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Ho-Ho-Holiday Happenings in Irving

Saturday, November 21, 2020 3:00 PM by Karen Cooperstein

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Irving. Trees are getting decorated early this year, twinkling lights are making their way up and Santa is popping in here and there to see who has been naughty or nice. Make the most of this holiday season and get in the spirit with some of the fun activities coming to town.

Rock the City! with Live Music in Irving

Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

 

Known for its central location in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Irving is home to a thriving music scene. Explore the creative side of Irving through various venues – many within walking distance of each other.

And since your health is a top priority, each venue has set up safety guidelines so you can enjoy a worry-free and socially-distanced environment. For example, the Texas Lottery Plaza at Toyota Music Factory offers 25 “pods” spread out around the plaza in front of the stage. Each pod can be reserved for $30 and will hold a maximum of 6 people, with plenty of restaurants and bars within walking distance. This Friday's Texas Lottery Live! concert features Topanga.

Click on the images below to learn more information about the musicians and venues or to reserve your space. The beat goes on with live music awaiting you this weekend in Irving, Texas!   

Irving Trails and Nature Parks

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:00 AM by Chelsea Bilbia

While it's very tempting to just relax at home and binge on our favorite shows (and our favorite snacks), now is the best time to start or maintain a physical health regime. These days, with fewer shopping trips and working from home, we've gained more time to take care of ourselves, to get outdoors and be active. Deep down we all know that a healthy body is a happy body, and that nothing tastes as good as being fit feels. So with our moderate days and cool evenings, now is the perfect time to start exploring the many trails and nature parks found all over Irving. Grab your favorite fall jacket, sneakers, and let’s hit the trails! 

Celebrate Veterans Day In Irving

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 6:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

 

Americans love, respect, and honor our troops all year round. However, each November, we set aside a special time to honor the sacrifices our brave military veterans have made.  Originally called Armistice Day, Veterans Day falls on the anniversary of World War I. The holiday was renamed in 1954 to honor the service of all military members. 

 

Irving's salute to our men and women in uniform on this day culminates into a wide variety of celebrations and honors, beginning with just offering our deep appreciation for their service. Over the next several days be sure to thank a veteran, and be proud that you're an American. In addition, we've listed below several different ways to commemorate Veterans Day here in Irving.  As always, there are many more events going on this weekend, just take a peek at our full activity calendar at www.irvingtexas.com.

Get Your Spook On In Irving

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:00 PM by Chelsea Bilbia

Hello, all you ghouls and goblins! Halloween is creeping up and Irving has all you need to get in the spirit before the witching hour on the 31st. Pumpkins, costumes, and scares all come together this month to bring out the inner child in all of us. While Halloween may look different this year, there is no shortage of fun and frights. Between your horror movie binge-watching and munching on all your favorite candies, check out these spooky activities in Irving that are fun for the whole family!

Las Colinas Day of the Dead Fest

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What Orlando was to the National Basketball Association and Edmonton to the National Hockey Association (holla Dallas Stars!), so too is North Texas to Major League Baseball (MLB). The “Sports Bubble*” has moved to the Lone Star State, and with the National League Championship Series (NLCS) between the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers at Globe Life Field in Arlington underway – then the winner of that series sticking around to play either the Tampa Bay Rays or Houston Astros in the World Series starting Oct. 20 – we wanted to provide a

Your Pace. Your Place. Your Race.

Friday, October 2, 2020 11:00 AM by Lori Sirmen

You’ve Gotta Fight for Your Right to Party

3 People In Red Celebrating In Irving, TX

Rona, you don’t get to win this race, because we won’t be beat! We’re outrunning you. We will log the miles virtually and celebrate our victory in advance. And this will be the best 5K of the fall, so come one, come all!

Woman Running The Irving Marathon In Irving, TX

The Oktoberfest 5K is for EVERYONE from speedsters and track stars to trailblazers and turtles. Are you a wannabe or “almost runner” who just can’t seem to get started? You know who you are! You’ve researched the perfect shoe, bought a slammin’ new running outfit so you

“Take Care of You” Month!

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:00 AM by Karen Cooperstein


With September winding down and fall nearly upon us, it’s not too late to get in some “self-care” during #NationalWellnessMonth.

Put yourself first and put your well-being at the top of your “to-do” list with some much-needed “me” (or “we”) time. Here are some ideas to help you just take a breath and relax, restore, and regenerate. 

 

One of my favorite summertime activities is to visit our local museums and art galleries. Experiencing culture, fine arts, and history in a peaceful and thought-provoking setting satisfies my need for adventure. Unfortunately, this year has brought us social distancing and limited indoor activities instead. If you're like me during these times, you're choosing patios over dining rooms and outdoor workouts over indoor gyms.

So what are we to do when we want to see local art in Irving while remaining outdoors? Luckily, Irving is chock-full of incredible outdoor sculptures and art installations to get us through until we can fully enjoy the likes of the Irving Arts Center halls and Irving Archives exhibits; both of which are actually offering virtual tours so be sure to check those out.