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Events & News:

Oct 05 2015
News and Events
notice: town of mesilla offices will be closed on monday october 12, 2015 in observance of columbus day. offices will reopen on tuesday october 13, 2015 at 8:00am. 

The Town of Mesilla Utilities Office will be closed Wednesday October 21, 2015 from 1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. for Safety Training. The Utilities Office will re-open on Thursday October 22, 2015 at 8:00a.m.

Upcoming Events!!

Mariachi Sunday's are returning to the plaza! Get ready for talented ballet folklorico and mariachi performances! Below are the dates:

September 20th - 3pm - 5pm

September 27th - 3pm - 5pm

October 11th - 3pm - 5pm

October 18th - 3pm - 5pm

October 25th - 3pm - 5pm

November 8th - Noon to 5:00 p.m.

For more information contact the Las Cruces Mariachi Conference @ 575-525-1735

The town of mesilla's 2nd annual Halloween carnival

The Town of Mesilla will once again host a haunting Halloween Carnvial. Admission is FREE including:

Haunted House

Carnival Games

Costume Contest

Pumpking Painting

Tricks & Treats 

Event Information:

Date: Saturday October 31, 2015

Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Mesilla Community Center - 2251 Calle de Santiago

Dia de Los Muertos Oct. 30th, 31st, Nov. 1st & 2nd 2015
Friday, October 30 Vendors and altars on the plaza 2pm - 8pm Altar and vendor set up beginning at noon

Saturday, October 31

Vendors and altars on the plaza  

10am - 8pm

Opening ceremony at noon

Entertainment noon - 8pm (quiet time 5pm - 6pm)

Sunday, November 1  All Saints Day

Vendors and altars on the plaza  

10am - 5pm

Entertainment noon - 5pm

Vendor and altar removal at 5pm

Monday, November 2  All Souls Day

Candlelight procession to Mesilla Cemetery Meet on the plaza,

procession begins at 6:15

Coffee and Pan de Muerto on the plaza

For more information contact the Calavera Coalition at: 639-1385

Public Information Meeting for the University Avenue Corridor Study scheduled on October 15, 2015 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm at the Mesilla Community Center, located at 2251 Calle de Santiago. For more information contact Debbie Lujan at (575)524-3262 ext. 103

Information link to: University Boulevard Corridor Study

- Mesilla Valley Film Society at the Fountain Theater presents: Jimmy's Hall

Showings: September 18- 24

Times: 7:30 PM Daily, Saturday Matinee at 1:30 PM and Sunday Matinee at 2:30 PM

Cost: $7; Matinees $6; MVFS Members $5; Seniors over 60, Military and Students with ID $6; Wednesdays $5

Length: 9109 Minutes

Language/Subtitles: English 

Film Director: Ken Loach

Full review and trailer (at the MVFS Website): Click Here

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Welcome to the Town of Mesilla!

Mesilla ("Little Tableland") is the best-known and most visited historical community in Southern New Mexico.

The historic town of Mesilla lies just west of Las Cruces along I-10 and is called New Mexico’s Best Vacation Getaway. It is the epitome of small town charm at its finest, serving as a great location for afternoon shopping and dining, where award winning cafes and restaurants and unique stores surround the town focal point of the historic Plaza. Visitors often enjoy the quiet ambiance of the Plaza with the peaceful back drop of the San Albino Basilica. Just north of town visitors have even more choices to shop and dine, in what’s known as the town’s Mercado area.

The history of the Town boasts everything from the Civil War to Billy the Kid. Visitors can get a brief lesson in history by visiting the Gadsden Museum or by taking a tour with La Morena Walking Tours.

For extra fun, tourists may enjoy the multitude of events that occur throughout the year. As Mesilla was once a part of Mexico, the Town is known for its annual Cinco de Mayo and Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiestas, and the Gadsden Purchase Re-enactment which celebrate significant dates in the Mexican culture. The Town also hosts several events throughout the year including a weekend long celebration of Dia de Los Muertos, Jazz and Mariachi concerts, in the plaza and the popular lighting of luminarias on Christmas Eve. 

Art galleries, entertaining events, rich history, unique shops and delicious cuisine are just a few staples that Old Mesilla has to offer.

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