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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. 

On Your Mark, Get Set, PLAY!

Thursday, July 26, 2018 12:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

And the weekend begins! You may have guessed by now that I am a weekend warrior, always in search of new things to do and great places to eat. I need not go very far because here in Irving there are always so many fun events to fill my calendar. Now I know what you're thinking . . . how can YOU know which events to attend? Well, that's why I'm here, to let you know about the different ways you can play your day away. Take a look at these suggestions:

Around the World is Just Around the Corner

Thursday, July 19, 2018 2:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

Why be a jet setter when you can do some day tripping right here in Irving and still enjoy the same experiences? The world is waiting for you just around the corner - from food, music, people and events - you can savor it all. This weekend is packed full so hop on board with these suggestions and travel the globe in just two short days. Of course there's always more in store when you visit our website at www.irvingtexas.com.

Texans are a unique lot. We have our own lingo, our own style of food, our own music and we're mighty proud of it all. From over yonder to pert' near here, you don't have to look far to find the best of Texas in Irving. Here is your guide to what is truly Texan about our town and how to grab it by the horns - because that's what we Texans do.  There's always more than meets the eye, so take a peek at the full events calendar on our website at www.irvingtexas.com.

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.

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

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.

Memorial Day weekend is a great time to gather with family and friends for cookouts and pre-summer activities.  It's also a great time to teach your children about our true heroes, the servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. As you bite into your celebratory hot dog, consider visiting these area Memorial Day weekend activities.

 

I do think it is getting more and more difficult to make up my mind on what to do for the weekend. I love me some John Denver music, and my BFF's want to see The Full Monty. Plus I really want to experience Asian cultures at the Dragon Boat Festival.  It's a good thing I can do all three, and more. Below I've listed just a few of the fantastic events you can visit in Irving, Texas this weekend. Or click on our website for a city-full of fun!