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

We 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 three-day event will feature guest speakers, authors, live entertainment, a costume contest, 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.



Prepare your float the Alien Parade!

  • May 2nd, 2016

Be prepared to witness one of the most unique parades you will ever see!  Start planning your float for total awesomeness as well!  The parade will be on Saturday, July 2 beginning at 9 […]

Get ready for the Alien Chase 5k/10k!

  • May 2nd, 2016

The Roswell Runner’s Club is hosting the always awesome Alien Chase!  Start getting in shape now and dress like an alien and run on our beautiful run/bike trail.  For information, or to register.

  • 2016 vendor form is available!

2016 vendor form is available!

  • March 30th, 2016

You asked for it, and now we finally have it!  We have had so many requests from vendors for the 2016 UFO Festival.  We are pleased to say you can now download it online! […]

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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 2015 UFO Festival, please visit here and download the application