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Upcoming Events in Abilene Texas


January

1 Artwalk - Hours are 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Address: Historic Downtown , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 325-677-8389 (Always call and confirm events)

1 - 2 Texas Gun & Knife Show - Address: Abilene Civic Center , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 325-676-6211 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.abilenetx.com/CivicCenter/index.htm

2 - 5 Taylor County Livestock Show - Address: Taylor County Expo Center, Griffin Arena and Horse Barn , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 325-677-4376 (Always call and confirm events)

12 - 13 Abilene Kennel Club AKC Dog Show - Address: Taylor County Expo Center Coliseum and Display Building , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 325-677-4376 (Always call and confirm events)

February

24 Artwalk - Hours are 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Address: Historic Downtown , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 325-677-8389 (Always call and confirm events)

12 - 13 Texas Farm-Ranch-Wildlife Expo - This year’s Texas Farm – Ranch - Wildlife Expo features over 155 booths with over 70 exhibitors. Vendors will showcase products and services directly related to wildlife, ranching, and agri-business.

Address: Taylor County Expo Center , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 325-677-7241 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.abilenechamber.com
Fee: Admission is free

March

14 - 15 Youth Art Month - Exhibit opens. Gallery A, B and C

Address: The Grace Museum , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 325-673-4587 (Always call and confirm events)

21 Artwalk - Hours are 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Address: Historic Downtown , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 325-677-8389 (Always call and confirm events)

2 - 3 On the Road Ranch Shows Arts & Crafts Show - Address: Abilene Civic Center , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 325-676-6211 (Always call and confirm events)

8 - 10 Texas Gun & Knife Show - Address: Abilene Civic Center , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 325-676-6211 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.abilenetx.com/CivicCenter/index.htm

23 - 24 Big Country Outdoor & Home Expo - Exhibits to include boats, mowers/tractors/ATV’s and RV’s as well as Products and Services related to the home building industry!

Saturday, 10:00am until 7:00pm
Sunday, Noon until 5:00pm

Address: Expo Center of Taylor County, 1700 Texas 36 , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 325-677-4376 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: bigcountryhba.com/
Fee: $5.00 admission charge, 12 and under free with adult

April

23 Founder's Day Festival - Celebrates Abilene's 125th birthday with children's activities, barbecue cook-off, re-enactment of the original town lot sale, model train exhibits, continuous entertainment, evening concert and street dance. Hosted by the Abilene Preservation League.

Address: Historic Downtown Abilene at North 1st and Cedar Streets , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 325-676-3775x4 (Always call and confirm events)

13 - 14 Annual Gem & Mineral Jewelry Show - Gems, jewels, slabs, rough, lapidary tools and supplies, demonstrations, flourescent display, silent auction, wheel of fortune, "sand" art, hourly door prizes, grand prize drawing.

Address: Downtown Abilene Civic Center, N 6th & Pine St , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 325-692-4642 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: slightfoot@aol.com
Web: www.abilenetx.com/CivicCenter
Fee: Adults-$3 Children ( 6-12)$1.50 Under 6 free with adult

May

3 - 5 Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival - Mexican dinner is Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, enjoy softball tournament, food booths, flea market, children's games, St. Vincent's Ballet Folklorico dancers performances each evening and more. Hours are 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.

Address: St. Vincent's Catholic Church, 2525 Westview Drive , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 325-676-8975 (Always call and confirm events)

3 - 4 Texas Gun & Knife Show - Address: Abilene Civic Center , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 325-676-6211 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.abilenetx.com/CivicCenter/index.htm

9 - 12 Western Heritage Classic - To preserve the heritage of the ranch cowboy, this event features a parade, world’s largest bit and spur show, western art, chuckwagon cook-off, ranch rodeo, nightly dances, invitational ranch horse sale, Ranch Horse Association of America (RHAA) Working Ranch Horse Competition, children's rodeo events and lots of family fun!

Address: Taylor County Expo Center , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 325-677-4376 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.abilenevisitors.com

June

1 - 2 On the Road Ranch Shows, Arts & Crafts - Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Address: Abilene Civic Center , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 325-676-6211 (Always call and confirm events)

6 - 9 Children's Art & Literacy Festival (CALF) Featuring illustrator Walter Wick - Join us for the Annual Children’s Art and Literacy Festival (CALF) featuring "I Spy" and "Can You See What I See?" illustrator Walter Wick. Festival goers are invited to attend 6 different dramatic presentations, special performances, art activities and much more! For a full itinerary and to register visit www.abilenecalf.com or call 325-677-1161

Address: 1101 North 1st St , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 325-677-1161 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: elizabeth@abilenecac.org
Web: www.abilenecalf.com
Fee: $10 for Children, $12 for Adults (entire weekend pass)

7 - 8 Stars Over Abilene Quilt Show - Over 200 Quilts on display. Classes, Vendors, Raffle Quilt, Snack Bar, Door Prizes.

Friday: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Address: Abilene Civic Center 1100 N. 6th , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 325-698-2302 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: admin@abilenequiltersguild.com
Web: www.abilenequiltersguild.com
Fee: $6.00. 2-day pass, $10. Under 12 Free

20 - 29 Abilene Shakespeare Festival - The Abilene Shakespeare Festival, which takes place annually in July, provides an excellent opportunity to expose West Texas to the major works of Shakespeare and other classical literature. Our audiences have been made up of young and old, blue collar and white collar, cowboy and executive. We continue to introduce new patrons to Shakespeare who have little experience in regular theatre-going, and we are committed to bringing them high-quality, exciting new productions of classical works for no admission price.

Address: Abilene Christian University , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 325-674-2021 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: hestera@acu.edu
Web: www.acu.edu/academics/cas/theatre/productions/asf/
Fee: Free

July

6 - 13 Texas State 4-H Horse Show Annual State Finals - Address: Taylor County Expo Center , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 325-677-4376 (Always call and confirm events)

13 Craftapalooza and FABULOUS Junk Market - CRAFTAPALOOZAtm & Fabulous Junk Market is a one day shopping extravaganza featuring an eclectic blend of arts & crafts, bling, glam & jewels, retail boutiques, antique & vintage bliss, home décor & inspiration, reloved-repurposed furniture, along with FABuLOUS FINDS for your creative soul!

Address: Abilene Civic Center, 1100 N 6th St , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 4055961687 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: montagefestivals@earthlink.net
Web: www.montagefestivals
Fee: Free admission

August

26 - 27 Texas Gun & Knife Show - Address: Abilene Civic Center , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 325-676-6211 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.abilenetx.com/CivicCenter/index.htm

September

23 - 31 West Texas Fair & Rodeo - Features exhibits, rodeo, livestock shows and carnival at the Taylor County Expo Center. Parade is at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 9.

Address: Historic Downtown Abilene , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 325-677-4376 (Always call and confirm events)

30 - 1 Annual Altrusa Antique Show - Features dealers from around the United States. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Address: Abilene Civic Center , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 325-676-6211 (Always call and confirm events)

3 - 7 West Texas Book & Author Festival - Features an author reception honoring local authors, brown bag lunch seminars, writing and publishing workshops, Cookbook Gala, cooking demonstration, "Hall of Texas Authors" and "Boots and Books" lunch with special guest speakers.

Ph: 325-676-6025 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.abilenetx.com/apl

27 - 29 Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival - Features a nightly balloon glow, arts & crafts, games, food booths, children's contests and street dances. Hare & Hound Race is Saturday and Sunday mornings. Hours are 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, sunrise to midnight Saturday, and sunrise to noon Sunday. Annually the last weekend of September.

The Balloon Festival is the major fund raiser of the year for the Optimist Club Unlimited of Abilene to support the youth of the Big Country with Scholarships and other programs throughout the year.

Address: Redbud Park, So. 32nd and Buffalo Gap Rd. , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 325-795-0995 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: bcballoonfest@afo.net
Web: www.bigcountryballoonfest.org
Fee: Free

October

28 - 29 Texas Gun & Knife Show - Address: Abilene Civic Center , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 325-676-6211 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.abilenetx.com/CivicCenter/index.htm

19 - 20 Bliss Holiday Gift Market - Abilene - A holiday gift show featuring art, crafts and gifts from regional artisans as well as selected retail merchants. For info: www.montagefestivals.com.

Address: Abilene Civic Center 1100 N 6th , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 405-596-1687 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: montagefestivals@earthlink.net
Web: www.montagefestivals.com
Fee: $3.00

December

19 - 7 Annual Christmas Lane - Drive through this winter wonderland, and enjoy the lights and animated figures. Stop and tour Quanna's Winter Wonderland, an indoor display of animated figures. Hours are 6 to 10 p.m.

Address: Abilene State School, 2501 Maple , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 325-692-4053 (Always call and confirm events)

30 CRAFTAPALOOZA & Junk Market - The CRAFTAPALOOZA & JUNK MARKET is a one day shopping extravaganza featuring an eclectic blend of arts & crafts, bling, glam & jewels, retail boutiques, vintage bliss, home décor & inspiration, antiques, repurposed items & furniture, along with fabulous junk for your creative soul! Go to the website to exhibit.

Address: Abilene Civic Center, 1100 N 6th St , Abilene, Texas
Ph: 405-596-1687 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: montagefestivals@earthlink.net
Web: www.montagefestivals.com
Fee: Free

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Dyess Air Force Base

Home of Air Combat Command's historic 7th Wing. Currently flies B-1B Lancers and C-130H Hercules. The base's Linear Air Park contains 30 aircraft from World War II to the present. Aircraft are displayed along Arnold Blvd., a main base thoroughfare.

Abilene, TX Military Bases


Shore Art Gallery

Traveling exhibits and works by students and faculty displayed throughout year.

Abilene, TX Arts

Grace Museum

Comprised of the Fine Arts Museum, Abilene Historical Museum, and the Children's Museum, all are in the historic Grace Hotel, known as the Grace Cultural Center. Built in 1909, the Grace is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and portions are restored to its 1929

Abilene, TX Museums


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