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. 

Irving, Texas: Aug 4-6

Friday, August 4, 2017 4:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

Here we are, heading into one of the last few weekends before school begins.  Come on and saddle up for some great food and entertainment, and perhaps a game or two.  Below are our tops picks for this weekend's activities, but there's always more on the horizon. Just visit our website at for a list of area events and restaurants. #VisitIrving

This weekend in Irving, Texas

Friday, July 21, 2017 5:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

What's happening this weekend?  We've listed below our top five favorite events from a long list of activities here in Irving.  So pick your own favorites and get ready to have fun - 'cause it's the weekend y'all.

For the rest of the list, stop by our events calendar at  Be sure to tag us on your pics while you're there.  @visitirving

Nat King Cole was right on the money when he called this time of year the "lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer."  The weather is crazy, you feel like being lazy, and your mind is hazy from the kids driving you crazy.  Well, we have the answer for that.  It's the weekend y'all so get out and have some good 'ol family fun at these events listed below. And remember, there's always more when you visit and click on Events.

Memorial Day Weekend in Irving, Texas

Friday, May 26, 2017 10:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

Memorial Day weekend in America is a red-white-and-blue explosion of family picnics, sales, activities and remembering. This weekend, while you're reflecting on those who have given their lives to support this country and our freedom, in between bites of your grilled hot dog, or while scouring the papers for sales, you might want to consider attending any of these activities.  Be sure to stay hydrated and weather-aware. Or if you fancy other events in the area, visit our website at

Mother's Day Weekend! May 12-14

Friday, May 12, 2017 2:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

Every year when Mother's Day comes around you rack your brain trying to think of a gift that's meaningful and that she'll love. But when you ask her what she needs, she says, "Oh, I don't need anything."  Am I right?  Well, I'm going to give you a list of the top 5 things that your Mom wants from you, but she'll never really say it. Or if these don't suit your fancy, you can also choose from any of the area events listed at

Canal Fest Fever! Apr 22

Thursday, April 20, 2017 5:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

Sparkling water ... clear skies ... music in the air ... vendors lined up along the canal ... it can only mean one thing.  It's CANAL FEST weekend!  If you've ever been to Canal Fest before, you know what delights await you on Saturday, April 22 from 2 - 8 p.m.  But if you've never been, I'll break it down for you.  And when your kids or friends say, "Whatcha wanna do this weekend?" you'll be ready with an answer.  Or for more area events, just visit our website at