A long time ago in an empty field between Dallas and Fort Worth, the Irving Convention Center rose up and opened its doors to the people of the Metroplex!  It is during a period of boredom.  The City of Irving wrestles with a yearning to see and to do that which is above the ordinary, that which is unusual and exciting.  It yearns to cosplay. 

After defeating the evil empire of boredom and the mundane, the people of Irving rejoiced in a celebration of all things Comic Con.  Join them in this celebration for a weekend of Fan Days at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas.  Beam up and be amazed!

For many more events in Irving and around the area, check the events calendar.

Dallas Fan Days

Location:  Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd. 75039
Price:  Adults
  • Friday, Oct 14:  $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 
  • Saturday, Oct 15: $40 in advance, $45 at the door.  
  • Sunday, Oct 16: $30 in advance, $35 at the door.  
  • 3-day pass: $60 in advance, $65 at the door.  
Price:  Children (ages 6-12)
  • $5 in advance or at the door with the purchase of an adult pass.
When:  Friday, Oct 14 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Saturday, Oct 15 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Sunday, Oct 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

I have an overwhelming desire to excitedly tell you EVERYTHING that goes on at Comic Con Fan Days.  Alas, I must reserve space for other events.  So let me just tell you that you could attend all three days and never repeat any two activities, there's THAT much to do. It's one of the best comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming events in Texas. Packed with exciting family-friendly activities, celebrity & comic guests, and much more, this pop culture extravaganza is host to tens of thousands of fans.  To see, hear and do it all, click here and learn more details about everything Fan Days has to offer.


Cool River Cafe

Location:  1045 Hidden Ridge Drive 75038
Price:  No Cover Charge
When:  Friday, Oct 14 at 9:30 p.m.
Who:  Derek Anthony LIVE

Derek has always had a passion for music: instrumentally and vocally. From the age of six, Derek was singing George Strait and Kenny Rogers to Glen Campbell. In addition to vocals, Derek has played a wide range of instruments in all levels of the public school system in the St. Louis, Missouri metro area (trumpet, banjo, guitar, saxophone, harmonica, baritone, and piano). With the diversity of instrument experience, this gives Derek a wide range of styles and patterns to pull from while writing, performing, and composing songs.  Learn More

When:  Saturday, Oct 15 at 9:30 p.m.
Who:  Chris Boss LIVE

Chris has earned many accolades including winning the "Guitar Wars Competition" three times, a nomination for "Musician of the Year" - SA News, as well as being named "Best Acoustic Guitarist" and "Best Electric Guitarist" - SA Current Magazine, to name a few. Chris has also gained more popularity for his "hair raising" rendition of the National Anthem as well as half times shows he regularly performs on court before NBA home games at the AT&T Center, including multiple playoff appearances and TNT coverage.  Learn More


Texas Musicians Museum

Location:  222 East Irving Blvd. 75060
Price:  No Cover Charge
When:  Friday, Oct 14 starting at 8:00 p.m.
Who:  Rock N Roll Cannibals, DRIP, Henry The Archer

All ages are welcome! Contributions accepted at the door for the artists! Rock N Roll Cannibals 8:00 p.m. DRIP 9:00 p.m. Henry The Archer 10:00 p.m.  Learn More

Price:  $10 - $60
When:  Saturday, October 15 starting at 8:00 p.m.
Who:  Jim Suhler and Monkey Beat

Jim and his band have been on the music scene now for over 20 years and are known for their no holds barred approach to blues inspired rock 'n roll and roots music. With an amazing depth of songwriting and playing, they have garnered admirers from all over the globe. As always the NEON Armadillo will be open serving great food, cold beer and wine during show times. Enjoy some of the delicious and tasty food served by TIO CARLOS with ten dollar plate specials. Try some of some of our wonderful craft beers, wines, margaritas and our NEW Bellinis.  Learn More


The Ranch 

Location:  The Ranch at Las Colinas, 857 W John Carpenter Freeway 75039
Price:  No Cover Charge
When:  Friday, Oct 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Who:  Deric Merrill LIVE

Deric Merrill has performed at SXSW, where he was nominated for "Song of the Year" for "The Rebound" in the FW Weekly 2012 Music Awards. Winning an award for "Best Pop" in that same year, they were nominated again in 2013. Their album called "eh" (cut in early 2013) took off. Now they are currently working on even more new music.  Learn More

When: Saturday, Oct 15 at 8:00 p.m.
Who:  Faron LIVE

Watching Faron Gilbert on stage is not like watching a generic acoustic show. He plays all genres, uses loop technology to create a multi-layered accompaniment, and puts a personal spin on all of your favorite songs. He is truly a one man band. His 23-year career has graciously landed him here at The Ranch every Saturday night. So do yourself a favor and check him out. You’ll be delighted by his music and the food.  Learn More


Deep Irving Market Day

Location:  Main Street & Irving Blvd in Irving's Historic Heritage District
Price:  Free Admission
When:  Saturday, Oct 15, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Whatever you do this weekend, be sure and drop by Deep Irving Market Day in Downtown Irving.  Join us for this special indoor/outdoor market. During Deep Irving Market Day, our streets come alive with all kinds of shopping, concerts, tasty treats with food trucks, pop-up restaurants, and of course, MORE SHOPPING!  Bring the family, bring the kids, or come alone, you won't want to miss this twice yearly event.  Learn More


Irving Arts Center

Location:  3333 North MacArthur Blvd. 75062
Price:   $16.50-$46.50
When:  Saturday, Oct 15, 8:00 - 10:30 p.m.
Who:  Kiarra Saito-Beckman on Violin

Join the LCSO for its 2016-17 Season Premiere of Symphony Goes Wild! The LCSO will feature violin prodigy, Kiarra Saito-Beckman performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major! A three-time fiddle champion and winner of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, Ms. Beckman will make her Texas debut at age 17. In addition to Ms. Beckman’s solo, the LCSO will also perform Vaughan Williams Overture to The Wasps and Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird.  Learn More


Price:   $6.00-$7.50
When:  Sunday, Oct 16, 2:30 p.m.
What:  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Be transported to Tarry Town, a place where strange things happen and the townsfolk seem entrances by spirits. When Ichabod Crane mysteriously disappears and his horse is found grazing in a pasture near the woods, rumors circulate that he is the victim of the dreaded “headless horseman” who allegedly haunts Sleepy Hollow. Prank or the stuff of legend? Script, lyrics & music © 1996 & 2006 by Paul Deiss; based on a story by Washington Irving; presented by Virginia Rep on Tour. Learn More

Go out and have some fun!  For many more events in Irving and around the area, check the events calendar.