Abilene welcomes dragons and royalty downtown
1 of 11 — DragonDay1
The new dragon mural located at the back of the Railroad Depot creates an optical illusion.
2 of 11 — DragonDay2
The children of Peeples and Mancha families pose for a photo with the King and Queen.
3 of 11 — DragonDay10
The Texas Dragon/Lion dance team from Austin performs a “Dragon Dance” at Everman Park.
4 of 11 — DragonDay11
Taran Champagne plays the “Da Gu” drum.
5 of 11 — DragonDay7
Children enjoy watching the parade.
6 of 11 — DragonDay5
Princesses lead the parade on white horses.
7 of 11 — DragonDay6
Abilene High School band performs in the parade.
8 of 11 — DragonDay9
“In Cloud Light IV” created by Kurt Wenners shines bright outside the Convention Center.
9 of 11 — DragonDay8
Mayor Anthony Williams delivered remarks during the lighting of the new kinetic sculpture.
10 of 11 — DragonDay4
Oliva Williams, student council member of BCHE Homeschool, helps children make dragon signs.
11 of 11 — DragonDay3
Children storybook characters line up to greet children.
Families enjoyed a parade, crafts, and an outdoor movie Saturday as the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council previewed the new 3D dragon mural and unveiled the new kinetic sculpture at the Abilene Convention center. The parade featured the Abilene High School Band as well as the Texas Dragon/Lion Dance Team, and princesses and other characters in costume. The T&P Depot now offers a Dragon Experience, and the new 3D being installed behind the depot will allow visitors to sit on the dragon's neck giving the impression of flying with him.