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
Vendor Booths | 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.
 
Martial Arts Canal Fest 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.  
 
Art Canal Fest Art
 
 

Canal Activities and Attractions

Along the canal attendees can participate in free activities such as face painting, henna tattoos and caricatures, while enjoying the sounds of acoustic musicians. 
A marketplace provides the opportunity to purchase custom and handmade jewelry, clothing and more from vendors.  Gondola rides, pedal boat rentals and stand up paddleboard rentals are available.

Canal Fest Canal Canal Fest

 

Vendor Booths

Craft vendor booths are available to vendors selling handmade, custom or unique items in one or more of the following categories: jewelry, clothing, bags and accessories, art and decor, or furniture.  Corporations wishing to participate may find sponsorship information here.  All craft vendor spaces include cover, table, and chairs.  All food vendor spaces have been filled.  
Craft Vendor Application Packet
 
Artists and photographers wishing to enter pieces into the art exhibit may contact Jacqueline Madden at (972) 721-2716 or jmadden@cityofirving.org for more information about entry requirements and deadlines.   
  

2014 Event Sponsors

 

Presenting
Sponsors

 

TXA 21 CBS 11

Major
Sponsors

Baylor  Baylor 50th Anniversary

Supporting
Sponsors

     Hines logo KISS FM Ebby Halliday

Participating
Sponsors

Concentra Paradise 4 Paws
Silverleaf Resorts Alta Lakeshore Lofts

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.

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

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