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

We are working hard on some exciting changes in 2017 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 29-July 2, 2017 – 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.



  • Alien Costume Contest Winners!

Alien Costume Contest Winners!

  • July 5th, 2016

Thank you everyone who entered and attended the Alien Pet and People Contest winners sponsored by the Roswell Museum and Art Center!  We also hope everyone was able to tour the museum and enjoy […]

Window decorating winners

  • July 4th, 2016

Congratulations to the winners of the window decorating contest:


1st Nifty 50’s
2nd Once Again Consignment
3rd Bows & Britches


Main Street Arts
Alien Zone

Alien Light Parade Winners

  • July 3rd, 2016

Thank  you so much for all the entries into the Alien Light Parade! Congratulations to the winners below! Please let us know what you thought of the parade.
Coordinators Choice – […]

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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