The Outlaws & Regulators!

If you are looking for something fun to do this Saturday, April 10, head to historic downtown Abilene for the semi-annual Abilene Downtown Association’s Downtown Dayz. The weather forecast says it should be sunny with temperatures in the mid 70s, making it a perfect day to be and about. Grab your family, friends, in-laws and out laws, history buffs and music lovers, art fiends and avid readers—and enjoy a day in downtown. Don’t forget to make plans to enjoy one of downtown’s many restaurants for lunch and/or dinner or sample some beer at Abilene’s only brew pub beer, Cypress St. Station.
Entertainment, Exhibits, Art & Activities Schedule

  • 7th Annual Mayor’s Round-Up 5K Run/Walk/WheelBeginning and finishing at the Abilene Civic Center, 1100 N. 6th St.8:30 a.m. Start – $10 to $20/person
  • The infamous “Outlaws & Regulators” Wild West ShootoutsT&P Depot, N. 1st and Cypress – 11 a.m.; Noon; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.
  • Free showings of “History in Plain Sight” video by Jay Moore. Abilene Preservation League, Elks Building – 1174 N. 1st.10 a.m.; 11 a.m.; 1 p.m.
  • Historic Downtown Walking Tours – Departs from the Abilene Preservation League Building, 1174 N. 1st. 10:50 a.m.; 11:50 a.m.; 1:50 p.m.
  • Living History Weekend Bivouac – 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum, 1289 N. 2nd – Demonstrations of field cooking, hygiene and weaponry. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Texas Tech University Abilene Segway Demos – Various locations throughout Downtown.10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Abilene Public Library, 202 Cedar St.> Earth Day Family Fun Activity, 2 p.m.>Children’s Story Time, 2 p.m.
  • United Way “family safe” Activities KinderPrint child safety and ID kits, co-sponsored by Atmos Energy. Update your family disaster preparedness plan. Free popcorn. United Way, 240 Cypress St.
  • Free Tax Preparation – United Way of Abilene’s Center for Economic Opportunity, 1102 N. 3rd.
  • Everman Park Music, Art & More (N. 1st & Cypress St.)> Music by: Catclaw Creek – 10 a.m.; George Pendergrass – Noon; Tony Barker Band – 1 p.m.> Magic Lamp Belly Dancing – 11 a.m. > Henna Tattoos – by Amanda Pettit benefiting Sanctuary House – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. > Artists:  Fran Hilliard and other artists from Premier HS Cooper HS Art Club, art button sale
  • Free gift with $20 purchase – Candies by Vletas, 1201 N. 1st
  • Music by: Mike Wheeler, Bobby Deegan & Lane Frizzell. 11 a.m. through lunch. Cypress Street Station and Abilene Brewing Company, 158 Cypress St.
  • The Center for Contemporary Arts, 220 Cypress St. > Caricatures by Patty Rae Wellborn, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.> Pianist Kyle Barnes from Sherry Frush Studios. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. > Exhibits: “Full Circle” by Kathie Walker-Millar and “Prevailing Wind” by Harry Geffert, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sidewalk Sale and Demos by Lynette Walters “Creative ideas using hand-crocheted lace from India.” Eternal Threads, 101 Walnut St.
  • Family Fun Saturdays: Create a “work of art” – National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, 102 Cedar St. – 1 to 4 p.m.Free
  • Sidewalk Sale. YaYa Gurlz, 1315 South 1st – All day
  • The Grace Museum, 102 Cypress St. – $1 off admission by mentioning Downtown Dayz.”> Chorus Abilene’s Chorale, directed by JonathanKrake, Van Hayes as accompanist. 1 p.m. > Art, History and Children’s Museums – “John James Audubon Exhibit,” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Special Sale, Refreshments, Weaving Demonstration – The Honeycomb Tree, 1166 N. 2nd. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Under One Roof, 244 Pine St.> Music by: Abilene’s Own Memory Men Barbershop Singers, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. > Gourmet tastings and basement sale.
  • Cooking demos with free samples; sale merchandise. The Fire Escape, 501 Hickory St.
  • Free “hands-on” sculpting opportunities for adults. Cedar Break Fine Arts Gallery, 957 N. 2nd – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m
  • Book signings:  B.P. Galloway, The Ragged Rebel; Robert Hall, Grandpa Says; and Wanda Middleton, Best Foot Forward 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sidewalk Sale – Texas Star Trading Co., 174 Cypress
  • Movie “Red River” starring John Wayne – The Paramount Theatre, 352 Cypress St., 2 & 7 p.m.
  • “Riding with Pancho Villa” Premier Photo Exhibit – FreeMuseum Admission: $1 off by mentioning Downtown Dayz. Frontier Texas!, 625 N. 1st. – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Art Exhibit “17 Resurrections” by Dan McGregor – ACU-Cockerell Art Gallery, 1133 N. 2nd. Noon to 3 p.m.
  • Art Studios & Fun Activities at Cockerell Galleries and Studios, 1133 N. 2nd. Studios open from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. unless noted. Events in studios and outside include:> Bri, Fearfully Made: T-shirts, jewelry, paintings> TMGandfineart.com: art, journals, more> The Zamarippas of Studio Two-One-Two will make  & sell specially designed t-shirts, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.> Live pottery throwing, Marion Ivy, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.> Wood whittling, Dennis Regan > Discount packages, A Moment in Time Photography.
  • Sidewalk sale, eclectic musical entertainment, free frozen margaritas. RELICS Home, 1292 N. 1st
  • Annual Central Texas Gem & Mineral Show – Abilene Civic Center, 1100 N. 6th – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Food and Drink:

  • Bogie’s, 241 Cypress – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • McKay’s Bakery, 266 Cypress – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The Loft at Under One Roof, 244 Pine – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Cypress Street Sta. & Abilene Brewing Co., 158 Cypress – Lunch and Dinner – 11 a.m. to closing
  • Monk’s Coffee Shop, 233 Cypress – 9 a.m. to midnight
  • The Leaf, 202 Cypress St. – 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • The Beehive, 442 Cedar St. – 5 to 10 p.m.