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Jul 22 2015
Latest News!

NOTICE: As of July 1, 2015, the Town of Mesilla’s gross receipts tax (GRT) rate will be increasing from 7.8125% to 8.1875%

UPCOMING EVENTS: MESILLA SUMMER MUSIC SERIES: The Town of Mesilla will be hosting a series of summer concerts in the historic plaza during the month of July and August. The concerts will be held each Friday from 8:00p.m. - 10:00p.m. Bring lawn chairs for your convenience. LIVE Music! LOCAL Vendors! FREE Admission! Below is the lineup:
July 17th: Sancho Katz
July 24th: Gold Hearted Crows
July 31st: Border Avenue
August 7th: CW Ayon


SEPTEMBER FIESTA: The Town of Mesilla will once again host the annual Diez y Seis de Septiembre Fiesta. The event is scheduled for Saturday September 12th from Noon -10:00pm and Sunday September 13th from Noon - 7:00pm, in the historic plaza. Those groups and organizations interested in participating in the parade will need to complete the following form:

Parade Entry Form 2015

Vendors interested in participating must complete the application below. 
Vendor Application
Early Bird Rates
Vendor Safety Rules and Regulations
Schedule of events coming!!



Town of Mesilla

Water System Improvements Project

(Los Arenales, Snow Rd and Valle Grande)

Monday, July 27, 2015

During the Board of Trustee’s Meeting

Mesilla Town Hall

2231 Avenida de Mesilla, Mesilla, New Mexico  88046

The Border Environment Cooperation Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, North American Development Bank, Souder, Miller & Associates and the Town of Mesilla will hold a public meeting for The Town of Mesilla Water System Improvements Project. The meeting will provide the public with information regarding the project background, areas to be served, project benefits, funding sources and impacts to community, procurement process for construction, anticipated construction schedule and impacts.

For more information, call the Town of Mesilla at 575-524-3262 ext. 103 The Town of Mesilla will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with a disability who wish to attend this public meeting. Please notify the Town of Mesilla at least 48 hours prior to the meeting by calling 575-524-3262 ext. 103.


Information link to: University Boulevard Corridor Study


Mesilla Valley Film Society at the Fountain Theater presents: the film critic

Showings: July 17 - 23

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: 98 Minutes

Language/Subtitles: Spanish, French with subtitles 

Film Director: Hernán Guerschuny

Full review and trailer (at the MVFS Website):

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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