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Mckinney

Red, White, and Boom

July 4

This day of patriotic events starts in historic downtown McKinney with a hometown parade, a family-f...

Third Monday Trade Days

July 17-19

This is the oldest and largest monthly trade days and flea market in North Texas. Shop from more tha...

Ice Cream Crank-Off and Festival

July 19

The coolest place to be on National Ice Cream Day is at the 25th annual Ice Cream Crank-Off and Fest...

Third Monday Trade Days

Aug. 14-16

This is the oldest and largest monthly trade days and flea market in North Texas. Shop from more tha...

Smile Charity Concert

August 15 (Rescheduled date)

Listen to an evening of music where 100 percent of net profits are donated to support disabled veter...

Dinosaurs Live!

Sept. 5, 2020-Feb. 15, 2021

Encounter the 46-foot tall T-Rex and nine new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the nature trail...

Third Monday Trade Days

Sept. 18-20

This is the oldest and largest monthly trade days and flea market in North Texas. Shop from more tha...

Oktoberfest

Sept. 25-27

Presented by McKinney Main Street, Oktoberfest is a family favorite, offering authentic German music...

Third Monday Trade Days

Oct. 16-18

This is the oldest and largest monthly trade days and flea market in North Texas. Shop from more tha...

Third Monday Trade Days

Nov. 13-15

This is the oldest and largest monthly trade days and flea market in North Texas. Shop from more tha...

Home for the Holidays: A McKinney Christmas

Nov. 27-29

Thanksgiving weekend marks the 39th year for this hometown Christmas celebration. Visit the 14-block...

Mesquite

Championship Rodeo

June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 4, 11, 18, 25; Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Held every Saturday in June, July, and August, the rodeo has some of the toughest cowboys from aroun...

Devil's Bowl Speedway

June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 4, 11, 18, 25; Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Enjoy auto racing every Saturday at the Southwest’s most famous dirt track. With its half-mile, ov...

"Celebrate Dollies: A Quilt and Crochet Exhibit" Opening Reception

June 18-July 24

Created and curated by Suzann Thompson, this traveling exhibit includes doily-themed quilts, photos,...

Parks and Recreation Month

July 1-30

This July, discover all Mesquite Parks and Recreation has to offer. Low cost or free daily activitie...

Championship Rodeo

July 4, 11, 18, 25

Don't miss the toughest cowboys around the world as they compete with the strongest horses, steers, ...

The Marketplace

July 11

Located in the Downtown Square between Main and Davis streets, The Marketplace farmers' market is he...

Nibbles and Sips Porch Party

July 23

Attend the annual Nibbles and Sips Porch Party to get an updated tour of the Opal Lawrence Historica...

Cat Fancier's Association Cow Hill Cat Club

July 24-26

The Cat Fanciers Club is back at the Mesquite Convention Center for the Cow Hill Cat Club. Watch the...

Texas Haunters Convention 2020

July 24-26

Explore more than 35,000 square feet of family-friendly vendors, events, demonstrations, and classes...

Championship Rodeo

Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Don't miss the toughest cowboys around the world as they compete with the strongest horses, steers, ...

Doggie Splash Day

Aug. 8

Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department invites all dogs and their owners to this year’s annual D...

Courtyard Concert Series: Carmen Menza

Aug. 13

Please join the Mesquite Arts Center as they welcome local bands and singers to the courtyard for fr...

Dive-In Movie

Aug. 14

Come experience the fun of a Dive-In Movie at City Lake Aquatic Center. Catch a great movie while pl...

"Leading Ladies"

Aug. 14-30

This farce by the author of "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Moon Over Buffalo," centers on two down-on-their-...

The Marketplace

Aug. 15, 29

Located in the Downtown Square between Main and Davis streets, The Marketplace farmers' market is he...

Preservation Primer: Let's Talk About Quilts

Aug. 22

Head to Opal Lawrence for a special edition of Preservation Primer focusing on quilt preservation....

Fort Worth Feline Fanciers

Aug. 28-29

Cat lovers head to the Mesquite Convention Center to put the best felines to the test....

Hip Hop Spring Cowboys

Sept. 19

Hear excellent concert performances featuring blues, old-school, and hip-hop performances and see tr...

Ladies With Flava

Sept. 19

This community organization encourages that ladies of all ages step out of their shell and shine the...

Dallas Half Mile I and II

Sept. 25-26

American Flat Track, the most prestigious and competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing in th...

Devil's Bowl Speedway

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Enjoy auto racing every Saturday at the Southwest’s most famous dirt track. With its half-mile, ov...

Treasure Barn Sale Preview Party and Barn Sale

Oct. 8-11

Join Historic Mesquite, Inc. for its annual Treasures Barn Sale at Opal Lawrence Historical Park. Lo...

Haunted Campout

Oct. 10-11

Have a spooky good time at Camp Rorie Galloway. Bring your tent and your favorite costume for spook-...

PumpkinFest

Oct. 17

Welcome the fall season at this annual festival. Coordinate a family costume and enjoy events and pe...

A note regarding COVID-19

Due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus, some events have been postponed or canceled. Please make sure to check the event website, social media, or call ahead to confirm an event is still taking place if you are interested in attending.


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