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A Love Letter to the Mandalay Canals

Monday, February 11, 2019 10:00 AM by Visit Irving

Dear Mandalay Canals,

Oh, how we cherish you. You bring a sparkling romance to the beautiful scenery here in Irving. You remind us of the swirling waters of Venice, with graceful gondolas drifting by.

We love the way you meander through Las Colinas, narrating the sounds of your slow moving water while we slowly stroll along your paths. You’ve given a home to the laid-back restaurants with waterfront patios that add delight and beauty to our town. There’s no better way to spend a gorgeous evening than indulging in the delectable tastes offered

One of the best things about living in America is the fact that we have so many “food holidays” throughout the calendar year, one of which is today, the National Pizza Pie Day! Deep Dish or New York Style, thin crust or stuffed crust – these glorious pies are a staple in the global culinary scene, including in Irving, the country’s most diverse city. Read along to find out about some of the best places to get delicious pizzas around town. 

Fun and Romantic Events in Irving this Weekend

Thursday, February 7, 2019 8:00 PM by Carol Stoddard


C'est la saison de l'amour . . . this is the season for love.  It's a time of year when the weather's all crazy, Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and people are falling in love.  What better way to show your affections than with a little romance? Or a lot! We've created this list of events this weekend to help you get a jump on Valentine's Day. Whether your passion is great food, live music or even a few laughs, Irving offers the ideal activities for you and your Valentine.

Irving is First for Fun!

Thursday, January 31, 2019 4:00 PM by Carol Stoddard


As this week and month come to an end, we welcome the first weekend of February. In fact, we welcome a lot of firsts here in Irving, where everywhere you turn there's something new and exciting going on. For example, did you know that our newest hotel - the Texican Court - offers LIVE MUSIC on the weekends? You can be the first in your group to check it out!

Listed below are more fun activities, but there's a lot more where that came from on our website at Follow along and join us in celebrating all the firsts going on this weekend!

Experience Fire and Ice in Irving

Thursday, January 24, 2019 1:00 PM by Carol Stoddard


Two extremes beckon you to visit Irving this weekend with a double dose of fun. ZestFest is one hot and fiery show that offers sizzling exhibitors and spicy products from all around the country - and Irving's annual Frost Fest turns Cimarron Park into a snowy, wintry wonderland. Entertain the whole family and visit them both for a fun and festive weekend right here in the middle of the Metroplex.

How To Be a Tourist in Irving

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:00 PM by Carol Stoddard


. . . even if you live here!  There is something to be said about the excitement of packing for a week, passing through multiple security checkpoints, and fighting jet lag when you go on vacation. Of course it's all worth it when you arrive at your destination and visit unique places you've never seen before. However, the same holds true for exploring around town, just as if you've never visited Irving before.  Have you ever watched a tourist's face light up as they marvel at the Mustang sculptures?  Or have you hosted out-of-town guests and saw your city through a fresh pair of eyes?  Listed below are four tips on how you can capture that tourist excitement, without having to book a single flight.