Tag: Outdoors

Lubbock Water Rampage: Hidden Treasure of West Texas

As the Alice Cooper song “School’s Out for Summer,” plays in your head, you may be wondering where to take the kids for a little summer fun. We have a place that should be at the top of your activities list. Drive down Marsha Sharp Freeway, and just like a treasure map, follow the pirate

Live Music, a Parade & Fireworks Show: What to Do in Lubbock on July 3 & 4

Fireworks? Check. Cooler? Stocked. Obnoxious wolf shirt? Hooowl. Flag flying high? Dang right. Plans for Independence Weekend? We got ’em. Friday, July 3 First Friday Art Trail (6-9 p.m.) — Come celebrate the art scene of Lubbock. There’s sure to be a few patriotic exhibits on the trail. You can start at any one of the participating

What to Expect at the 18th Annual Llano Estacado Wine & Clay Festival

Save the date to experience and indulge in great art, wine, food and music at the 18th Annual Llano Estacado Wine & Clay Festival set for Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14 at Llano Estacado Winery. The winery and the Llano Estacado Clay Guild, an organization of artists working in clay, glass, metal, etc., are

Summer at Buffalo Springs Lake

Here in Lubbock, summers couldn’t be better. Our West Texas weather provides a perfect reason to escape to the lake with friends and family. Thankfully, Buffalo Springs Lake is close by and is one of Lubbock’s gems for summer fun — and it’s this month’s Destination Spotlight. Established in 1955, Buffalo Springs Lake was developed

Mary Poppins Flies Into Lubbock

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! We have a great show coming to The Civic Center by the always entertaining Lubbock Moonlight Musicals: Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins! The show, starring Nicole Casteel and Jordan Fife Hunt, brings together an enchanting mix of unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and Disney magic, all wrapped into one irresistible story. Join the

Cinco de Mayo in Lubbock

Did you know: Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day? Instead, it celebrates the defeat of French troops by highly outnumbered soldiers at La Puebla, Mexico on May 5, 1862. It was the last large-scale invasion of the Americas by a European army. The holiday, as it is known today, started in Mexican-American communities

Top 5 Spring Break Spots in the “Hub City”

Spring break is right around the corner, and “Hub City” activities aren’t slowing down. Here are the top five events you must partake in during your spring break vacation. Buddy Holly Center Spring Break Staycation Crafts Having a staycation in Lubbock for spring break? The legendary Buddy Holly Center invites all children ages nine and up

Color Run Returns to Lubbock

The Happiest 5k on the Planet is back with a new theme — SHINE. You are guaranteed to have a blast at the Color Run Shine Tour. For the chance to win a couple FREE passes to this year’s event – run, walk, or backflip to the finish of our blog. Over the past two

Introducing the 2015 Visitor’s Guide

We at Visit Lubbock like to start the New Year off with a bang! Not only did we launch our new website, but we are introducing the amazing 2015 Visitor’s Guide! The guide is hot off the press and now on the shelves around Lubbock and the surrounding region. We can’t wait for you to

Happy National Fossil Day

Fossils are a window into the past. They show us how ancient organisms lived and relate to each other. They also help us recreate scenes from the past, the players in a food web and the climate of a particular time and place. Today is National Fossil Day, and to celebrate, we’re looking at the