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Canal Fest Fever! Apr 22

Thursday, April 20, 2017 5:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

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.

Easter in Irving, Texas - Apr 14-16

Friday, April 14, 2017 2:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

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.

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.

Girls, Gears and Guitars!

Friday, March 10, 2017 6:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

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.  

A Trip to South America Irving-style

Friday, February 24, 2017 1:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

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.