Abilene Events

October 2014

October 31 End Date
Battle for Fort Richardson/Civil War Weekend
Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Step back in time with re-enactors as they perform continuous living history demonstrations including infantry, mounted cavalry, artillery drills, and battle re-enactments.

November 2014

November 1 End Date
Battle for Fort Richardson/Civil War Weekend
Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Step back in time with re-enactors as they perform continuous living history demonstrations including infantry, mounted cavalry, artillery drills, and battle re-enactments.
November 1 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
November 1 End Date
North Texas Skywatch Star Party
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
“The stars at night are big and bright . . .” in our Texas State Park!
November 2 End Date
Battle for Fort Richardson/Civil War Weekend
Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Step back in time with re-enactors as they perform continuous living history demonstrations including infantry, mounted cavalry, artillery drills, and battle re-enactments.
November 8 End Date
FRONTIER DAY
Abilene State Park
This annual festival will take you back and give you a taste of what life was like on the Texas frontier 150 years ago. Buffalo Soldiers, buffalo hunters, cowboys, and gunslingers all come together to bring this interactive event to life.
November 8 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
November 8 End Date
Storytelling Down In The Hollow
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
“Listen to stories, cowboy poetry and folklore in a beautiful setting.”
November 15 End Date
Kid’s Wilderness Survival
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
A great program for your child’s outdoor safety and parents learn as much as the kids.
November 15 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
November 22 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.
November 22 End Date
Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
“Learning about our cowboy heritage can be fun!”
November 29 End Date
Cross Timbers Bird Walk
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Join our guided birding walk in the park. How many species can we find?
November 29 End Date
Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Explore beautiful sandstone formations in remote areas only accessible on this guided hike.
November 29 End Date
Meet the Longhorns
Copper Breaks State Park
Get up close and personal with longhorn steers from the Texas State Herd. Meet Little Bit, Little Red, Blanco Besos, and the others at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Blanco offers kisses. You don't have to kiss him but he will make the offer.

December 2014

December 13 End Date
Ghosts of Christmas Past
Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Enjoy old-time refreshments and observe “ghosts” of cavalry soldiers and their families as they celebrate Christmas at an 1870’s U.S. military post. The public may also stroll through the historic buildings by candlelight.
December 13 End Date
Fa-La-La in the Forest
Abilene State Park
Christmas in the Park.
December 20 End Date
Family Fishing Day
Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site / Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway
Bring the whole family to the quarry pond which will be stocked with trout.

April 2015

April 4 End Date
Hippity Hop the Park Easter Egg Hunt
Copper Breaks State Park
Easter egg hunt for children through age 9.
April 18 End Date
StarWalk
Copper Breaks State Park
In its 20th year, StarWalk starts with a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is an International Dark Sky Park. Sun Fun, solar observing, is in the afternoon

May 2015

May 9 End Date
Lake Brownwood State Park Open House and Buffalo Soldiers Program
Lake Brownwood State Park
Come experience the life of a Buffalo Soldier within our authentic camp. Free fun for the young or young at heart.
May 16 End Date
StarWalk
Copper Breaks State Park
In its 20th year, the StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park, followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is one of four Texas International Dark Sky Parks.
May 23 End Date
Youth Angler Day
Copper Breaks State Park
For children through age 13. Short program on safety and fish identification, followed by a youth fishing tournament.

June 2015

June 6 End Date
National Trails Day hikes
Copper Breaks State Park
Park rangers will lead guided trail hikes at 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. guides will point out wildlife, plant life, geological features, discuss area folklore and tell tales.
June 13 End Date
StarWalk
Copper Breaks State Park
Naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is one of four International Dark Sky Parks in Texas.
June 20 End Date
Larry Criss Memorial Fishing Tournament
Copper Breaks State Park
Third annual fishing tournament.

July 2015

July 4 End Date
Cowboy Songs and Native American Tales
Copper Breaks State Park
Singer and horse whisperer Larry Hannon will join park ranger David Turner to sing traditional cowboy songs and tell traditional Native American stories.
July 18 End Date
StarWalk
Copper Breaks State Park
Naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is an International Dark Sky Park
July 25 End Date
Cowboy Songs
Copper Breaks State Park
Horse trainer and whisperer Larry Hannon will sing traditional and original cowboy songs.

August 2015

August 15 End Date
StarWalk
Copper Breaks State Park
in its 19th year, the StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is an International Dark Sky Park

September 2015

September 7 End Date
Horse Whispering
Copper Breaks State Park
Horse trainer Larry Hannon will present "horse sense," an ancient Chinese technique of understanding and training horses and other mammals. After explaining the method, Hannon will lead a unique presentation of "Meet the Longhorns" by applying the technique to the steers at Copper Breaks.
September 26 End Date
StarWalk
Copper Breaks State Park
In its 19th year, the StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks State Park is an International Dark Sky Park. The 'super moon' will be the focus of this month's program

October 2015

October 3 End Date
Mythunderstanding
Copper Breaks State Park
Ranger Carl Hopper presents and explains myths and misunderstandings about wildlife
October 17 End Date
StarWalk
Copper Breaks State Park
In its 19th year, the StarWalk is a naked eye tour of the night sky over Copper Breaks State Park followed by a closer look through telescopes and binoculars. Copper Breaks is one of four International Dark Sky parks in Texas.

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