As soon as you feel that slight chill in the morning air, you know what it means: it’s time to start dreaming of apple orchards, pumpkin patches and falling leaves. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite things to do this October and November in Irving, so get the flannel out of the closet, grab a pumpkin spice latte, and head out to some fall events in Irving, TX!
Star Wars through the Years presented by Irving Symphony Orchestra
Star Wars lovers rejoice! Paired with a symphony, it will be quite the show. Come see for yourself, the concert will feature music from STAR WARS, RETURN OF THE JEDI, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, THE PHANTOM MENACE, ATTACK OF THE CLONES and the latest series: THE MANDALORIAN. Each of these films contains thrilling and brilliantly orchestrated musical scores. As the music plays you'll be visually entertained down memory lane with memorable images from this famous collection of cinematic history. It's a one-night show at 7:30 p.m. on October 23 at the Irving Arts Center, and it will be a perfect family outing.
Ghouls Sounds from the Casket Club
Audiences will have a chance to view three iconic silent horror masterpieces: Nosferatu, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and The Hands of Orlac, alongside a live performance of a new, never-before-heard musical score accompanying each film! The event will culminate with a chance for the audience to make their own wild sounds on the musical instruments! Costumes are strongly encouraged. Grab your tickets for one of the four performances at MainStage 222, October 21-23 for $18.50 each or four performances for $35.
Looking for the things that go bump in the night? Come out to Eerie Irving at Trinity View Park on the eve before Halloween – Oct 30 – from 5-10 p.m. This year's event is FREE and costume-friendly. It will feature a walk-thru with a series of enclosed and open-air haunted scenes, including a meat factory, graveyard and ancient Egypt-themed room. For the younger ghouls and goblins, there will be free activities such as carnival games, rides, an escape room, pumpkin photos ops and more. A variety of food will be onsite for purchase. Stick around for a pumpkin giveaway at the end of the night, or win a mini pumpkin at select carnival games.
Preserve Halloween Festival
Join the Halloween fun at the Preserve Halloween Festival from November 19-21, at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas. It will be an entire weekend of trick-or-treating, so don't be shy. All vendors will have candy stashed at their booths! What else can you expect? Nightly movie screenings, live DJs, pumpkin carving contests and, of course, Halloween costume contests for adults and kids! Grab your tickets, become a vendor and check out the list of special guests.
Irving Turkey Trot
Wooble, wobble before you gobble, gobble! The Irving Marathon Running Series presents the Annual Irving Turkey Trot 8-Mile, 5k and Family Fun Run/Walk at Toyota Music Factory on November 25. Join the movement with others in-person or virtually. Race day perks include a shirt, bib, medal, race photos, and entertainment at the post-race Party on the Plaza. Once you finish the race, two free beers await those 21 and older, and free pancakes are catered by Nosh & Bottle Market for every age. Get registered and check out all the fun and special perks waiting for you.