We all love this time of year when festive gatherings bring together great music and good friends. And there always seems to be scrumptious food all around. This weekend offers all this and more with candy treats, live music, and all sorts of fun things to do. I've listed the top events, but you can visit our website for even more at www.irvingtexas.com.

 

CURL UP BY THE FIRE 

The Porch

 

At The Ranch, there's a porch in the back where you can relax by the fire, enjoy a great meal with your friends and listen to some of the best local live music around. On Friday around 8 pm, Darrell Goldman, a brilliant singer and songwriter, will perform some original songs from his album "The Bed I've Made," along with other favorites.

Then Saturday around 8 pm you'll find Faron Lee Gilbert, a 25-year veteran of performing arts and a graduate from The Art Institute. Faron is a skilled entertainer on his acoustic guitar, as well as other instruments.

You can look at The Ranch's menu ahead of time, but you might change your mind when you see what the other guy ordered. It's all so good!  And there's no cover charge at The Ranch.


 

SOMETHING SPOOKY WITH THE IRVING SYMPHONIC BAND

 

Irving Symphonic Band

 

You can smell this season in the outdoor air as leaves scurry down the sidewalk and the wind kisses your cheeks. Now you can hear the lush sounds of autumn with the Irving Symphonic Band. They perform for one night only at the Irving Arts Center - Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are only $6 - $12.  You can reserve your seats here


 

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

 

 

Toyota Trunk or Treat is on Saturday, October 27 at the Toyota Music Factory.  Beginning at 6:30 pm, you'll get to go trick-or-treating throughout the plaza.  They'll have balloon artists, face painting, and a DJ on the Texas Lottery Plaza. And then, stay for the special screening of Hocus Pocus presented by the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at 8:30 pm, followed by another DJ until midnight. It's all free. Be sure to catch some dinner at any of the great restaurants in the Music Factory. 


 

 

On Friday, October 26, grab your broomstick and fly on down to the South Library for a Grimm Carnival and Haunted Fairytale Forest.  The fun begins with a Trunk-or-Treat from 7 - 8 pm, and then craft and game stations from 7 - 9:30 pm, or tour the Haunted Fairytale Forest between 7:30 - 9:30 pm. Take advantage of the excellent opportunities our libraries offer. It's fun for the whole family.


 

 

Teens in grades 6 - 12 are invited to shuffle on down to Lively Pointe Youth Center on Saturday, October 27 from 7 - 11 pm for a Halloween Zombie Jam.  There'll be Halloween-themed activities, stations where you can create your own tasty treats, with music and much more.  Complimentary food and soda will be served.  Free admission. Don't drag your feet now.


 

  • KidX Boo Bash is at the Irving Mall on Saturday, October 27, from 4 - 6 pm.  Wear your costume and enjoy music, entertainment, fun crafts and lots of treats! Free admission.
  • Toddler's get their own Halloween Party at Sky Zone Trampoline Park on Saturday, October 27, from 10 - 11:30 am. Wear your costume for story time, Halloween crafts, a free snack, and lots of jumping.  The cost is only $8 per person.
  • The Valley Ranch Association at 8830 N. MacArthur Blvd. 75063 is holding their annual Candy Trail on Saturday, October 27, from 6:30 - 10 pm. This event is open to the public and admission is free.  Come dance the night away to the sounds of DJ Andre, watch dance performances by Dana's Dance Academy, experience a live petting zoo, with games, candy, and of course, their haunted house.  Haunted house admission is $5 per person.
  • The Irving Mall is hosting Dia de los Muertos Cultural Sunday with Miss Texas Latina this Sunday, October 28, from 1 - 3 pm.  Learn more about one of the dearest traditions for the Hispanic community - The Day of the Dead.  Free admission.

 

We hope you have a boo-tiful weekend!  Check out the rest of the events on our website at www.irvingtexas.com.  And be sure to tag us on those photos. #VisitIrving @VisitIrvingTx