never a dull moment

Abilenians naturally want to spend time exploring and experiencing downtown’s public spaces, parks and businesses. We help bring people together in the heart of our city through creative activations, educational opportunities and signature events that reflect the culture of the area.

signature events

Burger Brawl

St. Patrick's Day Street Party

Children's Art & Literacy Festival

Abilene Beer Summit


The Nutcracker

Abilene Ballet Theatre presents its annual production of “The
Nutcracker” at the Paramount Theatre each November to
usher in Abilene’s dreamy holiday season. Perhaps it is all a
dream for Clara, who receives a magical nutcracker at her
family’s Christmas party and is transported into another world.
Following a battle between scurrying mice, soldiers and her
Nutcracker hero in her living room under a giant Christmas
tree, Clara is transported through a snowy forest to the
Land of the Sweets, where she is greeted by dancing
characters from all over the world. Don’t miss this beloved
holiday classic!

Christmas in the Garden

The Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden is decorated
with twinkling Christmas lights and holiday decorations. Put
on your pajamas and join us for a special family night of fun
with Santa Claus, book readings, costumed characters, art
activities and live music and entertainment.

City Sidewalks and FOX West Texas Christmas Lights Parade