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Posts from June 2018

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.

It's what makes Irving, Texas a great town - a marriage of the old and new, where diversity is mainstream and food is a common language. That's what you get this weekend with the top events listed below. Whether it's a day spent at the Mandalay Canal Festival, catching a play about freedom, or celebrating 150 years of history, there's something here for everyone. And there's even more listed on our website, so go ahead, check it out. Just be sure to tag us in those photos @visitirvingtx.

Live Music in Irving Texas: June 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 10:00 AM by Visit Irving

Laid-back summer jams are on the live music lineup for Irving this June. Don’t miss concerts from chart-toppers like Post Malone and 21 Savage, performances from classic rock heroes Styx and Joan Jett, and, of course, country music. Plus, it’s your chance to experience the multicultural music featured at the annual Canal Fest.