Summer is officially here. Check out the events below for things to do in Irving, TX this June.
June 1 - 7
Saturday, June 1
- Comedienne Anjelah Johnson-Reyes brings her hilarious act to The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory for two shows. The 7 p.m. show is already sold out, but you can still try to get tickets for the 10 p.m. show. This former NFL cheerleader’s resume boasts an impressive array of acting and comedy work, including specials for Comedy Central, Netflix, and more. Be sure to check The Pavilion website for ticket availability.
- Do the terms Linux or open source software mean something to you? If so, take note: Texas Linux Festival (TXLF) comes to the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas for two days, June 1 and 2. TXLF is the first state-wide event geared towards individual Linux users. Come prepared to learn tips and tricks that will take you from Linux novice to expert in no time!
- Get the whole family together, grab your fishing poles, and head to Northwest Park for a Family Fishing Day. The park’s pond will be stocked full of channel catfish and concessions will be available for purchase. Participants 17 and older must have a valid fishing license, and participants should bring their own poles.
Sunday, June 2
- Gather your friends for brunch at one Irving’s most beloved dining establishments, Nosh & Bottle. This purveyor of fine foods celebrates its one-year anniversary with barbecue specials served throughout the day and live entertainment beginning at 11 a.m. Brunch goes until 3 p.m., and the anniversary celebration goes till closing.
- Embarking on a home improvement project? Get to the 8th Annual Las Colinas Home Show, the most sought-after destination for all things home improvement. Here you can meet face-to-face with qualified home improvement experts, save on specialty products, and sample products for your home. The show takes place June 1-2 at the Irving Convention Center.
Wednesday, June 5
- Take your turn on the mic at Gipsy Lime Taco Lounge Karaoke Night. Starting at 6 p.m., choose from your favorite sing-along tunes and let loose with your friends at this popular mid-week hangout.
June 8 - 14
Saturday, June 8
- If you make it to only one Irving event this month, Canal Fest should be the one. The annual festival is a multicultural celebration of all that makes the city so unique and is in its sixth year now. Taking place along the Mandalay Canals from 2 to 10 p.m., the Levy Event Plaza will be the main hub of action. This year, the free festivities have expanded into four areas representing Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas, and each has its own stage for music and dance performances. Craft stations, international vendors, and every type of food imaginable round out the offerings at Canal Fest.
Sunday, June 9
- Treat the kids to an afternoon at the theater that’s just for them. Doktor Kaboom: It's Just Rocket Science will put on two Sunday matinee shows at the Irving Arts Center, one at 1:30 p.m. and another at 4 p.m. The science comedy show features the dynamic German physicist as he demonstrates the fun side of science in a kid-friendly fashion that even parents will laugh along with.
Thursday, June 13
- Spend the morning on an Irving Scavenger Hunt. Beginning in historic downtown Irving, this app-led tour, powered by popular scavenger hunt app Let’s Roam, lets you explore Irving like never before. Walk from landmark to landmark to discover the art, culture, and history of this diverse city. Bring along your friends and family to answer trivia questions and complete photo challenges. Whether you take your time, race to the finish, or pause the app to spend more time at a specific location, this is an excellent way to see the city.
June 15 - 21
Saturday, June 15
- Start the day off with a one-mile fun walk benefiting local pet shelters. Wag, Walk & Roll starts at 9 a.m. and is your chance to walk for a cause with your pooch. Once you’ve conquered the course, stick around for Pet Pawlooza to celebrate the Irving Animal Care Campus’ ninth anniversary, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The pet-friendly event will include music, pet games, a food truck, and free rabies vaccinations and microchipping.
- The City of Irving hosts the annual Juneteenth Celebration to commemorate the June 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas and the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans throughout the former Confederate States of America. The free celebration kicks off at the Georgia Farrow Recreation Center and features live music, a community picnic, outdoor games, and self-guided tours of the nearby Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center. It all takes place from 4 to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, June 18
- Get ready for a Princess Palooza at the Irving Arts Center during Children's Day at the Theater: Happily Ever After. The free show is a marionette puppet performance produced by Le Theatre de Marionette and features everyone’s favorite princesses: Cinderella, Belle, Jasmine, Ariel, and more. Performances take place at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Free tickets are available one hour before showtime on a first-come, first served basis.
Friday, June 21
- Happy hour specials are great, but what’s even better than happy hour? How about Flashback Friday at Cool River Cafe where the prices take a step back in time. Enjoy $5 cosmopolitans, lemon drops, and appletinis from 4 p.m. until close.
June 22 - 30
Saturday, June 22
- Four Seasons Markets presents the Las Colinas Farmers Market this and every Saturday at 7701 N MacArthur Blvd. Come browse a wide range of vendors, from local farms to restaurants and artisans. Stock up on farm-fresh eggs, grass-fed beef, or just browse, sample, and people-watch. Vendors typically include: SEXY Jalapenos, Tazazul Coffee, North Texas Wildflower Honey, Good Stuff Specialties, Bois d'Arc Meat Co., Farmer Joe Green Tea, Cowtown Preserves, Arte En Mano, Tamales Over Texas, and many more.
Sunday, June 23
- UPDATED EVENT DATE - The DFW Dragon Boat, Kite, and Lantern Festival has been rescheduled from May 19 to June 23 due to weather concerns. Luckily for you, the beloved annual event is still taking place with all the multicultural arts and sports that make it so popular. The free celebration of Asian-Pacific American heritage features impressive dragon boats racing across Lake Carolyn as teams compete for top honors. Beyond the races, there are kite and lantern making opportunities, plenty of cultural performances, and, of course, delicious food vendors.
Saturday, June 29
- A unique pop-up museum experience comes to Mercury Studios starting today through July 7. The immersive exhibit, 12 Score & 3 Years Ago: The Unfinished Promise of Unity, explores slavery and abolition while celebrating the lives of black innovators and historical figures. The special event seeks to equip visitors to be positive agents of change in their own communities through inspiring stories of the American journey told via historical artifacts, documents, and augmented reality experiences.
Saturday, June 29 - Sunday, June 30
- Calling all comic book fans! The North Texas Comic Book Show comes to the Irving Convention Center for two days immersed in the world of comic books, from the artists and creators to cosplayers and vendors. The family-friendly event differs from other comic cons by focusing on comic books rather than film and voice actors to harken back to what truly drives this fandom—the creators. Tickets are available at the door for $25 and kids under 12 get in for free with an adult.