Tag: History

Ranch Day Quick Facts

One of the National Ranching Heritage Center’s (NRHC) biggest events is on its way. The 44th annual Ranch Day is Saturday, April 26. Head out to the NRHC (3121 4th St.) for this fun-filled celebration. Here’s a snapshot of what to expect (see our photos below): Ranch Day activities include washing clothes on a washboard,

Viva Aztlan Festival – Q&A

It’s a big year for one of Lubbock’s most popular cultural events. The Viva Aztlan Festival is celebrating its 20th Anniversary, and we invite you to celebrate another year of the Mexican Mestizo culture through dance and music! To get more info about the event, we got a few questions answered by Zenaida Reyes, the festival

Destination Spotlight – Silent Wings Museum

This month’s destination spotlight is one of our favorite places to visit in Lubbock. The Silent Wings Museum tells the story of the World War II glider program and features one of the few fully restored glider planes in existence. We caught up with Donald Abbe, Ph.D., curator for the Silent Wings Museum to ask

Remembering Buddy Holly

On this day in February 1959, Buddy Holly and fellow entertainers Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson, lost their lives in a plane crash after a performance at the Surf Ballroom. While this day will forever be seen as one of the most tragic days in rock ‘n’ roll history, Buddy’s legacy lives on even 50 years after his

Introducing the 2014 Visitor Guide!

It’s here! It’s here! The Visit Lubbock Team is thrilled to announce that the 2014 Visitor Guide is hot off the press and on the shelves around Lubbock and the surrounding region. We can’t wait for you to get your hands on this year’s guide, where you’ll read all about Lubbock’s hotspots and even hear

Exhibit Showcases Toys from the Past

I recently caught up with Silent Wings Museum Curator Donald Abbe, Ph.D., to speak with him about the museum’s current exhibit, “Toys Go To War.” If you haven’t been out to the Silent Wings Museum to see the exhibit, you’re missing out! It will run through Friday, Feb. 7, and then the toys will journey

Launching the Live Love Lubbock E-Newsletter!

It’s officially a new year, and we here at Visit Lubbock want to start it off right! We excited to launch a one-of-a-kind e-newsletter on Tuesday that will highlight the latest events in Lubbock and blog posts from our team. Be on the lookout for the email on the first Tuesday of each month. (Sign

Visit Lubbock’s Top 10 Moments of 2013 – # 1

A drum roll only seems fitting for our No. 1 event of 2013. This time, imagine J.I. Allison rolling the drums while Buddy Holly waits to hit the opening chord of The Cricket’s hit song, “That’ll be the Day.” If you want to, we can make it happen. In celebration of what would have been

Visit Lubbock’s Top Ten Moments of 2013

Wow! What a year it has been. Although it’s been an amazing 365 days here in the “Hub City” we couldn’t leave out our favorite moments of the year. Here is our complete list of the Top Ten Moments of 2013. Enjoy! # 10 They love us, they really LOVE us! This year, Lubbock received

Visit Lubbock’s Top 10 Moments of 2013 – # 6

When it comes to hospitality, Texans sure know what they’re doing. This year, Visit Lubbock hosted the Texas Travel Counselors Conference in April. More than 50 delegates and visitor information specialist that work for the Texas Department of Transportation came to Lubbock to learn about our city and our region to be able to better