Happy New Year! Dec 30 - Jan 1

Friday, December 30, 2016 5:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

Happy New Year y'all!  Whatever 2016 has meant to you, I hope that 2017 brings even more fun, love and happiness. With everything that happened in 2016, I sure learned a lot! Most of all, I learned that Irving has some really great restaurants. In all four corners of the city you can find something for everyone.  Check out our restaurant list and see for yourself.  And as for 2017, I hope to learn more about The Music Factory, the entertainment complex which is being built right next door to our offices here at the Irving Convention Center.  I get to watch its progress every day.  It's so exciting to see steel beams built higher and higher, and to hear the sounds of construction machinery hard at work.  And then there's Water Street, a mixed-use development being built across the street from The Mustang Museum at Williams Square.  It sure is an exciting time to live and work in Irving.  While you're celebrating the upcoming year, you might want to visit these Irving events I've listed below.  For additional area events, check out our Visit Irving event page.

Weekend Round Up - Dec 16-18

Friday, December 16, 2016 2:00 PM

Welcome to the weekend before the holiday weekend.  It's time to get those last minute Christmas gifts . . . or begin your holiday shopping for some people. You know who you are. ;)  Just be sure to take some time to join in a festivity or recreation activity while you're out and about. Here’s a sampling of unique and fun things to do, see, sip and savor during this weekend.

For a full list of area events, click on the VisitIrving.com website.

Weekend Roundup - Dec 9 - 11

Friday, December 9, 2016 1:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

Have you been naughty?  Or have you been nice?  Have you made a list and checked it twice?  Because fun activities are comin' to town.  Whether you plan on sleeping, or whether you're awake, this weekend will be full of fun so get out for goodness sake.  There's no need to pout, and certainly don't cry, there's too much to do and too much to buy, which is why you should shop Irving today.

Or visit our website at irvingtexas.com for more area events.

Weekend Roundup - Nov 18-20

Friday, November 18, 2016 11:00 AM

Here in Irving we're very proud of our vastly diverse population.  What that means for you is there's a wide array of activities going on this weekend.  From concerts and shopping to crafts and movies, we have your weekend round up of events right here.

More to Explore!

Friday, November 11, 2016 12:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

I admit it.  I am a history junkie.  Show me a busy road and I will show you where pioneers once blazed rough trails with their entire world inside a covered wagon.  Show me an old house and I will tell you a fantastic story of a family's history with memories and traditions.  I have lived in this area most of my life but I still love to explore new places. If you also fancy an adventure, you should plan a day out visiting Irving's museums. Most of them are free and they provide a vast array of this area's history.  Hop aboard my cyberwagon and I'll take you back to where Irving began.

Other area events await your arrival too, just visit our website's event page.

This Week's Exit, Stage Left

Friday, November 4, 2016 11:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

The relatively peaceful process of changing political leaders in our great nation began this week, and what better way to celebrate the end of early voting than with guns, girls, gossip and All That Jazz?  Yep. I am talking about CHICAGO, THE MUSICAL.  I hear it's the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history.  Travel back to the roaring 20's where chorus girl Roxie Hart murders her lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap…until Amos finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Roxie gets sent to the pen and while waiting on death row, she and another “Merry Murderess” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines.  Neither woman will be outdone in their fight against each other and the public for fame and celebrity . . . and acquittal.  The musical begins this weekend and runs through November 19.

Also, check out other area events on our Visit Irving webpage

It's Halloween! Oct. 28-30

Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:19 PM by Carol Stoddard

This crazy weather isn’t ready to let go of summer, but we’re jumping right in to Halloween anyway.  With the sound of crunching leaves, aromas of pumpkin spice and popcorn balls, and a certain eeriness in the nighttime air, it can only mean one thing . . . it’s the weekend of All Hallows Eve, eve.  And there is plenty of Halloween fun for everyone.  Feast your ghoulish eyes on this . . .

For even more area events, visit our Events Page.

Autumn in Irving - Oct 22-23

Friday, October 21, 2016 5:21 PM by Carol Stoddard

Gather around boys and ghouls and I'll tell you a spooktacular story about what's going on in Irving this weekend.  Don't look behind you or you'll miss out on these fun activities.  There are Zombies and Dogs and Cats, oh my!  You'll think you forgot your head after having so much fun this weekend!  For even more area events this weekend, visit our Events Page.

It's Comic Con weekend! Oct 14-16

Friday, October 14, 2016 3:39 PM by Carol Stoddard

A long time ago in an empty field between Dallas and Fort Worth, the Irving Convention Center rose up and opened its doors to the people of the Metroplex!  It is during a period of boredom.  The City of Irving wrestles with a yearning to see and to do that which is above the ordinary, that which is unusual and exciting.  It yearns to cosplay. 

After defeating the evil empire of boredom and the mundane, the people of Irving rejoiced in a celebration of all things Comic Con.  Join them in this celebration for a weekend of Fan Days at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas.  Beam up and be amazed!

For many more events in Irving and around the area, check the events calendar.

Weekend Roundup - Oct 7-9, Irving, Texas

Thursday, October 6, 2016 4:47 PM by Carol Stoddard

Grab your sweater 'cause it’s going to be a pretty cool weekend!  The mild fall weather is beckoning you to get out and enjoy all the sights, sounds, food and fun that Irving has to offer.  Why not take advantage of our 90+ restaurants and have an easy, breezy dinner?  Hey, while you're out, you can wrap up your evening with some great entertainment around town.  Check these out . . .

For more events in Irving and around the area, check the events calendar.