Irving in Autumn - Nov 17-19

Friday, November 17, 2017 11:00 AM

This is my favorite time of year - family coming to visit, the smell of a distant chimney, cheering for your favorite football team, and just getting outdoors. We have SO many reasons to be thankful. While you are rushing around preparing for Thanksgiving, why not check out these events? And be sure to visit our new website at www.IrvingTexas.com.

48 Hours in Irving

Monday, October 9, 2017 5:00 PM by Visit Irving

Found between Dallas and Fort Worth, Irving, TX delivers big-city fun with small-town charm. Have only 48 hours to explore? Here are our favorite highlights:

MUST SEES

Mandalay Canal

Lined with old-world architecture and Venice-inspired style, this charming enclave of restaurants and shops was designed to reflect Irving’s native setting of waterfalls and streams. The canal was created to connect to Lake Carolyn, where you can rent a paddleboard or join an intimate cruise. Stroll along cobblestone pathways and explore Irving’s little slice

By Any Other Name

Friday, October 6, 2017 5:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

LIZ ROSE

When: Saturday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Texas Musicians Museum, 222 E. Irving Blvd. 75060
Cost: VIP tickets $20.00; General admission $15.00

The name of Liz Rose may not be as well known as her music, but heard through many other names, her music is just as sweet! This Dallas-born, Irving-raised hitmaker has co-written some of the biggest country songs of the 21st century. Because of her Texas ties, she’s donating memorabilia and performing this weekend at one of Irving’s hidden gems, the Music Garden at the Texas Musicians

Skating With A Passion in Irving, TX

Friday, September 22, 2017 2:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

What do speed, strategy and raw female athleticism have in common? Women's Roller Derby of course! But the world of flat track derby is not like your mother's derby from years ago.  Oh yes, there's the fast-paced action, and some body checks, and some healthy competition, with yelling, cheering and penalty boxes, but the hits, spills and competition are 100% real. Scoring points involves a "Jammer" making it through a pack of "Blockers" from the opposing team. (Think football players on skates) Once that's done, she scores points every time she passes the opposing team's Blockers.  At the same time, her Blockers try to help their own Jammer get through. And I'll let you in on another secret, it's totally addicting to watch.  Ya just gotta see it!  And you can . . . this weekend . . . September 22 - 24.  Head on down to the Irving Convention Center and watch these ladies skate their way to the top bracket. 

It's no secret, there are tons of things to do here in Irving, Texas this weekend. Below are some of our favorites. And for more area events, just hop on over to our website at www.irvingtexas.com.

Irving's Alphabet of Events: Sep 15-17

Friday, September 15, 2017 11:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

When I write this blog I'm always amazed at how much Irving has to offer.  I've said it before, "There's something here for everyone," and it's true!  This weekend venture through an alphabet of events with me, and perhaps try something new. There's so much to choose from ... so let's get started! 

Don't forget to visit our website for additional events in the DFW area.

Live, Love, Laugh in Irving, Texas

Friday, September 1, 2017 4:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

What a tumultuous week we've had!  Here in Irving we've welcomed some of our neighbors from the south, worried about others, watched a great many heroic acts from ordinary citizens, and now we get to enjoy a three-day weekend. I urge you, no matter your situation, to summon a laugh or two, or even a simple smile. We'll help you out with this list of activities below. You never know how your laughter will help lift the spirits of someone who needs to hear it.  If you're hankering for something else, visit our website for other area events at www.irvingtexas.com.

Unlock The Possibilities in Irving, TX

Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

There's a lot to do and see this weekend around town, but when you have an Irving Public Library card, you'll find a whole 'nuther world out there. Now that you've made it through the first week of school, see what you can find at our local libraries.  No need to look far, I've listed everything below, plus some.  Join me in a journey throughout the city by way of our Public Libraries.  It's awesome!

Of course I've made a list of all the other neat activities, and if you're looking for more, just visit our website at www.irvingtexas.com and click on "Events."

So Much to Do, So Much to See

Friday, August 18, 2017 11:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

It's the last weekend before school begins, there's a solar eclipse coming, and cats and dogs will be flying out of the shelters.  What a weekend! As you're running around getting your last minute items for school or looking for solar eclipse sunglasses, why not relax and enjoy one of these events below.  There's always something to do here in Irving on the weekends, and this weekend is no exception.  Don't forget to slow down and enjoy this season in your life, and especially don't forget to stop by our website for more area events.  #VisitIrving