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Events & News:

Apr 25 2016
2016 Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

The Town of Mesilla is once again hosting our annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Saturday May 7th and Sunday May 8t! Come enjoy live music, great food and entertainment for the kiddos!! It's not a trend, it's tradition!!

2016 Application

Business License

Rules & Regulations


Saturday, May 7

12 p.m. Welcome – Mayor Barraza

Invocation – Father Richard Catanach

National Anthem – Daniela Robinson 

12:30 p.m. -2:00pm Ballet Folklorico de la Tierra del Encanto with Mariachi Azteca

2:00 -3:00pm East Picacho Ballet Folkorico

3:00 p.m. – 4:00pm Mariachi Espuelas la Plata

4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Las Perlitas del Pueblo with Mariachi Aguilas

5:30pm to 6:30pm Grease Pole Climb & Pinatas

6:30 p.m. TEJAS BAND

Sunday, May 8
12 p.m. Welcome – Mayor Barraza
National Anthem – Patricia Campos
12:15 p.m. to 1:30pm Conjunto La Juventud del Bravo with Ballet Folkorico de la Tierra del Encanto
1:30PM to 2:30pm Erencia Mexicana Ballet Folklorico
2:30pm to 3:30pm Mariachi Alma de Jalisco
3:30pm to 4:00pm Grease Pole climb & Pinatas




Mar 14 2016
Summer Recreation Program Supervisors

The Town of Mesilla is now accepting applications for Supervisors for our 2016 Summer Recreation Program. 

Requirements: First Aid and CPR certification must be obtained prior to start of program. Must successfully complete background investigation. Must be at least 18 years of age by May 31, 2016. Applicants must be available from June 1, 2016 through July 29, 2016. Hours include some evenings. Wage: $8.50/hour (Recreation Supervisor) and $9.50/hour (Lead Recreation Supervisor) 

2016 Job Description

2016 Job Application




Mar 10 2016
Mercado Vendors
Set in our historic plaza, Old Mesilla’s Mercado is one of America’s oldest markets since 1857. Visitors have enjoyed strolling the plaza in search of finely hand-crafted jewelry, original artwork and locally grown produce.
Crafts and produce from locals, held weekly on the Mesilla Plaza!
Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. & Sundays from 12 to 4 p.m.
  • Product must be handmade or home grown
  • You must be a resident of Dona Ana County
  • For full list of Mercado rules and regulations (CLICK HERE) 
  • For Mercado Business License Application (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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