Ultimate Guide to TTU Family Weekend 2022

Written By Visit Lubbock Interns

October 28, 2022

by: Maggi Gallaspy

Family Weekend Itinerary

Go, fight, win! Can you hear the victory bells ringing? Get your guns up because it’s family weekend in the 806. We’ve rounded up a list of our favorite activities to keep you entertained all weekend long. Check out what’s happening in “Hub City” during your stay. 


Start the weekend off with one of many events taking place Friday night. From live music to rodeoing to 806 eats, there’s something for everyone. 

The Texas Tech Activities Board is hosting a family fun night at the Student Union Building complete with a fajita dinner, raffles, door prizes, games, and guest speakers! Tickets are available for purchase now. 

A one-stop shop for an evening full of fun, Two Docs Brewing has a Friday night line-up you don’t want to miss. Starting at 4 p.m., Tunes on Tap and Harvest Fest are bringing food trucks, vendors, live music, and a new beer release. Next, enjoy dinner from one of two Lubbock local food trucks. Dig into a juicy burger or loaded fries at Nirvana Burger or Roll’n Bros! Cap off the night inside the taproom with four performers as “Laugh Hub City” hosts comedy night from 9 – 11 p.m. 

Experience another South Plains tradition and take the family out for a night of red dirt rivalry. The 73rd Annual Intercollegiate Rodeo is taking place at Cook’s Garage from October 27-29. The gates open nightly at 5 p.m. with the rodeo following at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy the Friday night concert from Texas musician Jacob Stelly. Tickets are $25 for the rodeo and concert. 

One of only a few people in the history of country music to win two Song of the Year Awards from both the CMA and ACMs, Jamey Johnson is bringing his tour to Lubbock. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. 


It’s game day in the LBK! Between the time Will Rogers and Soapsuds are wrapped in red crepe paper and the Goin’ Band from Raiderland march into the stadium, there’s plenty to get you in the game-day spirit! 

Get loud! Join the sold-out crowd of fans at Jones AT&T Stadium and watch Texas Tech play Baylor. Kick-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Make a day out of Red Raider festivities and check out the tailgate in Raider Alley or grab a pre-game snack. 

That’s not all! Texas Tech fans can celebrate as former quarterback Patrick Mahomes becomes the eighth member of the Texas Tech Ring of Honor and Hall of Fame on Friday. On game day, his name will be unveiled on the West Stadium Building. 

Didn’t snag tickets to this weekend’s game? Need a place to grab a pre or post-game snack? You’re in luck!

Located on University across from Texas Tech, Savage Tavern is serving up some of the best party starters, burgers and DIY dishes in the 806. Try the fried elote bites, mega cheese sticks, green chile chicken quesadillas or one of many mixed drink options as you watch game-day updates on the patio. 

Start or end your game-day activities with some family fun! This Lubbock Texas Axe Throwing Hall is the perfect place for a game of axe throwing, pool, or darts. Make sure to reserve your lane ahead of time!


Sunday Brunch

Are you a family of early risers or late sleepers? Whatever the case, Lubbock has the perfect place for a Sunday meal. 

Sun’s Up, Guns Up! Breakfast at Chicken Run will be a crowd-pleaser. From the Apple Cinnamon Pancake to the Cambridge Skillet and everything in between, there’s something to satisfy sweet and savory cravings. 

If you want to start your day off with lunch instead, try out one of Lubbock’s local hits like Capital Pizza or Caprock Cafe. You can’t go wrong with either one!

Practice Your Swing

If you have some extra time before your family hits the road, practice your swing at The Range or 4ore golf! The Range is home to golfing, yard games, food, and drinks. 4ore golf is a double-decked venue with golfing simulator boxes that can be rented by the hour. Whichever one sounds like a fit for you is sure to be the perfect way to end the weekend. 

Since 1936, family weekend at Texas Tech has been a tradition Red Raiders are proud of. This year, we hope our guide to a successful family weekend scored a win in your book!

Make this family weekend one to remember! Let us know what activities were your favorite by using #LiveLoveLubbock. 


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