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Aug 25 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%


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:

Vendors interested in participating must complete the application below. 

Schedule of 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


Town of Mesilla

Water System Improvements Project

(Los Arenales, Snow Rd and Valle Grande)

August 18, 2015 

5:30p.m. - 6:30p.m.

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): Click Here

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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