It’s getting hot in here! And we’re not just talking about the rising temperatures. Irving is the place to be this summer. Just take a look at this round-up of some of the happenings we can’t wait for this summer. 


Shop Unique Finds at the Irving Convention Center

500 W Las Colinas Blvd. | (800) 247-8464
August 17-19

In August, the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo takes over the convention center. Eventgoers can enjoy a variety of classes and sessions that cover topics from embroidery to tips on finding your perfect-fit pants. You can even do some shopping! The full event schedule and class descriptions can be found here.


Staycation at The Ritz-Carlton Dallas, Las Colinas

4150 N. MacArthur Blvd. | (972) 717-0700

The Ritz-Carlton Dallas, Las Colinas is the perfect place for a family weekend getaway or staycation. The hotel has partnered again with the Dallas Zoo for live animal educational programs that will entertain both children and adults. Little ones can also get a photo with Tex the Longhorn Steer or cool off in the Emerald River and Double Tropical Paradise water slides, while parents relax on the hotel’s poolside cabanas and daybeds. A full list of the hotel’s summer activities, dates, and times can be found here.


Book a Day Pass at Omni Las Colinas

221 E. Las Colinas Blvd. | (972) 556-0800

Spend a day soaking up the sun and lounging poolside at Omni Las Colinas when you book their Day Pass which gives access to the hotel’s outdoor pool, poolside food and drink service from Lakehouse Waterfront Lounge, and complimentary Wi-Fi (great way to shake up your WFH routine this summer!). Bring your crew and elevate your experience with a private cabana that accommodates up to seven people. Passes can be booked through Resort Pass.


Irving’s Fourth of July Festivities

Heritage District & Levy Plaza

Celebrate Independence Day at the City of Irving’s Sparks and Stripes, which kicks off with the annual parade through Heritage District. Following the parade, cool off with a slice of watermelon and some live music at the Watermelon Social. Later that afternoon head to Levy Event Plaza for more live music, food trucks, and games. Make sure to pack blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy fireworks to wrap up the night! Free parking and event shuttles will be available at Williams Square Plaza. $10 parking is available at the Summit Parking Garage and at the 600 Las Colinas Parking Garage.


Toyota Music Factory’s Sizzling Concert Lineup

300 W. Las Colinas Blvd. | (972) 810-1499

From Hot Summer Nights with headliners TLC and Shaggy to Kidz Bop: Never Stop Live Tour, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory has something for everyone this summer. For a little bit of nostalgia, I Love the 90s Tour is just for you. The lineup includes Vanilla Ice, Rob Base, All 4 One, and more! Reggae fans will want to mark concert dates for Rebelution and Dirty Heads, while Latin pop lovers won’t want to miss the Mexican pop duo Jesse & Joy. Tickets and the full event calendar can be found here.