The Children's Art and Literacy Festival is June 7th through the 9th in Abilene. Abilene, which is known as the "Storybook Capital of Texas,” will transform historic downtown into a childhood land of adventure.

What exactly is an 'Arts and Literacy Festival'? Check out the above video to see how much fun and the different events past festivals have had to offer those attendees.

Oliver Jeffers will be the illustrator turned author to be honored in 2018. Oliver wrote  children's books like, 'Lost and Found', 'The Great Paper Caper', 'How to Catch a Star' just to name a few. Jeffers was also the featured illustrator for books like 'The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas', 'The Day Crayons Quit' and 'Imaginary Fred'.

Registration for the 7th annual festival just opened. The Abilene Cultural Affairs Council expects over 4,000 people to register for events like; the 'Write & Illustrate Workshop', 'Digital Character Creation Workshop' and a 'Special Dinner at the NICCL.'

Just like past festivals, they are expected to sell out long before the deadline. So get your tickets early.



  • Children's Art and Literacy Festival
  • Featuring Illustrator Author Oliver Jeffers


Date and Times

  • 6/7/2018, Thursday 4pm-8:30pm
  • 6/8/2018, Friday 9am-8:30pm
  • 6/9/2018, Saturday 9am-4pm


  • $8 child's - if purchased before May 15, 2018
  • $13 adults - if purchased before May 15, 2018
  • $11 for ages 3 and up
  • $16 for ages 13 and up
  • Free for ages 2 and under
  • Charge by phone at 325-677-1161
  • Online tickets at

More Info

  • Group Day is Thurs. June 7th from 9:30am-2:30pm
  • Schedule of events click here
  • Scheduled readings Friday and Saturday only
  • There will be a movie at the Paramount Theater
  • May petting farm will be at Frontier Texas
  • Contact Cultural Affairs Council at 325-677-1161