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Posts from June 2019

Live Music in Irving, Texas: July 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019 5:00 PM by Visit Irving

This month presents the opportunity to groove to a wide variety of musical genres in Irving, TX. From Latin superstars to up-and-coming rap acts, Grammy Awards-winning pop singers to local country musicians, free shows to worth-every-penny festivals, live music in Irving has never been better.

The Live Behind Irving's Music Scene

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

It costs only about six bucks to ride the DART train into Irving from the airport or from Dallas. Or, depending on your car and tolls, it might set you back about a Hamilton if you drive. But an evening out in Irving listening to free live music while you hang with friends is priceless. No matter where your journey in life takes you, rich blessings come from interacting with these people you hold so dear. You call them mates, buds, peeps or "the girls," and they're the ones you'd rather be with than almost anyone. Well, most of the time.

Experience Asia in Irving, Texas

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 5:00 PM by Carol Stoddard


Just about every part of Asia can be found right here in Irving, especially when it comes to the Dragon Boat Festival this weekend. Experience this ancient Chinese tradition of dragon boats skimming across the water. Watch ornate kites glide through the air, or make a hand-crafted kite yourself in one of the many classes throughout the day. And at night, capture the beauty of hanging lanterns glowing in vibrant colors. Combine all this with our many restaurants serving Asian cuisine, and you've just booked a ride on the Orient Express. Next stop - Irving, Texas.

Top Five Places to Celebrate Father's Day

Thursday, June 13, 2019 3:00 PM by Carol Stoddard


He was your first Super Hero. As soon as he scooped you up, you forgot all about your scraped knee.  He had that "look" that was your last warning. And his sweet forehead kisses at night contained sprinkles of pixie dust that put you right to sleep. 

Your Dad has done some amazing things in your life.  Why not treat him to something special this weekend?  Take Dad to one of these restaurants listed below and let him know that he's still your #1 Super Hero.

After a day full of meetings, you might be wondering what to do in Irving to kick back and relax. Whether you’re looking for a little solo rest and relaxation, or something to do with a group, Irving offers plenty of ways to unwind or squeeze in a little extra team building after your meeting. Irving’s prime location in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex means you will find an abundance of world-class activities at your fingertips.

Canal Fest is here!

Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:00 PM by Carol Stoddard


Irving, Texas is known for many things, including our friendly people, loads of great restaurants, and the beautiful Las Colinas area with its scenic canals. So let's celebrate them all at Canal Fest 2019! Rejoice in the diversity of Irving's population and taste some authentic home cooking from around the world. Turn the corner and watch a Burundi drum circle.  Venture farther and learn how to belly dance.  With more performers, vendors, live bands, artisans, and activities this year, it's sure to be a hit with any family. Also, treat yourself to any one of these fun events here in Irving. Just get out there and have some fun!