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Mesquite, TX – May 7, 2021 – Tourism in Mesquite, TX is continuing to recover and move onward from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is highlighted by recent successes of Mesquite hosting two conventions that both have signed three-year agreements to return. The Texas Fly Fishing and Brew Festival as well as the World Miniature Bullriding Championship will call Mesquite home through 2023. Read More

Country Legend Comes to Mesquite

Dwight Yoakam will be at the Mesquite Arena on Saturday, May 29th at 9:00 p.m! Come join the fun as he plays classics like “Fast As You” and “A Thousand Miles from Nowhere”. Dwight Yoakam has been playing music for over 30 years so this will definitely be a night to remember. Read More.

April Rocks! Kicks Off This Weekend

Live concert series April Rocks! runs April 2nd through 30th, 7:00-8:30 p.m. each Friday. Come join us on the North Lawn of the Mesquite Arts Center for this free family-friendly event. The bands performing are tribute bands covering the greatest hits of popular musicians like Madonna, The Who, and The Cars. Read More.

The Ultimate Mesquite Road Trip Itinerary

Feeling cooped up? There’s never been a better time to pack up the family and take a road trip.

Whether you’re from Texas or hoping to visit the Lone Star State for your next getaway, Mesquite is the perfect place to go. Located only 15 minutes from downtown Dallas, there are plenty of activities you can add to your Mesquite road trip itinerary! Read More.

The Belle of Amherst at the Mesquite Arts Theatre

Join us for the next installment in our 2021 Mesquite Community Theatre season, “The Belle of Amherst.” This one-woman show will only go from April 9th to the 25th in the Black Box at the Mesquite Arts Center, so be sure to get your tickets today. Read More.

Painting the State One Courthouse At A Time

Local Mesquite Artist Tony Delane is on a mission: to draw and paint every courthouse in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area. The 55-year old artist dabbles in a little bit of everything — from comic book characters, creature concepts, still-life drawings, and more. Lately, he has been more focused on Texas courthouses. Delane's watercolor creations are part of the job, literally. As a truck driver, he has traveled all throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Read More

Air Supply Is Coming to the Mesquite Arena

The world famous Australian soft rock band Air Supply will be at the Mesquite Arena on April 30th, 2021! Mark your calendars because this show will be one to remember! This year marks the duos' 45th anniversary and they are celebrating it in style by coming to the Official Rodeo Capitol of Texas!
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Fly Fishing Is Just What the Doctor Ordered

The first "live" expo for the fishing/hunting category in the country for 2021 went extremely well. With over one thousand visitors and fishing enthusiasts making the trip to the Mesquite Convention Center, hopefully this will pave the way for more events like this in the future. This type of event came at the perfect time, because it helped satisfy the pent up demand to get get outdoors, enjoy hobbies and travel safely. Read More.


When the weather is perfect, there’s no better place to be than the park. Whether it’s to take a stroll with the entire family, enjoy a bike ride, or savor a homemade picnic lunch, a park provides a safe and scenic place to do it all. If you’re looking for the perfect park near Dallas to take your family to, look no further than the city of Mesquite. With more than 70 parks to choose from and plenty of outdoor places to explore, you are sure to find a space you will enjoy. Read more.

Family-Friendly Mesquite Art Center Exhibitions

The arts offer a versatile and adaptable experience for both children and adults. If given proper attention and resources, it can expand its influence and positively impact a community for years to come. This has been the mission of the Mesquite Arts Center since its inception, and we continue to expand our offerings and partnerships to better serve our community. Read more.

Where to See Blooming Texas Bluebonnets in Dallas

Not only is the Texas bluebonnet the state flower of the Lone Star State, but it’s also very present in and around the town of Mesquite! These beautiful blue flowers are synonymous with spring in Texas and are the perfect sign of the impending warmer weather. Every year Texans and out-of-state admirers alike travel to see the Texas bluebonnets for themselves. If you’re looking for where to see blooming Texas Bluebonnets near Dallas in 2021, you’re in luck!

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Why Mesquite is a Perfect Family Getaway in Texas

Planning a family getaway is a top priority for many of us this year. If you’re looking to destress and enjoy some time away, look no further than Mesquite, Texas for your next family vacation! First-time visitors have so much to explore and 2021 is the perfect time to discover what this amazing town has to offer. Located just 15 minutes from downtown Dallas, your next family trip is a convenient drive away from one of Texas’ largest cities. Read more.

5 Things to Do in Mesquite Under New Normal

The new normal has changed Mesquite slightly, but it still retains its status as one of the most charming and authentic Texas towns. Things look a little different, but there’s still no better place to experience an amazing weekend, afternoon, or week-long vacation. Read more.

Mesquite to Host Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival

February 27 and 28, 2021 the 4th Annual Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival will take place at the Mesquite Convention Center just 15 minutes from downtown Dallas. A great lineup of indoor casting demonstrations and classes are available with industry experts and tasting some of the Lone Star State’s best microbrewed beer. Read more.

Shop at Market East Shopping Center

Need to refresh your wardrobe, resupply your home office, pick up sporting goods, or stock up for craft projects? You’ll find everything you need and more from the big-box retailers at Market East Shopping Center. Read more.

Shop and Make a Difference

As the people of Texas continue to come together and support each other, we want to recognize an important part of what makes Mesquite so strong: The local retailers, who are open for business! Read more.

Options Are Endless at Town East Mall

Whether you’re shopping for your family, picking up holiday gifts, or are just looking to take a weekday shopping spree, Town East Mall in Mesquite has everything you need in one easy location. Read more.

Local Coffee Shop Warms Hands and Hearts

Sean Belknap certainly isn’t bearish when it comes to a good cup of coffee. And as owners of Bear Cave Coffee in downtown Mesquite, he and his wife, Hillary, hope the people of Mesquite aren’t either.

But Sean says Bear Cave – located inside The Corner Theatre at 214 W. Davis St. on the historic Heritage Square – is about more than just a cup of coffee.. Read more.

Shop Mesquite Today for Great Finds!

There is no place like Mesquite, where you'll find great shopping and much fun. Read more.

Why choose Mesquite to host your event?

Located adjacent to the Hampton Inn and Suites is the Mesquite Convention Center and Exhibit Hall. With more than 50,000 square feet of floor space, set up your next convention, trade show, or conference in multiple ways to fit your needs. Read more.

Mesquite promotes Black Friday shopping

Mesquite, TX – November 27, 2020 – Black Friday is traditionally the day after Thanksgiving and marks the official start of the national holiday shopping season. The City of Mesquite is encouraging people to shop and dine locally in the Mesquite community as a part of its “Shop Mesquite” campaign.
The campaign includes the new www.ShopMesquiteTX.com listing of shopping centers, restaurants and businesses located in Mesquite which features stories, videos and more on places to shop, eat and experience Mesquite. Read more.

Small Business Saturday: Check out these Videos

Small Business Saturday - Support locally owned small businesses on this international day dedicated to shopping small. A variety of Downtown Mesquite businesses will open their doors to welcome you. Be sure to visit our Downtown Mesquite, TX Facebook page to take in video visits to businesses as well. Read more.

Experience the Holidays in Mesquite

Experience the holiday season here with us in Mesquite. We have great events taking place throughout the city from now until the end of the year. From Small Business Saturday to our traditional Christmas in the Park, we are ready to join in with you in the festivities. {Read More}

Shopping in Mesquite? Check out these Videos

As we gear up for another holiday season, keep in mind Mesquite, Texas offers a wide variety of things to do, places to eat and go shopping. {Read More}

Dickey's BBQ in Mesquite plans big move for 2021

The chain barbecue joint's new digs will still be in the city limits, and will be updated to include a large patio. For a quarter of a century, the address has been the same for Mesquite residents looking to chow down on some Dickey’s Barbecue. That will change next year, {Read More}

World Finals International Miniature Bullriding

Mark your calendars for the World Finals for the International Miniature Bull Riding Association (a youth competition) at the Mesquite Arena, 1818 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite, TX 75149, on December 8-12. {Read More}

Mesquite Convention Center Chosen as Polling Place

DALLAS and ALPHARETTA, Ga. — October 8, 2020 — The Mesquite Convention Center & Exhibit Hall today announced that the event venue has been selected by the Dallas County Elections Department to serve as a polling location on Election Day. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST on November 3, 2020, the Mesquite Convention Center & Exhibit Hall will host convenient walk-in and curbside voting and free parking for Dallas County registered voters. {Read More}

DowntownMesquiteTX.com is Live

DowntownMesquiteTX.com is officially live and waiting for you to explore. The new website includes a directory of downtown businesses and information for future business owners. Stay up to date on the Downtown Mesquite Development Program that is breathing new life into the heart of Mesquite. {Read More}


As the seasons change, the weather is just right to grab a table on the patio at your favorite Mesquite restaurant. Find the perfect spot for a family dinner or grab lunch on a lazy afternoon. {Read More}

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Mesquite

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 each year and is a time to celebrate the history and contributions of American citizens with ancestors of Hispanic descent. Read below to see how you and your family can engage with and learn more about Hispanic culture and traditions in Mesquite. {Read More}

Smith’s of Mesquite restaurant to Open in Downtown

The Mesquite City Council has approved an agreement for Smith’s of Mesquite to open a 6,000 square-foot full-service restaurant and entertainment venue in the historic McWhorter Greenhaw building in Downtown Mesquite. Plans include a renovation of the iconic mid-century modern facade and neon, along with extensive interior updates. {Read More}

Attend a National Motorcycle Race in Mesquite

The world's fastest dirt track motorcycle race returns to Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas on Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26. Tickets can be purchased in advance and online here. The Dallas Half-Mile doubleheader kicks off at 3 p.m., with fun for the whole family as American Flat Track takes over Devil's Bowl Speedway with vendors, live music and an entire weekend of the world's fastest dirt track motorcycle racing. {Read More}

WRANGLER® National Finals Rodeo Moves to Arlington

The Wrangler® National Finals Rodeo (NFR) is moving to Texas in December 2020! Arlington’s Globe Life Field, home of the Texas Rangers, will host the Wrangler NFR 2020 – the first non-baseball event at this extraordinary park. Event organizers confirmed the event will comply with all health and safety protocols for attendees.{Read More}


Take some time this month to remember and reflect on the events of 9/11 at Mesquite Freedom Park. Located in the North Lawn of the Mesquite Arts Center, the park was created through a collaborative process between the City of Mesquite, corporate and non-profit sponsors, and community leaders. {Read More}


Although Mesquite is the Rodeo Capital of Texas, we offer a variety of cultural opportunities. From a top-notch symphony to a thriving theater scene and a healthy artistic community. {Read More}

Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival in Mesquite

A new year means new dates and a brand new location for the Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival: The 4th Annual Texas Fly & Brew will take place on February 27 and 28, 2021, in Mesquite, just 15 minutes from downtown Dallas. “We’re thrilled to partner with Mesquite to bring our unique festival to this great location,” says Festival Director Beau Beasley. “Since coming to Texas we’ve seen steady growth in both attendees and vendors, which requires a much larger venue. The Mesquite Convention Center allows us to offer an even greater variety of classes in 2021.” {Read More}

Alejandro’s at Front Street in Downtown Mesquite

The City of Mesquite will welcome Alejandro’s at Front Street Station to Downtown Mesquite in January 2021 as the City Council has approved the lease agreement of a City-owned building at 117 W. Main Street. The restaurant will cook up a menu that includes traditional Mexican recipes sprinkled with a pinch of Texas flavors. Alejandro’s at Front Street will feature outdoor dining, a full-service bar and live music. {Read More}


August is National Golf Month, and Mesquite is a hole-in-one kind of destination offering the best for golf aficionados. Book your time to play on the scenic fairways at the Mesquite Golf Club, one of Dallas-Fort Worth’s most affordable, luxurious courses. We want you to have a great time on the course, but please be safe, use social distance guidelines and follow Dallas County health orders. {Read More}

Five Reasons Mesquite is the Perfect Family Trip

There is still time to plan the perfect family road trip or staycation this summer and the Official Rodeo Capital of Texas is a prime destination. From great lodging options to a melting pot of restaurants, read below to see why you should put a trip to Mesquite on the family calendar. {Read More}


July is Independent Retailer Month, a time dedicated to highlighting the positive social and economic impact of locally owned shops and restaurants. Although it is nice to shop independent retail year-round, we encourage you to #ShopMesquite this month and discover the local businesses and restaurants in the community.{Read More}


Movie buffs undaunted by the Texas heat can take to the great outdoors for drive-in films, as the all-American old-time pastime is making a comeback during the coronavirus pandemic.

Showings of movies like Wonder Woman, Sonic the Hedgehog and Straight Outta Compton will fill outdoor theater screens this month, along with a cinematic concert by Blake Shelton and troupe.

We've listed some old school drive-ins that are still kicking it around North Texas, as well as a few newbies. {Read More}


We might be a few hours away from the capital of Texas, but the rodeo capital is right here in Mesquite, Texas! Located just a 15-minute drive from Dallas, our city is filled with amazing restaurants, shops, and local attractions that you can only find here. That’s not all, though. People come from all over the country—and the world!—to see why we’re called the rodeo capital of Texas. {Read More}

Enjoy National Macaroni & Cheese Day in Mesquite

Macaroni and cheese is relatively simple: pasta tubes, cheese, milk, some butter and you’re in business.

But perhaps because of its simplicity it also is incredibly versatile. There are so many potential combinations, whether using a different type of cheese, adding a breading or getting an add-on like chicken or jalapeno into the mix.

Whether you’re a purist who wants to keep it basic or love a macaroni mish-mash, July 14 is the day the people who decide these things have deemed we celebrate macaroni and cheese. {Read More}