Special Events

The Real. Texas. Festival will be held April 25 and 26 at Rodeo Center located at 1818 Rodeo Drive. The event will feature a variety of music, entertainment, food and family fun. Tickets for the event will go on sale in early March. Festival tickets will once again be available on ticketmaster.com.

Festival hours are:
5-11 p.m. on Friday, April 25;
10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 26.

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Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Friday, April 25th thru Saturday, April 26th
Mesquite Parks and Recreation invites the public to City Lake Park on the evening of Friday May 9 to Movies in the Park. This is the first event in a series lasting throughout the summer. Movies in the Park are a great opportunity for the whole family to experience movie watching in the great outdoors. The event is free. Patrons are encouraged to bring their picnic baskets, lawn chairs, and blankets.


Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Friday, May 9th
Our mission for the Hero run is to support the Therapeutic and Adaptive Recreation Programs in Mesquite. This event will help provide quality sports training and athletic competitions for children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. The race is scheduled for Saturday, May 10 at Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Rd. We ask that you come dressed as your favorite superhero and help us save the day for our special needs community.

To register for the race visit our website at,
www.cityofmesquite.com/pard/Hero.php


Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, May 10th
Mesquite Parks and Recreation and Old Town Mesquite are proud to announce the annual KIDFISH event at City Lake Park, 403 South Galloway Ave. on May 17. This year, the popular family-friendly fishing activity will begin at 9 a.m. with registration starting at 8 a.m. KIDFISH is a free event for children 16 and younger.

All fishing participants must register for the event and poles and bait will be provided or participants may use their own fishing gear. “The event is FREE” said, Alyssa Smith Marketing Specialist. “We hope that through participation in the event, kids gain an appreciation for the sport of fishing as well as awareness for the environment and its natural resources.” Prizes and trophies will be awarded immediately following the final measuring and weigh-in of the fish.

KIDFISH is a non-profit outreach program designed to educate and provide a hands-on fishing experience and memories for children and families. “The event will give children a chance to experience the sport of fishing as well as the outdoors” said Smith. Families are welcome to spend the day enjoying the park and picnic while watching their children fish.

Donations to help expand the KIDFISH program are accepted for the event, although they are not necessary to participate.

For more information on this event, please call 972.216.6260.


Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, May 17th
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Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, June 7th
Mesquite Parks and Recreation invites the public to City Lake Park on the evening of Friday June 13 to Movies in the Park. This is the first event in a series lasting throughout the summer. Movies in the Park are a great opportunity for the whole family to experience movie watching in the great outdoors. The event is free. Patrons are encouraged to bring their picnic baskets, lawn chairs, and blankets.

Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Friday, June 13th
July is Parks and Recreation Month in the City of Mesquite. This July, we ask the community to GET WILD about parks and recreation and use this month as an opportunity to get out and benefit from our trails, pools, parks and much more.


Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Tuesday, July 1st
Mesquite Parks and Recreation invites the public to City Lake Park on the evening of Friday July 11 to Movies in the Park. This is the first event in a series lasting throughout the summer. Movies in the Park are a great opportunity for the whole family to experience movie watching in the great outdoors. The event is free. Patrons are encouraged to bring their picnic baskets, lawn chairs, and blankets.

Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Friday, July 11th
Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department invites all dogs and their owners to this year’s annual Doggie Splash Day on Saturday, August 16 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The event will be held at Vanston Pool, 2913 Oates Drive. There is a fee of $5 for one owner and one pet, $2.00 for each additional pet and $1 for all spectators.

This event is a great opportunity for dogs and their owners to cool off, compete for prizes or just play at the pool! Activities include access to the wading pool, small slide and one-meter diving board as well as the following contests:
- Swim suit contest 10:30 a.m.
- Dog Paddle Race 11:00 a.m.
- Diving contest 12:00 p.m.

In an effort to make sure that everyone in attendance has a safe and enjoyable experience all dogs will be required to show proof of current vaccinations and must be accompanied by a responsible person 16 and older. Aggressive or socially awkward dogs may be asked to leave. Lifeguards will be on duty, so dog owners are invited to swim with their pets if desired.
For more information please call 972.216.6260


Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, August 16th
Come experience the joys of movie watching during the dive-in movie at City Lake Aquatic Center on August 22. Beginning at dusk, we will have fun pool games, prizes, popcorn and more. Admission is the same as the 2013 summer season. You can find information on admission fees at our pools page; http://www.cityofmesquite.com/pard/swimming.php


Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, August 16th
All ages will enjoy this fall festival with crafts, games, rides, costume contests and great festival food! There will be a small fee for activities and concessions. For more event information please call 972.216.6260

Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, October 18th
Christmas in the Park is scheduled for December 4 - 6, 2014 at Westlake Park. The hours of the event are 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Thursday, and 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

For more information, visit www.cityofmesquite.com or call 972-216-6260.


Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Thursday, December 4th thru Saturday, December 6th