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 right here in your home town of Irving. This weekend’s line up of events will bring back the sounds, smells and tastes of your childhood summers. Check out the fun below and be sure to tag us at #visitirving when you post your selfies.
For more events in Irving and around the area, check the events calendar.
Irving Arts Center
Location: Irving Arts Center
When: June 24-26
Cole Porter’s Anything Goes – June 24-26 at 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday
This popular musical is a holdover from last week. The story involves a colorful assemblage of passengers from a popular nightclub singer, to a Wall Street broker, to a conman, who all try to help the main character win the love of his life. Does he get the girl? You’ll have to see it to find out. Nancy Churnin with The Dallas Morning News (21 June 2016) writes, “Experiencing Lyric Stage’s recreation of the original 1934 production of Anything Goes is, in a word, bliss. It’s like taking a step back in time in the best way possible, to a world of richly textured, heavenly harmonies exquisitely conducted by Jay Dias, with nary a synthesizer in sight.” This is the last weekend so don’t let this ship sale before you see it. Learn More
Music and Entertainment
Location: Around Town
When: June 24-25
Hey, while you’re downtown, as long as you’re reminiscing about days gone by, stop in Big State Fountain Grill for a quick shake or bite to eat. It’s Irving’s old fashioned diner.
Also . . .
Faron – June 23 & 25 at 8:00 p.m. | The Ranch
A frequent performer at The Ranch, Faron has been entertaining The Porch goers for a long time. While you’re there, take a look at their farm-to-fork menu. Basically that means they buy local meats and produce, and you can’t beat fresh. Do you know where Bandera, Texas is? Well they do because that’s where they get their quail. Local rocks!! Learn More
Movies and Culture
Location: Irving Public Library – Valley Ranch, 401 Cimarron Trail 75063
When: June 25
What is summer without some splash?
Location: Cimarron Aquatic Center, 199 Red River Trail 75060 & West Irving Aquatic Center, 3701 Conflans Rd 75060
When: All Summer
Irving has two family aquatic centers that will be sure to delight kids of all ages, even moms and dads. Both centers are open to the public on Monday through Saturday, 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Cost ranges from $2 - $8. Take advantage of our generous Texas sun and come get your splash on!
A little known fact about Lake Carolyn and the Mandalay Canal in Las Colinas is that we have stand up paddle boards. Yea boy! At SUP (Stand Up Paddle) NTX, you can hop on a surf board, grab a paddle and float through waterfalls, tunnels and fountains as you take in the breathtaking scenery of Las Colinas. There’s also a three hour sunset paddle tour on Friday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Prices start at 1 hour for $25, 2 hours for $40, or three hours for $45. Learn More
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that we also have gondolas that cruise the canal. Bring your summer crush or best friend. At Gondola Adventures, there are so many ways you can enjoy the European look of this area. Starting at $140 for a one-hour tour for two, you can also have dinner on the cruise. Learn More