We’re jumping right into 2019 by sharing some of the best things to do in Irving in January. Explore all of January’s great events below!
January 1 - 5
Wednesday, January 2
Did you resolve to read more this year? Don’t miss the Friends of the Irving Library Book Sale to stock up on some good reads. This event, which takes place the first Wednesday of every month, is a great chance to take advantage of bargain deals on gently used books, music, movies, magazines, and more. The book sale is held at the Irving Library Warehouse from 1 to 3 p.m.
Thursday, January 3
The theme for this installment of JumpstART Stories & Art at the Irving Arts Center will be perennial children’s favorite Winnie the Pooh. In celebration of author A. A. Milne’s birthday, JumpstART will feature stories and art inspired by the beloved bear. Kids will participate in a take-home art project and enjoy story time at this local kids’ series. The event begins at 10 a.m.
Saturday, January 5
Get ready for hard-hitting action at War of the Genders III, a live, pro wrestling match presented by Dallas Championship Wrestling and Sabotage Wrestling. The bout at Southern Junction will feature co-ed matches where women will throw down against men and mixed teams will fight to the end. Doors are at 6 p.m., bell time is 7 p.m., and admission includes entrance to the after party
January 6 - 12
Tuesday, January 8
Head out to Taco Tuesday at local favorite Nosh & Bottle Market where you can get two tacos for just $2. Come grub on sumptuous chicken and pork tacos at this relaxed gourmet deli and market at the Toyota Music Factory. The taco special runs from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m.
New year, new you? Head over to a special Meditation Workshop at the West Irving Library to learn how to meditate in a guided session and find some inner calm. Hosted by DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation, this free weekly series gets started at 7 p.m.
Seniors are invited to get “all shook up” at a rockin’ party celebrating the birthday of Elvis Presley. Hosted by the Heritage Senior Center and beginning at 10 a.m., guests will enjoy a live performance by an Elvis impersonator, music, cake and lots of fun. But hurry, you must register by Jan. 4. Cost is $5 for Heritage members and $8 for non-members.
January 13 - 19
Sunday, January 13
Are you a bride who is getting married in the next year? Don’t miss the one and only Las Colinas Bridal Show, the one-stop-shop for all of your wedding needs. Meet specialty vendors, from florists to wedding planners to DJs, and everything in between. Here, you can compare and evaluate products and services in person, book your date with your favorite wedding venue, and check just about everything off of your wedding to-do list. The Las Colinas Bridal Show takes place at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas from 12 to 5 p.m.
Thursday, January 17
Have you ever wondered what types of wildlife calls the DFW Metroplex its home? Quench your curiosity at the Valley Ranch Library from 6 - 7 p.m. for a free seminar on Urban Wildlife of the DFW Metroplex: The Common and the Uncommon.
Friday, January 18
The Irving Arts Center brings to you another great live performance. For a fast-paced murder mystery with surprises and a labyrinth of twists and turns, come and experience Ravenscroft. With several weekend show dates at 7:30 p.m. and a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday, you’ll have fun chasing skeletons in the closet. Cost is $21 - $28.
January 20 - 26
Sunday, January 20
Join the Irving community in celebrating the great Martin Luther King, Jr. at the city’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance. Enjoy music, dance, and theatre performances paying homage to this important American figure. The 2019 observance will take place at 6 p.m. at the Irving Arts Center.
Friday, January 25
For a unique look at the natural side of Irving, head out after dark for a Night Hike on Campion Trails. Follow along as native species experts share their knowledge about nature at night. Registration is required for this free event.
Friday, January 25 - Sunday, January 27
Irving’s spiciest event comes to the Irving Convention Center for three days this month. Don’t miss ZestFest, an annual public expo celebrating the hottest foods from around the country. Along with celebrity chefs, spicy food exhibitors, live music, and seemingly endless food samples, there will be awards for the zestiest products and eating competitions where brave souls chow down on raw jalapenos and atomic wings.
Saturday, January 26
Don’t let the cold weather keep you trapped indoors. Instead, bring the whole family out to Frost Fest, Irving’s annual winter wonderland. Fresh snow provided every 30 minutes guarantees plenty of winter shenanigans: sled downhill, build a snowman, get in a snowball fight, go ice skating, or ride a train around this snowy landscape. FrostFest takes place at Cimarron Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission and parking are free, and food will be available for purchase.
January 27 - 31
Thursday, January 31
As the month draws to a close, plan to spend an evening on a free informative guided tour at the Irving Arts Center. The center’s exhibits feature local, regional, and nationally recognized artists, as well as traveling exhibitions from the Smithsonian Institution, National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, and more. Tours begin at 6:30 p.m.