Springtime Festivals for Sunny Weather Fun in Abilene

Springtime in Texas is absolutely beautiful. It’s forget-the-jacket warm starting in early March, which enables you to quickly throw on some clothes and enjoy outside the way Mother Nature intended. Sure, there can be some spring storms that might leave parts of Texas rather waterlogged, but, overall, springtime in Texas can’t be beat. The flowers, the fresh air, the warm sun. There is nothing like it!

If you are looking for an enjoyable spot to soak up the sun’s warmer rays this spring, look no further than Abilene. Located about 150 miles west of Fort Worth, Abilene is an ideal place for a spring getaway. The city of about 125,000 residents has a small town feel that will lure you in and encourage you to stay awhile. From the Abilene Zoo to the numerous museums and cultural attractions, Abilene has a wide variety of engaging entertainment options for guests of all ages. The Abilene area also hosts a number of exciting festivals in the spring that bring visitors from far and wide to get a taste of Texas living. If you are looking for some springtime excitement, head to Abilene to catch one of these exciting events.

Abilene, Texas, festivals spring 2024

  1. Rattlesnake RoundupJust west of Abilene is Sweetwater, the town that is home to the world’s largest rattlesnake roundup. Held every year during the second weekend of March, Rattlesnake Roundup is an event with something for everyone. Kids will enjoy the carnival rides, everyone will love the parade, and avid hunters and collectors will enjoy the gun and knife show. And, of course, those who are into snakes have a whole slew of activities directed right at them! There is a snake eating content, a prize for the most rattlesnakes collected and more. If rattlesnakes are your thing, this is one event you won’t want to miss.
  2. Outlaws & Legends Music FestivalMusic lovers, listen up! The Outlaws & Legends Music Festival in Abilene is a weekend filled with live music, cold beer and lots of fun. Bring your RV and stay the weekend or just buy a day pass to hear from some of the most exciting rising stars in country music. Shop the vendor booths, make some new friends and just generally have a great time. This festival takes place toward the end of March.
  3. Western Heritage ClassicGrab your 10-gallon hat and get ready for a chance to see what the life of a cowboy is all about. Internationally recognized, the Western Heritage Classic is a three-day event in Abilene that includes a number of events that pay tribute to country western living. Kids can take part in the Stickhorse Rodeo, and visitors of all ages will love the Chuckwagon Cookoff as well as the Tradeshow, the World’s Largest Bit & Spur Show and more. Look for this event in early May.
  4. Children’s Art & Literacy Festival- Inspire a lifelong love of reading for kids at the annual Children’s Art & Literacy Festival (nicknamed CALF). This three-day event centers around reading with activities and events that will engage and amaze young readers. Attend shows, get your face painted, listen to story times and more at this amazing citywide event that takes place every June. It’s fun that doubles as learning for kids of all ages.

Abilene lodging

Come for the festival shenanigans and stay in Abilene because of the southern hospitality and charm in this Texas town. Book your stay at Abilene’s newest RV Resort, Aviator RV, for an experience that will leave you both relaxed and excited for your time away. With a dog park and a playground onsite, Aviator RV welcomes all of your travel companions and provides you with a comfortable stay no matter how long you hang around! You’ll love the free Wi-Fi, covered picnic tables and West Texas sunsets. Happy festival season!


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