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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.

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Upcoming Events

Anjelah Johnson-Reyes

June 11

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

Get ready for a night of laughter with Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, who has humor with no filter. Enjoy this internet sensation at the stunning The Buddy Holly Hall, which is the perfect atmosphere to take in all her colorful antics.

buddyhollyhall.com/event/anjelah-johnson-reyes

Wine and Clay Festival

June 11-12

Llano Estacado Winery, 3426 FM 1585 E.

Sip a glass of Llano Estacado’s wine while browsing through the handcrafted works by local clay artists.

llanowine.com/tours-events/events-calendar-2

"Anastasia"

June 20

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

From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic "Ragtime," this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

buddyhollyhall.com/event/anastasia

Ironman 70.3

June 26

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane

As the longest-running Ironman 70.3 race in Texas as well as one of the oldest in the U.S., competitors can test their limits with a 1.2-mile swim in historic Dunbar Lake, then hop on a bike for a 56-mile ride through West Texas finishing at the Jones AT&T Stadium, and finally, run home after completing a three-loop tour of Texas Tech’s campus.

ironman.com/im703-lubbock

Fourth on Broadway

July 4

Mackenzie Park , 301 I-27

For over three decades, Fourth on Broadway has been an event that Lubbock and the entire region look forward to year after year. Since its humble beginnings by a committee of downtown churches in 1991, the event has become a go-to summer celebration for thousands of West Texans. This year’s theme is “United We Stand.” The day starts with a parade and is followed by the annual Bolton Oil Youth Fishing Tournament, eating contests, a kids' area with water slides, a mechanical bull, an obstacle course, a petting zoo, and daytime concerts. The evening concert features some of the best local musicians and is followed by the fireworks show, synchronized to classic and contemporary patriotic music.

broadwayfestivals.com

Buddy Holly’s 85th Birthday Celebration

Aug. 6

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

Celebrate the 85th birthday of Lubbock’s favorite son with guitarist Duane Eddy. The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation and Lubbock Entertainment Performing Arts Association give an evening of conversations and songs for Buddy Holly’s epic birthday celebration.

buddyhollyhall.com/event/buddy-hollys-85th-birthday-celebration

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