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Lubbock

Travel Region

Panhandle Plains

Population

250,000

Those who take time to explore the “Hub City” will find a notable wine scene, thanks to the High Plains’ bounty of vineyards, an influential music scene, and a fascinating selection of museums. Few cities honor their heritage as enjoyably as Lubbock, home to museums focused on Buddy Holly, windmills, agriculture, and—a favorite top destination nominee for a number of TH readers—the National Ranching Heritage Center.

Upcoming Events

"Friends! The Musical Parody"

Feb. 2

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, 1300 Mac Davis Lane

How You Doin'? Calling all "Friends" enthusiasts: This musical parody recreates fan-favorite moments from all 10 years of America's highest-rated sitcom. A fast-paced, uncensored performance, this show is recommended for audiences ages 13 and up.

buddyhollyhall.com/event/friends-the-musical-parody

"Legally Blonde—The Musical"

March 4

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, 1300 Mac Davis Lane

Based on the beloved movie, "Legally Blonde," this upbeat musical takes you on a journey of self discovery from the sorority house to the halls of justice.

buddyhollyhall.com/event/legally-blonde-the-musical

Lubbock Uncorked

April 1

American Windmill Museum, 1701 Canyon Lake Drive

With a showcase of more than 20 Texas wineries, guests are invited to taste, purchase bottles, ask winemakers questions, and enjoy the live music, local food trucks, restaurants, and beer garden.

lubbockchamber.com/lubbock-uncorked

Ranch Day

April 2

National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 Fourth St.

Saddle up for a day of activities centered around ranching history, ranch skills, and ranch science. Enjoy the Snake Oil Magic Show, build a log cabin, learn to churn butter, and watch as children have the opportunity to become a ranch hand for the day. Admission is free.

ranchingheritage.org/nrhc-events/ranch-day

"Dear Evan Hansen"

April 4-9

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, 1300 Mac Davis Lane

This six-time Tony Award-winning musical has struck a chord with audiences around the world. Join shy high school senior Evan Hansen on his journey to fit in. A deeply personal telling of life from turmoil to triumph, this show contains mature content.

buddyhollyhall.com/events/category/series/dear-evan-hansen-2023/helen-devitt-jones-theater

Arts Festival

April 15-16

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane

With over 150 artists and crafters showcasing and selling their work, this festival is an art lover's dream. Listen to live music, browse through galleries, and enjoy local eats at this free, family-friendly event.

lubbockartsfestival.org

Texas Wine, Hops, and Shops Festival

April 22

McPherson Cellars, 1615 Texas Ave.

Showcasing the best of the Texas beverage industry are wineries, breweries, and vendors from across the state. With a ticket, guests are invited to explore the winery, shop local artisan vendors, grab a bite from local food trucks, and enjoy a beverage tasting. Cap off the night with a celebratory street concert.

texaswinehopsandshops.com

"Tootsie"

May 17

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, 1300 Mac Davis Lane

This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime.

buddyhollyhall.com/event/tootsie-3/

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