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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 www.mesquitecommunitytheatre.com.

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

    August 20, 2017, 2:30 PM - 4:30 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 www.mesquitecommunitytheatre.com.

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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. Back to School Bash - Moana

    August 18, 2017, 7:00 PM @ City Lake Aquatic Center

    Come experience the joy of a Dive-In Movie at City Lake Aquatic Center on Friday, August 18. Pre-show activities begin at 7 p.m. and the movie will start at dusk. We will have fun pool games, prizes and more. Admission is free starting at 7 p.m. For more event information, please call 972-216-6260

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

    August 26, 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 Kirk.Eventive@Live.com .

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  4. Halloween and Hauntfest Show

    August 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Mesquite Convention Center and Exhibit Hall

    If you love Halloween, this family-friendly convention is for you. Learn how to throw the scariest Halloween party, make the coolest costume, and have the best decorated home in the neighborhood. Enjoy demos, activities, sellers and exhibitors, presentations, classes and more. Hours are Saturday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, August 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ticket prices start at $15 - visit website to purchase and for details.

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  5. Opal Lawrence Historical Park Tours

    August 26, 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. Through Labor Day, HMI is participating as a Blue Star Museum and is offering free admission for active duty military and their families (up to 5 family members) and veterans of the U.S. Military and up to 5 family members.

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  6. Workshop: How to Preserve Your Family Heirlooms

    August 26, 2017, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Opal Lawrence Historical Park

    Historic Mesquite, Inc. presents the workshop "How to Preserve Your Family Heirlooms." Come learn how to protect your precious items for the next generation. Fee for the workshop is $10 per person,with a limit of 25 people. To register, call the Historic Mesquite office at 972-216-6468.

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  7. Halloween and Hauntfest Show

    August 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Mesquite Convention Center and Exhibit Hall

    If you love Halloween, this family-friendly convention is for you. Learn how to throw the scariest Halloween party, make the coolest costume, and have the best decorated home in the neighborhood. Enjoy demos, activities, sellers and exhibitors, presentations, classes and more. Hours are Saturday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, August 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ticket prices start at $15 - visit website to purchase and for details.

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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 www.devilsbowl.com .

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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 www.ticketmaster.com.

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  3. Devil's Bowl Speedway Auto Races

    August 26, 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 www.devilsbowl.com .

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  4. Mesquite Championship Rodeo

    August 26, 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 www.ticketmaster.com.

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