Irving, Texas is known for many things, including our friendly people, loads of great restaurants, and the beautiful Las Colinas area with its scenic canals. So let's celebrate them all at Canal Fest 2019! Rejoice in the diversity of Irving's population and taste some authentic home cooking from around the world. Turn the corner and watch a Burundi drum circle.  Venture farther and learn how to belly dance.  With more performers, vendors, live bands, artisans, and activities this year, it's sure to be a hit with any family. Also, treat yourself to any one of these fun events here in Irving. Just get out there and have some fun!



Canal Fest dancers


WHEN:  Saturday, June 8
WHERE:  Levy Event Plaza at Mandalay Canal
COST: Free Admission*


Have you ever seen a more colorful festival? Canal Fest is like traveling around the world in a day.  You definitely want to sample the food.  And of course you have to hear the live bands.  Don't miss the dance performances either.  Experience it all right here at Canal Fest 2019.  *Two area garages are available for parking at a cost of $10 (cash only): 909 Lake Carolyn Parkway and 4901 Riverside Drive. Or catch a free shuttle at the North Irving Transit Station (DART bus station on NW Hwy) or the 600 Las Colinas APT stationLEARN MORE



Fritz Petting Farm


WHEN:  Open every day except Monday
WHERE:  Fritz Farm & Petting Zoo
COST: Free admission and free parking


Fritz Park is a great day out for the whole family where children of all ages can see animals up close and actually touch and pet them. Walk around on your own or schedule a guided tour, it's a fun day for everyone.  Open 10 am - 6 pm on Tuesday - Saturday and 2 pm - 6 pm on Sunday.  LEARN MORE 



TeaRiffick Magick Emporium

WHEN:  Saturday, June 8 at 9 am - 1 pm
WHERE:  Lamberti's Ristorante and Wine Bar parking lot
COST:  Free admission and free parking


This week be sure to catch the TeaRiffick Magick Emporium for a plethora of loose leaf tea options. They are mmmm mmmm good! Other vendors sell fresh produce, local honey, artisanal breads, pastured eggs and chicken, jams and jellies, desserts, Tamales, Tacos, and need I go on?  I'm making myself hungry here.  There's also a wide variety of non-food vendors too.  Just drop by and browse.  LEARN MORE




WHEN:  Sunday, June 9 at 1:30 pm
WHERE:  Irving Arts Center
COST:  $2, free parking


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There is no cover fee at these area restaurants, unless otherwise noted.






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