Wondering what to wear during your springtime vacay in Irving?
Sparkling water ... clear skies ... music in the air ... vendors lined up along the canal ... it can only mean one thing. It's CANAL FEST weekend! If you've ever been to Canal Fest before, you know what delights await you on Saturday, April 22 from 2 - 8 p.m. But if you've never been, I'll break it down for you. And when your kids or friends say, "Whatcha wanna do this weekend?" you'll be ready with an answer. Or for more area events, just visit our website at www.irvingtexas.com/events.
Eastertime reminds me of that wonderful aroma of rolls baking in the oven; the feel of cool, soft grass underneath bare feet; planting spring flowers and of course, family gatherings. Whatever this time of year means to you, we've highlighted several events here in Irving where you can make your own family memories. Or venture out and look through our events calendar for more fun things to do.
Friday, April 7, 2017 5:00 PM by Visit Irving
Awesome spring adventures and sun-drenched fun? Done and done.
This spring, take it outside and join the locals to bask in some of Irving’s best April events.
Check out this list of must-do’s this month, a perfect passport to springtime fun.
Spring is here! How can you tell? The beautiful Texas bluebonnets are popping up on the sides of the highway and Instagram feeds are filling up with darling kiddos and fur babies sitting in a sea of flowers.
Throughout the history of mankind, every known culture has composed and enjoyed some type of music. Influenced by an array of experiences and histories, it spans generations, reaches across borders, and enjoins our vast differences. Music can be both soothing and urging. It can move you to dance, it can move you to forget. And when that song, your very favorite song, comes on the radio ... time stands still. That song can move you to sadness or urge you to sing along at the top of your lungs (which totally embarrasses your kids, especially if you're in the grocery store). You know what I mean. You're probably listening to some kind of music right now aren't you? Well then, let's crank up the volume and get this weekend started! We've got a wide array of music planned just for you.
The race is on! Just under 25 percent of those working in a STEM field are female, even though women fill close to half of all jobs in the United States. Science and engineering occupations are projected to grow at more than double the rate of the overall U.S. labor force through 2018. While the world celebrated International Women's Day this week, here in Irving we celebrated a diverse group of area 6th through 8th grade girls who learned how engineers are changing the world, and in turn, how THEY can change the world. ExxonMobil engineers helped the students participate in hands-on activities at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas which were designed to showcase the unique and real-world applications of science, technology engineering and math (STEM). You can get in gear this weekend with the FIRST Robotics teams from all around the world competing for top prize. And guess what boys . . . many of these teams are girls.
Jump into your brand new 2017 Imagination and follow me on a trip to the other side of the Americas. Just south of Mexico lies a myriad of new tastes and sights and sounds. Imagine the call of a macaw, pan pipes playing in the distance, and a cuica's beat that matches the cadence of ocean waves kissing the shore. And now you have arrived, because you need to look no further than the Four Seasons Resort and Spa, Villa's Brazilian Grill, Empa Mundo and Tio Carlos Mexican Latin Grill. Prepare your taste buds and join me for a trip through the beautiful south.
For a list of additional restaurants, hotels and events, please visit our website at www.IrvingTexas.com.