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Events & News:

Apr 24 2015
Latest News!

NOTICE: The Town of Mesilla will be hosting the 2015 cinco de mayo fiesta on may 2nd & may 3rd!! the SCHEDULE OF EVENTS below: 

Saturday, May 2

12 p.m. Welcome by Nora Barraza

National anthem by Patricia Campos, KGRT

Invocation by Father Richard, San Albino Church

12 - 2:00 p.m. Ballet Folkorico Tierra del Encanto and Con Junto

2-3:00 p.m.  East Picacho Ballet Folklorico

3- 4:00 p.m.  Mariachi Fuego del Sol

4-5:30 p.m.  Las Perlitas del Pueblo with Mariachi Alma de Jalisco

5:30 – 6:30 Greased pole climb sponsored by Andele Restaurant; pinatas

6:30-10 p.m.  Latin Funktion


Sunday, May 3

12 p.m.  Welcome by Mayor Nora L. Barraza

National Anthem by Linda Goff

12:15-12:30 p.m. – Tombaugh Ballet Folklorico

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  Ballet Folklorico Tierra del Encanto and Mariachi Azteca

1:30-2:30 p.m. Mariachi Tapatio

2:30-3:30 p.m.  Orlando Antonio Jimenez & Mariachi Aguilas

3:30- 4:00 p.m.  Greased pole climb sponsored by Andele Restaurant; pinatas

4-7 p.m.  Tejas Band


Alcohol, smoking and pets are not allowed on the plaza. Attendees may bring folding chairs for their convenience.

For more information please contact Special Events Coordinator, Irene E. Parra at (575)571-3890. 


SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM: The Town of Mesilla is once again hosting a Summer Recreation Program. The program will run from June 8th - July 24th, Monday through Friday 1:00pm - 4:30pm, at the Mesilla Community Center, located at 2251 Calle de Santiago. Ages 6-12 Fee: $25.00 Early Registration begins April 13th, onsite Registration May 21st at 5:30pm @ Mesilla Town Hall, located at 2251 Avenida de Mesilla.  

Application available below:

2015 Registration Application

For more information contact Irene E. Parra @ (575)524-3262 ext. 116


JOB POSTING: Summer Recreation Supervisor/Lead -The Town of Mesilla is accepting applications for (2) Recreation Supervisors and (1) Lead Supervisor as part of a summer recreation program. Serving as on-site decision-makers and point-of-contacts of a 6-week recreation program.

See links below for full job description and application:

Recreation Supervisor/Lead Job description

Employment Application


Mesilla Valley Film Society at the Fountain Theater presents: What We Do in the Shadows 

Showings: April 16 - 30 

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: 86 Minutes

Language/Subtitles: English, German with subtitles 

Film Director: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi

Full review and trailer (at the MVFS Website):








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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