Each year on June 23, Olympic Day is commemorated all over the globe, and this year Irving is inviting North Texas to join in the festivities that will mark Irving’s first Olympic Day celebration. The myriad of local Olympic Day activities begin on June 25 and conclude on June 26 and have been designed to promote fitness, well-being, culture and educational opportunities, while also observing the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect.
The celebration will begin and end with capstone programs combining art and musical performances. In recognition of Japan, a significant contributor to both the business and social fabric of Irving-Las Colinas and North Texas, there will be a series of presentations, seminars and art exhibits highlighting Japanese art and culture as part of the celebration.
Sports and Athletics Programs
The participative sporting events are youth and family-friendly, and designed for persons of all age groups and abilities.
Olympic Day Run (One-mile Family Fun Run, 5K & 10K), Toyota Music Factory, Saturday, June 26
Olympic Day Archery, Levy Event Plaza, Saturday, June 26
Youth Basketball, Volleyball, and Table Tennis Tournaments, Saturday, June 26
Sports Field Day, Irving Soccer Complex, Friday, June 25, 10am to noon
Skateboarding Exhibition, Lively Skate Park, Friday, June 25, 2pm to 4pm
Water Polo Exhibition, North Lake College Natatorium, Friday, June 25, 6pm to 8pm
Cricket Demonstration at Riverside Multifields, Saturday, June 26
Boxing hosted by Irving Police Department Police Athletic League, Saturday, June 26
Registration is now open for the Olympic Day Run and Youth Basketball Tournaments. For a complete schedule of events, locations and participant registration, go to Events & Registration – IRVING OLYMPIC DAY.