Upcoming Events in Lubbock

lubbockWhen many people think of Lubbock, Texas the first thing that pops into their mind is the legendary Buddy Holly whose birthplace was in this great city. Lubbock also has bragging rights to owning the Buddy Holly Center which features memorabilia and interactive displays about the musician. If you will be traveling far for a visit, consider seeking accommodations at an Extended Stay Lubbock. Lubbock offers a wealth of places to visit and events to see during summer and fall of 2013.

If you are looking to improve your skills as a chess player, consider attending the Grandmaster Chess Camp from July 15-19. Here you will have the opportunity to acquire lessons from former U.S. chess champion Alex Onischuk, as well as participate in tournaments and more. Contact the Texas Tech University Library for more information.

Maybe you prefer a game with more activity, so look into Live Roller Derby on July 20th at 7pm at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center where the West Texas Roller Dollz compete against the San Angelo Soul Sisters.

On August 2-3 you can taste various wines from 20 Texas wineries at the McPherson Cellars. Food and live music will be plentiful and all proceeds go to the Texas Wine and Grape Foundation and Lubbock Meals on Wheels.

If music is your choice of cocktail, the High Noon Concert Series may be fun. These unique concerts offer performances by the best local performers, scheduled at high noon (12pm) on Wednesdays in July and August at the Lubbock County Courthouse. Consider including one of these concerts into a one or two night quick getaway because Extended Stay Lubbock is always nearby.

Repticon Lubbock Reptile and Exotic Animal show offers educational and interesting animal seminars for everyone from August 16-17th. In addition to selling merchandise to properly care for these pets, vendors are here to also sell various reptiles, should you decide to become a reptile owner yourself. See the Knights of Columbus Hall for admission prices and times.

If you love musical theatre, Sidecare Theatre Co. is presenting “Hairspray” from August 15-18 and August 22-25 at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts. With catchy songs like “Good Morning Baltimore,” “Hairspray” was originally a 1988 film written and directed by John Waters.

Along with September usually means cooler days, so why not enjoy the autumn air spending the day at the Apple Butter Festival from September 13-14. Fun for everyone, you will have a chance to pick apples in the Orchard, listen to live music, enjoy craft booths and even a petting zoo. So enjoy a day at the festival and make it an overnight stay for the entire family at the Extended Stay Lubbock.

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