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May 26 2016
Summer Recreation Program 2016


MESILLA, N.M.– The 2016 Mesilla Summer Recreation Program is set to begin June 6 at the Town of Mesilla Community Center. The program is open to children ages 6 to 12, and will run from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through July 22. 
Interested registrants may fill out paperwork online at or at Mesilla Town Hall, 2231 Avenida de Mesilla, beginning April 13th. The program fee is $25. Program participants can look forward to games, arts & crafts, sports, walking field trips and guest speakers. For more information, contact Irene E. Parra at 524-3262, ext. 116 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Summer Recreation Program 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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