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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. 

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 visitirving.com.

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 irvingtexas.com

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 www.irvingtexas.com/events.

Easter in Irving, Texas - Apr 14-16

Friday, April 14, 2017 2:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

Eastertime reminds me of that wonderful aroma of rolls baking in the oven; the feel of cool, soft grass underneath bare feet; planting spring flowers and of course, family gatherings.  Whatever this time of year means to you, we've highlighted several events here in Irving where you can make your own family memories.  Or venture out and look through our events calendar for more fun things to do.

5 Must-Do Events in Irving, April 1 & 2

Friday, March 31, 2017 6:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

It's a beautiful weekend to enjoy Irving, Texas! Here's a few fun things you should take a look at. If they don't suit your fancy check out our event calendar.

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VINTAGE MARKET DAYS

Vintage Market Days
Where: Downtown Irving
When: Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It's back! The Irving Vintage Trails Market beckons you to experience historic downtown Irving. A gathering of vintage, antique, collectible, primitive treasures are mapped out for you, along with one-of-a-kind products such