What a tumultuous week we've had!  Here in Irving we've welcomed some of our neighbors from the south, worried about others, watched a great many heroic acts from ordinary citizens, and now we get to enjoy a three-day weekend. I urge you, no matter your situation, to summon a laugh or two, or even a simple smile. We'll help you out with this list of activities below. You never know how your laughter will help lift the spirits of someone who needs to hear it.  If you're hankering for something else, visit our website for other area events at www.irvingtexas.com.

LAUGHS BY THE LAKE

Where:  Lake Carolyn in Las Colinas, 501 E. Las Colinas Blvd. 75060
When:  Friday, September 1, from 7 - 10 p.m.
Cost:  Free, but be sure to bring money for the food trucks

There is no better way to end the week than with a laugh.  Lake Carolyn, located in the Las Colinas Urban Center, provides a beautiful backdrop for an evening of live entertainment and laughter.  We offer you the largest outdoor comedy show in North Texas.  This show offers adults free fun, scenic views and great food. Dallas-based entertainer Comedian Q returns to host the evening, headlined by three-time Daytime Emmy winner Ben Bailey.  It also includes a local comedian showcase and performances by comics Dorie McLemore and Troy Walker. In-N-Out Burger will provide complimentary meals to the first 1,000 attendees, while Fuzzy's Tacos will have food and adult beverages available for purchase.  LEARN MORE

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TEXAS POPSTOCK

Texas Popstock

Where:  Texas Musicians Museum, 222 E. Irving Blvd. 75060
When:  Friday - Sunday, September 1-3, 8:00 p.m.
Cost:  $10 - $156

This is a true Hippie Fest, a tie-dyed tribute to Woodstock and 1969's Texas Pop Festival. All in one weekend! On Friday, rock with Swan Song performing the BEST of Led Zeppelin. On Saturday, get down with Soul Sacrifice, a Santana guitar and rhythm sensation. On Sunday, sway along with Maddog 70's, a 16 piece Joe Cocker tribute that will put you in the groove and blow your mind! You can buy single day tickets or save by buying a 3 day ticket. LEARN MORE

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IRVING FARMERS MARKET

Farmers Market

When & Where:  
  • Saturday, September 2, Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd 75062 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m  
  • Sunday, September 3, Heritage Crossing, Clock Tower, 200 block of Main Street @ Rock Island 75060 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Cost:  Free admission

I absolutely love these markets!  They remind me of the small town where I grew up, where individuals can meet local farmers, artisanal food producers and crafts people, and purchase products in a colorful, family-friendly venue. Local foods and music also are planned to provide attendees an opportunity to dine while enjoying the market.  Arts Center location  Downtown location

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HERITAGE HOUSE AND MARY'S PLAYHOUSE TOURS

Heritage House Tours
Where:  Heritage House Museum, 303 S. O'Connor Road 75060
When:  Sunday, September 3, from 3 - 5 p.m.
Cost:  Free

The Irving Heritage House monthly tours now include a tour of Mary’s Playhouse. Located at 303 South O’Connor, they will be open for tours on the first Sunday of the month. Admission is free and docent led tours are offered at 3 and 4 p.m. Built in 1912, this Recorded Texas Historic Landmark provides a glimpse of one of Irving’s early families and their home. In the garden area behind the Heritage House, the recently dedicated reconstructed Mary’s Playhouse will also be open for visitors during the same hours. Originally built as a chicken coop, the building was adapted as a playhouse for the young Schulze daughter Mary. Toys, books and other treasures from Mary and her brother Charles are displayed. Learn More

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