“Hub City” Happening – April

Written By McKenna Dowdle

March 31, 2022

It may be April Fool’s Day but these “Hub City” happenings are no joke! Schedule your trip to Lubbock this month and fill your itinerary with spectacular shows and exciting events to create unforgettable memories!

First Friday Art Trail

April 1

Start the month with the First Friday Art Trail! With live music, local art and food trucks, each Lubbock artisan creates the perfect atmosphere for a self-guided discovery. 

Black is Beautiful Hair Showcase

April 1

The Caviel Museum of African American History celebrates the beauty of Black hair as part of the First Friday Art Trail. This exhibition will include art, music, photography, film, culture, and food.

Wine Run 5K

April 2

Who says running and wine don’t go together? Come take in a breathtaking Lubbock winery seeing all the scenery and landscape of Llano Estacado Winery.

Ranch Day

April 2

At the National Ranching Heritage Center, ranching comes to life! Grab your boots and the little ones to enjoy a multitude of activities based around the ranching and Texas’ rich western heritage.

Literacy Fair

April 2

Lubbock’s fourth annual Literacy Fair highlights the learning difficulties young students are affected by every day. At the event, there are many activities to raise awareness of learning issues including a dyslexia therapist discussing issues and offer guidance.

Zach Williams’ Spring 2022 tour

April 3

At The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, join Zach Williams and his special guest Anne Wilson for a night of music and ministry that will fill your heart in the spirit of Easter. This signature blend of southern rock, country, and faith-filled songwriting will have you singing along the entire night.

Mimosa Fest

April 3

If you like Mimosas and a Country atmosphere, join Rodeo 4 for the Largest Mimosa Fest in Lubbock!

Jersey Boys at The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences

April 4 – 5

Go behind the scenes of the music and into the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. This true-life musical shows the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Lubbock Lights

April 7

Celebrate Mac Davis’s Music by attending the Texas Tech University Presidential Lecture & Performing Series “Lubbock Lights” hosted by Kenny Maines.

4th Annual Petfest

April 8 – 10

Plan your visit to Lubbock and stop by Adventure Park’s fourth annual Petfest. This event includes a Pet Pageant, Pet Chipping, Pet Adoptions, Educational Crafts, and the featured event, a Sea Lion Show. All proceeds go to the Lubbock Aquarium Discovery Trail

Ballet Lubbock Presents Cinderella

April 8 – 10

The long-awaited show of the season, get your invitation to the royal ball! Join Ballet Lubbock at The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences for a magical night of the classic Cinderella.

Moonlight Musicals Presents My Fair Lady

April 8 -16

Enjoy the cool Lubbock breeze at Moonlight Musicals’ outdoor venue as you watch the class My Fair Lady. Tickets are free but limited!

44th Annual Lubbock Arts Festival

April 9 – 10

View art from artists across the nation. This event has something for all ages from performing stages with musicians, actors, dancers and a children’s art area.

Flatland Cavalry at Cook’s Garage

April 9

Flatland Calvary will be performing with Lan Munsick for an outdoor unforgettable experience.

John Crist-Fresh Cuts

April 9

Get ready to laugh so hard your abs will be sore the next day with this clean stand-up comedian that has sold-out shows from coast to coast.

Ian Moore

April 14

Moore has his bright, blazing rock-n-roll take center stage at the Historic Catus Theater!

Yappy Hour

April 14

Yappy Hour is back at Cotton Court Hotel and the Midnight Shift & Bar. Bring your fur-buddies for pet-friendly treats and adult specialty drinks in the courtyard at Cotton Court Hotel. A portion of proceeds will go to Haven Animal Care Shelter.

Cotton Fest

April 21 – 23

The long Awaited Lubbock Country experience is here. Join in for the fun at Cook’s Garage. There will be camping, corn hole tournaments, BBQ cookoffs, and BYOB. The Line-up includes Randall King, Slade Coulter, Giovannie & the Hired Guns, Roger Creager, Josh Weathers, Austin Meade, Ross Cooper, Ox Martin, Big Joe Walker, and of course. William Clark Green. 

Caldwell Entertainment presents: The Eagles

April 22

Their music has rocked audiences for decades. The Caldwell Collective band with singers Brandon Gwinn, Jason Fellers, Jeff McCreight, and Sheena Fadeyi will cover the Eagles tunes better than you have ever heard.

Earth Day on Broadway

April 22

Celebrate Mother Earth in downtown Lubbock. The inaugural City of Lubbock  Earth Day on Broadway festival will feature activities, food trucks, music art, and local businesses.

Bruckner’s Towering 8th

April 23

Experience this astounding symphony like never before. The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra will bring you to your feet with the Wagner tubas!

Ranky Tanky

April 28

This is a night to be moved by Ranky Tanky’s “Gullah”  which comes from West African Language meaning “a people blessed by God”. This group performs music of Gullah culture born in the Southeastern Sea Island region of the United States, which will make you “Get Funky!”

Flatlands Dance Theatre Presents Dance: Alfresco

April 29 – 30

At their first return to live performance since 2019, Flatlands Dance Theatre brings dance and theater into the fresh air at the LHUCA Outdoor Plaza Stage in “Dances, Alfresco”. 

Boyz LL Men with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra

April 30

See the group that redefined popular R&B that creates hits that appeal to all on stage with Lubbock Symphony Orchestra


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