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Arts / Entertainment

  1. Artists of Mesquite Painting with a Twist Gallery Exhibition

    August 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017 @ Mesquite Arts Center Main Gallery

    Come enjoy this mixed media selection of art from the Mesquite Painting with a Twist Artists! Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during performances.

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  2. Mesquite Community Theatre presents "Once Upon a Mattress" (Teen Show)

    August 18, 2017, 8:00 PM - August 19, 2017, 8:00 PM @ Mesquite Arts Center Black Box Theatre

    Mesquite Community Theatre presents "Once Upon a Mattress," (Teen Show), music by Mary Rodgers, Lyrics by Marshal Barer, Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, Marshal Barer. The hilarious and raucous adaptation of “The Princess and the Pea” this delightful musical puts an entirely new spin on the original fairy tale. Performances are August 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 at 8:00 PM and August 6, 13, 20 at 2:30 PM. For tickets, visit

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Community Events

  1. Mesquite Back to School Fairs

    August 19, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Mesquite High School, Poteet High School and Sharing Life Community Outreach

    The Mesquite Back to School Fairs will beheld at 3 locations, all on August 19, 2017 from 8:00 AM to Noon. The fairs include free haircuts, free physicals, vision/dental screenings, free books, free backpacks, free school supplies and free immunizations (must provide shot records). Pre-register at MESQUITEBACKTOSCHOOL.COM . Services are limited to students entering Kindergarten through 12th grades. Any student under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a guardian age 17 or over to receive services. The locations and addresses are: Mesquite High School, 300 E. Davis St, Mesquite TX 75149; Poteet High School, 3300 Poteet Drive, Mesquite TX 75150; Sharing Life Community Outreach, 3544 E. Emporium Circle, Mesquite TX 75150.

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Festivals / Events

  1. Premier Gun Show at Big Town

    August 19, 2017 - August 20, 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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Sports Events

  1. Devil's Bowl Speedway Auto Races

    August 19, 2017, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Devil's Bowl Speedway

    Enjoy auto racing 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 - 11 pm. Races are April 1, 8, 14, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 13, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26, Sept. 2, Oct. 20, 21. For tickets, call 972-222-2421 or visit .

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  2. Mesquite Championship Rodeo

    August 19, 2017, 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 July 8 through September 30. 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. Gift shop, concessions including delicious BBQ by Eddie Deen. Tickets are available at

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