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Historic Saturday Shootouts

  • Frontier Texas
  • 625 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-437-2800Jeff Salmon
  • 05/29/21 - 07/10/21
  • 12 to 12:30 p.m.
  • Free

In 1884 the young town of Abilene decided to enforce laws prohibiting gambling and alcohol leading to a shootout at the Cattlemen's Exchange. This event is reenacted in a short drama at high noon on Saturdays from May 29-July 10, 2021 (excluding June 12th during C.A.L.F.). Outdoors in the museum's parade grounds (courtyard area).

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 06/05/21 - 06/05/21
  • 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
  • 06/12/21 - 06/12/21
  • 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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Long Monday

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 214-457-3503Brent Terry
  • 06/14/21 - 06/14/21
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

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

 
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FitzWillie Wednesday

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 325-518-4167Evan Christian
  • 06/16/21 - 06/16/21
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Acoustic duo variety with Michael Murray and Evan Christian.

 

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.

 
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The Miracle Worker

  • McMurry University, Amy Graves Ryan Theatre
  • 1400 Sayles Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-793-3889McMurry Theatre Box Office
  • 06/17/21 - 06/20/21
  • Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.
    Sun., 2 p.m.
  • $12-General Admission; $10-Senior/Military Discount; $5-McMurry Faculty/Staff/Student

A stunning play written by William Gibson, The Miracle Worker is a moving tribute to Helen Keller and the woman who helped to change her life. Trapped in a silent world, unable to communicate, young Helen is violent and spoiled, treated by her family as subhuman. Only Annie Sullivan sees a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from Helen's dark silence. After scenes of intense physical and emotional struggle, Helen's breakthrough finally arrives with the utterance of a single, glorious word.

 
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Abilene Country Club Couples Tournament

  • Abilene Country Club Main Course
  • 4039 S. Treadaway Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-692-2583Jimmy Tidwell
  • 06/18/21 - 06/20/21
  • Entry fees apply.

Couples Only Golf tournament hosted by Abilene Country Club.

 

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. 

 

Fort Griffin Fandangle

  • Prairie Theatre
  • 1490 FM 1084Albany
  • 325-762-3838
  • 06/18/21 - 06/18/21
  • Visit website for details.

The Fort Griffin Fandangle is a show that the people of Albany present beneath the summer stars of the Texas sky the last two weekends of June.  With singing, dancing, pantomime and pageantry, it recreates the look and feel of life in the frontier days of the Old West. Over 250 Albany performers present the authentic look and feel of the Old West told, with fun and humor. Presented on the acre-sized Prairie Theater, the show brings covered wagons, buggies, and the railroad. Threatening wildfires, giant rattlesnakes, a rowdy frontier town, and the discovery of oil appear before your eyes. 

 
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USSSA Hotter Than Hell Slow Pitch Tournament

  • Nelson Complex
  • 100 Zoo Ln.Abilene
  • 325-518-3679
  • 06/19/21 - 06/20/21
  • Admission varies

Slow pitch softball tournament. 

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 06/19/21 - 06/19/21
  • 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. 

 

Fort Griffin Fandangle

  • Prairie Theatre
  • 1490 FM 1084Albany
  • 325-762-3838
  • 06/19/21 - 06/19/21
  • Visit website for details.

The Fort Griffin Fandangle is a show that the people of Albany present beneath the summer stars of the Texas sky the last two weekends of June.  With singing, dancing, pantomime and pageantry, it recreates the look and feel of life in the frontier days of the Old West. Over 250 Albany performers present the authentic look and feel of the Old West told, with fun and humor. Presented on the acre-sized Prairie Theater, the show brings covered wagons, buggies, and the railroad. Threatening wildfires, giant rattlesnakes, a rowdy frontier town, and the discovery of oil appear before your eyes. 

 
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EZGO Team Matches

  • Abilene Country Club
  • 4039 S. Treadaway Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-692-2583Jimmy Tidwell
  • 06/21/21 - 06/22/21
  • Call for more information.

Golf tournament.

 
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Long Monday

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 214-457-3503Brent Terry
  • 06/21/21 - 06/21/21
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

A John Prine infused set starring Jim Sadler featuring 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
  • 06/22/21 - 06/22/21
  • 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 Center for Contemporary Arts will host an interactive art day. The first 300 kids in attendance will receive a special discount card.

 
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FitzWillie Wednesday

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 325-518-4167Evan Christian
  • 06/23/21 - 06/23/21
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Acoustic duo variety with Michael Murray and Evan Christian.

 
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Braxton Keith at Betty Rose's Little Brisket

  • Betty Rose's Little Brisket
  • 3934 Catclaw St.Abilene
  • 325-698-8000
  • 06/23/21 - 06/23/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy BBQ and live music by Braxton Keith on the patio.

 
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Eddie Esler at Potosi Live

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM-1750Abilene
  • 06/23/21 - 06/23/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Free entry. Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy great food and live music featuring Eddie Esler.

 
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Live @ Lytle featuring Jessi England and Hannah Owens

  • Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 1150 E.S. 11th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1925
  • 06/23/21 - 06/23/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy music on the patio featuring Jessi England and Hannah Owens.

 
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7th Annual Fur, Fowl & Fin Wild Game Dinner

  • 201 Mesquite
  • 201 Mesquite St.Abilene
  • 325-672-0040Ginger
  • 06/24/21 - 06/24/21
  • 6 to 9 p.m.
  • $100-Per Ticket

Enjoy a wild game dinner, raffle, and auction to benefit Cancer Services Network.

 
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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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Chance & The Takers at Potosi Live

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM-1750Abilene
  • 06/24/21 - 06/24/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Free entry. Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy great food and live music featuring Chance and The Takers.

 
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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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Winery Comedy Tour!

  • The Winery at Willow Creek
  • 4353 S. Treadaway Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-690-9463
  • 06/24/21 - 06/24/21
  • 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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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 Festival Golf Tournament

  • Abilene Country Club
  • 4039 S. Treadaway Blvd.Abilene
  • 06/25/21 - 06/25/21
  • 1 p.m.
  • Visit website for details.

The Abilene Freedom Festival golf tournament presented by Lone Star Electric and Christmas Decor. Every player will receive $100 Titleist gift card, two drink tickets, and a meal voucher. You will also have a chance to win custom golf bags and balls, 4 hole-in-one vehicle contests, vacation packages and over $200,000 in cash and prizes! 

 
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Tredwater at Potosi Live

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM-1750Abilene
  • 06/25/21 - 06/25/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Free entry. Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy great food and live music featuring Tredwater.

 
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Dive-In Movie | The Greatest Showman

  • Adventure Cove
  • 2742 S. 9th St.Abilene
  • 325-734-5302Alyssa Hartley
  • 06/25/21 - 06/25/21
  • 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 Greatest Showman. 

 

Fort Griffin Fandangle

  • Prairie Theatre
  • 1490 FM 1084Albany
  • 325-762-3838
  • 06/25/21 - 06/25/21
  • Visit website for details.

The Fort Griffin Fandangle is a show that the people of Albany present beneath the summer stars of the Texas sky the last two weekends of June.  With singing, dancing, pantomime and pageantry, it recreates the look and feel of life in the frontier days of the Old West. Over 250 Albany performers present the authentic look and feel of the Old West told, with fun and humor. Presented on the acre-sized Prairie Theater, the show brings covered wagons, buggies, and the railroad. Threatening wildfires, giant rattlesnakes, a rowdy frontier town, and the discovery of oil appear before your eyes. 

 
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Texas Trophy

  • Abilene Country Club
  • 4039 S. Treadaway Blvd.Abilene
  • 325-692-2583
  • 06/26/21 - 06/28/21
  • Call for more information.

Golf tournament. 

 
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KAB Take Aim Clay Shoot Tournament

  • Abilene Clay Sports
  • 1102 E. Spur 707Abilene
  • 325-734-3301Katherine Beeman
  • 06/26/21 - 06/26/21
  • 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • $150-Early Bird Registration (through June 11th)
    $175-Regular Registration

Take aim to better our community. This tournament is for novice and experienced clayshoot participants. The KAB Shoot Out is a Sporting Clay Tournament Fundraiser for Keep Abilene Beautiful. KAB is a non-profit community organization that engages and educates citizens of Abilene to take responsibility for improving their community environment. KAB does this by supporting community projects, clean-up events, planting trees, beautification projects, environmental education efforts and community.

 
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State LineMAN Challenge

  • Hardin-Simmons University, Shelton Stadium
  • 2200 Hickory St.Abilene
  • 325-670-1554Jesse Burleson
  • 06/26/21 - 06/26/21
  • Free-Spectators

Hardin-Simmons' football team will host this annual competition. Teams from all over the state have qualified for the event through regional competitions around the state and 38 teams in three different divisions will compete for the title of state champion.

 
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Abilene Food Tour

  • 1101 N. 1st St.Abilene
  • 325-725-7702
  • 06/26/21 - 06/26/21
  • 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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Swenson Picnic with Shannon & Doug Roysden

  • Swenson House Grounds
  • 1726 Swenson St.Abilene
  • 325-232-8454
  • 06/26/21 - 06/26/21
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Free

The Swenson House Historical Society invites you to rock the Swenson at the community picnic. Eat free hotdogs, chips, and cookies while enjoying the great live music of Shannon and Doug Roysden. Buy a snow cone from Cajun Cones to keep the chill going. The picnic and concert are free, and snow cones are available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair and sunscreen.

 
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Dave Stevens at Betty Rose's Little Brisket

  • Betty Rose's Little Brisket
  • 3934 Catclaw St.Abilene
  • 325-698-8000
  • 06/26/21 - 06/26/21
  • 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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Drag Queen Bingo!

  • Grover Nelson Park
  • 2070 Zoo Ln.Abilene
  • 06/26/21 - 06/26/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Event is free. Donations accepted.

Join Abilene Pride Alliance and Lady PT as the queen and emcee to celebrate pride month with a festive game night!

 

 
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Mind Tripp at Potosi Live

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM-1750Abilene
  • 06/26/21 - 06/26/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Free entry. Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy great food and live music featuring Mind Tripp.

 

Fort Griffin Fandangle

  • Prairie Theatre
  • 1490 FM 1084Albany
  • 325-762-3838
  • 06/26/21 - 06/26/21
  • Visit website for details.

The Fort Griffin Fandangle is a show that the people of Albany present beneath the summer stars of the Texas sky the last two weekends of June.  With singing, dancing, pantomime and pageantry, it recreates the look and feel of life in the frontier days of the Old West. Over 250 Albany performers present the authentic look and feel of the Old West told, with fun and humor. Presented on the acre-sized Prairie Theater, the show brings covered wagons, buggies, and the railroad. Threatening wildfires, giant rattlesnakes, a rowdy frontier town, and the discovery of oil appear before your eyes. 

 
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Sunday Fun Day

  • Mall of Abilene
  • 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.Abilene
  • 325-698-4351Heather Miller
  • 06/27/21 - 06/27/21
  • 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. At this session, you will learn how to make Paper Chain Pythons! The whole family is invited to the fun, come-and-go event located in the Women's Dillard's Courtyard!

 
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Jackrabbit Acres: Create & Shop

  • Jackrabbit Acres
  • 810 Lytle Cove Rd.Abilene
  • 325-660-7196Lana McCutchen
  • 06/27/21 - 06/27/21
  • 3 to 8 p.m.
  • Email for details.

Chat with creators, enjoy an outdoor atmosphere, and participate in workshops. Items include range hand-crafted soap, wax sachets, rolled beeswax candles, art prints, hand dyed wearables, crocheted items, hand-crafted dog bandanas and t-shirts. Workshops require registration before the event.

 
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Air It Out Passing Camp

  • The Fieldhouse
  • 1633 Cottonwood St.Abilene
  • 06/28/21 - 06/29/21
  • 8 a.m.
  • Free-Spectators; $275-Camper

Air It Out is a Texas based Football Camp that develops young quarterbacks and receivers through proper instruction and training. Established in 1990, Air It Out has left a lasting impact on many young players lives, not only through what they learned on the football field but through leadership and teamwork exercises that can be used in their professional lives in the future. 

 

Original Team Roping 2021 Finals

  • Taylor County Expo Center
  • 1700 HWY 36Abilene
  • 806-499-3584Whitney McCright
  • 06/28/21 - 07/03/21
  • Visit website for details

The OTRA promotes the sport of team roping by providing a format for roping families in an enjoyable, competitive environment.

 
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Long Monday

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 214-457-3503Brent Terry
  • 06/28/21 - 06/28/21
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

A John Prine infused set starring Jim Sadler featuring 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
  • 06/29/21 - 06/29/21
  • 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 Abilene Mermaid will host a day of crafts and education on oceans. The first 300 kids in attendance will receive a special discount card.

 
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Air It Out Passing Camp

  • The Fieldhouse
  • 1633 Cottonwood St.Abilene
  • 06/30/21 - 07/01/21
  • 8 a.m.
  • Free-Spectators; $275-Camper

Air It Out is a Texas based Football Camp that develops young quarterbacks and receivers through proper instruction and training. Established in 1990, Air It Out has left a lasting impact on many young players lives, not only through what they learned on the football field but through leadership and teamwork exercises that can be used in their professional lives in the future. This is for grades 7-12.

 

 
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FitzWillie Wednesday

  • The Ice House at LSDG
  • 173 Walnut St.Abilene
  • 325-518-4167Evan Christian
  • 06/30/21 - 06/30/21
  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Acoustic duo variety with Michael Murray and Evan Christian.

 
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Blan Scott at Betty Rose's Little Brisket

  • Betty Rose's Little Brisket
  • 3934 Catclaw St.Abilene
  • 325-698-8000
  • 06/30/21 - 06/30/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy BBQ and live music by Blan Scott on the patio.

 
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Caleb Sirmons at Potosi Live

  • Potosi Live
  • 897 FM-1750Abilene
  • 06/30/21 - 06/30/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Free entry. Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy great food and live music featuring Caleb Sirmons.

 
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Live @ Lytle featuring Matt Stapp

  • Lytle Land & Cattle
  • 1150 E.S. 11th St.Abilene
  • 325-677-1925
  • 06/30/21 - 06/30/21
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Food and beverages available for purchase.

Enjoy music on the patio featuring Matt Stapp.

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 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 - 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 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 NCCIL Exhibition: Loren Long

  • The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
  • 102 Cedar St.Abilene
  • 325-673-4586Meredith Mathiews
  • 06/10/21 - 06/30/21
  • 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.