Canal Fest

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
2 to 8 p.m.
Las Colinas Urban District
Free Admission

Canal Fest returns for a second year of fun, food, music and culture!  Set along the beautiful and unique Mandalay Canal, this festival includes a local art exhibit, cutural dance displays, family friendly activities and attractions, live music, a variety of food and beverage options, and much more. 

Admission to the festival is free.  Parking is available in area parking garages; fees may vary.  In 2013 over 8,000 took part in the festivities; watch this video to see the fun.  This year, don't miss out!  Call (972) 721-2501 for more information.


TXA 21 Main Stage | Baylor Medical Center at Irving Cultural Stage | Art Exhibit | Canal Activities and Attractions
Craft Marketplace | Sponsors

TXA 21 Main Stage

Located on the Mandalay Drive Bridge overlooking the canal, the TXA 21 Main Stage features popular Texas bands giving high-energy performances throughout the day.  Don't miss these fun and interactive shows, including live horn sections and great dancing!    
2:30 to 4 p.m.
Emerald City Band
4:30 to 6 p.m.
All Funk Radio Show
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Professor D
Emerald City Band All Funk Radio Show

Professor D 


Baylor Medical Center at Irving Cultural Stage

Positioned along the scenic canal waters, the Baylor Medical Center at Irving Cultural Stage showcases cultural dance and performance groups.  Become immersed in cultures from around the world as belly dancers, martial artists, hula dancers and more take the stage.

2 to 2:45 p.m.
Ballet Folklorico Azteca de Fort Worth
3 to 3:45 p.m.
Desert Diamonds Belly Dance
4 to 4:45 p.m.
Cuicani In Xochitl Aztec Dance
Canal Fest Belly Dance Cuicani
5 to 5:45 p.m.
Bandan Koro African Drum & Dance
6 to 6:45 p.m.
Chin Woo Kung Fu & Lion Dance
7 to 7:45 p.m.
Grace Hula & Fire Dance
Bandan Koro Lion Dance Hula

Art Exhibit 

Step inside of the U.S. - Mexico Cultural and Educational Foundation for a unique exhibit featuring the works of Dallas-area artists and photographers.  Several of the artists will be on hand to discuss the pieces, which are also available for purchase. 
Artists and photographers wishing to enter pieces into the art exhibit may contact Jacqueline Madden at (972) 721-2716 or for more information about entry requirements and deadlines.  There is no fee to participate. 
Art Canal Fest Art

Canal Activities and Attractions

Along the canal attendees can participate in a variety of free activities such as face painting, henna tattoos, balloon creations and caricatures.  Gondola rides, pedal boat rentals and stand up paddleboard rentals are also available for the romantic or adventure minded guests.

Canal Fest Canal Canal Fest


Craft Marketplace

The Craft Marketplace features local vendors selling custom and handmade jewelry, clothing, quilts and more.  Take home a unique item and start your holiday shopping early!
*All food and craft vendor spaces have been filled.  

2014 Event Sponsors



TXA 21 CBS 11


Baylor  Baylor 50th Anniversary


     Hines logo KISS FM
Ebby Halliday Springfree Trampolines


Concentra Paradise 4 Paws
Silverleaf Resorts Alta Lakeshore Lofts
USMCEF Parmenter Realty

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 and contact The Sponsor Bureau at (214) 702-6411.


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

City of Irving | Special Events Office | 825 W. Irving Blvd. | Irving, TX 75060