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A Candid Interview with Taste of Irving

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 2:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

Wandering through the streets of Irving, I am always amazed at the variety and quality of restaurants at my disposal. I thought to myself as I bit into a Biryani Kabab, followed by a dessert Empañada, how delightful it would be to gather a whole bunch of different restaurants together in one convenient place so visitors could get a 'taste' of what Irving is all about. That's when I ran into Taste of Irving who agreed to sit down with me for a brief interview on my idea of a gastronomic gathering. I pulled up a chair and began to ask

Add Color to Your Weekend in Irving

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 10:00 AM by Carol Stoddard


With wildflowers in bloom and warmer weather inching closer, it is time to splash some color into your Spring.  This weekend the DFW Fiber Fest comes to Irving where you can learn about and shop for everything to do with yarn. There's also live music, rock painting, an Easter egg hunt, the Heritage House museum, and much more.  So grab your needles, a paint brush or your tie dye shirt, it's going to be a wonderful weekend of color!

Spring Into Fun This Weekend!

Thursday, March 28, 2019 10:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

Shake off the winter and Loco-motion into Spring this weekend with some great Motown hits and more! The line up of live music listed below is sure to get you outdoors and enjoying this beautiful weather here in Irving.  Dine out on the patio listening to a variety of tunes or move to the groovy music of Spectrum, the Motown Men.  It's a great weekend to explore Irving's music scene.

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! 

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 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.

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.