COVID-19 updates from Abilene attractions, restaurants, events and venues

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We are working hard to make a community resource for up-to-date information as our community weathers this storm called Covid-19.

For the latest city mandates regarding group sizes and social distancing, go to the City of Abilene’s Covid-19 page.

To update your existing event on our calendar please email

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Last updated April 8, 11:09 am

Attractions and Parks 

  • The team at the 12th Armored are veterans at the long-distance learning game. They’re offering their skills and the use of their fully operational Distance Learning Studio to teachers and home school groups. Pick up the phone and call 325-677-6515 and talk to Executive Director William Lenches.

Abilene State Park - Closed effective at the close of business Tuesday, April 7 until further notice.

Abilene Zoo – Closed until May 1

  • Tune in on Facebook for an educational live show each Wednesday at 10:10 am
  • Zoo fans can submit a video question to the animal team and get a response! 
  • All rentals, parties, and reservations of zoo facilities between now and April 30 will be canceled. Contact the Abilene Zoo at 325-437-4902 for rescheduling or refunds
  • All seasonal events at the Abilene Zoo through April 30th are canceled except for Senior Discovery Day (TBA)
  • Tune in at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily this week to Suddenlink cable channel 2 for a fun educational episode with the Abilene Zoo's Edcation Director Joy Harsh, followed by a book reading by the NCCIL executive director Trish Dressen.

The Center for Contemporary Arts is closed to the public.

  • Staff are available by appointment only.
    • If you are an artist and need to drop off or pick up art, please email or send a message through Facebook or call (325)677-8389.
  • Exhibits reception from March 28th to April 30th will be rescheduled.
  • Canceled: ArtWalk ft. Della Rose, April 9th
  • Watch the Center's Facebook LIVE for online classes:
    • Monday - Dirty Drawers Figure Drawing Session at 6 pm.
    • Tuesday and Thursday - ArtHEALs activity at 3 pm.
    • Wednesday - current exhibit tour
    • Friday - Enso Digital Painting demonstration

City of Abilene Parks & Recreation: Parks are still open for people to enjoy: take a walk with your leashed animal, fish or feed prairie dogs. Water play will be suspended until May 1. Playgrounds, basketball courts, and tennis courts are closed.

  • All events from now through April 30 will be canceled until further notice. 
  • Rec Centers – Closed until May 1
  • Parks and Recreation rentals – Closed until May 1
  • Splash Pads/Adventure Cove – Closed until May 1

Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center is closed, but sports fans can stay active and motivated by participating in daily sports and fitness challenges, inspirational messages and coach interviews. Local athletes also will be sharing their life in an “Around My Block” segment. Follow social media channels: AYSA on FB and IG, Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center on FB

Dyess AFB Memorial Museum and Linear Air Park The Dyess Memorial Center is closed until further notice.

Frontier Texas interactive history museum will close all exhibits and the gift shop until further notice. However, its Texas Forts Trail Visitor Center will remain open and welcomes guests during reduced hours: Mondays through Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm

  • Echo, the Frontier Texas! watch dog, is the museum's new social media manager while the facility is closed. Catch her canine insights on the museum's social media pages. She's a good girl. 

The Grace Museum – Temporarily closed

  • Take a driving history tour of the city with stories from Abilene's own historian extraordinaire, Jay Moore.
  • Take a 5-minute virtual tour of the newest art exhibition, David McManaway: Cult of the Commonplace with a guided explanation and introduction by Chief Curator Judy Tedford Deaton.
  • The Children's Museum on the second floor is closed until the end of March  
  • Family Night: International Infusion: Rescheduled for July
  • Homeschool Art Classes (March 17th & 18th): Canceled
  • Join The Grace Museum Facebook LIVE at 2 pm with a special collection highlight

Historic Paramount Theatre – All public events through May 1 are canceled

National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature  Temporarily closed 

  • Join NCCIL for a Facebook LIVE reading, Tuesday – Friday at 1 pm CST
  • Tune in at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily this week to Suddenlink cable channel 2 for a fun educational episode with the Abilene Zoo's Edcation Director Joy Harsh, followed by a book reading by the NCCIL executive director Trish Dressen.

Taylor County History Center –Temporarily closed to the public effective 3/20/2020. Available by phone 325-572-3974 or e-mail Monday - Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.

The Swenson House gardens are blooming and families are welcome to social distance and tiptoe through the blooms. A scavenger hunt list is available in the small library in the front yard for people looking for a project for the family. 

Town & Country Drive-In Movie Theatre is closed by city mandate. All movie theatres must close through April 14.  


Venues and Facilities 

Temporarily closed

Abilene Convention Center – Closed until May 1, convention center events are canceled through April.

Abilene Public Library – Closed starting March 23. All special events are canceled. Hosting online storytimes, as well as other programs via Facebook on Mon., Wed. and Fri. at 10:45 a.m.

City of Abilene public tours – Closed until May 1

Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center - Temporarily closed in adherence to the City of Abilene Guidelines regarding COVID-19 regulations.

Rose Park Senior Center & Abilene Adaptive Recreation Center - Closed unti May 1 - Seniors ages 60 and over can go by the center and get a drive-thru meal from 11 am until 1 pm Monday-Friday, limit two meals per car

Safety City - Closed until May 1

Taylor County Expo Center -- Renovation work continues. Events through April 13 are canceled or postponed. Check the website and Facebook for updates. 



1708 Coffee Lounge Mon.-Fri., 8 am-3 pm. Delivery, call ahead, carry-out 325-268-4255

Abuelo’s To-go only 325-692-4776. Free DoorDash delivery for orders $30 or more. 

Alfonso Hernandez Bakery, 601 Butternut St., Take-out and drive-thru. 325-670-0024

Alfredo's Mexican Food, 2849 S. 14th St. Call-in and drive-thru. 325-698-0104

Al’s Mesquite Grill Drive-thru, pick-up to-go orders. Call for business/office deliveries. Call for bulk order pricing. Ship a ham or brisket to a loved one. (325) 692-4797

AM Donuts Drive-thru and takeout available (all locations). 325-677-9878

Amendment 21 Pick up only. Place your order through Facebook

Bear's Bake Shop Call ahead and pick-up 972-743-9547

The Beehive Tuesday – Friday, 11:30-1:30 pm & 5-10 pm; Saturday, 5-10 pm. Pick-up or Delivery through Menu Hoppers

Belle’s Chicken Dinner House Delivery available Betty Rose’s Drive-thru, pick-up and delivery available through Menu Hoppers. Hours are 11 a.m - 3 p.m. 325-672-3500

Betty Rose’s Drive-thru, pick-up and delivery available through Menu Hoppers. Catclaw hours Sunday, 11 a.m .- 3 p.m.; Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. 325-698-8000

Big Country Coffee Pick-up, call ahead 325-701-7963

Black Box Pizza To-go, pick-up, delivery 325-692-5555

Blu Barrell Call ahead, carry out, delivery 325-437-0000

Blue Sky Texas Call in or drive-thru available. Hours are Sunday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. 325-704-2563

Bogie’s Downtown Deli  Open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. for takeout orders. Customers may call ahead to place orders 325-672-3296 or place their order for pick-up or delivery online at

Bosses Pizza Carry out and delivery available. 325-704-4242

Buffalo Wild Wings-north Abilene 1010 E. Overland Trail. Curb-side and delivery through 325-704-5480

Buffalo Wild Wings-south Abilene 4401 Ridgement Drive. Curb-side and delivery through 325-695-9464

Candies by Vletas Open normal hours. Carry out and Bite Squad and Menu Hoppers delivery available. 325-673-2005

Casa Herrera Take out available. 325-692-7065

Catfish Corner Take-out and delivery (Doordash and Favor). 325-672-3620 

Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen Curbside to-go 325-793-7106

China Star Take-out. 325-677-2000

Chick-fil-A (S. Clack) Drive-thru, online order and delivery available. 325-691-0414

Chick-fil-A (Hwy 351) Normal hours. Drive-thru, online order and delivery available. 325-672-8844

Chuck E Cheese Carry out and delivery. $4.99 large cheese, $6.99 large pepperoni

Church's Chicken Open regular hours. Drive and take out Available. Also delivery Available through delivery services. All 3 locations open.

Classic Sliders, LLC Food Truck Fridays: informal gathering of Abilene food trucks (applying social distancing) at the Drug Emporium on Barrow st. at around 4-8 pm 

The Cookie Queen of Abilene To-go, pick up 325-665-4118

CK Seafood Steak & Grill Take-out and delivery. 325-676-2231

Cordell's Call-ins for lunch and coffee/tea bar take-out. 325-455-1524

Copper Creek Offers to-go menu and curbside pick up. Call (325) 692-4424 to order. 

Cotton Patch Cafe Take out & delivery Only. Free Delivery from Doordash on all orders $15 or more

Dixie Pig Carry out and delivery. 325-673-3292

Don Luis Cafe Call-in, curbside and delivery. 325-268-4198

Edible Arrangements Curbside pick-up, free delivery 325-603-0663

El Fenix Cafe Take-out and curbside 325-677-3996

El Pulgarcito Restaurant #1 2502 S. 7th St; Offers Mexican & Salvadoran goods. Opens Monday to Saturday, regular hours 6 am - 9 pm. Drive-thru  & delivery through menu hoppers

Farolito Restaurant Call-in. 325-672-0002.

Fat Boss Call ahead, carry out, downtown delivery 325-232-8775

Firehouse Bar & Grill Curbside and delivery. 325-268-4399.

Firehouse Subs Take-out, drive-thru and delivery through third-party vendors. Call-in or order online. 325-695-5700

The Flipping Egg  Hours: Monday - Friday 6:45 am - 2 pm. To-go service and delivery service available. Delivery service will serve a 5-mile radius and have a delivery fee of $3.99

Frios Gourmet Pops Drive-thru, delivery 325-704-4280

Front Porch Coffee Co New hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Now taking call-ahead and drive-up orders. Offering expanded menu with take-and-bake casseroles, quiches, fresh bread and more. 325-400-0288

Galveston Seafood Company Take-out, curb-side and delivery. 325-232-6580

The Gap Cafe Hours are 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Curbside pick-up available. 325-572-3334

Gatti’s Pizza Pick-up and delivery available. 325-692-6326

Gloria’s Grill For take-out call 325-675-5105

Grandy's Call-in, take-out or drive-thru. 325-676-4397

The Green Room Pick up at door and to-go. 325-864-3928

Grumps Burgers Call ahead, carry out 325-232-6753

Haley Jo on the GO, (catering). Delivery of family meal with 4-6 servings. See Haley Jo on the GO on Facebook for weekly menu choice and ordering details. 

Hashi Teppan Grill (Both Locations) Hours are 11 a.m - 9 p.m. Curbside pick-up and Bitesquad delivery available. Rebecca Ln (325) 704-5388, 1158 EN 10th (325) 704-4229

Heff's Burgers (Heff's Burgers & Bar) Drive-thru and delivery options available. Pickup windows, Bite Squad, Menu Hopper

Hickory Street Cafe Takeout available. (Delivery available for 15 people or more. Orders must be placed the day before or early morning of.) 325-675-0465

Hooters Order online, carry out, delivery 325-670-9967

Huddle House 600 S. Access Road (along Interstate 20), Tye. Call-in or order online for take-out, 325-692-4176

Jason's Deli (North & South locations) is open for delivery, curbside or express pickup and to-go. Customers can order through Jason's Deli's app, online, by phone, or at the counter.

Jimmy John's In-shop, call-in and online ordering. Curb-side, pickup and delivery all over Abilene until April 3. 325-793-9900

Joe Allen’s New hours are Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Curbside delivery or delivery through Menu Hoppers available. 325-672-0862

Krab Kingz Call in, Menu Hopper 325-232-8811

Life of Pie Carry out available. 325-232-8042

Little Italy Take-out and delivery available. 325-672-7715

Little Panda Delivery and carry out 325-670-9393

Joe's Pasta & Pizza Take-out and delivery. 325-673-9956

Krua Thai Restaurant Call-in and pickup. 325-701-9954.

The Local Check Facebook or IG for delivery, pick-up and to-go menu. New menu items offered including family style meals. 325-232-6463

Lone Star Diner Abilene – Breakfast service will be temporarily stopped. The restaurant will be closed from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Meals can be ordered via Hoppers Delivery Service. Curbside delivery is available if you call ahead. 

Los Arcos Take-out and delivery available. 325-670-9801

Luigi's Little Italy Curbside and delivery. 325-692-8117

Lytle Land and Cattle Hours are 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Take-out and delivery available with call-in orders (payment over phone required). 325-677-1925

Maslow Coffee Company Monday to Saturday, 7 am - 2 pm 

McKay's Bakery Reduced hours: Monday - Friday,  7:30 am - 5:30 pm; Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. 1/2 off delivery

Mian Bistro Take-out orders call (325) 690-9955 Open at the regular business hours 11 am - 9 pm but will only take take-out orders. 

Miguel’s Mex-Tex Reduced hours: 11 am - 8 pm. Take-out and delivery available. Free Delivery through menu hoppers (325) 698-8100

The Mill  Filling to-go orders Wednesday - Friday from noon to closing and Saturday from 2 pm to closing. 

Mi Ranchito Burrito Factory Hours are Sunday 8 a.m - 2 p.m., Monday 6 a.m - 2 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday 6 a.m - 6 p.m. Drive Thru open. 325-232-6177

Mi Ranchito Sur Drive thru, curbside, takeout 325-232-6177

Monks Coffee Open regular hours, call ahead or carry out 325-437-2984

Mr. Burger Open Mon.-Sat. 8am-8pm, drive thru only 

Mulligans Sports Bar and Grill Take out & delivery of full menu 325-691-0909 

Niko’s Gyros, 3354 Rebecca Lane. Pickup service: find menu here. Hours are Tuesday- Saturday 11am – 8 pm. 

Nothing Bundt Cakes Take-out and drive thru available. 325-670-9941

Olive Garden To go, curbside pick up 325-691-0388

Oscar's Mexican Restaurant Full menu available for pickup and drive-thru. 325-675-0140

Papa Murphy’s Hours are Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m - 8 p.m. and Friday - Saturday, 11 a.m - 9 p.m. Online ordering and drive thru available. 325-695-7272

Pappy Slokum Brewing Co. Drive thru and to go 325-704-5161

Perini Ranch Country Market Pick up your Perini Ranch beef tenderloins. Curbside pick up available. 325-572-4444

Perini Ranch Steakhouse Curbside pick up available. 325-572-3339

Pizza by Design Take-out, delivery, curbside, DoorDash 325-704-5450

Potter's Pizza Call-in and online ordering for take-out and delivery. 325-704-5474

Pure Water Ice and Tea Company Drive thru available. 325-704-5099

R Bar Take-out, delivery 325-437-9892

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers Drive thru, South location: 325-691-8855, North location: 325-670-9941

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brew Take-out. 325-695-0852

Rick & Carolyn's Burgers & Fries Call-in and drive-thru. 325-793-2706.

Sam's Southern Eatery Pickup and delivery. 325-670-9422

Schlotzsky's Call in orders, drive thru, DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub. Hours: 10:30 am to 8:00 pm, 7 days a week.

Sharon's Barbeque Take out and delivery services available 325-704-4352

The Shed Market To go orders only. Phone order is available 325-692-7433

Smoothie King Delivery, drive thru, curbside, online, call ahead 325-704-5555

Sockdolager Brewing Co Pick up available. 325-721-1718

Stillwater Barbeque Open for lunch. Limited menu. Take-out and delivery available. 325-518-5071

Subway Call ahead, take-out 

Sunrise Chinese Restaurant Take-out and delivery. 325-437-7771

Szechuan Chinese To-go orders available. 325-673-9100

Sweet Thyme Kitchen Curbside pick-up available. 325-268-4004

TaMolly’s Curbside and carry out available. 325-698-2000

Taqueria La Ranchera Carry out 325-676-0269

Taylor County Taphouse New hours are 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Curbside pickup and delivery available. 325-704-2500

Texas Cowboy Barbecue Call-in for pickup and delivery, GrubHub 325-268-4243

Texas Flaming Grill Call-in for pickup and delivery. 325-704-4271

Texas Roadhouse Curbside To-go, online order, by phone (325) 690-0145, or in person. 

Texas Steak Express - Abilene Pick-up and delivery. Order online or 325-793-2928

Vagabond Pizza Take-out orders are available. 325-268-4321

The Winery at Willow Creek Online ordering, call-in and curbside pick-up available. Delivery available on Fridays and Saturdays. 325-690-9463

The Zone Bar & Grill Lunch and dinner delivery, with alcohol. 325-232-8485.

Temporarily closed

Cypress Street Station Closed until further notice

Jay's BBQ Shack Temporarily closed beginning March 29. 

Lucy's Big Burgers Temporarily closed 

Rockin' Rollerz Temporarily closing the restaurant. Currently working on getting the food truck back out on the streets to be able to serve the public until the restaurant reopens.

Six Brothers Brewery Temporarily closed

Free WiFi Hotspots

Provided by WesTex Connect in cooperation with the City of Abilene, Abilene and Wylie ISD, plus other communities and school districts around the Big Country.

All you need to do is drive into the respective parking lot and stay in your vehicle. All social distancing requirements will be strictly enforced. 


  • PE Shotwell Stadium, 1525 E.S. 11th St., North parking lot, 
  • Wylie Bulldog Stadium, 4334 Antilley Rd.
  • Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. 6th St., North parking lot
  • City Pavilion, 106 Cedar St., Clyde, TX
  • Badgers Stadium, S. 7th St. & Haynes, Merkel, TX
  • Sutherland's Lumber, 210 SE Georgia Ave. Unit A, Sweetwater, TX
  • Farmer's Co-Op Gin of Stamford, 504 S. Swenson St., Stamford, TX

Users can access the internet through any device with WiFi capabilities, such as a smartphone, tablet or laptop.

  1. On your device, search for available networks and connect to WesTex_Connect_WIFI
  2. The first time you connect it takes you to a page to accept the terms and conditions. Click FREE and then click I AGREE.
  3. You should then be automatically connected to the Wifi. 


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Courtyard by Marriott Abilene Mall South, 4350 Ridgemont Dr., Temporarily closed until further notice. The Residence Inn located at 1641 Musgrave Blvd. will be taking all reservations made through the Courtyard by Marriott Abilene Mall South.

Fairfield Inn, 3902 Turner Place Dr., Temporarily closed with a tentative reopening July 1. The Hampton Inn located at 3917 Ridgemont Dr. will be taking all reservations made through the Fairfield Inn. 

Hilton Garden Inn, 4449 Ridgemont Dr., Enjoy great day rates for a private and quiet guest room that includes high-speed internet and is social distancing approved workspace! Call or use this link to book and their friendly team will appoint a clean and comfortable room for your home office away from home.

Holiday Inn, 3525 W. Lake Rd., Whether you're hosting a virtual meeting, need to make calls, or just need a quiet space to work (or relax) while social distancing, enjoy special daily and weekly rates on day-use rooms. Contact Casey in the Sales Department at 325-673-4100 or

MCM Elegante Suites, 4250 Ridgemont Dr., Common areas are open but breakfast, room service and cocktails are being delivered to rooms. The restaurant and lounge are open for room service only. 

Residence Inn, 1641 Musgrave Blvd., Now offering "home office" packages with private space and free wifi for $50 per day (9am-5pm). Call 325-677-8700 or visit to book today.


Golf Courses

Maxwell Golf Course is open regular hours and following social distancing guidelines.

Diamondback National Golf Club is open regular hours but not booking online. Golfers can call to book tee times: (325) 690-9190

Abilene Country Club's two courses are open and following recommended guidelines for social distancing. 


New Commencement Dates:

May 8 Hardin Simmons University graduation now will be August 8.

May 8 McMurry University graduationn ow will be August 8.

May 9 Abilene Christian University graduation now will be August 8.

Canceled Events 

March 17 OverDrive Bookmobile Tour

March 16-17, 2020  UIL District 6A OneAct Play   

March 17-18 The Grace Museum: Home School Art classes 

March 18 Paramount Theatre's free tour 

March 18 An Acoustic Evening with Mike McClure and Mark Powell

March 18-20 McMurry Water Storytelling Conference

March 18-20 Texas High School Powerlifting Championship

March 19, 26 & April 2, 9, 16 Rose Park Senior Activity Center Dance

March 19 2020 Guy Caldwell Western Heritage Lecture Series

March 21 Texas Star Trading Book Signing “The Making of a Champion” & “The Arms of God”

March 21-22 AYSA March Madness 

March 22 Children's Performing Arts Series: Peter Rabbit Tales

March 25 One Million Cups

March 25 Vagabond Wine Dinner

March 27 Big Country Square Dancers Association

March 27-29 Big Country Square Dancers Association

March 28 Texas Outlaws Martial Arts Expo

March 28 Run4Reading, 1st Annual Chick-fil-A of the Big Country Race

March 31- April 1 Champions for Children

March 31 Spell Abilene

April 3 Sunburst Beauty Pageant Under the Sea

April 4 Easter Egg Hunt 

April 4-10 Abilene Navy Week

April 9 Artwalk with Della Rose

April 9 Rose Park Senior Activity Center Dance

April 10 Christy Patton live at The Mill

April 10 Paramount Film - 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance'

April 11 PrimeTime Sports - Spring Shootout Abilene

April 11 Easter at the Abilene Zoo

April 11 Citywide Passover Celebration

April 11 Free Tour of Historic Paramount Theatre

April 11 Family Fun Saturdays at The NCCIL

April 16 Rose Park Senior Activity Center Dance

April 16-18 ACU Theatre "Freaky Friday" musical performances 

April 24 Noah Project Golf Tournament 2020

May 9-10 Dyess Big Country Air & Space Expo 

May 15-17, 2020    Southland Conference Outdoor Track Meet

All sports events from Abilene Christian UniversityHardin-Simmons University, and McMurry University have been canceled for the moment.

For all Abilene Christian University (ACU) events visit here.

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) is extending its suspension of all UIL-sanctioned activities due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Texas. All contests, practices, rehearsals, and workouts will remain suspended until further notice. At this time, the earliest games and contests may resume is Monday, May 4th.

All events at Taylor County Expo Center now through April 1 are canceledExpo General Office is still open 



Postponed Events

March 20-21 Outlaws & LegendsMarch 19-20, 2021

March 21  HSU Theatre "Starlight Extravaganza," TBA

March 23 Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, TBA

March 23-April 27 Volleyball Firm Foundations 1 and 2, June 1

March 23-May 14 AYSA Youth Volleyball League, June 1

March 24 Dan Clark Lunch, TBA

March 25  2020 Business Expo at Abilene Convention Center, Aug 19

March 26 Senior Discovery Day at the Zoo, TBA

March 26 Women's Leadership Luncheon, TBA

March 26  Mozart Society - Wine Pairing Concert, TBA

March 27-28 Big Country Swap Meet, TBA

March 27-April 5 Abilene Community Theatre: Murder at the Howard Johnson's, May 8-May 17

March 28 HeARTS for the ARTS: In the Heights of Hollywood with Nelson Coates, September 26

March-April Abilene Food Tour

April 1-4 HSU Theatre "The Comedy of Errors," April 23-25 

April 4 Lone Star Dry Goods 4 Year Anniversary Party, TBA 

April 4 West Texas Rehab’s Top Gun Sporting Clays Classic, TBA

April 6 “Life in Bloom” fundraising event, TBA

April 9 The Chamber’s Chairman’s Showcase at Abilene Convention Center, July 30 

April 16 2020 Open Road Concert Series ft. Jackie Venson, Oct 22

April 18 Earth Day Abilene 2020, TBA

April 18 Abilene Philharmonic: Canadian Brass, Masterworks IV, is now July 10. 

April 17-18 AOK Wild Wild West Karate Meet, TBA

April 21 The Rotary Club of Abilene’s Taste of Abilene, June 2

April 22-24, Abilene Christian University Golden Reunion, April 21-23, 2021

April 23 An Evening with Nolan Ryan benefiting the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health, TBA

April 24 Creative Eventz’ Little River Band concert, TBA

April 29 -May 2 DirectFest 2020 will now be limited to May 1-2, 2020

May 8, 9 & 15, 16 Abilene Community Theatre: Rumors, TBA

May 14 Mother and Son Dance at the Abilene Convention Center, August 8


Other Announcements

  • Call 211 Texas Health and Human Services if you have any concerns regarding Covid-19
  • Community Foundation of Abilene has set up the Support Abilene Fund to help Abilenians affected by Covid-19. 
  • If you developed see symptoms of Covid-19, please call your doctor’s office or Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District (325) 692-5600 first for further direction. 
  • Visit for events updates.
    To update your existing event on our calendar, please email


Resources for small businesses impacted by Covid-19

  • If your business has been impacted: Please share your story of economic loss from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) with both the Small Business Administration and with the Texas Travel Alliance TODAY.

    In order for Texas businesses to become eligible for an emergency, low-interest bridge loans from the SBA to help you pay immediate costs such as your mortgage and payroll, a business from each of Texas’s 254 counties needs to show the SBA it has been negatively affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus).

    Here is what you can do to help: please email this Economic Injury Worksheet to: and

    Additional information from the U.S. Small Business Administration about Economic Injury Disaster Loans can be found here. Sending in this form will not financially obligate your business in any way. When the declaration is granted for the SBA emergency loan program, applicants will receive information on how to apply for their loan.
  • Abilene Chamber of Commerce has put up a page to help small businesses in need.
  • Assistance information and resources for music industry professionals affected by COVID-19.