Weekend Itinerary

This Weekend in Irving

We’ve got another exciting weekend coming up in Irving, TX. Whether you are looking for concerts, happy hours, culinary or cultural events, look no further

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Lori Sermin
Author: Lori Sirmen

Marketer. Marathoner. Adventure Seeker. High Energy. Creative. Fun & Fun-loving. My Faves: food & wine, friends, fam, my sweet pup Bear, running & travel.

Sun ‘n’ SUP in the L.C. This Summer

Kids are doing it. Dogs are doing it. Mom and Dad are doing it, and you can do it too. You can do it in the ocean. You can do it in a river. Or you can do it right here in Irving on the Mandalay Canals. I’m talking about paddle boarding, of course!   Stand Up Paddle (SUP) is not only an adventure, but a total-body workout with wellness benefits that people of all ages and fitness levels can try. In large part, the beauty and appeal of stand up paddle boarding comes down to its accessibility. And that’s especially true in Irving with Lake Carolyn, the Mandalay Canals and the SUP Shack, smack dab in the middle of the Las Colinas Urban Center. And what’s not to love about anything in the L.C.…

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Gobble Up Some Miles at the Irving Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving is one of the most popular racing days of the year, and participating in a turkey trot is a time-honored holiday tradition for many. Trotters of all ages and experience levels don their gay apparel to join the other turkeys and strut their stuff. If you’ve never joined in the Thanksgiving Day parade of fun before, you’ve seriously been missing out. Here are a bounty of reasons the Irving Turkey Trot deserves a place on your Thanksgiving Day agenda…

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Date Night in the L.C.

You don’t have to go all white tablecloth for afun and romantic date night out. Actually, stepping outside of the fancy dinner box can be much more exciting. Whether celebrating an anniversary, enjoying a couple's staycation or venturing out for a first date, our city's got plenty for you two to do. Read on, because we’ve picked out a few uniquely Irving date night spots for you and your boo. …

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10 Irving Adventures Under $10

Irving’s sizable selection of parks, restaurants, and cultural attractions makes it easy to find a worthwhile adventure without breaking open the piggy bank.Here are 10 ideas for family-friendly, budget-friendly fun all around town.  …

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Seasonal Standouts: The Flavors of Fall

Well howdy, pumpkins, andhappy autumn to you! It’s “officially” fall, but helloooooo, we're in Texas y'all. One day it's hot and humid, the next it's storming, and the next, lo and behold, you rise and shine to a lovey crisp morning. Our weather may be bi-polar, but that doesn’t mean we can’t tailgate, carve pumpkins and indulge in the flavors of fall. If you’ve been anticipating sweet treats, game-day snacks, hearty soups or elegant meals with seasonal ingredients, now’s the time to find the fall food traditions you crave at these Irving restaurants…

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Dive into Summer Staycation Season

Spontaneous staycations are always a good idea. And nothing says summer staycay quite like a hotel with a pool scene. Especially in Texas and especially in Texasthis year! So why not keep your cool with a quick and easy holiday weekend getaway…

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Uniquely Irving Eateries: The Ranch at Las Colinas

For a true taste of Texas, head toThe Ranch at Las Colinas. The Ranch is boisterous and fun, rustic and romantic - a Texas-sized space that feels intimate and cozy. One dining room features high tops bathed in the glow of chandeliers or you can opt for a dimly-lit booth tucked away in a corner. For spring, the patio is picture perfect! …

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Treat Mom to a Solo Staycay for Mother’s Day

Mom, Momma, Mother, Mommy, Mama, Mamacita, Mummy, Mum, Madre, Ma - Each and every one of them deservesa solo staycation! Seriously, there’s no “paid time off” for being a mom - especially after a year of parenting during a global pandemic - a year when Mum has not been just a parent, but a teacher, chef, housekeeper, coach, activity director, entertainer, referee, and so on. And some mamas have been juggling all those roles … in addition to working from home. That’s why this Mother’s Day you need to gift the moms in your life a “momcation” - otherwise known as a staycation sans sig other and kids. That’s right, dads, your credit card gets to go, but you don’t! You’ll get your day in June. …

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There's a New Kitchen in Town

“What should we do for lunch/dinner/happy hour?” We are all too familiar with this incredibly common phrase that often leads to a good deal of frustration and even an occasional friendly disagreement, until now. Kitchen 101 to the rescue - morning, noon and night. The friendly folks at Kitchen 101 do a little bit of everything, and they do all of it well. Yes! All of it. Breakfast. Coffee. Mid-morning munchies. Lunch. Afternoon snack. Tea time. Grab & Go. Dinner. Drinks. Dessert. Late Night. Part café, part bar, and part restaurant, this new Toyota Music Factory spot works whether you want coffee and a pastry, a cocktail, a healthy snack or one of the best burgers in town. …

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Top Spots to Wine & Dine

Mercy Bar & Lounge It’s not hard to find a glass of wine - it’s listed on just about every dinner menu in the city. And for that we are grateful, because wine pairs well with … well, everything…

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