A History Buff’s Guide to Lubbock

Written By Lacie Freelen

October 01, 2020


Rich in history and hospitality, Lubbock is currently home to 260,823 people. The great “806” was established in 1890 when two towns, Old Lubbock and Monterey, joined to be the Lubbock we know and love today. Our humble beginning was built upon the prosperous farming and cotton industry, which currently produces nearly four billion cotton bales per year. Today, the “Hub City” is known for more than being an agricultural hub, but also as a vibrant city filled with the charm and grandeur of the wild west. 

Land of the Red Raiders and home to famous musicians such as the one and only Buddy Holly and Natalie Maines, Lubbock has a special flare like no other, whether it be under stadium lights or in the spotlight. On every corner of this West Texas town you’ll be immersed in fine dining, arts & culture and a one of a kind friendly, hospitable atmosphere.

Lubbock’s art & culture scene is nothing short of breath-taking. Each museum is filled with unique stories, taking you back in time to the city’s most formidable days. You don’t need to be a history buff to discover and engage with the spirited history that is found all around the “Hub City”. Let’s take to the infamous brick roads in downtown and experience Lubbock in a way you never have before. 

Mark your calendars! Lubbockites haven’t forgotten where they’ve come from thanks to annual events like the National Cowboy Symposium and the Day the Music Died. Check out below for a complete list of Lubbock’s hottest historical outings.

  • National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration
  • Buddy’s Birthday Bash (Buddy Holly Center)
  • The Day the Music Died (Buddy Holly Center)
  • D-Day Event (Silent Wings Museum)
  • Veterans Day Event (Silent Wing Museum)
  • Candlelight at the Ranch (National Ranching Heritage Center)
  • Ranch Day (National Ranching Heritage Center)

Share your favorite “Hub City” annual festival and event with us using #LiveLoveLubbock! 


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