Canal Fest in Irving

The Las Colinas Urban Center Irving is holding Canal Fest, an extravagant celebration of art and culture, from 2 to 8 p.m., June 11, with fun, food and music along the Mandalay Canal. The Cultural Arts stage will showcase dance and performance groups representing cultures form around the world, including belly dancers, Aztec drummers and fire performers.

Artists from around the area will display photography, paintings, drawings and more at the Canal Fest Art Exhibit. Most pieces are available for purchase and many of the artists are present to answer questions. Free activities for children are located on each side of the canal, including face painting, balloons and take-home craft tables sponsored by the Irving Art Association. Enjoy a gondola ride with singing gondolier, take a ride on the Lady Carolyn cruise boat or try a stand up paddle board.

Admission is free; leashed pets are permitted. Location: 200 E. Las Colinas Blvd. Ride the DART Orange Line to the festival. For more information, call 972-721-2600 or visit

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