Irving’s wealth of attractions and its ideal location in the heart of the Dallas and Fort Worth area makes it a destination for all seasons. Yet all throughout the year, this easy-going community hosts one-of-a-kind events that provide even more of a reason to visit. Take in all the cultural celebrations of the Canal Fest, savor all the flavors at the Taste of Irving, or ring in the Christmas season at the Holiday Extravaganza.

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Along with these festivals, you can always admire the rotating exhibits at the Irving Arts Center or watch professional baseball, basketball, football, and hockey in Arlington and Dallas. Whether you’re here for just a weekend, or a full week, you’ll find plenty going on to occupy your time. Discover all this town has to offer by checking out the list of notable annual events in Irving Texas below.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance
Each Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the city of Irving hosts an evening celebration of Dr. King’s achievements. The event, held at the Irving Arts Center, includes theatrical performances, music, and dance.
3333 North MacArthur Boulevard, Irving, TX 75060

April – June

Irving Concert Series
Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy free live music in Irving on Friday nights from April through June. Each year, the Irving Concert Series features a variety of genres and bands from around the state, along with food vendors (though outside food and drinks are permitted).
Whistlestop Plaza, 123 West Irving Boulevard, Irving, TX 75060


Taste of Irving
Taste of Irving provides an intimate look at the city through its cuisine. This annual outdoor food festival in Irving features local restaurants, food trucks, food-based entertainment, and live music.
201 Red River Trail, Irving, TX 75063


Canal Fest
Celebrate arts and culture at Irving’s Canal Fest along the picturesque Mandalay Canals, complete with cultural dances, a local art exhibit, live music, food, and more. Las Colinas Urban Center
200 East Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039


Independence Day Celebration
Don your red, white, and blue at the Independence Day Celebration in Irving, beginning with a parade and reception in the Irving Heritage District in the morning, followed by a fireworks show at Lake Carolyn at night.
217 South Main Street, Irving, TX 75060


Irving Main Street Event
Enjoy Irving’s hometown feel with fun for the entire family at the Irving Main Street Event in the city’s heritage district. This celebration includes live music, a car show, ride and activities for children, food and shopping.
217 South Main Street, Irving, TX 75060

Laughs by the Lake
Chuckle the night away at Laughs by the Lake, an annual outdoor comedy show in Irving featuring performances by some of the Dallas and Fort Worth area’s top comedians, along with a live music concert. This is the largest comedy show of its kind in North Texas.
501 East Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75060


Holiday Extravaganza
The Holiday Extravaganza in Irving has quickly become a tradition for residents and visitors of the city. This celebration includes a parade through the Irving Heritage District followed by a lighting ceremony at the large tree outside Irving City Hall.
217 South Main Street, Irving, TX 75060

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