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Arts / Entertainment

  1. Summer Orchestra Readings

    June 2, 2018, 9:00 AM - July 21, 2018, 12:00 PM @ Mesquite Arts Center

    Open to any and all orchestra musicians looking to continue playing through the summer. Open rehearsal is open on July 21st to those who want to begin playing an orchestral instrument. Regular rehearsal sessions: June 2, 9, 16 and July 7, 14, 21. Please register before the sessions.

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  2. Lost Paradise Exhibit

    June 11, 2018, 8:00 AM - June 29, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Mesquite Arts Center

    Take a look at life through the eyes of photographers Temple Davenport, Hannah Murphy and Genielin Nucal for the free exhibit, Lost Paradise. The gallery is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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  3. Music in the Park

    June 18, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Mesquite Arts Center

    The Mesquite Community Band presents its 26th season of Music in the Park, inf front of the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 North Galloway at 7:00 p.m. every Monday night in June. Parking and admission are free. Be sure to bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Concessions will be available for purchase, or bring your own picnic basket. The Mesquite Community Band is under the direction of Dr. Steven Shoop. For more information, visit the band's website at www.MesquiteCommunityBand.com.

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  4. JazzBreaks - Freddie Jones

    June 19, 2018, 7:30 PM @ Mesquite Arts Center Lawn

    In Mesquite, summer means free outdoor jazz concerts that beckon visitors to get outside. Every Tuesday in June at 7:30 p.m. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy music under the stars! June 5 - Mesquite Jazz Repertoire Ensemble ; June 12 - Wives and Lovers; June 19 - Freddie Jones; June 26 - Sandra Kaye. JazzBreaks is sponsored in part by the City of Mesquite, Mesquite Arts Council, and the Texas Commission on the Arts. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, your friends and your family for this fun and FREE night of music!

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  5. Mesquite Community Theatre presents "Dixie Swim Club"

    June 22, 2018 - June 24, 2018 @ Mesquite Arts Center Black Box Theatre

    A hilarious and touching comedy about lifelong friends. "The Dixie Swim Club" is a story about five unforgettable women whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, relying on one another to get through the challenges that life flings at them throughout the years. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees are at 2:30 p.m. Performances are June 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 at 8:00 PM and June 10, 17, 24 at 2:30 PM. For tickets, visit www.mesquitecommunitytheatre.com.

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  6. Music in the Park

    June 25, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Mesquite Arts Center

    The Mesquite Community Band presents its 26th season of Music in the Park, in front of the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 North Galloway at 7:00 p.m. every Monday night in June. Parking and admission are free. Be sure to bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Concessions will be available for purchase, or bring your own picnic basket. The Mesquite Community Band is under the direction of Dr. Steven Shoop. For more information, visit the band's website at www.MesquiteCommunityBand.com.

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  7. JazzBreaks - Sandra Kaye

    June 26, 2018, 7:30 PM @ Mesquite Arts Center Lawn

    In Mesquite, summer means free outdoor jazz concerts that beckon visitors to get outside. Every Tuesday in June at 7:30 p.m. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy music under the stars! June 5 - Mesquite Jazz Repertoire Ensemble ; June 12 - Wives and Lovers; June 19 - Freddie Jones; June 26 - Sandra Kaye. JazzBreaks is sponsored in part by the City of Mesquite, Mesquite Arts Council, and the Texas Commission on the Arts. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, your friends and your family for this fun and FREE night of music!

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Community Events

  1. Movies in the Park

    June 22, 2018, 7:00 PM @ Paschall Park

    Mesquite Parks and Recreation invites you to Movies in the Park. This is a great opportunity for the whole family to experience movie watching in the great outdoors. This is a free family event. Pre-show entertainment begins at 7 p.m. Pre-show entertainment will also include music, dancing & games. The movies will begin at dusk. Patrons are encouraged to bring their picnic baskets, lawn chairs, and blankets. The Concession Stand will offer many treats including hot items such as hot dogs, nachos and sandwiches. Drinks and snacks will also be served. Prices will range from $4 and under.

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Festivals / Events

  1. Marketplace Mesquite -- Artisans' and Farmer's Market

    June 23, 2018, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Heritage Square in downtown Mesquite

    The MarketPlace is a European Style Market with local produce, food, and artisan/craftsman vendors. The MarketPlace is located in Historic Downtown Mesquite in the Downtown Square between Main & Davis every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month starting in April through October, from 9 am - 2 pm. This event supports Community Heart of Mesquite. For vendor information, please call Kirk Lovett at 469-275-9616 or email at Kirk.Eventive@Live.com .

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  2. Opal Lawrence Historical Park Tours

    June 23, 2018, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Opal Lawrence Historical Park

    Presented by Historic Mesquite, Inc. Tours of the beautiful S.D. Lawrence home, located in Opal Lawrence Historical Park, are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the 4th Saturday of the month. Museum Hours are are from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tues. through Fri. Be sure to note the unique painted ceilings! Tours also available by appointment. Fourth Saturday fees are $3 each, no more than $8 per family.

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Sports Events

  1. Devil's Bowl Speedway Auto Races

    June 23, 2018, All Day @ Devil's Bowl Speedway

    Enjoy the racing season at the Southwest’s most famous dirt track! With its half-mile, oval clay track, Devil’s Bowl Speedway hosts the best in auto racing. Hours are 7 pm to 11 pm for the Spring Nationals. Races are March 16, 17, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 27,28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 30 June 2, 9, 12, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25, Sept. 1, Oct. 5, 6, 19, 20.

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  2. Mesquite Championship Rodeo

    June 23, 2018, 7:30 PM @ Mesquite Arena

    Don't miss the toughest cowboys around as they compete with the strongest horses, steers and bulls in the country! This world-famous rodeo has been thrilling visitors since 1958. You'll see calf-roping, barrel racing, bronc busting, bull riding -- all of the traditional rodeo events, in AIR-CONDITIONED comfort. Every Saturday night from June 2 through August 25. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy the Fan Zone with children's activities on the rodeo floor from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Concessions and BBQ pavilion. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com.

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  3. Military Appreciation

    June 23, 2018, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Mesquite Arena at Rodeo Center

    Enjoy a Texas-style tribute to America’s Army Forces which was followed by a high energy show that includes a heavy dose of family fun. Held at Mesquite Arena, the Mesquite Championship Rodeo hold Military Appreciation night throughout the season. Make sure to attend our first night to kick off the season.

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  4. Devil's Bowl Speedway Auto Races - Fireworks Extravaganza!

    June 30, 2018, All Day @ Devil's Bowl Speedway

    Get ready to celebrate the 4th of July holiday with a Fireworks Extravaganza at tonight's races. Enjoy the racing season at the Southwest’s most famous dirt track! With its half-mile, oval clay track, Devil’s Bowl Speedway hosts the best in auto racing. Hours are 7 pm to 11 pm for the Spring Nationals. Races are March 16, 17, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 27,28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 30 June 2, 9, 12, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25, Sept. 1, Oct. 5, 6, 19, 20.

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  5. Mesquite Championship Rodeo

    June 30, 2018, 7:30 PM @ Mesquite Arena

    Don't miss the toughest cowboys around as they compete with the strongest horses, steers and bulls in the country! This world-famous rodeo has been thrilling visitors since 1958. You'll see calf-roping, barrel racing, bronc busting, bull riding -- all of the traditional rodeo events, in AIR-CONDITIONED comfort. Every Saturday night from June 2 through August 25. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy the Fan Zone with children's activities on the rodeo floor from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Concessions and BBQ pavilion. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com.

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