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Family Days Calendar

Family Days Event Tracks

We encourage you to visit your Red Raider whenever it's convenient for your family! With that in mind, we have created this Family Days Calendar with all kinds of events and activities for you and your students to enjoy together. Check out the Category descriptions for even more event suggestions on campus and in the Lubbock Community!

*Times, dates, and activities subject to change, check with venues before attending. Keep visiting this page - we will continuously update the calendar as new activities are added!

*Please note that inclusion on this calendar does not constitute an endorsement from Texas Tech University as an official university-sponsored event.


Family Days Calendar Categories


Providing you and your student opportunities to learn about and Academic resources on campus.

Cultural Activities

Opportunities that expose you and your family to the arts, different cultures, and unique experiences.

Year-Round Attractions

Schedule a Family Movie or TV Night featuring Texas Tech Alumni

Museum of Texas Tech University

  • 4th Street and Indiana Avenue (free parking) and FREE Admission. For more information and hours of operation, visit the museum website.

National Ranching Heritage Center

  • A 27-acre complex seven galleries emphasizing Western history, art and artifacts and 50 ranching structures dating from 1780s to the 1950s. nrhc.ttu.edu.

Texas Tech University System's Public Art Collection

  • Maps of art locations and information are available downloading ArTTrek our official public art app, or by visiting texastech.edu/publicart

Get Active

Activities that you and your family may attend to be physically active.

Year-Round Activities

Community Service & Philanthropy

Opportunities to volunteer either at home or in the City of Lubbock.

Year-Round Activities

  • Raider Red's Food Pantry - Raider Red's Food Pantry provides students with short-term access to supplemental food and connects students with resources on and off campus in an effort to support student wellbeing.
  • Volunteer Center of Lubbock - Find volunteer opportunities to participate in while you're in Lubbock

Explore Lubbock

Opportunities for you and your family to spend time in the city of Lubbock.


Year-Round Attractions

Buddy Holly Museum

American Wind Power Museum

  • 1701 Canyon Lake Drive. For more information and hours of operation, visit windmill.com

Lubbock Downtown Farmer's Market

  • 5th Street and Avenue J. Saturday mornings 9:00 a.m. until vendor sellout. Fresh, locally grown produce and crafts from local vendors. For more information about this event, visit lubbockdowntownfarmersmarket.com.

Prairie Dog Town

  • Inside Mackenzie Park off of 4th Street and Interstate 27. Protected prairie dog colony. Additional information can be found here.

Other ways to Explore Lubbock

Virtual Connections

Can't attend Family Weekend or visit your student in-person? No problem! Here are some ways you can engage with your student and Texas Tech from a distance:

Schedule a Family Movie or TV Night featuring Texas Tech Alumni.

Have a Game Watching Party using an online streaming service.

Attend a TTU School of Music Streaming event.

Send your Red Raider a care package or have a favorite meal or snack delivered.

Send your Red Raider some "snail mail" using our downloadable stationery

Tech Traditions & Athletics

Unique Texas Tech experiences that will take place on campus or in a virtual format.

Lubbock Hotel Information

Lubbock Restaurants