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Author: Carol Stoddard

Writer, organizer, support staffer, baby boomer. Lover of the DFW Metroplex and its history. When I’m not working, I’m writing or chasing my cat off the counter. I love to explore new places and try new area restaurants. The best keep popping up in Irving. Peace out. 

 

What happens when you put 14,000 exuberant teen readers together with some of their favorite authors under one roof? You get the North Texas Teen Book Festival!  Held at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas on Saturday, March 23, readers get to meet with over 70 Young Adult and Middle Grade authors - well known for writing books and movies that teens love. There'll be book signings, panel discussions, author talks and other high-energy activities. In fact, with all that's going on we suggest you plan your day in advance. The North Texas Teen Book Festival is just one of the events you can find here in Irving this weekend.  Come and join us as we travel on a journey through the wonderful world of Literature and beyond.

Two Mules, Green Gators, Iguanas, Oh My!

Thursday, March 14, 2019 5:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

We always say there is a little something for everyone here in Irving, Texas and this weekend is no different. For your enjoyment we offer up live music, theatrical productions, comedians, symphonic music from across the pond, and parties on the plaza. It's a real circus! No, really, there's a real, live circus being held at the Irving Convention Center this weekend. So grab your friends and family, get outside and have some fun!

LISTEN TO LIVE MUSIC!

BAR LOUIE

There's a full weekend of partying over at Bar Louie with their St. Patrick

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 www.irvingtexas.com. 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.

Say I Do to Irving This Weekend

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

 

Are you thinking of getting married soon or dreaming of an ideal wedding? The Las Colinas Bridal Show brings you a kaleidoscope of over 100 wedding-related businesses. Drop by the Irving Convention Center and stroll down aisles of vendors, watch a breathtaking fashion show of the latest gowns, sign up for door prizes and giveaways, and much more.  This show has all you need to plan that perfect wedding, and is just one of the many great opportunities to get outside and have some fun this weekend. With an Elvis birthday party, movies galore, an outdoor market, and great harmonizing, Irving, Texas has something for everyone. 

Irving Hot Spots for New Year's Eve

Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

With 2019 peeking just around the corner, what better way to celebrate New Years Eve than with some local food, music and fun? There's no shortage of events here in Irving, TX on Monday night so bring your party face down to any one of these fun happenings. Also, check out our website also for additional events.

Last Minute Gift Ideas in Irving, TX

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 7:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

This week I had the extreme pleasure of attending two DIY classes at the East Library here in Irving. The first was a bilingual class on how to make bath bombs - those heavenly chunks of good-smelling stuff that explode into a colorful fizz in your bathtub. A second bilingual class showed us how to make homemade soap bars, which also smell divine and also cost pennies on the dollar to make. Both of these classes were free and open to the public.

This is all to say that there is a treasure trove of information to be found in Irving's

6 Ways to Make Family Memories This Weekend

Thursday, December 13, 2018 11:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

 

There exists a hard and fast rule by which I judge most decisions, especially when considering what to give my loved ones for Christmas -- in five years, will they remember the gift I bought them? Perhaps. Or in five years will they remember the great time we spent together making memories? More than likely it's the latter.  To help you choose which activities best fit your tastes, time and family budget, I've listed below several events that will give your family memories to last a lifetime.  Of course there are more than just these few things to do in Irving this weekend, so just stop by our website at www.irvingtexas.com and see what other goodies are in the bag.