Taste of Irving

Enjoy this video of the 2015 festivities!

A Celebration of Food and Family Fun
The Taste of Irving is an outdoor festival featuring family-friendly activities and food from a variety of area restaurants and food trucks.  With live music, a fun zone, a large craft marketplace, and culinary entertainment, the event offers attractions for all.  The highlights of the event are the food samples; each restaurant sells items from their menu for $5 or less!
Admission to this festival is free.  Click on the tabs below for more details about the entertainment and exhibits.  New information will be added regularly as the event date nears.

Please Note:
  • Limited seating is provided at each stage; however, most of the viewing area is standing room only.
  • An ATM is available near the Information Tent.
  • Alcohol will be sold only to guests ages 21 and older with valid ID.  
  • Alcohol may not be brought into or removed from the event site.
  • Leashed, well-behaved dogs are permitted.
  • Please refrain from smoking within the event grounds.
  1. Valley Ranch Association Main Stage
  2. CBS 11 Culinary Stage
  3. Restaurant Row
  4. Craft Marketplace & Fun Zone
Enjoy the sounds of several great bands on the Valley Ranch Association Main Stage.  Featuring music from across the jazz and swing genres, these groups are sure to get you up and moving!
 Gumbo Kings web N'awlins Gumbo Kings
12:30 to 2 p.m.

The players of the N'awlins Gumbo Kings bring years of experience to the band, with decades of history playing across Texas and New Orleans.  Horns are the stars of this group, which focuses on Dixieland jazz and has released several CDs.
 Mad Men Swing Band Mad Men Swing Band
 2:30 to 4 p.m.

The Mad Men Swing Band is a new version of the 1950's big band, updated to swing into the new millennium in style.  The band plays traditional jazz, as well as popular music from today the way it would have sounded in the Swing Era.
 Hot Texas Swing Band 2 Hot Texas Swing Band
 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Anchored in western swing, the Hot Texas Swing Band has one boot in cowboy music and the other boot in swing, with additional influences from Latin beats, for a high-energy new sound.  Their music is guaranteed to get toes tapping and fingers snapping!
 Main Stage sponsored by the Valley Ranch Association.
2016 Event Sponsors





  1. Become a Sponsor
    Thousands of people from Irving and neighboring areas attend our annual festivities.  Support this community event and increase the visibility of your organization by becoming a sponsor.  For more information on becoming a sponsor, view our Sponsorship Packages (PDF) and contact The Sponsor Bureau at (214) 702-6411.

    *Please check back regularly for event updates. Information is subject to change.