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The Whole Enchilada

Friday, July 6, 2018 11:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

I bet you thought this blog would lead you to some mouthwatering enchiladas in Irving, Texas. Well, just hang on and ride, that's coming up in a bit. But first, I wanted to remind you of the great many events going on in Irving over the weekend. Instead of listing just a few, what we've got here is the WHOLE enchilada.  So as our great Mayor Stopfer says, "Get out there and enjoy our great city!" And for other area events, be sure to visit our website at www.irvingtexas.com.

Things To Do in Irving in July

Monday, July 2, 2018 4:00 PM by Visit Irving

Summer is now in full swing—the kids are out of school and the mercury is rising. We’ve compiled a list of some of the notable things to do in Irving this July, from celebrating the Fourth of July to enjoying theater, arts, and music all month long.

Live Music in Irving, Texas: July 2018

Sunday, July 1, 2018 1:00 PM by Visit Irving

Take a musical journey through the decades with the live music acts hitting the stages across Irving in July. From ‘70s classic rock to ‘80s powerhouses, ‘90s grunge stars to ‘00s hit makers, there are opportunities aplenty to experience a still-fresh blast from the past. Acts of the moment make appearances too, for a month of music so cool it’ll help you fend off the summer heat.

Irving Salutes America!

Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

July is peeking just around the corner and you know what that means . . . time to don your red, white and blue and celebrate America's independence. We are so fortunate to live and work in a city that offers a wide variety of patriotic events, including live music, food trucks, festivities for the whole family, fireworks, and did I mention live music?  Here are our recommended events to attend beginning this weekend.  You can also look on our website for more.  www.irvingtexas.com

Keeping Cool in Irving

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 4:00 PM by Roselle Pliego

My family and I look forward to summers in Irving because of all the places we can go to keep cool.   Located in the heart of DFW, Irving is an easy access point for families to come and enjoy many of the cities recreational amenities. So, what is there to do in this centrally located city? Splash pads, city pools and snow cones stops. 

Created to be the lighter, more cheerful alternative to Sunday dinner, brunch has been embraced by the American society for more than 70 years. How can we not embrace it? The buffet, the eggs, the pastries, and mimosas! Oh…we can hardly wait for Sunday! Well in the meantime, allow us to list down some of our favorite brunch spots in Irving to get you inspired. 

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.