Events in Lubbock

Lubbock is Texas’ Hub City for culture as much as it is for commerce, and nothing represents that better than its festivals and events. Throughout the year, you’ll find everything from food truck festivals and comic book conventions to a Texas-style state fair and the unforgettable colors of Holi, the traditional Indian celebration of spring. Regardless of when you’re in Lubbock, you can rest assured there’s probably something fun going on. Check out our list of some of the top festivals and events in Lubbock so that you don’t miss a thing.



Viva Aztlan Festival
Enjoy the vibrant colors and unmistakable rhythms of Mexican and Mestizo culture at the Viva Aztlan Festival in Lubbock. Folklorico dance demonstrations and performances by mariachi groups are the main attractions of the event, held in late March at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Lubbock, TX 79401

HOLI Festival of Colors
Holi is a traditional Indian celebration of the arrival of spring that involves covering friends, family, and total strangers with colorful powders. This is just a small part of the fun at the Holi festival in Lubbock, which also features cultural performances, music, and free food. Admission to the festival is free, and although it's not required, you may want to wear white.
2500 Broadway
Lubbock, TX 79409


Lubbock Arts Festival
The annual Lubbock Arts Festival showcases more than 150 artists from around the country selling their works, along with performances by singers, actors, musicians, and dancers. Special visual arts exhibits and a competition for young artists and writers are also part of the two-day festival, held in mid-April in the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre.
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Lubbock, TX 79401


Yellow House Canyon Brew Works Music Festival
Delicious beer, yummy food, and spectacular live music; does it get any better? At the Yellow House Canyon Brew Works Music Festival, it's just another day. This one-day event consists of hours of live music, and your $15 entry fee gets you a special edition tasting glass created just for the festival.
601 North University Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79415


Hub City Comic Con
Comic book fans can't miss the Hub City Comic Con in Lubbock, an annual event that has more than 100 exhibitor booths, artist panels, and celebrity guests. Screen and voice actors, illustrators, and writers alike meet with fans at this convention, held at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center in late August.
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Lubbock, TX 79401


Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
The Fall Arts & Crafts Festival in Lubbock has 80 vendors selling handcrafted items, live entertainment, art demonstrations, and a diverse selection of food vendors. Hands-on art experiences for children are part of the one-day, mid-September festival, making it a fun event for people of all ages.
4215 University Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79413

National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration
Immerse yourself in West Texan cowboy culture at the National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration. This long-running annual event that is made up of live Western-themed entertainment, poetry and storytelling, panels with authors, seminars, dinners, food vendors, and parades.
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Lubbock, TX 79401

Fiestas Patrias
Fiestas Patrias is an annual Mexican Independence Day celebration that showcases fine examples of Mexican art, dance, music, and cuisine. The event includes a vibrant parade and an outdoor concert.
510 North University Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79415

Panhandle South Plains Fair
From chewy funnel cakes to colorful carnival rides and more shopping than you can handle, the Panhandle South Plains Fair has it all. The fair, one of Lubbock's grandest events, consists of agricultural and livestock competitions and live musical performances by nationally-renowned artists.
U.S. 82 Frontage Road
Lubbock, TX 79403


Lubbock Food Truck Fest
The food truck craze is alive and well in West Texas, and these roving restaurants are celebrated at the annual Lubbock Food Truck Fest. Take your pick from a variety of flavorful foods, including savory tacos, wood-fired pizzas, and delicious barbecue. This one day, mid-October festival is held at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock's Depot District.
1801 Crickets Ave
Lubbock, TX 79401


Annual West Texas Latino Artist Show & Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Experience one of Mexico's most traditional holidays right in Lubbock at the Annual West Texas Latino Artist Show & Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration. At this Nov. 1 event, located in the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, you'll see colorful works of numerous Latino artists, listen to cultural music performed by local musicians, view a car exhibit, and much more. Admission to the celebration of the Day of the Dead in Lubbock is free.
1501 Mac Davis Ln
Lubbock, TX 79401

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