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Abilene Trout Fest |Saturday, January 11 at 10:00am

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Abilene Parks and Recreation are hosting a free event to bring fishing fun to families from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, January. 11 at Cal Young Park in Abilene. Over a thousand rainbow trout will be stocked in the lake for this event and experts will be on hand to assist all levels of anglers in catching these colorful fish. Other fun activities include fish identification, casting, knot tying, and more. Hot dogs, chips, and hot cocoa will be provided for participants.

Loaner tackle will be available for youth participants, but supplies are limited so participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment. Participants 17 and over will need a valid Texas fishing license.

For more information about the Abilene Trout Fest, please call 325-676-6445.

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Daddy Daughter Dance | Thursday, February 6 at 7:00pm

Explore the winter magic at the City of Abilene Recreation Division 22nd annual Daddy Daughter Dance.

The dance is open to young princesses ages 3-13 and their dads or male role models. Our royal event The Winter Fantasy will take place at the Abilene Convention Center on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 7pm to 9pm.

Doors will open at 6:30pm for formal pictures by a professional photographer with print packages available for purchase.

This magical evening will be an enchanting event that has even thawed frozen hearts, because some people are worth melting for!

Please note, EACH person must have a ticket to enter the dance.

Registration opens November 25 and will be open until February 6 at 5pm. If you register between November 25 and December 15, you will receive a commemorative stocking stuffer just in time for Christmas!

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Other Special Events

Winter Special Events

Winter Break Camp, Daddy Daughter Dance, and Krewe of Barkus Dog Parade.


Spring Special Events

Steam N Wheels Bike Race, Spring Break Camp, Evening Easter Egg Hunt, and Mayor's Hike.


Summer Special Events

Abilene Outdoor Adventures, Movies in the Park, Party in the Park, Parks and Recreation Month, Dive In Movies, and Summer Camp.


Fall Special Events

Mayor's Hike, Half Marathon, Fall Festival, Thanksgiving Party, and Christmas Party.