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Visit Mesquite, Texas
Visit Mesquite, Texas
757 N. Galloway Avenue
Mesquite, TX 75149
info@visitmesquitetx.com
1-800-541-2355
www.visitmesquitetx.com

Events in Mesquite

Mesquite aims to make sure a good time is accessible to everyone with plenty of activities that are either free or low cost. The best way to experience Mesquite is through our annual community events and festivals for kids of all ages and interests of all kinds.

Check out this list of annual events in Mesquite, so you do not miss out while you are in town.

January- December
Gallery Exhibitions
The Mesquite Arts Center gallery is open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during special events on the weekends. Additionally, please attend the various artist receptions throughout the year.
1527 N Galloway Ave.
Mesquite, TX 75149  

Courtyard Concert Series
The Courtyard Concert Series brings local DFW bands and singers to the Mesquite Arts Center. Held in the beautiful courtyard, this family-friendly, free event occurs every second Thursday of the month.
1527 N Galloway Ave.
Mesquite, TX 75149  

January
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Please join Mesquite for the annual parade and community celebration honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. in Downtown Mesquite, followed by the Community Celebration at 2 p.m. at the Mesquite Arts Center Concert Hall. The Community Celebration will feature remarks by various church pastors and community leaders, dance and musical performances, and monologues.
150 W. Main St.
Mesquite, Texas 75149


February – October
Mesquite Arts Theatre
Laugh and cry with the Mesquite Arts Theatre as they bring Broadway to the Black Box Theatre of the Mesquite Arts Center. Watch in tears and stitches as this talented cast performs some of your favorite dramas and comedies such as Elephant Man, Tuna Does Vegas, Little Shops of Horrors, and more. Showtime on Friday and Saturday is at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
1527 N. Galloway Ave.
Mesquite, TX 75149

February
Daddy-Daughter Dance
The annual Daddy Daughter Dance at the Mesquite Convention Center is a great place to spend some quality time with your favorite girl. Three sessions are available and open to all ages and professional photography will be available beginning 30 minutes before each dance session. Advanced ticket purchase is required.
1700 Rodeo Dr.
Mesquite, TX 75149

Be Mine at the Park
Celebrate Valentine's Day at Opal Lawrence Historical Park. This event includes tours of the historic Lawrence House, candy, photo-booths, and a valentine’s card creation station.?
701 E. Kearney St.
Mesquite, TX 75150


March – October
Devils Bowl Speedway
Hailed as the Southwest's most famous dirt track, Devil's Bowl Speedway is the premier venue for racing entertainment. A high-banked half-mile track is a unique D shape with the curve on the back straight to make sure that everyone has a great view of the action. If you are brave, purchase a Pit Pass to be right in the center of the track during the races and have the chance to snap a few pictures with the drivers and in the cars.
1711 Lawson Rd.
 Mesquite, TX 75181

March
Mother – Son Dance
The Mother-Son Dance at the Mesquite Convention Center is open to all ages with sessions to accommodate various schedules. Have a great time with your son during this annual themed dance. Advanced ticket purchase is required and take advantage of the professional photography available 30 minutes before each session.
1700 Rodeo Dr.
Mesquite, TX 75149

Breakfast with the Bunny
You can’t hunt eggs on an empty stomach.This Easter breakfast includes a petting zoo, balloon animals, crafts, face painting, train rides, and archery.
1116 Hillcrest St.
Mesquite, TX 75149

Hip-Hop Cowboys Spring Rodeo
The Hip Hop Cowboys offer quality family-friendly entertainment that promises to deliver an evening to remember. The star of the event is the extreme sport of rodeo. Bucking bulls, fast horses, and the best roping and riding you've seen with competitors from across the region will get your blood pumping. Throughout the event, DJs spin hit tunes from a variety of genres - from hip - hop and R&B to gospel, zydeco, blues, and more. 
1818 Rodeo Dr.
Mesquite, TX 75149

Dallas Art Dealers Association Spring Gallery Walk
Please visit Mesquite Arts Center as it participates in DADA's (Dallas Art Dealers Association) Spring Gallery Walk. Browse the featured artist and purchase a piece or two to add to your collection.
1527 N. Galloway Ave.
Mesquite, TX 75149

Spring Barn Dance
Come out for a night of live music and delicious food in the big red barn at Opal Lawrence Historical Park. Take advantage of the free dance instructions with your friends, or come ready to sweep the dance floor with your partner.
711 E Kearney St.
Mesquite, TX 75149


April – November
The Marketplace’ Artisan and Farmers Market
Come and shop in Downtown Mesquite for local fare from artisan and growers every second and fourth Saturday of the month at ‘The Marketplace’ Artisan and Farmers Market in Downtown Mesquite. While you are there, be sure to check out the specialty shops and restaurants in our historic downtown.
150 W. Main St.
Mesquite, TX 75149

April
Rodeo Parade
This decades-long Mesquite tradition brings together civic clubs, churches, and community groups on horses and floats, with marching bands providing the fanfare.
Downtown Area
Mesquite, TX 75149

KidFish
One of the most popular family events of the year, KidFish puts poles in the hands of eager young anglers and awards prizes for top catches.
403 South Galloway Ave.
Mesquite, TX 75149

Rockin’  Rhapsody
Come enjoy this outdoor evening concert series of popular tribute bands on the lawn of the Mesquite Arts Center. Bring your blankets and coolers as we welcome spring into Mesquite.
1527 N. Galloway Ave.
 Mesquite, TX 75149

Mesquite Community Band Spring Concert
Embrace spring with this Mesquite Community Band for their Spring Concert inside the Concert Hall of the Mesquite Arts Center.
1527 N. Galloway Ave.
Mesquite, TX 75149

Spring Campout
Sleep under the stars at Camp Rorie Galloway with Mesquite Parks and Recreation. Activities will include a bonfire, the ropes course, zip-lining, gaga ball, games, crafts, and lots of fun. Included is dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday morning.
3100 Lawson Dr.
Mesquite, TX 75149


May – September
Movies in the Park
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to Movies in the Park at Paschall Park. This annual event series is an excellent opportunity for the whole family to experience movie watching in the great outdoors. Pre-show entertainment begins at 7 p.m., and the film will start at dusk.
1001 New Market Rd.
Mesquite, TX 75149

May
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
The Hispanic Forum of Mesquite hosts this timeless and free fiesta with authentic Mexican food, piñatas, Folklorico dancers, a jalapeno-eating contest, bounce houses, and more.
1001 New Market Rd.
Mesquite, TX 75149

Mesquite Meander
A living history tour of the Mesquite Cemetery. Enjoy a unique experience as actors from Mesquite Arts Theatre and volunteers from Historic Mesquite, Inc., come together to tell the stories of Mesquite's early citizens.
400 Holly Park Dr.
Mesquite, TX 75149


June - August
Mesquite Championship Rodeo
For more than 60 years, the Mesquite Championship Rodeo has entertained families with thrilling rodeo events such as saddle bronc riding, bull riding, barrel racing, team roping and every other event you would see at a PRCA Rodeo. The rodeo includes full-scale sports production to highlight all of the action, a private VIP club serving Texas BBQ and the Fan Zone. Beginning at 6 p.m. the night of a rodeo, visitors can come onto the arena floor, interact with rodeo participants and try out their rodeo skills. For children, the Fan Zone includes free pony rides, stick-horse barrel racing, bounce houses, photo opportunities with contestants and talent, delicious barbecue dinner at the onsite BBQ pavilion, and much more.
1818 Rodeo Dr.
Mesquite, TX 75149

June
Rodeo Road Rally
Grab your bike and go for your best time in Rodeo Road Rally's 20-, 42-, or 65-mile bike race. Goodies like catered breakfast and lunch, an event shirt, and a gift bag as bonuses await you at the starting line.
3300 E. Cartwright Rd.
Mesquite, TX 75181

Summer Sizzle
Summer Sizzle, Mesquite’s annual city festival, is a full day of carnival games, rides, food trucks, live music, mud volleyball, and a fireworks show.
1001 New Market Rd.
Mesquite, TX 75149

Jazzbreaks
Join us for a free outdoor concert series that brings smooth tunes into the summer air with a different band every Tuesday in June.
1527 N. Galloway Ave.
Mesquite, TX 75149

Music in the Park
The Mesquite Community Band hosts Music in the Park on the north lawn of the Mesquite Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. every Monday in June. Parking and admission are free. Be sure to bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Concessions will be available for purchase.
1527 N. Galloway Ave.
Mesquite, TX 75149


July
Nibbles and Sips
Take an all-access tour of the Opal Lawrence Historical Park at the annual Nibbles and Sips event. See updates to the properties, and hear more about upcoming additions and renovations, specifically a restoration update on the relocated New Hope Baptist Church.
711 E Kearney St.
Mesquite, TX 75149


August
Doggie Splash Day
Bring your pooch for a refreshing dip in the Vanston Pool at this annual event that features a dog swimsuit contest, dog-paddle race, and diving contest. If you feel like it, jump in yourself; owners are invited to swim with their pets as the pool closes for the season.
2913 Oates Dr.
Mesquite, TX 75150

Dive-In Movie
Come experience the fun of a Dive-In Movie at City Lake Aquatic Center. Tackle the waterslides, as a huge screen is set up for a classic blockbuster film. Also, enjoy an open concession stand for your favorite move snacks.
200 Parkview St.
Mesquite, TX 75149

Preservation Primer
Learn basic best practices to protect and care for your family heirlooms.
711 E Kearney St.
Mesquite, TX 75149


September – May
Mesquite Symphony Orchestra
For more than 30 years, the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra has filled the Concert Hall of the Mesquite Arts Center with the sounds of iconic classical pieces. Grab your tickets and your special someone for a night filled with melodic arrangements from trained musicians as their passion for music fills every note.
1527 N. Galloway Ave.
Mesquite, TX 75149

September
Guts and Gory Fun Run
Race through the woods of Camp Rorie Galloway with your team and compete in challenges to try to survive the zombie horde. Obstacles and missions will test strength, speed, problem solving, and teamwork. Collect survival essentials along the way to ensure your team's safe passage to the finish line. Oh yeah, and you have to avoid the zombies too!
3100 Lawson Dr.
Mesquite, TX 75181


October
PumpkinFest
Celebrate the arrival of cooler weather with a pumpkin-decorating contest, petting zoo, haunted house, carnival games, jousting and falconry show, and more at Valley Creek Park. PumpkinFest is Mesquite’s annual fall festival that truly welcomes the changing leaves and all your fall favorites.
2482 Pioneer Rd.
Mesquite, TX 75181

Day of the Dead Festival
Celebrate the cultural traditions of Dia de Los Muertos with a sugar skull painting, Folklorico dancers, face painting, and the traditional altar at the Mesquite Arts Center. This annual festival grows every year with more activities to honor the sacred holiday.   
1527 N. Galloway Ave.
Mesquite, TX 75149

Haunted Campout
Join us for a spooky good time at the Haunted Camp Out at Camp Rorie Galloway. SPOOK-tastic activities include zip lining, costume contest, tent decorating contest, and delicious s'mores by a roaring fire. Included is dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday morning.
3100 Lawson Dr.
Mesquite, TX 75149

Treasures Barn Sale
Join Historic Mesquite, Inc., for its 8th Treasures Barn Sale at Opal Lawrence Historical Park's big red barn. This annual event features items donated by the public. Shoppers can find anything from antique items to vintage toys to barely used clothing and linens.
711 E Kearney St.
Mesquite, TX 75149

Mesquite Community Band Fall Concert
The Mesquite Community Band will present its Fall Concert in the Concert Hall of the Mesquite Arts Center. Grab a seat to hear the annual themed arrangements. Admission is free & all are welcome
1527 N. Galloway Ave.
Mesquite, TX 75149


November – March
Mesquite Outlaws Soccer Club
Major Arena Soccer League's (MASL) newest addition, the Mesquite Outlaws, are the latest sports franchise to hit Mesquite. Purchase your season tickets to get a great seat as they score goals and excite the crowd at the Mesquite Arena.
1818 Rodeo Dr.
Mesquite, TX 75149

November
Cowboys of Color
Enjoy the best in bull riding, calf roping, steer wrestlin', and bronc bustin'. The event also includes cultural entertainers, Buffalo Soldiers, charros, escaramuzas (or charras), ceremonial dancers, and more. The Cowboys of Color Rodeo is a training ground for the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) and features more than 200 culturally diverse cowboys and cowgirls competing for cash prizes.
1818 Rodeo Dr.
Mesquite, TX 75149

Veterans Day Celebration
Honor your heroes with us at our annual Veterans Day Celebration. Enjoy a complimentary picnic provided by The Mesquite Fire Corps and a special musical presentation given by The Dallas Heritage Brass Band.
403 South Galloway Ave.
Mesquite, TX 75149

Small Business Saturday
Join your friends and hometown businesses in Downtown Mesquite for Small Business Saturday nationwide. Enjoy shopping, festive surroundings, and more while you support local businesses and complete that Christmas shopping list.
150 W. Main St.
Mesquite, Texas 75149

Christmas Tree Lighting in the Square
Celebrate the season in Downtown Mesquite with the traditional lighting of the community Christmas tree. Celebrate with music, dance, the beginning of the Window Wonderland Christmas decor contest, elfie selfie stations, refreshments, and more.
150 W. Main St.
Mesquite, Texas 75149

Wreath Making Class
Gather a group of friends, or come alone and make new ones in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere while having some fun. Make a beautiful fresh evergreen holiday wreath, suitable for display indoors or out. Registration is required and the evening includes dinner and materials. 
701 E. Kearney St.
Mesquite, TX 75150


December
Christmas in the Park
Mesquite’s annual Christmas festival is the largest annual event to kick off the holiday season. Held at Westlake Park, attendees can look forward to free carnival games, pictures with Santa, a crafts table and more. The finale of this cheerful event will be the annual Christmas Parade around the park.
601 Gross Rd.
Mesquite, TX 75149

Mesquite Community Band Winter Concert
The Mesquite Community Band will present its Winter Concert in the Concert Hall of the Mesquite Arts Center to add to the festive holiday events found throughout Mesquite during this season.  Admission is free & all are welcome.
1527 N. Galloway Ave.
Mesquite, TX 75149

Mesquite Rodeo WinterClassic
Still have family in town for the holidays? Show them what Mesquite is all about at the Mesquite Rodeo Winter Classic. Bull Riding, Bronc Riding, Barrel Racing, Tie-Down Roping, and more by all by the best cowboys and cowgirls in the area, in a heated and enclosed arena.
1818 Rodeo Dr.
Mesquite, TX 75149

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Visit Mesquite, Texas
757 N. Galloway Avenue
Mesquite, TX 75149
1-800-541-2355
www.visitmesquitetx.com

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