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Visit Mesquite, Texas
757 N Galloway Ave
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 children 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 

Mesquite Arts Center 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, visitors can 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 cover bands to the Mesquite Arts Center. Held in the beautiful courtyard, this family-friendly, free event occurs in June.
Mesquite, TX 75149  


January

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Parade | Downtown Mesquite
Annual parade honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The parade is followed by the Community Celebration at the Mesquite Arts Center. The celebration will feature dance, musical performances and speeches by community leaders and pastors.
150 W. Main St.
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. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. 
1527 N. Galloway Ave.
Mesquite, TX 75149


February

Daddy-Daughter Dance 
The Daddy Daughter Dance is a great place to spend some quality time with your favorite girl. This formal event offers multiple sessions with raffle prizes and professional photographers.
Rodeo Dr.
Mesquite, TX 75149 

Be Mine at the Ranch
Be our Valentine at the Florence Ranch Homestead. Enjoy valentine crafts, goodies and photo backdrops at the historic ranch house. Free admission for this open house.
Barnes Bridge Road
Mesquite, TX 75150


March – October 

Devils Bowl Speedway
This unique D-shaped track makes sure that everyone has a great view of the fast-paced, NASCAR-style action. Guests that purchase a Pit Pass can sit right in the center of the track during the races and can take pictures with the drivers.
Lawson Road
 Mesquite, TX 75181


March 

Bunny Bash
Join us for the Egg Hunt, free pictures with the Easter Bunny and children’s activities.
Hillcrest St. 
Mesquite, TX 75149 


April – November 

Downtown Farmers Market at Front Street Station 
Come and shop in Downtown Mesquite at Front Street Station for local fare from artisans and growers every Saturday. Each gathering will host live music, food vendors, demos and more.
100 W. Front St.
Mesquite, TX 75149


April

Rodeo Parade
This decadeslong 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 helps them learn the basics of fishing.
South Galloway Ave.
Mesquite, TX 75149

April Rocks! 
Come enjoy this outdoor evening concert series of popular tribute bands in the outdoor Courtyard Plaza at 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 Concert inside the Concert Hall of the Mesquite Arts Center. 
1527 N. Galloway Ave. 
 Mesquite, TX 75149 

Doggy Derby Day
Bring your pooch for a special day of pet friendly activities at the historic Opal Lawrence Historical Park.
711 E. Kearney 
Mesquite, TX 75149


May – September 

Movies in the Park 
Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic baskets enjoy free outdoor 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.
New Market Road
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 Road
Mesquite, TX 75149


June - August

Mesquite Championship Rodeo
Held every Saturday night from the first Saturday in June until the in August for nearly 65 years, the Mesquite Championship Rodeo has entertained families with thrilling rodeo events. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. visitors can come onto the arena floor, interact with rodeo participants and try out their rodeo skills with special activities for children.
Rodeo Dr.
Mesquite, TX 75149


June

Rodeo Road Rally 
Grab your bike and go for your best time in Rodeo Road Rally's 35-, 50-, or 100-kilometer courses with traffic control and rider support.
300 E. Davis St.
Mesquite, TX 75181

Jazzbreaks 
Join us for a free annual outdoor concert series that hosts local jazz musicians in the Mesquite Arts Center’s Courtyard space. 
1527 N. Galloway Ave.
Mesquite, TX 75149 

Music in the Park
Music in the Park is an annual event that has been happening for over 30 years at the Mesquite Arts Center. This free event is performed by the Mesquite Community Band.
1527 N. Galloway Ave. 
 Mesquite, TX 75149 


July 

Luau Pool Party
Cool off at the pool party and enjoy games, contests and prizes.
Parkview 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


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 Zombie 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! 
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. 
Pioneer Road 
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

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

Mesquite Meander 
A living history tour of Mesquite Cemetery. Enjoy a unique experience as actors tell the stories of Mesquite's early citizens.
Holly Park Dr.
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.
Rodeo Dr.
Mesquite, TX 75149


November 

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.
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.
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.
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 Road
Mesquite, TX 75149

Mesquite Community Band Winter Concert
The Mesquite Community Band will present its 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

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

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