Spring Break 2017!

Spring break is finally here and we couldn’t be more excited! Planning on visiting Abilene

and are in need of some things to do? Here is a few things happening around Abilene this week!

 

 

SUP SPRING BREAK!

Paddleboarding and kayaking at the lake! There’s a sandy beach, plenty of shade for picnics, sand volleyball, and room to paddle around in the cove!

  •  Sunday, March 12, 2017-Saturday, March 18, 2017
    10 am – 6 pm
  • SUP Abilene
    9 Cherokee Circle
    Abilene TX 79601
  • $20-1 hr. of water adventure; Free-Picnic, grill and sand volleyball area

SPRING BREAK CAMP

Join friends for fun filled days with activities like sports, games, arts and crafts, a field trip to PrimeTime Family Entertainment Center and more. For children ages 6-13. Hosted by the City of Abilene Recreation Division. Space is limited! Registration online. $65-Per child. Price includes field trip, daily lunch and snacks for the week. Financial assistance is available on a limited basis.

  •  Monday, March 13, 2017-Friday, March 17, 2017
    7 am – 6 pm
  • Sears Rec Center
    2250 Ambler Ave.
    Abilene, TX 79601

AISD INVITATIONAL BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

  •  March 9-10, 11 a.m.; March 11, 10 a.m.
  • Abilene High School and Cooper High School

59TH ANNUAL SWEETWATER RATTLESNAKE ROUND-UP

Attend the world’s largest rattlesnake round-up featuring snake handling demonstrations, coin, gun and knife show, and a chili and brisket cook-off. Don’t forget to try deep-fried rattlesnake or enter the rattlesnake eating contest.

  • Friday & Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sunday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Nolan County Coliseum
    1699 Cypress St.
    Sweetwater, TX 79556

AHS BILL WALLACE INVITATIONAL BOYS GOLF TOURNAMENT

High school boys from the Big Country compete. Hosted by A.I.S.D.

  • Friday, March 10, 2017-Saturday, March 11, 2017 8am
  • Diamondback Golf Club
    1510 E. Industrial Blvd.
    Abilene, TX 79602

PARAMOUNT FILM SERIES: THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN

Three hopeful American secretaries visiting Italy fling their coins into Rome’s Trevi Fountain, each making a wish. Soon, they each become romantically involved with unexpected men. Starring: Louis Jourdan, Maggie McNamara, Jean Peters; color; 102 minutes; not rated

  •  Friday, March 10, 2017 7:30 pm
    Saturday, March 11, 2017 2 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Historic Paramount Theatre
    352 Cypress Street
    Abilene, TX 79605
  •  $7 for Adults; $6 for Students, Seniors, Military and Children

CHAUTAUQUA LEARNING SERIES

This month’s presentation: ‘The Five States of Texas’ by Dr. Robert Sledge. This lecture series is based on the Chautauqua movement which began in Chautauqua, New York, in 1875, and spread throughout the rural United States in the following years. It provided educational lectures and entertainment for average Americans before the advent of mass media like radio and television.

  • Saturday, March 11, 2017 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Buffalo Gap Historic Village
    133 N. William St.

    Buffalo Gap, TX 79508

TRADE DAYS OF WEST TEXAS

A community event for Abilene and surrounding areas. Featuring unique items, antiques, crafts, vintage, handmade, food trucks and more. A family event to shop until you drop.

  • Saturday, March 11, 2017-Sunday, March 12, 2017
    Sat., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Trade Days of West Texas
    2501 E. Hwy 80
    Abilene, TX 79601

25TH ANNUAL STEAM N WHEELS BIKE RACE

Featuring course routes of 12, 32, and 48 miles. The first 200 riders that register will receive a complimentary long sleeve event t-shirt. Register online. $25-Per rider; $30-Day of registration.

  • Saturday, March 18th 10 am
  • Nelson Park
    2070 Zoo Lane
    Abilene, TX 79602