Taste of Irving
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Noon to 6 p.m.
Irving is home to hundreds of eating establishments, ranging from casual to fine dining and offering cuisines from across the globe. Taste of Irving offers an opportunity to sample selections from the menus of these restaurants, while enjoying live music, children's rides and activities, and a marketplace featuring unique and handmade items. Set in Cimarron Park and adjoining Landry Elementary School, parking and admission are free. Call (972) 721-2501 for more information.
|Purchase food samples
||Dozens of restaurants
||Free fun and games
Taste of Irving features more than just great food! Enjoy live music performances on the Main Stage throughout the day by Texas country and blues bands.
Free activities for children are spread throughout the Baylor Medical Center at Irving Fun Zone. Face painting, air brush tattoos and balloons give kids something fun to take home, while memories made at the petting zoo and pony rides will last forever. Take on the giant slide, two story bungee, inflatable zipline and more for great thrills!
Food Plaza & Marketplace
Don't forget your wallet, as there will be plenty to purchase at Taste of Irving! Irving restaurants will be selling sample-sized items from their menus, ranging from international and traditional American cuisines to desserts and specialty beverages. Crafters featuring unique jewelry, artwork, furniture, clothing and more await curious shoppers. All food and craft vendors accept cash; ATM machines will be available on-site.
Summer Programs Expo
This festival kicks off the start of summer, a time when families are seeking activities to keep children engaged. Inside of Cimarron Park Recreation Center, the City of Irving will be holding a Summer Programs Expo. Get information about summer day camps, aquatic programs, events and classes at the Irving Arts Center, recreation centers, libraries and outside organizations. The Summer Programs Expo will be open from noon to 6 p.m.
Food, craft and expo booths are available to vendors. For more information about booth requirements, deadlines and fees, download the vendor applications below:
Food vendor booths are available only to Irving-based eating establishments. Food Vendor Application Packet
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, furniture, pet accessories, or pre-packaged foods (spices, dips, jellies, etc). No information, demonstration or corporate booths are permitted. Corporations wishing to participate may find sponsorship information here
. Craft Vendor Application Packet
Summer Programs Expo booths are available to businesses and organizations offering summer camps, programs and activities for children under the age of 18 during the summer of 2014.Summer Programs Expo Vendor Application Packet
Directions and Parking
Located in the Valley Ranch community at the intersection of E. Valley Ranch Pkwy and Cimarron Trail, Cimarron Park is easily reached from any direction. All attendee parking is located at Ranchview High School
(8401 E. Valley Ranch Pkwy). Free event shuttles will transport attendees to the event; shuttles can accommodate strollers. Shuttle buses will operate continuously from noon to 6:30 p.m.
-From I-635, SH-161 or SH-114: exit MacArthur Road and go north. Turn right onto Valley Ranch Pkwy. Ranchview High School is located on the right side of the street.
-Handicapped parking is available on the north side of Cimarron Park; from MacArthur Road turn right onto Cimarron Trail and the lot will be located on the right side of the road.
-Parking at Cimarron Park Recreation Center during Taste of Irving is limited to event vendors and pool/recreation center patrons.
-Limited street parking is available in the area immediately surrounding Cimarron Park.
2014 Event Sponsors
Thousands of people from Irving and neighboring areas attend our annual festivals. 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.
City of Irving | Special Events Office | 825 W. Irving Blvd. | Irving, TX 75060