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Arts / Entertainment

  1. J. Gibson Estes Art Exhibit

    October 1, 2017 - October 29, 2017 @ Mesquite Arts Center Main Gallery

    Come enjoy an exhibit of Fables and Folklore with works by artist J. Gibson Estes. This exhibit features artwork that tells our forgotten stories and the myths that have shaped our religions, histories, and languages – making us who we are today. Main Gallery at the Mesquite Arts Center. The gallery is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and during performances.

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  2. Mesquite Community Theatre presents "The Mystery of Irma Vep - A Penny Dreadful"

    October 27, 2017, 8:00 PM - October 28, 2017, 8:00 PM @ Mesquite Arts Center Black Box Theatre

    Mesquite Community Theatre presents "The Mystery of Irma Vep - A Penny Dreadful," by Charles Ludlum. This spoof of Gothic melodramas is a quick change marathon in which two actors play all the roles. A sympathetic werewolf, a vampire and an Egyptian princess brought to life when her tomb is opened make this a comedy perfect for the Halloween season. Performances are October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27,28 at 8:00 PM and October 15, 22, 29 at 2:30 PM. For tickets, visit

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Festivals / Events

  1. Premier Gun Show at Big Town

    October 28, 2017 - October 29, 2017 @ Big Town Event Center

    Visit the Premier Gun Show at Big Town . With over 700 tables, we have what you are looking for! Public invited to Buy, Sell, or Trade. Location Big Town Event Center 2323 Big Town Blvd. Mesquite TX, 75149 Show Hours: Saturday 9 am – 5 pm; Sunday 10 am – 4 pm. General Admission – $8, cash only Weekend Passes – $12, cash only Children 11 & under – Free; Uniformed Peace Officers – Free; FREE parking.

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  2. Amazing Technicolor 5K Run

    October 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Mesquite Convention Center

    The AT5K is all about having a great time and making great memories with friends in the community. There are no winners, no timing, no awards, just a lot of color and fun. Each participant will be a blank canvas at the starting line, and will be transformed into a colorful collage. The race benefits the Mesquite ISD Education Foundation. Registration costs vary, and children under age 5 are free but will not receive a race packet. See website,, for details.

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

    October 28, 2017, 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 .

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  4. Opal Lawrence Historical Park Tours

    October 28, 2017, 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 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tues. and Wed., and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the 4th Saturday of the month. 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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  5. Day of the Dead Festival

    October 28, 2017, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Mesquite Arts Center

    Bring the whole family for the free Dia de los Muertos festival at the Mesquite Arts Center on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 4 to 7 pm.! Enjoy live music, face painting, food trucks, sugar skull decorating,cookie decorating, and more! Bring your own items to add to the community altar to honor those who have passed away.

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Sports Events

  1. Cowboys of Color Finals Rodeo

    October 28, 2017, 7:30 PM @ Mesquite Arena

    Enjoy the best in bull riding, calf roping, streer wrestlin', and bronc bustin. You'll also find cultural entertainers, Buffalo Soldiers, charros, escaramuzas, ceremonial dancers, Tennessee Walking horses, Pony Express relays, wild horse races, ladies barrel racing, junior calf roping and junior barrel racing. The Cowboys of Color Rodeo is a training ground for the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) and features over 200 culturally diverse cowboys and cowgirls competing for cash prizes. For tickets,visit Contestants contact Cleo Hearn at Best to get tickets in advance, as this is a popular rodeo. Call 972-285-8777 or visit to purchase.

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