St.Abilene
  • 832-494-4028Westly Tupa
  • 08/06/21 - 08/08/21
  • Fri., 1 to 10 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to Midnight; Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • $22.96-$30.00

Anime Sekai is a three day convention that celebrates Japanese culture, geek culture, anime & manga, cosplay, tabletop & video gaming, comics, TV shows, and movies. There will also be special guest appearances, artists, vendors, exciting panels, contests, giveaways, events, and collectibles.

 
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Clay Walker at Potosi Live

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM-1750Abilene
  • 08/07/21 - 08/07/21
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy great food and live music featuring Clay Walker.

 
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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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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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The Downtown Abilene Walking Tour

  • Vera Minter Park
  • 233 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 512-619-7326
  • 08/14/21 - 08/14/21
  • 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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Pat Green at Potosi Live

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM-1750Abilene
  • 08/21/21 - 08/21/21
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy great food and live music featuring Pat Green.

 
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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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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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Randy Rogers Band at Potosi Live

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM-1750Abilene
  • 08/27/21 - 08/27/21
  • Visit website for details.

Enjoy great food and live music featuring Randy Rogers Band.

 
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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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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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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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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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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 Gay Pride Parade 2021 - Denims 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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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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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
  • 10 a.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.

 
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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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Dog Man, The Musical

  • Historic Paramount Theatre
  • 352 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1161Hollye Jaklewicz
  • 10/10/21 - 10/10/21
  • 2 to 3:15 p.m.
  • $10-Person; $9-Military
Dog Man: The Musical is a hilarious new production based on the worldwide bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants. Kid comic book writers George and Harold set out to write a musical based on their character, Dog Man, who loves to fight crime and chew on the furniture.
 
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McMurry University Homecoming 2021

  • McMurry University
  • Sayles Blvd. & S 14th St.Abilene
  • 325-793-4609
  • 10/14/21 - 10/16/21
 
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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

This is the first time this event has taken place in Abilene and it wil be hosted on an incredibly wide and long runway. Top speeds are anticipated at this venue. Just outside of Dallas, come see some of the fastest street cars in the country come and test their limit in Abilene.

 
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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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Grace Gala 2021

  • 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.

 

2 nd World Congress on Cardiac Surgery and Medica

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  • Vancouver
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  • 10/29/21 - 10/30/21
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Conference Series LLC Ltd proudly invites all the participants and sponsors across the globe to attend the “World Congress on Cardiac Surgery and Medical Devices” during October 30-31, 2020 Vancouver, Canada

 
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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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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.

Museums & Galleries

 
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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 Center for Contemporary Arts Exhibition: Texas Photographic Society29: The International Competition

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 01/21/21 - 05/20/21
  • Tues. - Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Open 5 to 8 p.m. every second Thursday for ArtWalk
  • Free

 Texas Photographic Society29: The International Competition.

 
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The Grace Museum Exhibition - Entretenimientos: Música, Baile y Radio

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 02/05/21 - 04/24/21
  • 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

This exhibition highlights just a small portion of the rich history of music, dance, and entertainment in Abilene’s Hispanic/Latino community. Music and dance are an integral part of Hispanic/Latino culture, as they incorporate native and Spanish traditions to create a unique blend of rhythms, beats, movements, and lyrics. Abilene has a long history and tradition of conjunto music and ballet folklorico, both of which are represented in this exhibition.

 

 
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The NCCIL Exhibition: 'A David Small World'

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586Meredith Mathiews
  • 02/11/21 - 05/22/21
  • Free

David Small works with watercolor, pen and ink, and pastels. His later works have a much softer look, but they continue to include his trademark attention to small details that beg to be poured over again and again. This 2021 exhibition will be the last public display of Small’s work before it transitions to a private collection.

 
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The Center for Contemporary Arts Exhibition: Perseverance in a Pandemic

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 02/16/21 - 04/17/21
  • Tues. - Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Open 5 to 8 p.m. every second Thursday for ArtWalk
  • Free

Abilene Christian University senior art students.

 
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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 - 02/12/22
  • 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 - The Grace Collects Women Photographers

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 03/25/21 - 08/07/21
  • 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 20 female photographers in this exhibition, exercised technical and aesthetic ingenuity, asserted their own voices and subjectivities. Photographers Marion Post Wolcott, Mary Ellen Mark, Anne Noggle, Marilyn Bridges, Laura Gilpin, Ruth Bernard, Linda Conner, Fran Forman, Kathy Millan, Garciela Iturbide are but a few outstanding examples of women working as photographic documentarians and artists who are an important part of photographic history. This exhibition of women photographers in the Grace Museum permanent collection documents the role of women as creative forces in our contemporary culture as well as The Grace Museum’s long-standing commitment to presenting and collecting exemplary artwork by women artists.

 
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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 - 08/14/21
  • 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: Pop-Up Take-N-Make

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 04/06/21 - 04/30/21
  • Tues. - Fri., 1 to 5 p.m.
    Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free

Pick up a special free Take-N-Make project to create your own special work of art at home!

 
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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 - 08/07/21
  • 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 first work of art purchased for the Abilene Fine Arts Museum permanent collection was painted by a women artist, Marie Hull, in 1939, and the museum was founded by woman’s club members, many of whom were artists, This exhibit celebrates the museum’s long history of presenting and collecting the work of female artists.  This exhibition features outstanding examples of work in the permanent collection by celebrated artists Lee Krasner, Melissa Miller, Helen Altman, Kathryne Hale Travis, Mary Vernon, Hung Lu, Beili Liu, Sarah Williams, and other female artists, whose artwork stands as a testament to the important contributions made by women in the arts in the 20th and 21st century. 

 
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Teacher's Lounge Art Educators Showcase Reception

  • Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Trudy Six
  • 04/22/21 - 04/22/21
  • 5 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Free

Join The Center for Contemporary Arts for their 'Teacher's Lounge' Art Educators Showcase Exhibit Reception! They will honor local art educators and their art in this special exhibition! They will have a People's Choice Award so visitors can vote for their favorite artwork in the exhibit. Beer, wine, and light refreshments will be provided. Masks and social distancing are encouraged. Thank you to Abilene Teachers Federal Credit Union for sponsoring this exhibition!

 
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Art Like a Local with Larla Morales

  • Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Trudy Six
  • 04/23/21 - 04/23/21
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • $40-CCA Members
    $45-Non-members

Larla Morales will be leading you in creating a Botanical masterpiece, utilizing earth pigments and botanical elements. Your ticket buys you a spot at the private session, beer and wine, as well as supplies!

 
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The Grace Museum: Spring & Summer Exhibitions Reception

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 05/01/21 - 05/01/21
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

Join The Grace in celebrating their Spring-Summer exhibitions!

 
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The Grace Museum: Spring and Summer Exhibitions Reception

  • The Grace Museum
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 05/01/21 - 05/01/21
  • 5 to 8 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

Join the fun and celebrate The Grace Museum’s Spring-Summer exhibitions!

 
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The Grace: Home School Art Classes

  • The Grace Museum - Classroom
  • 102 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4587
  • 05/11/21 - 05/11/21
  • Free-Members of Big Country Home Educators; $3-All other students (per student)

All home school students and parents are invited to attend The Grace's monthly art classes. Topics range from fine art techniques, to art history, to culture and traditions.

 
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Ani-MAY ArtWalk

  • Historic Downtown Abilene
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 05/14/21 - 05/14/21
  • 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 Ani-MAY Artwalk will feature digital art demonstrations and cosplay! 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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ArtHEALs for Warriors at The Center for Contemporary Arts

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 05/20/21 - 05/20/21
  • 6 p.m.
  • Free
 
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1st Annual Distinguished Artist Awards

  • Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389Trudy Six
  • 06/04/21 - 06/04/21
  • 6 to 9 p.m.
  • $100-Individual Tickets
    $1,000-Table

The Center for Contemporary Arts will host their first annual Distinguished Artist Awards, honoring local artists Ruth Jackson and Russell Ellison, as well as two posthumous awards for Ginger Womack Taylor and Van LeBus. Dinner, drinks, art and entertainment.

 
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June ArtWalk - PaintSlingers Classic

  • Historic Downtown Abilene
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 06/10/21 - 06/10/21
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Free
 
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ArtHEALs for Warriors at The Center for Contemporary Arts

  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 06/17/21 - 06/17/21
  • 6 p.m.
  • Free

(Healthy Empowerment through Arts Learning) is a program developed by The Center for Contemporary Arts, and funded by the United Way of Abilene to offer warriors an opportunity for self-expression and healing.  This program fosters trust between participants, thereby increasing their trust and confidence in themselves and others, as well as increase each warrior’s (and their family’s) scope of social networks.

Warriors often struggle with feelings of anxiety and depression due to horrific experiences in their military service.  To help warriors express and cope with emotions and build resiliency, The Center for Contemporary Arts offers arts and music therapy,

ArtHEALs uses creative methods to help veterans and active-duty personnel, both individually and as a group, address social, behavioral and emotional issues, thus helping them make sense of how they fit into their world.  Therapeutic activities include artistic expression through closed eye drawing to music, movement, creating simple clay figures.

Funding from the United Way of Abilene makes it possible for The Center to offer this program to groups at no charge.

 
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July ArtWalk - Martial Arts

  • Historic Downtown Abilene
  • 220 Cypress St.Abilene
  • 325-677-8389
  • 07/08/21 - 07/08/21
  • 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Free
 
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August ArtWalk - DogWalk

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