Parades, auctions and more will take place this weekend


LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) – If you’re wondering what to do and where to go, look no further! There are several events going on in Lubbock this weekend that you won’t want to miss.

  • It starts with the 6th annual Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 6th, organized by Los Hermanos Familia. The route begins at First Baptist Church on Broadway and ends at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center parking lot. This year’s theme is “Honor All Who Have Served,” and recognizes the veterans and everyone else who have served in Lubbock and the surrounding communities. Construction starts at 9 a.m. and the parade starts at 10 a.m. To learn more about it, you can click here.
  • The day has come for the 1st Annual Cook’s Rodeo Days Parade, led by horses, horse-drawn carriages and rodeo participants! Lineup begins at 9 a.m. and the parade begins at 10 a.m. at Cooper High School’s east parking lot and ends at Cook’s Garage. Horses, mules, miniature horses, ponies and draft horses are welcome, but must have current Coggins papers.
    • Immediately after the parade, at 1 p.m., the Cook’s Rodeo Days Matinee will take place with an open Grand Entry. The judges will award cash prizes (up to $ 300) for equestrian clubs and the best rodeo-themed entry, including floats, bands, cars, and more.
    • For more information you can click here.
  • After the parades, head to the 2nd Annual Lubbock Children’s Business Fair, where local talent ages 6-18 shop at 30 stalls in the Science Spectrum Exhibition Hall. The event takes place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. From handcrafted jewelry to hair accessories, handcrafted soaps, greeting cards, and more, everything is offered on this one-day marketplace. There is no entry fee, but the children’s vendors only accept cash purchases during the event. To learn more about it, click here.
Science Spectrum is hosting the Lubbock Children’s Business Fair on Saturday, November 6th.(KCBD)
  • Spend a great evening at the 4th Annual Art of Freedom Art Sale & Auction, held at the Texas Tech Frazier Alumni Pavilion on Saturday, November 6th between 6pm and 9pm. Human trafficking between 12 and 23 years old get the care they need need tailored to their healing path to help them reach their potential. For more information, you can visit their website by clicking here.
  • End the evening with a visit to the Fist Full of Dollars Saloon and Gambling Hall, a casino night hosted by the Lubbock Auto Action Charity Foundation. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the FiberMax Center for Discovery (1121 Canyon Lake Drive). The game of chance takes place between 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm, followed by prizes and a live auction. This year it supports the Community Health Center of Lubbock as well as the UMC Southwest Cancer Center and funds foundations for grants, snack programs, school supplies and other organizations in the greater Lubbock area. For more information, click here.

Whether you want to take part in a parade, support the local “kidpreneurs” or take part in an auction, the selection is large and you will still experience an eventful weekend.

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