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Welcome to the official site for the Roswell, New Mexico UFO Festival!

final-2016-postersmWe are working hard on some exciting changes in 2016 to make this festival even bigger and better than ever.   Be sure to join over 12,000 subscribers at the bottom of the page for updates! This year the Festival will be held June 30-July3, 2016 – start making plans to attend now!  Many hotels are already reporting they are booked, so we recommend making reservations now!  We are currently in the process of booking all the entertainment and events, so check back often.

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 four-day event will feature guest speakers, authors, live entertainment, a costume contest, parade, a pet costume contest, parade, family-friendly activities and more.

Check out photos from UFO Festival fans (we do not endorse any sales, nor cannot control, any images or posts below):

 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.  This is best known as the UFO Incident.



  • July 4 Fireworks Extravaganza!

July 4 Fireworks Extravaganza!

  • June 24th, 2016

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Roswell Sertoma and the City of Roswell are proud to bring you the Mike Satterfield July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza! Visitors from around the world have seen our show and admit it […]

  • Snapchat Geofilter will be live!

Snapchat Geofilter will be live!

  • June 23rd, 2016

You will want to tag yourself at the UFO Festival and our live Geofilter with Snapchat!!!  When you visit the UFO Festival, come to the Chaves County Courthouse lawn and take your Snapchat and […]

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You know you can expect alien memorabilia from Roswell!  You would be amazed at some of the items that vendors sell at our Festival.  There are so many unique items and plenty of food for everyone.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the 2016 UFO Festival, please visit here and download the application