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June 10-12

Event: 10th Annual Children’s Art & Literacy Festival

Organization name: Abilene Cultural Affairs Council

Date: June 10-12, 2021

Time: 5 p.m. Thursday through 7 p.m. Saturday

Details: Two and half days of fun celebrating reading, art and the picture books of NCCIL illustrator Loren Long kicks off Thursday night with the Storybook Parade, sculpture unveiling, Otis’s Putt Puff Puttedy Party and Artist Talk. Thursday night is free. Register to attend Friday and Saturday events, where you earn your Loren Long character buttons for your lanyard. Events include dramatic readings with costumed characters and art activities, Abilene Philharmonic instrument petting zoo, balloon shows, train rides and more.

Ticket info: Free for children age 2 and younger; $8 for ages 3-12 and $13 for ages 13 and up before May 15; after May 15 passes are $11 for ages 3-12 and $16 for ages 13 and up

Contact: Sidney Levesque, sidney@abilenecac.org, 677-1161