Summer fun includes the hot summer sun, so let's stay cool this weekend with some of our favorite treats around town.  Grab your shades and flip flops, turn on the summer tunes and follow me to some great places to beat the heat. Always remember, for a list of area events, drop by our website at

Big State Fountain Grill

Big State Milkshake

What:  A Chocolate Vanilla Shake, topped with Whipped Cream and a Cherry
Where:  Big State Fountain Grill, 100 E. Irving Blvd. 75060
When:  Mon-Thur: 10:30 am - 8 pm, Fri: 10:30 am - 9 pm, Sat: 7 am - 9 pm, and Sun: 7 am - 3 pm

These fountain drinks are mixed to perfection. Hand-dipped and served with one or two straws, this cool treat will take you back to the 1950's, complete with rolled up sleeves and a freshly combed ducktail.  Any of the treats at Big State are worth bragging about, but the shakes will make you blow your top! Can you dig it? Learn More


Teen Splash Jam

Teen Splash Jam

Where:  Senter Park Recreation Center, 901 S. Senter Street 75060
When:  Saturday, June 24 from 7 - 11 p.m.
Cost: Free Admission

It's true!  You can be cool and goofy at the same time.  Youth and teens are invited to hang out with friends and enjoy an evening of swimming, music and fun. Complimentary pizza and soda will be provided. This event is open to all middle and high school students. Free admission with a valid IPAR card or student ID. Please note: appropriate swimwear is required at city pools. Participants should also bring a towel or change of clothes. Learn More


Cool River

Inversion Band

What:  Time Machine Band and Inversion Band
Where:  Cool River Café, 1045 Hidden Ridge Drive 75038
When:  Friday and Saturday, June 23 & 24 @ 9:30 p.m.

I don't mean go jump in the river, I mean stop by Cool River Café for some Texas Pecan Bread Pudding with a big 'ol topping of vanilla ice cream!  While you're slurping down this delightful dessert, get your groove on with Time Machine Band on Friday or Inversion Band on Saturday.  Just be sure to stay hydrated, and they have some of the best mixed hydration around.  There's no cover charge until 9 p.m., except ladies are free all night long. Learn More


Find a Cool Cat for Free!


What:  Adopt an Adult Cat at No Cost
Where:  Irving Animal Care Campus, 4140 Valley View Lane 75038
When:  Tues - Fri: 11 am - 6 pm, Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm

Did you know that June is Adopt-a-Cat Month at the Irving Animal Care Campus, 4140 Valley View Lane? Adoption fees for cats one year and older are waived during June, and kittens are available for a $50 adoption fee. Vaccinations, spay/neuter, leukemia test and microchip included with all cat adoptions. This is Lilly and she can be your FUREVER FRIEND.  Stop by and visit your next laptop warmer, but just remember that all adoptions must be processed 30 minutes before closing. Learn More


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