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Lubbock 2017 Bucket List

The ultimate Lubbock bucket list for 2017 features 10 ways to make memories while in the “Hub City.” For a physical checklist, pickup a copy of our 2017 Visitor’s Guide.

Watch Texas Tech’s Football Entrance

See the Masked Rider charge the field before a Red Raider kickoff! One of Sports Illustrated‘s top 10 best college football entrances is worth the trip by itself.
See More — Top Things to Do on Game Day Weekends.

Mingle at First Friday Art Trail

Explore galleries, enjoy live music and more in Lubbock’s Cultural District.
See More — Click here for all things art.

Enjoy a Chilton

Sip on Lubbock’s signature drink at Caprock Cafe or The West Table Kitchen and Bar. Many of the restaurants and bars around town put a special twist on this Lubbock classic.
See More — Picking the Perfect Chilton.

Rock Out at The Blue Light Live

Charlie Shafter, Josh Abbott, William Clark Green

Charlie Shafter, Josh Abbott and William Clark Green performing an acoustic song swap

Check out rising stars and local legends at The Blue Light Live, including Dave Martinez, Zoë Carter and William Clark Green.
See More — Music Spotlight: The Blue Light Live.

Honor Buddy Holly

Pay tribute to one of the forefathers of rock ‘n’ roll by visiting the Buddy Holly Center, as well as the icon’s gravesite.
See More — Destination Spotlight: The Buddy Holly Center.

Chat with a Winemaker


One of the biggest names in Lubbock wine, Kim McPherson pouring a glass of Les Copains red

One of the biggest names in Lubbock wine, Kim McPherson pouring a glass of Les Copains

Sip, swirl and savor at one of Lubbock’s five award-winning wineries.
See More — Click for all things wine.

Get Some Western Flair

When in Lubbock, dress the part in some new boot-scootin’ western wear. For a more personalized style, visit B G Leather Shop and Custom Boots.
See More — True West Magazine: Top 10 True Western Towns of 2016.

See the Bruno House in Ransom Canyon



The Bruno House featured prominently in a futuristic photo series by Vogue

Visit Robert Bruno’s architectural masterpiece that’s been featured in numerous publications including Architectural Digest and Vogue.
See More — Top 10 Most “Insta-Worthy” Locations.

Catch a Lubbock Sunset

Make a trip to Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark or grab a drink at The Roof to enjoy the little things—like a big, West Texas sunset.
See More — Visit our Top 5 Patios.

Photo Op at Made in LBK Wall

Document your trip with a Lubbock selfie, located at Sugar Brown’s Coffee.
See More — Must-Have Cups of Coffee.

Run a 5k.

You may be saying that you’re not a runner or it doesn’t seem like your “thing,” but hear me out. Most 5ks are partnered with a great philanthropy and all are a-whole-lotta fun. Most people at these events aren’t serious athletes either. They’re just down to get colorful, muddy and dressed up to support a charity with friends. Lubbock hosts several 5ks throughout the year so don’t miss out on a fun run!


While taking our challenge, share your memories using #LiveLoveLubbock on all your social media channels.