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September 15-17


The registration fee will be $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 years old, children 5 and under are free. The registration fee covers the cost of the tailgate on Saturday and admission to the football and volleyball games.

Friday, September 15

9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Many Facets of Mike Lanier, Art Exhibit  | Amy Graves Ryan Fine Arts Building

Master painter Mike Lanier, owner of Studio 13 here in Abilene, will be exhibiting in the Ryan Gallery located in the Amy Graves Ryan Fine Arts Building.  An Artist Talk, oil painting demonstration and reception will be held on Friday, September 15th from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Ryan Gallery. Refreshments will be served. Please join us and experience how Mike creates his wonderful, realistic paintings!

2-5 p.m. Family Weekend Check-in | Garrison Campus Center

Pick up all of your information and enjoy a Root Beer, Dr. Pepper or Coke Float in our commemorative Family Weekend cup. Visit with our McMurry Student Foundation members and see how they play an active role on campus. Meet our mascot Wally War Hawk and get a picture with him.  Participate in the Family Weekend service project by bringing a non-perishable food item to help stock the shelves of the Friendship Closet, our local campus food pantry.

Bookstore open until 5 p.m. | Get your McMurry Gear Here!

4:30–7 p.m. Dinner Available | Village Market Dining Hall

$4.75 (adults); $2.88 (6-12 years old); free (5 years & under)

7–8 p.m. Entertainment | Check at the Garrison Campus Center for location

7-10 p.m. Sports Grille Open | Garrison Campus Center

8-10 p.m. Family Weekend Hangout | Sports Grille, Garrison Campus Center

Come and Hang Out with the Campus Activities Board at Family Weekend.  Join CAB for a trivia night event for fun with the entire family!  Order a snack from the grill and enjoy the evening. 

Saturday, September 16

9–10:30 a.m. Family Weekend Check-in | Garrison Campus Center

Pick up all of your information and participate in the Family Weekend service project by bringing a non-perishable food item to help stock the shelves of the Friendship Closet, our local campus food pantry.

Visit the McMurry Bookstore from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.!

9:30–10:30 a.m. War Hawk Breakfast | Village Market Dining Hall

$4.75 (adults); $2.88 (6-12 years old); free (5 years & under)

Visit with McMurry faculty & staff as well as other families and students as you enjoy breakfast in the Village Market Dining Hall. McMurry vocal music students will provide some entertainment during the breakfast. Meet University President Dr. Sandra Harper who will provide welcome remarks.

10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Brunch Available | Village Market Dining Hall

$5.75 (adults); $2.88 (6-12 years old); free (5 years & under)

10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Tour Abilene!

Get to know our local community by taking in one these suggested events/attractions or find one of your own!

Abilene Peddler Show | Abilene Civic Center, 1100 North 6th Street

The Peddler Show returns to the Big Country September 15-17 for a custom Fall Market where you can shop from talented designers, artisans, creators and craftsmen from all over the country!

Show hours are Friday from 12-6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Annual West Texas Fair & Rodeo | Taylor County Expo Center, 1801 E.S. 11th St

Catch the thrills and spills of the West Texas Fair & Rodeo. This old fashioned county fair features children's activities, entertainment, livestock and horse shows, carnival rides, exhibits, a PRCA rodeo, a wide variety of food and other events.

Event runs September 7-16

Family Fun Saturdays | The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, 102 Cedar St

A come-and-go family program offered by our art educators who will help you and your little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. Emphasis is on having fun while picking up valuable knowledge.

Free activity from 1–4 p.m.

PrimeTime Entertainment, 4541 Loop 322

PrimeTime is a great place to go and have fun with the family. Venues include: bowling, mini golf, go-karts, batting cages, NASCAR simulators, lazer tag, xd theater, large arcade, billiards, banquet rooms, and restaurant style snack bar with pizza and burgers.

Hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. in the morning until 12:30 a.m. at night and Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

3 p.m. March of the War Hawks | Quad

Join the McMurry band and cheerleaders as they lead the War Hawks Football team across the Quad to Wilford Moore Stadium.

3 p.m. War Hawks Volleyball vs. Schreiner University | Kimbrell Arena

4:30 p.m. Tailgate | Behind the Library

Visit with other students and families and McMurry faculty & staff as you enjoy food, inflatables, games, and music.

6 p.m.  War Hawks Football vs. Howard Payne University | Wilford Moore Stadium

Sunday, September 17

9 a.m. Traditional Worship Service | Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1741 Sayles Blvd

11 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service | Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1741 Sayles Blvd

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 pm. Brunch Available in the Village Market Dining Hall

$5.75 (adults); $2.88 (6-12 years old); free (5 years & under)