Summer is officially in full swing, and there is endless amounts of summer fun in Lubbock. Whether it’s having fun in the sun or indoor activities, Catalina West has you covered with all the top Summer hot spots in Lubbock.

Outdoor Activities


Buffalo Springs Lake

Buffalo Springs is known as the lake with the only beach in West Texas. Buffalo Springs offers tons of outdoor activities to choose from such as camping, boating, fishing, wakeboarding and more.

4ORE Golf

Taking golf to a whole other level. 4ORE Golf offers Doppler-based technology that will track the accuracy and distance of each shot. The perfect place for some family fun!

Joyland Amusement Park

Visit Lubbock’s one and only amusement park. Joyland features rollercoasters, water rides, food, and more!


Lubbock has tons of great pools to choose from with some that include slides, diving pools, and a lazy river.

Stars and Stripes Drive-In Theatre

Have you ever watched a movie in 1950s style drive-in? If not, you’re missing out. Lubbock Stars and Stripes Drive-In Theatre is a must for vintage-inspired fun and is the best activity for a cool summer evening.

Indoor Activities


Alamo Drafthouse

Dinner and a movie in one spot? Alamo is the perfect place to watch a movie while being served delicious food and drinks.

Altitude Trampoline Park

Date night or a family play date? Jump and bounce around at Altitudes indoor trampoline park.

Main Event

Main Event features a huge entertainment center with bowling, laser tag, games, food, and fun.

South Plains Lanes Bowling

Who doesn’t love a family and friends bowling night? South Plains Lanes offers great bowling prices and is a whole lot of fun.

The Science Spectrum & Omni Theater

A center of learning and fun that is open for youth of all ages. The Omni Theater features “The National Parks Adventure,” all summer long.

Free Activities


Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase

A free event every Thursday evening. Listen to music and hang out with friends and family.

First Friday Art Trail

The most trendy weekend activity. Every first Friday of every month. Offers a taste of Lubbock’s art culture. For more information visit

Landmark After Dark

An evening hike to experience wildlife at the Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark.


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