Annual Events

Download our 2017 Annual Calendar of Events here.


arts & crafts market

Weekly on the Plaza (Fri. 11:00am - 4:00pm) (Sun. 9:00am - 4:00pm)

For the Love of Art

February 11th on the historic plaza (Sat. 2:00pm - 5:00pm)


5K Races 

Race for CARE 5K - Feb. 4th (9:00am - 11:00am on the historic plaza)

Cupids Chase 5K - Feb. 11th (10:00am - Noon on the historic plaza) 

Tumbleweed Run - Apr. 1st (8:00am - 11:00am, starts and ends at Mesilla Elementary School)

Race for CARE 5K - Jun. 5th (8:00am - 11:00am on the historic plaza)

Turkey Trot 5K - Nov. 18th (7:00am - 11:00am on the historic plaza)

British Car Show

April 29th on the Plaza (9:00am - 1:00pm)

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

May 6th & May 7th on the Plaza (Sat. Noon - 10:00pm) (Sunday Noon - 7:30pm)

 Schedule of Events


Ride of Silence

May 17th starting on the historic plaza (Wed. 6:00pm)


Summer Music Series

June 9th - July 28th (Fri. 8:00pm - 10:00pm)

 Schedule of performances


Raft the Rio

June 17th beginning at La Llorona Park (Sat. 10:00am to Noon)


4th of July Celebration

July 4th on the corner of Calle de Mercado and Avenida de Mesilla  (Tues. 7:00pm - 9:00pm live music/ 9:30pm -10:00pm fireworks display)


16 de Septiembre Fiesta

September 16th & 17th on the Plaza (Sat. Noon - 10:00pm) (Sunday Noon - 7:30pm)

(Sat. Parade 11:00am - Noon)

 Vendor Application

 Parade Entry Form

New Mexico Pecan Festival


Mariachi Sundays

September thru November on the Plaza (3:00pm - 5:00pm)

Jazz Happening

October 7th & 8th on the Plaza (Sat. Noon - 7:00pm) (Sunday Noon - 5:00pm)

Los Leones de Mesilla Car Show

October 14th at Mesilla Town Hall Parking Lot (Sat. 10:00am - 3:00pm)


Halloween Carnival

October 28th at Mesilla Community Center (6:00pm - 9:00pm)


Dia de los Muertos

October 27th - 29th on the Plaza (Procession November 2nd) (Sat. Noon - 7:00pm) (Sun. Noon - 5:00pm) (Procession - 6:00pm on plaza)


Veterans Day Ceremony

November 11th at Veterans Park (Parque de Los Veteranos) (Sat. 11:00am - Noon)

El Tratado de la Mesilla Reenactment

November 18th on the Plaza (Sat. 2:00pm - 3:00pm)


Lighting of the Christmas Tree & Shopping Late in Mesilla

December 8th on the Plaza (Fri. 6:00pm - 7:00pm)


Christmas Eve Caroling & Luminarias

December 24th on the Plaza (Sun. 5:30pm - 7:30pm)


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