As classic as the era it was popularized in, which was the Roaring Twenties, Martinis are one of the most well-known cocktails in the world. Made with gin and vermouth (or vodka and vermouth, also known as vodka martinis), the cocktail has been known as an elegant drink that is made for the likings of James Bond. “Shaken, not stirred” – remember that iconic phrase? Well, in celebration of the National Martini Day, suit up, channel your inner Bond, and have a glass or two at some of our favorite spots in town! 

Where to Take Dad for Father's Day

Thursday, June 14, 2018 4:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

Dads are a pair of big arms to pick you up when you fall. They're a grill master waving smoke away from your face. They impart their vast wisdom freely, and their hearts are as big as Texas. Yep, dads are pretty awesome.  So this Sunday, take your Dad out to eat at any one of Irving's diverse restaurants. We've made it easy for you by listing our top 5 picks for Father's Day. Now, be sure to call first in case reservations are required.

For more events this weekend, stop by our website at www.irvingtexas.com.

It's what makes Irving, Texas a great town - a marriage of the old and new, where diversity is mainstream and food is a common language. That's what you get this weekend with the top events listed below. Whether it's a day spent at the Mandalay Canal Festival, catching a play about freedom, or celebrating 150 years of history, there's something here for everyone. And there's even more listed on our website, so go ahead, check it out. Just be sure to tag us in those photos @visitirvingtx.

Live Music in Irving Texas: June 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 10:00 AM by Visit Irving

Laid-back summer jams are on the live music lineup for Irving this June. Don’t miss concerts from chart-toppers like Post Malone and 21 Savage, performances from classic rock heroes Styx and Joan Jett, and, of course, country music. Plus, it’s your chance to experience the multicultural music featured at the annual Canal Fest. 

If you really want to have a feel of lots of places in the world, come experience Canal Fest. Irving, also known as "the most diverse zip code in the country," is a fun and entertaining place to be all year round, most especially during this famous festival - Canal Fest. It's all about a diverse display of art and culture from around the world you don’t want to miss. Filled with a lot of activities for all age groups, here is what you want to know and experience at this year's Canal Fest! 

Happy National Donut Day! You know we love our foodie holidays here in Irving. Any reason to celebrate our favorite foods, right? Well today, we’re celebrating the country’s most beloved fried (or sometimes baked, ugh, okay we won’t judge) dough confection a.k.a donuts! Here are some of our favorite donut places in Irving. Take notes and get ready to stuff your face with these delicious concoctions of sugar, yeast, and magic! 

Start your summer off with a refreshing 100% all natural frozen fruit bar from the Pop Factory, swing by Nosh and Bottle to pick up some gourmet cheese and select wine, then grab a concert before a late night dinner. There's a world of delights awaiting you at the Toyota Music Factory in Irving, Texas. I've picked my top five spots, but don't let that sway you from trying them all. Drop by our website at irvingtexas.com/restaurants/music-factory for more information about all of the fun you can find at the Toyota Music Factory.