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Aug 9, 2016

Five Things to Do Before Back-to-School

It seems like only yesterday that we were celebrating the ringing of the final school bell and swapping pencils and backpacks for sunscreen and swimsuits. Now, with August in full swing, it’s already time to start making preparations to return. But before you purchase the school supplies and start your back-to-school shopping, there are a few ways you can soak up the last glorious bits of summertime.

Head to the Stars & Stripes Drive-In.
Few things say “summertime” quite like a movie under the stars, and there is something indulgent (whether you are an adult or a child) about staying up past your bedtime eating popcorn and movie candy. Take the whole family out for a double feature before the regularly scheduled school night activities and bedtimes recommence.


Cool off at Lubbock Water Rampage.
Summer may be coming to a close, but the hot and sunny weather is here to stay. Luckily, Lubbock Water Rampage has plenty of ways to cool off whether you prefer a massive water slide, a lazy river or a movie night.

water rampage

Check out the High Noon Concert Series.
Bring the whole family to listen to live music and have lunch barefoot in the grass of the Lubbock County Courthouse lawn. Each Wednesday this summer, we’ve been treated to food trucks and the artists spanning a wide range of genres, and the last two performers promise to end the series with a bang. Don’t miss it!

Indulge in a mid-afternoon dessert.
Fast approaching are the days of brown bag lunches and cafeteria food. Before the school year begins, visit Lubbock’s newest cupcake shop and try the Baker’s Choice cupcake of the day. Or have a double scoop of your favorite ice cream at Holly Hop’s Ice Cream Shoppe. Your sweet tooth will thank you later.


Have a cultural experience.
Whether you’d like to explore an art exhibit, tour a museum or see a musical, there are plenty of places to learn new things and experience a true taste of the “Hub City.” To keep up with events and learn more about what’s happening around town, be sure to check out for more information. No classroom necessary.


While you’re out enjoying summer’s end, be sure to share your experiences with us using #LiveLoveLubbock! You could see your summertime celebration featured in our 2017 Visitor’s Guide. Happy exploring!