Month: September 2023

Spend a Night at the Historic Pioneer Building

Nearly a century old, The Pioneer Building has lived many lives in Downtown Lubbock. This historic building is an architectural marvel and has now been restored to its original purpose- a luxury hotel.  This boutique hotel is home to 10 themed rooms paying homage to Lubbock’s notable features. Placed in the heart of downtown, you

6 Sensory-Friendly Experiences in Lubbock

From sunny days spent adventuring outside to indoor play spaces, Lubbock is home to several family-friendly spaces. Explore our guide to sensory-friendly attractions and activities: We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym | 5217 82nd St. With trampolines, swings, ziplines, arts and crafts, and more, this gym is made with the purpose of exercising and stimulating the

Fair Food Must Haves at the South Plains Fair

Trade in the West Texas sky for a night under the neon lights! Filled with endless deep-fried eats, rollercoasters and live music, the Panhandle South Plains Fair makes for the perfect family-friendly fall activity.  When you’re not busy enjoying the view from the tip top of the ferris wheel, feeding animals at the petting zoo

6 Annual Events to Add to Your Fall Bucket List

By: Annie Kinnison, Avery Frazier & Maggi Gallaspy As the vibrant colors of autumn begin to paint the landscape, it’s time to embrace the charm of the fall season in Lubbock. From crisp, cool breezes to pumpkin-spiced delights, there’s no shortage of exciting activities to add to your fall bucket list. Whether you’re a nature

Drive-In for a 20-Year Celebration at Stars & Stripes Theatre

By: Aubrie Harris Experience the big screen in both a new and old way. Surrounded by the sound of gravel crunching under tires, idling cars, excited chatter of other moviegoers, and the smell of buttery popcorn, the Stars & Stripes Drive-In Movie Theatre creates a unique atmosphere you can’t find anywhere else in the South

Lubbock’s Hidden Speakeasy Revealed

By: Annie Kinnison Manhattan 9, Lubbock’s first speakeasy bar, offers a variety of martinis, cocktails and drinks expertly crafted using the highest quality alcohol at a premium price. Designed to mimic a 1920s prohibition-era lounge, guests walk the red carpet under the marquee lights only to be met by a bouncer who plays the part

A Sip of West Texas: A look into one of the region’s most successful family-run vineyards

Located forty-three miles southwest of Lubbock, a family-run winery with a rich history is settled over 400 acres in the Texas High Plains AVA.  The region grows over 85% of Texas’ wine grape production, and Reddy Vineyards has contributed to that notoriety for over two decades. The story of Reddy Vineyards, rooted deep in the

5 Ways to Celebrate Buddy Holly’s Birthday in Lubbock

By: Aubrie Harris A local rock ‘n’ roll legend’s birthday is just around the corner. On September 7, the music community will celebrate Buddy Holly’s 87th birthday. Learn more about Lubbock’s favorite son and how you can join the festivities below. Ever since he was young, Buddy enjoyed listening to and making music. He rocketed

Experience West Coast Cuisine in West Texas

A farm-to-table favorite of locals and visitors alike, The Fresh American puts a Texas-inspired twist on West Coast cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner with the option to reserve the chef’s table, this restaurant offers handcrafted cocktails and a fine-dining experience fit for every season.  This secret oasis tucked away in South Lubbock prides itself

Hub City Happenings: September

By: Aubrie Harris September 1 – First Friday Art Trail A visit to Lubbock during the first of the month is only complete with stopping by the First Friday Art Trail (FFAT) hosted by LHUCA. FFAT is a free, self-guided art tour held in the Lubbock Cultural District in partnership with various art centers, museums,