Fall Fun in Mesquite: Your Guide to Autumn Activities

September 22, 2023
Filed Under: Mesquite Archives

As the leaves change and the air gets crisper, it’s the perfect time to explore all that Mesquite has to offer this fall. Whether you’re a local resident or just passing through, there are plenty of exciting events and activities to enjoy. Here’s a list of must-visit attractions and events happening in Mesquite this fall:

Pumpkin Fest; Dive into the spirit of fall at Pumpkin Fest! This family-friendly event celebrates the Fall season. Dress in your best costume and come out to enjoy the festivities.

Date: October 21, 2023

Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: 1001 New Market Rd, Mesquite, TX 75149

Downtown Mesquite Farmers Market; Explore fresh produce, artisanal goods, and local crafts at the Downtown Mesquite Farmers Market. Every Saturday through November, head to Front Street Station to discover a wide variety of local foods.

Date: October 21, 2023

Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: 1001 New Market Rd, Mesquite, TX 75149

Movies in the Park; Bring your blanket and snacks for an outdoor movie night under the stars. A perfect evening for the whole family.

Date: October 7, 2023

Time: 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Camp Rorie Galloway, Opal Lawrence Historical Park

Day of the Dead


Dia de Los Muertos Celebration; Join the Mesquite Arts Council as they welcome you to their 7th annual Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration. A variety of kid’s activities, cultural entertainment, and visual experiences will be offered to educate the public on this Mexican holiday.

Date: October 28, 2023

Time: 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Mesquite Arts Center’s Facility perimeter

Symphony Orchestra; The Mesquite Symphony Orchestra is the resident orchestra of the Mesquite Arts Center. Presenting live, concert music to the Mesquite community and beyond. Enjoy an enchanting evening of classical music performed by the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra.

Date: September 16, 2023

Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 1527 North Galloway Ave, Mesquite, TX 75149

Guts & Glory Zombie Run; Join the undead or outrun them in this thrilling zombie-themed fun run. Will you survive the apocalypse? Run through the woods, compete in team-building challenges, and try to survive the zombie horde. Participate either as a Zombie or a runner (human) and escape from the Zombies.

Date: September 16, 2023

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Anime North Texas; Join us for 3-Days of Anime, Cosplay, Gaming, and more! Dive into the world of anime and cosplay at this exciting convention. Don’t forget your costumes!

Date: September 29 to October 1, 2023

Location: 1750 Rodeo Dr., Mesquite, TX 75149

World Championship Miniature Bull Riding World Finals; Witness the adrenaline-pumping action as bull riders compete for the championship title. Watch young bull riders, ages 4 – 18, from across the world compete for a grand prize and the exclusive title of World Champion Mini Bull Rider at the Mesquite Arena.

Date: October 2-7, 2023

Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: 1818 Rodeo Dr, Mesquite, TX 75149


Heritage Fall Rodeo; Heritage Rodeo and Mesquite Arena present the 2nd Annual Heritage Fall Rodeo. Experience the thrill of a rodeo as cowboys and cowgirls showcase their skills in this exciting event.

Date: October 7, 2023

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: 1818 Rodeo Dr, Mesquite, TX 75149

Veterans Day Celebration; Come together as a united community to honor those who have protected our freedoms and way of life at the Mesquite Veterans Memorial.

Date: November 11, 2023

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: 425 S Galloway Ave, Mesquite, TX 75149


Information and photo courtesy of Visit Mesquite.