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First Friday Art Trail [Lubbock’s longest running and most successful art even.]


First Friday Art Trail
Wine and Chocolate Fantasia, Llano Estacado Winery [Premium wine with the accent of Texas]
Lubbock Lions Club Pancake Festival [Lubbock Lion’s club is the largest Lion’s Club in the US. The annual pancake festival raises money for local Lion Club charities. In 2009 the Pancake Festival set a record for the most pancakes served in an 8 hour period.]


First Friday Art Trail
Thursday Night Live, Buddy Holly Center, (March-May)
A Vintage Easter Egg Hunt, Vintage Township
Flatland Film Series: Sci-Fi Festival


First Friday Art Trail
Lubbock Arts Festival
ABC Rodeo
Apple Blossom Celebration, Apple Country
Ranch Day, National Ranching Heritage Center


First Friday Art Trail
Buffman and Squeaky Triathlon


First Friday Art Trail
Juneteenth, Celebration of June 19th
Moonlight Musicals, Wells Fargo Amphitheatre, Mackenzie Park
Wine and Clay Festival, Llano Estacado Winery
Critterfest, Science Spectrum
Buffalo Springs Lake Ironman 70.3
Theater in the Park-Children’s , Melodrama & Shakespeare, (June-August)
West Texas Football Classic
Posh Pooch Pageant, Vintage Township


First Friday Art Trail
Moonlight Musicals, Wells Fargo Amphitheatre, Mackenzie Park
Fourth on Broadway [Largest FREE festival in Texas!]
Six Man All-Star Week
Fourth of July Extravaganza, Vintage Township
Collegiate Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, United Spirit Arena


First Friday Art Trail
Hub City Beach Party
Moonlight Musicals, Wells Fargo Amphitheatre, Mackenzie Park
Harvest Festival and Grape Crush, Cap-Rock Winery


First Friday Art Trail
National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration
Apple Butter Festival, Apple Country
Hub City BBQ Cook Off
Fiestas Del Llano
Panhandle South Plains Fair


First Friday Art Trail
Texas Tech Rodeo
Flatland Film Festival, The Louise H. Underwood Center
Family Fun Fest, Vintage Township
Heritage Halloween, National Heritage Center
Lubbock Winter Rodeos
Grape Day, Llano Estacado Winery
Pumpkin Festival at the Orchard, Apple Country


First Friday Art Trail
Artist Studio Tour
Holiday Happening
The Polar Express [Just like The Polar Express book, families ride a train to the North Pole to see Santa.]
Lubbock Winter Rodeos


The First Friday Art Trail
“The Nutcracker,” Ballet Lubbock
Carol of Lights, Texas Tech University [A tradition of Texas Tech with attendance of over 20,000. Participants gather at Memorial Circle to sing Christmas carols and watch the buildings light up.]
Candlelight at the Ranch, National Ranching Heritage Center
An Orchard Christmas, Apple Country
Caprock Classic Basketball Tournament
The Polar Express
Santa Land, Mackenzie Park[Take the family to see Santa and listen to live music as you tour the Christmas decorations and lights in Mackenzie Park.]
A Winter Wonderland, Vintage Township