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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. 

Drink in those summer vibes with all that Irving has to offer this month. Sparklers or spritzers, outside or air-conditioning, boots or Burberry, your choices in Irving are as hot as the weather. So if you want to forget a heartache on the dance floor, or need something else to get you through this semi-charmed kinda life, check out these must-do's in July. 

June is Calling You Home to Irving

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 6:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

Do you remember as a kid how excited you were on the last day of school?  You could hardly concentrate as you said your goodbyes, talked about what you were doing that summer, or where you were going.  You couldn’t wait for the bell to ring before you bolted out the door, ready to embrace summer like a long lost love.

That excitement can be recaptured in your home town of Irving, Texas.  This month's line up of events will bring back the romance of summer sounds, smells and tastes.  Check out the fun below and be sure to tag us at #visitirving when you post your selfies.

Top 5 Must-Do's for May in Irving

Friday, April 29, 2022 10:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

North Texas breathes a life of its own in May. It is patio season and all over town people are enjoying dining al fresco - with cool breezes, Venetian views in Las Colinas, and small town vibes in downtown. Many Irving restaurants even feature live music on the weekends! There's no better time than springtime to get out and enjoy life. While you're out and about town, we've listed for you our top five picks from all that's happening in Irving this month. Of course, you can find the full list of events on our website at www.irvingtexas.com/events

How to Have an Awesome April in Irving

Thursday, April 7, 2022 1:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

Spring is in full swing during the month of April and outdoors is begging you to come and play. Highlighting this month's events is the greatly anticipated return of the PGA TOUR to Irving. Along with the biggest names on the Champions Tour, the ClubCorp Classic is bringing an A-list of celebs, such as Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo and Emmitt Smith. Named by Avid Golfer as one of the Best Country Clubs in 2019, the Las Colinas Country Club is where the action will be. There are many things to explore in Irving during the month of April, so tee off with any one of these ideas below. 

Hop Around Irving for Easter Eats and Treats

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 4:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

Easter is a traditional time for family gatherings and celebrations, and eateries all around Irving are hatching ideas to bring you a scrumptious holiday meal. Also, don't forget those photos with the Easter Bunny or Easter egg hunts in the park. So treat yourself and your special somebunnies to an amazing Easter with these suggestions below!

Top 10 Memory-Making March Events in Irving

Monday, February 28, 2022 10:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

March into a new month with a rich passion for exploring new places. Find another favorite restaurant, listen to a different genre of live music, or just get out and hang with your friends. Irving is ready with everything you need to make memories in March. We'll guide you along the way with our top 10 picks listed below. 

Meet the Newly Updated Heritage Park in Irving

Saturday, February 5, 2022 2:00 PM by Carol Stoddard

Irving’s past meets the needs of its future at the newly renovated Heritage Park in historic downtown Irving. There’s something about nostalgia that attracts the young to learn and the old to remember. Heritage Park combines its nostalgic past while representing the future of urban family outings.  While the park highlights reminders of when Irving was just a combination of dots on a railroad map, it also offers a large gathering place for families, an entertainment venue for visitors, picnic benches near a food truck court, and a children’s play area.  

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it holds some really big events in Irving. First, we can't forget the little guy aiming his arrows at the heart. And there's celebrations all month long for Black History Month. February is also a great time to love yourself by getting outside and getting in shape. However you celebrate February, we've added below our top five favorite things to do, and we think you'll love them too.

Top 10 Holiday Meals in Irving

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 9:00 AM by Carol Stoddard

You've decked your halls with boughs of holly, triumphed over the supply chain bottleneck with gifts wrapped and under the tree, and you've watched holiday movies with the fam until you can quote the answer to "Why is the carpet all wet, Todd?" It's time to sit back and relax with a glass of wine by the fire, you deserve it. All that's left for a perfect Christmas is planning, purchasing, preparing and serving a delicious holiday meal. Well, let someone else do it this year. We've compiled a list of Irving restaurants with little elves to help