Lubbock’s Summer Must-Sees

Written By Katherine White

June 02, 2014


The heat is up, school is out (well, for most students) and vacations are being planned! These are just a few reasons why summer is my favorite season of the year. A close second has to be the fall because of Texas Tech football!

Whether you reside in Lubbock or are paying us a special visit, we’ve listed the top must-see and must-dos of the summer. You won’t want to miss these attractions and events:

Peter Pan

Last year’s production of Peter Pan.

Lubbock Moonlight Musicals
Some evenings, a musical is just what the doctor ordered. Lucky for us, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals puts on their shows throughout the summer months and under the stars! All shows take place at the Wells Fargo Amphitheater located in Mackenzie Park. Making use of the fantastic talent of Texas Tech students and actors from the Lubbock community, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals is able to produce shows that thrill their audiences. This summer, enjoy “Oliver!” (June 13-28) “South Pacific” (July 5-26) and the legendary story of “Titanic” (August 8-23). For more information on days and times of each show, visit their website.

Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase Concert Series
Each year, the Buddy Holly Center creates a dynamite lineup of local bands for music lovers. Guests enjoy music, food, beverages and a good time out on the Center’s courtyard from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. every Thursday. Take a look at this recent blog post to see the lineup for 2014.

Getting in the groove with Element in 2013.

Getting in the groove with Element in 2013.

Amusement Parks
Lubbock is home to Joyland Amusement Park and Lubbock Water Rampage, both of which offer a good time for kids (and adults!) of all ages. Open daily from now through August 24, Lubbock Water Rampage features a lazy river, big wave pool, two 400-ft. water slides and much more. It’s the perfect way to cool off from a warm West Texas summer day. Daily admission prices are $16.99 per person before 4 p.m. and $8.99 per person after 4 p.m. Other rates apply, so check out their website.

Joyland Amusement Park is a legend in Lubbock! Located in the beautiful Mackenzie Park, Joyland is a hotspot for family and friendly gatherings. Take your pick from family rides, thrill rides, kiddie rides and water rides. Prices for admission vary, so check out Joyland’s website for more info regarding admission and hours of operation.

Night Hike at the Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark
If you’re looking for a free AND educational event (two hot words on my list), look no further than the Night Hikes at the Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark. In fact, here’s a blog we wrote last summer about the famous event. One Saturday night of every month this summer, attendees are asked to join guides at dusk to explore the Landmark after dark! It’s an event everyone will love.

Lubbock Lake Landmark

Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark

Now, these are just a few of the MANY things to do in Lubbock this summer. We’d love to hear your ideas! Leave us a comment about your favorite summer activities in the “Hub City.”


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