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Events & News:

Jan 25 2016
Town of Mesilla 2016 Elections

Notice of Important dates for

2016 Mesilla Regular Election to be held

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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Jan 12 2016
For the Love of Art Show

The Town of Mesilla will once again be hosting our annual "For the Love of Artshow." The event is scheduled for Saturday February 6th. All local artists are encouraged to sign up. The event will take place in our historic plaza from 1:30p.m. to 5:00p.m. Live music & local artists! For more information please contact Special Events Coordinator, Irene Parra @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Jan 07 2016
Race for CARE 5K


This fundraising event “Kickoffs” the year of events for CARE and is part of “All Types of Cancer Awareness Month”.  February is also “National Cancer Prevention Month”.

WHEN:  February 6, 2016

WHERE:  Starts and Ends at Mesilla Plaza

EVENT BEGINS:  9:00 a.m.

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Jan 07 2016
Cupid's Chase 5K

Cupid's Chase 5K - Saturday February 13, 2016

Community Options, Inc. invites runners, walkers, and rollers (baby strollers and wheelchairs) to help make difference in the lives of people with disabilities by participating in our annual Cupid’s Chase 5K. Because of you…we can make a difference! The race begins at 10:00a.m. in the historic Mesilla Plaza.

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Nov 16 2015
Mesilla Valley Film Society at the Fountain Theater presents: Grandma

Showings November 20- 25! When we first meet Elle, a poet who reached her creative zenith during the flower child days, she is dumping her new, younger girlfriend, Olivia (Judy Greer, very good), brutally calling her a “footnote” to the 38-year relationship that she had with her late lover.

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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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