Historic Downtown during Downtown Dayz - Photo courtesy of Steve Butman Photography

The Abilene Downtown Association has been busy working on Downtown Dayz, scheduled for Oct. 9, 2010. Downtown Dayz features a wide variety of events, from the Hitchcock movie “The Birds” at the historic Paramount Theatre to shopping discounts at many of downtown’s unique shops. Everyone will want to make sure to attend the concerts in Minter Park, N. 2nd St. and Cypress St.  Four bands will play throughout the day.

“Last April’s Downtown Dayz was well attended, but with the great fall weather the association is hoping for an even bigger crowd on October 9,” said Carolyn Cockerell, president of the Abilene Downtown Association. Cockerell is also looking forward to performing in Minter Park at noon with the Magic Lamp Belly Dancers.

Bill Minter of the Abilene Preservation League will be doing two downtown walking tours. Meet at Minter Park at either 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. After your walking tour, visit the history museum at The Grace or catch the excitement at Frontier Texas! Both are offering discounted admission if you mention “Downtown Dayz.”

Don’t miss out on all the fun! Unique shops, artists, museums and galleries, entertainment and great dining await the entire family. For a complete list of activities, pick up a flyer from almost any downtown shop or restaurant, the Abilene Public Library, 202 Cedar St., or at the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1101 N. 1st St. You can also find a complete list of activities on the Abilene Downtown Association’s website.

Hope to see you there!