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  Each January brings the annual Martin Luther King Jr. memorial festival. The four-day event pays tribute to the late civil rights leader.
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annual entertainment events

Weekend preceding first Monday of each month: Old Mill Trade Days in Post.

January: Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Civic Center Theatre.

January: Wine & Chocolate Fantasia at Llano Estacado Winery.

February: Lubbock Independent School District's ''String Fling'' at Civic Center Theatre.


  Lubbockites also have a chance to enjoy Cinco De Mayo festivities, which are celebrated May 5.

February: ''For Lovers Only'' concert at Cactus Theater.

February: Lubbock Chorale's Valentine Concerts at Frazier Alumni Center.

February: Musical staged by First United Methodist Church at Civic Center Theatre.

February: Lubbock Christian University's Master Follies at Moody Auditorium.

February: Lions Club Pancake Festival at Lubbock Coliseum.

February: ''Lights! Camera! Action!'' Lubbock Regional Arts Center's Academy Awards fund-raiser at Frazier Alumni Center.

March: Viva Aztlan Ballet Folklorico competition at Civic Center Theatre.

March: West Texas Native American Association's Pow-Wow at Panhandle-South Plains Fairgrounds.

March: Meals on Wheels Mardi Gras at Civic Center Exhibit Hall.

March: ''Ragin Cajun'' fund-raiser for Special Olympics at Panhandle-South Plains Fairgrounds.

March or April: Raider Red's One-Act Play Spectacular at the Charles E. Maedgen Jr. Theatre, Lab Stage, Texas Tech campus.

April: ABC Pro Rodeo at Lubbock Coliseum.

April: Lubbock Arts Festival at Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

April: ''Ulterior Motifs'' art show at Wheeler Bros. Studio.

April: Easter Bash (rock concert) at Golf Station.

April: Bigger 'N Texas Garage Sale at Panhandle-South Plains Fairgrounds.

April: Lubbock Chorale's Spring Concert on Texas Tech campus.

May: Cinco de Mayo Concert at Canyon Amphitheater.

May: Lubbock Independent School District's Jazz in the Park at Wagner Park.

May: Lubbock Symphony Orchestra's Spring Pops concerts, Civic Center Theatre.

May or June: Mariachi Extravaganza at Texas Tech University Center's Allen Theatre.

May-August: Meadows Courtyard concerts at Buddy Holly Center.

June: Llano Estacado Wine & Clay Festival at Llano Estacado Winery.

June: Lubbock Summer Rep' season at the Charles E. Maedgen Jr. Theatre, Lab Stage, Texas Tech campus.

June: City of Lubbock's annual Melodrama in the Park at Wagner Park. (Staged by CATS Playhouse.)

June-July: Westwinds Brass Band concert series at a city park.

June-August: High Noon Concert Series at Lubbock County Courthouse gazebo.

June, July or August: Cattle Baron's Ball at V-8 Ranch.

July: 4th on Broadway (Fun Run, Parade, Street Fair, Concert & Fireworks).

July: Buffalo Springs Lake fireworks display.

July: Miss Texas USA Pageant at Municipal Auditorium.

August: Harley Sadler Show at Garza Theater in Post.

August: City of Lubbock's annual Shakespeare in the Park at Wagner Park. (A Lubbock Community Theatre production.)

August-September: ''Not Fade Away: Life & Times of Buddy Holly Symposium'' at Buddy Holly Center and Texas Tech; also Buddy Holly Music Festival at Buddy Holly Center.

September: National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration at Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

September: Fiesta! at Garden & Arts Center.

September: Apple Butter Festival at Apple Country/Hi-Plains Orchard.

September: Fiestas del Llano at Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

September: Panhandle-South Plains Fair, nine-day event at Panhandle-South Plains Fairgrounds.

October: Lubbock Independent School District's Band Extravaganza at Lowrey Field.

October: Texas Tech School of Music Scholarship Concerts, Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech campus.

October: Ranch Day at National Ranching Heritage Center.

October: Llano Grape Day Celebration at Llano Estacado Winery.

October: Texas Tech Rodeo at Lubbock Coliseum.

Late October: ''Day of the Dead'' progressive exhibit at local galleries.

November: Junior League's Holiday Happening at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

November-December: ''Lights in the Canyon'' at Mackenzie Park.

December: Carol of Lights ceremony and Carol Concert on Texas Tech campus.

December: Madrigal Dinner at Texas Tech University Center.

December: Ballet Lubbock's ''The Nutcracker'' at Civic Center Theatre.

December: Candlelight at the Ranch at National Ranching Heritage Center.

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