Free Summer Activities for the Family

Written By Katherine White

June 06, 2013

#Attractions #Culture #Events #Family

West Texas summer has arrived! For most families, this means no school and more free time. Instead of feeling the “summer boredom blues,” here’s our list of activities perfect for the whole family. And the best part? They’re free!

Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase

Every Thursday evening, the Buddy Holly Center’s Meadows Courtyard comes alive with the sweet sounds of music. It’s an event perfect for all ages, and these Texas bands will get you out of your chair and moving! For more information and the complete list of concerts, visit

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First Friday Art Trail

If you’re looking for a new and trendy weekend activity, the First Friday Art Trail is the perfect place to be. Taking place the first Friday of every month, this artsy event offers something for kids and adults alike. Take the trolley through Lubbock’s downtown art venues and enjoy the sites, sounds and tastes from Lubbock’s art culture. For more information, visit Here’s a blog post about the First Friday Art Trail for additional details.

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Silent Wings Museum

Spend a day with the family visiting the world-renowned Silent Wings Museum in Lubbock. The museum tells the story of the U.S. Military Glider Program and its role in World War II and features one of the few fully restored World War II gliders in existence. The museum also includes three exhibit galleries, a multimedia theater, a C-47 airplane, research library and museum store. For more information about the Silent Wings Museum, visit

Landmark After Dark

This evening hike provides you with the opportunity to experience West Texas wildlife under the starry sky at the Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark. Lasting about one hour, the hike winds along the trails of North America’s only natural history preserve that has, on scientific record, shown the longest continuous human habitation (12,000 years) in one area. Check out our recent blog post about the event here!

Lubbock Lake Landmark

There’s always something going on in the “Hub City.” For many more events, browse through Visit Lubbock’s events calendar or check out our list of attractions. Wishing you a super summer with your family!



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