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Mesquite, TX – July 8, 2022 – Summer fun is going strong in the City of Mesquite with a variety of family friendly events over the next month, including special activities to celebrate National Park and Recreation Month.
Parks & Recreation Events:
Luau Pool Party
7 p.m. on Friday, July 15, at City Lake Aquatic Center
Say aloha to Mesquite Parks and Recreation’s Hawaiian Luau! Festivities include a hula show, contests, games and swimming. Admission is free but limited to the first 500 people. Learn more about Mesquite’s National Park and Recreation Month events at www.cityofmesquite.com/288/July-Parks-Recreation-Month.
Pop Up at the Park
9 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, at KidsQuest Playground
The City of Mesquite and Mesquite ISD – Read, Play, Talk are partnering to host this free, family friendly event that will include face painting, fingerprinting kits, inflatables, a soccer clinic, storytime with the Mesquite Library, a K9 police demonstration, and a real Mesquite Fire Department Fire Engine! Food for purchase will be available. Learn more about Mesquite’s National Park and Recreation Month events at www.cityofmesquite.com/288/July-Parks-Recreation-Month.
Arts & Culture Events:
Downtown Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m., every Saturday through November at Front Street Station.
Discover a wide variety of artisanal products, locally grown produce, baked goods, bath and body products and more. Grab a “cup of joe” from Bear Cave Coffee or enjoy a meal from one of the food vendors who offer everything from ice cream to snow cones, barbecue to classic fair food.
Off the Rails: Front Street Station Music Festival
6-8 p.m. every Saturday on the Front Street Station stage. This is a free, family-friendly event. Bring your own chairs and coolers. This month’s performers include the Curtis Bradshaw Sextet (July 16), the Alaina Nelson Quintet (July 23), and pianist Poppy Xander (July 30).
Leo Castillo: Dream Dimension
8 a.m.-5 p.m., July 11 through Sept. 24 at Mesquite Arts Center
Experience a mix of reality with the imaginary through this artist’s eyes.
Trialogue featuring Selena Dixon, Todd Camplin, and Ellen Soffer
Three artists unified in two ways: abstract art, all on paper.
Mesquite Rocks! with Who’s Best
7-9 p.m., Thursday, July 21, at Mesquite Arts Center (front of the building). Hear the hits and deep cuts of The Who performed by tribute band Who’s Best at this free outdoor concert. Bring your own chairs and coolers.
Storytime for kids
10:30 a.m., every Tuesday and Wednesday at Main Library Children’s Program Room
10:30 a.m., every Monday at North Branch Library
Reading books and learning fun songs. For information, call 972-216-6220.
10:30 a.m., Tuesdays through July 26 at North Branch Library
Fun math activities for ages 5-10. For information, call at 972-681-0465.
Kids Lego Club
2-3 p.m., Saturday, July 9, at North Branch Library
4-5 p.m., Wednesday, July 13 and July 27, at Main Library Meeting Room
For kids ages 12 and younger. For information, call 972-681-0465 (North) or 972-216-6220 (Main).
Ms. Aspara Hula Hoops
10:30-11:30 a.m., Thursday, July 14, at North Branch Library
Stay in the loop and join us in playing with Hula Hoops. For information, call at 972-681-0465.
Magical Balloon show with Rob
10:30-11:30 a.m., Thursday, July 21, at Main Library
Families are invited to an exciting magical balloon show with Rob. For information, call 972-216-6220.
10:30-11:30 a.m., Thursday, July 28, at North Branch Library
The Garland Symphony Orchestra presents an Instrument Petting Zoo and much more for children ages 12 and younger. For information, call at 972-681-0465.