Lubbock has a semi-arid climate with primarily mild weather. Most of the area’s precipitation comes in the form of thundershowers, during the spring and summer, especially in May, June and July. In general, summers are hot with low humidity, and temperatures frequently top 90 degrees Fahrenheit in June, July and August. It is not uncommon for some days to top 100 degrees. Winters are relatively mild, but below-freezing temperatures do occur, and the annual snowfall is less than 10 inches annually.

If you plan to visit Lubbock in September, there are two major events to be aware of. Both the annual Buddy Holly Festival and the annual National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration take place during this month. It’s a great time to be in town if you enjoy plenty of festivities, including music, art, cowboy poetry and stories, a chuckwagon cookoff, and a horse parade. But you can also expect larger crowds and more expensive accommodations. Also, you will need to make your reservations well in advance during this month.

Another event to keep in mind is the Independence Day festival on July 4. The free event is one of the largest free festivals in Texas . Again, there is fun to be had thanks to the parade, street fair, food stalls, live bands, and fireworks. But there are also larger crowds and more competition to secure a hotel room.

Be aware that on Texas Tech home football weekends, the city's hotels fill to overflowing.  It is advised if coming in the fall that you book reservations well in advance.