It’s springtime in Texas and what does that mean other than hunting for Bluebonnets?  If you guessed wacky weather, you’re right.  So many fun outdoor activities are yours for the taking this weekend, but keep an eye to the sky and bring your umbrella . . . just in case.

For more events in Irving and around the area, check the events calendar.


Activities this Weekend in Irving


Location: Whistlestop Plaza
Price: Free
When: April 15, 7-8 p.m.

Warehouse, a Dave Matthews tribute band
Irving has put together some of the coolest concerts featuring musicians from all across this great state for their annual Friday Night Concert Series.  Come and listen to Warehouse, a band whose music pays homage to The Dave Matthews Band, but with some of their own sound mixed in.  Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair, unless sitting on the bare ground is your kinda thing.


Lemon Blue Fest


Location: Texas Musicians Museum
Price: Free
When: April 16, Noon-5 p.m. and April 17, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

This home-grown blues festival, named after legendary Blind Lemon Jefferson, features a host of blues bands.  Grab a chair and sit back. Listen to live Texas blues. Shop an array of vendors with eclectic art and music related items.  Sample some great Tex Mex and barbecue.  Enjoy cold beer, wine, margaritas, Bellini’s, and more. It’s a festival worthy of its Texas roots.


DFW Humane Society Walkathon benefiting Mike and Gnocchi  

DFW Humane Society

Location: Mandalay Canal, 222 E. Las Colinas Blvd.
Price: Free
When: April 16, 9 a.m.

Come to walk or visit the vendors, you’ll have a paws-itively good time. There will be prizes for individuals and teams with the most money raised. Why not bring your vaccinated/leashed dog with you as well?


Delmar Pettys on Violin with the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra 

Las Colinas Symphony
Location: Irving Arts Center
Price: $25-$45
When: April 16, 8 p.m.

You won’t need to worry about the weather to enjoy this concert.  Delmar Pettys, a Julliard graduate, has been the principal second violinist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 1986. He was a founding member of the Evansville Chamber Orchestra and has also served as concertmaster of the Evansville Philharmonic. Program highlights include Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.