Oh my! What a line up we have here in Irving this weekend. We will need a weekend to rest up from our weekend. To help complete your itinerary of fun things to do, we've listed below just some of the concerts, carnivals and the biggest cosplay event this Fall. Speaking of Fall, don't you just love this weather? All around, it's going to be a great weekend, so get out there and enjoy!
DALLAS FAN DAYS
WHEN: Friday - Sunday, October 18 - 20
COST: Day passes start at $20
Let your inner superhero (or villain) out to play for the day and come visit Dallas Fan Days in Irving. From celebrity guests to comic creators, from stars of the big and small screens to cosplayers who curate their own followings, from one-of-a-kind experiences to interactive adventures, they have everything a fan would want in an Expo. There'll be on-site contests, gaming competitions, panels, Q&A’s, unique vendors and even a few surprises. Plus, there's always fun for the whole family with lots of activities and attractions that are family-oriented, and the whole family can meet their favorite superheroes, princesses, voice actors, or maybe even enter the costume contest as a group! LEARN MORE
WHEN: Friday, October 18 at 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Irving celebrates Fall with not one, but two neighborhood carnivals. Visit the Mustang Park Recreation Center to play carnival games, win prizes, go on a cake walk, jump in the bounce houses and snack on concession noms. Carnival wristbands are $10 for unlimited play. For children of all ages. LEARN MORE
WHEN: Sunday, October 20 at 1:00 - 5:00 pm
The Irving Art Association invites you to their Fall Art Exhibit & Festival at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. They're celebrating the Fall season with a festival and an art exhibit with lots of fun for the whole family. There's pumpkin decorating, Fall tile designing, printmaking, face painting, spooky Halloween guessing boxes, and more. Free admission.
FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERTS
- 5:00 - 8:00 pm: JD Monson (Country/Texas Music/Classic Rock) starts off this weekend's live music at the OUTLAW Taproom at The Four Seasons Resort & Spa. No cover charge.
- 6:00 pm - doors open, 7:30 pm - concert begins: Logic (Rap/Hip Hop) brings his Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Tour to The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory. Tickets are $25 - $79+.
- 8:00 - 11:00 pm: Get a double dose of Faron Lee Gilbert at The Ranch at Las Colinas. He'll be performing both Friday and Saturday. No cover charge.
- 8:00 - 11:00 pm: Rahim Quazi (Pop Folk) performs at the Two Mules Cantina at Texican Court. No cover charge.
- 9:00 pm: Keep the party going at the Texas Lottery Plaza at Toyota Music Factory with DJ Ryan Kelley. No cover charge.
SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERTS
- 5:00 - 8:00 pm: Phillip Johnson (Rock/Folk/Country/Blues) starts off this weekend's live music at the OUTLAW Taproom at The Four Seasons Resort & Spa. No cover charge.
- 6:00 PM - doors open, 7:30 pm - concert begins: Blue October (Alternative) at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory. With a musically gifted line-up of musicians and one of the most magnetic and emotionally charged front men in music today, Blue October has charted nine Top 40 Hot AC and Alternative singles over eight albums. Tickets are $18 - $75+
- 7:00 - 10:00 pm: Stop by The Ginger Man for a great brew and list to RPM (Acoustic Rock). No cover charge.
- 8:00 - 11:00 pm: Clayton Gardner (Country) performs at the Two Mules Cantina at Texican Court. No cover charge.
- 8:00 pm - 2:00 am: Big in Vegas performs in this honky tonk near downtown Irving at the newly re-opened SOUTHERN JUNCTION. No cover charge.
- 9:00 pm: Keep the party going at the Texas Lottery Plaza at Toyota Music Factory with Justin Tipton & The Troublemakers (Americana/Rock-n-roll). No cover charge.
SUNDAY NIGHT CONCERT
- 7:00 PM - doors open, 8:00 pm - concert begins: NF (Rap/Hip Hop) performs at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory. Clocking in at four minutes, 11 seconds and 777 words, lead single/title track “The Search” gives fans plenty to unpack, as NF lays bare his psyche, revealing some of the darker corners he’s found himself in and mapping out the ambitious quest that lies ahead. View the official video, co-directed by Patrick Tohill and NF, HERE. Tickets are $35 - $45+
LIVE ON STAGE AT THE IAC
Friday, October 18
- 7:30 pm: Taj Express presents The Bollywood Musical Revue at the Irving Arts Center. Combining film, dance, and music, this live show thrills with high-energy music and sensational dance scenes. Tickets are $16.50 - $41.50
Saturday, October 19
- 7:30 pm: The Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra opens its 2019-20 season with The Julius Quartet at the Irving Arts Center. Hailed as “the captivating young string quartet” (The Bennington Banner), the Julius Quartet is rapidly making itself known in the chamber music world. Tickets are $16.50 - $46.50
Sunday, October 20
- 2:00 - 4:00 pm: The Irving Symphonic Band presents their Fall Festival at the Irving Arts Center. It'll be an evening full of lush sounds that evoke the essence of Autumn. Tickets are $6 - $12
- 12:30 pm: The Rhythmic Souls Tap Company presents a Halloween Spook-TAP-ular: The Sludge at the Irving Arts Center. Blast back to the ‘80s with a totally tubular Halloween tap experience presented by Rhythmic Souls Tap Company and Fun House Theatre & Film. “The Sludge” is an original new show written by Jeff Swearingen. Featuring spirited tap dancing and comedy, nostalgia comes alive as you encounter a high school laboratory experiment gone horribly wrong! Tickets are $10 - $20
Whew! That's a lot to cover in one weekend. But if you're still looking for more area events, visit our website at www.irvingtexas.com/events. And while you're out exploring Irving, be sure to tag us in your posts and stories with #VisitIrving and/or #IrvingRocks. We want to see pictures of you and your friends having fun! And follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay in the know. Enjoy every moment!