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First Friday Art Trail (as free as you want it) 

First Friday Art Trail is a free, self-guided public art event held predominately in the Lubbock Cultural District. This event brings together collectors, artists, and community friends for an evening of art, music and fun. 

It is from 6-9pm, rain or shine, on the first Friday of every month. Maps are available at the event, or you can ride one of five free First Friday Trolleys to the galleries along the downtown route.

LHUCA's trolley stop is at 7th and Avenue J.

Map of distance from hotel to First Friday Art Trail (1.4 miles walking)


The Texas Tech Campus is filled with unique sculptures and other forms of art. Download the ArTTrek app for IOS or Android devices to learn more about the art as you walk around the campus on a self-guided tour.

Lubbock Lake Landmark Museum and Walking Trails

This location is an archaeological and natural history preserve that has evidence of nearly 12,000 years of occupation by ancient peoples on the Southern High Plains. You can also make use of the 4.5 miles of walking and biking trails. Visit the Lubbock Lake Landmark website for location and hours. The museum and trails are free and open to the public.

Buddy Holly Center 

The Buddy Holly Center provides the opportunity to learn about Buddy Holly and The Crickets (Lubbock natives) and the music of Lubbock and West Texas. It also offers exhibits on Contemporary Visual Arts and Music. Tickets are $10. For location and more information, visit the Buddy Holly Center website.

Prairie Dog Town

The country's first protected prairie dog colony, Prairie Dog Town, is located in the northeast of Lubbock inside of Mackenzie Park. Spend awhile watching the prairie dog community, or even bring them a snack! Suggested prairie-dog friendly foods here. 

Buddy Holly Hall

Lubbock's premiere new concert venue, Buddy Holly Hall, is showing Legally Blonde: The Musical the weekend of SCWCA. See more details here for tickets and the adjoining restaurant, Rave On.

Wolfforth Farmers Market

Located approximately 10 minutes southwest of the Texas Tech University campus via the Marsha Sharp Freeway, Wolfforth Farmers Market provides "a conveniently located, year-round, farmers market for area residents to purchase quality foods grown, baked, or produced locally, as well as some local handmade crafts, jewelry, and woodwork." Wolfforth Farmers Market spans approximately 4 acres and is open each Saturday from 10am-2pm.  

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