Mesquite, NV-

The Mesquite Days celebration continues through the weekend as it has been going on now for a couple of days, since Wednesday, May 4th.

The annual event which celebrates Mesquite and its traditions and history started off with a Family Fun Night. The event was held at the Old Mill Fields by the Mesquite Recreation Center at 100 W. Old Mill Road. The was held 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm (PST).

The event included multiple activities of different varieties, family-fun games, all different types of music, food, and just fun, fun, FUN! The family-friendly event was found to be a joyous time and many families and individuals found it to be fully enjoyable.

The entertainment also included bounce houses, a mechanical bull, a tug-of-war competition, cornhole, a police car race as well as the fire department competing in a race as well.

The Mesquite Recreation Center also jumped in the fun with the “May the 4th Be With You” world theme day motto. They gave free admission to all those who were dressed as “Star Wars” characters or apparel.

Thursday, May 5th, as part of Mesquite Days, the Virgin Valley Heritage Museum helped give a tour of the history of Mesquite. The walking tour started at the museum located at 35 W. Mesquite Blvd at 9:30 am. They then had a Founders’ Forum which was held at the City Council Chambers at City Hall located at 10 W. Mesquite Blvd. The forum was held at 5:30 pm.

The really neat part of Thursday was the National Day of Prayer collection of ten local churches from Mesquite that participated in prayer together for the country and the status of our country. The music for the event was provided by Mesquite Community Choir and was held at 830 Hafen Lane.

The carnival for Mesquite Days will be at the Mesquite Rec Center West Field located at 100 W Old Mill Road all weekend. (Photo: YoshiYama)

The rest of the scheduled events for the weekend for Mesquite Days are as follows:

Friday, May 6, 2022

 Mesquite Days Vendor Booths 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
 Mesquite Days Carnival Noon-Midnight
 Live Music 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Saturday, May 7, 2022

 Mayor’s Pancake Breakfast 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM @ Family Heritage Park, 100 N. Arrowhead Lane
 Mesquite Days Parade 10:00 AM (Staging 8:00 AM @ 100 N. Arrowhead Lane, Parking Lot for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)
 Cowboys Poets (Mesquite Fine Arts Classroom, 15 W Mesquite Blvd) 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
 Mesquite Days Carnival Noon-Midnight
 Mesquite Days Vendor Booths 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
 Live Music 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Sunday, May 8, 2022
 Mesquite Days Carnival Noon – 5:00 PM
 Mesquite Days Vendor Booths 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

*Carnival will be held at the Mesquite Recreation Center West Field, 100 W Old Mill Rd

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