This year the UFO Festival is scheduled for July 5-7, 2013. But plan to stay the whole week from June 28 through the Festival because Roswell has a lot going on that week. WE RECOMMEND YOU DOWNLOAD AND PERUSE OUR SUMMER GUIDE. This guide includes recommended events and locations for the entire week. The Film Fest and Cosmicon is going on the weekend of June 28, then the City of Roswell has a lot planned for the Fourth of July Festivities, then the UFO Festival is planned the following weekend. There is plenty to visit in Roswell and the surrounding areas! You won't be disappointed you stayed here the entire week!
The City of Roswell invites UFO enthusiasts and skeptics alike to join in the celebration of one of the most debated incidents in history. The three-day event will feature guest speakers, authors, live entertainment, a costume contest, a pet costume contest, parade, family-friendly activities and more.
If you are a visitor to Roswell, there are plenty of lodging options available. There are many hotels within a two mile radius of the event. Roswell also has public bus transportation with Pecos Trails Transit. The majority of the events will be held downtown, with very few exceptions. All events are within walking distance.
We are hard at work planning all of our events, so please keep checking back for updates.
In early July, 1947, a mysterious object crashed on a ranch 30 miles north of Roswell. The Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF) issued a statement claiming to have recovered a crashed "flying disk." An article ran on the front page of the Roswell Daily Record and the next day, RAAF changed its statement to say that the object was a weather balloon, not a flying disk as they previously reported. This revised statement sparked immediate controversy and has continued to be a topic of debate more than 60 years later.