2018 Schedule of Events

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July 4th Spectacular Events

6:00pmThursday, July 4, 2019

6:00pmThursday, July 4, 2019

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cielo Grande Recreation Area 1612 W. College Blvd. Roswell, NM 88203

The Roswell Sertoma Club and the City of Roswell hope you’ll come out to the Cielo Grande Recreation area July 4 and help us celebrate America. The fun starts at 6 with food vendors, kid zone, beer garden, and much more. Music by Rhythm Divine and Billy Ray Cyrus starts at 6:15. Be sure to stay for a special presentation starting at 9:15 with patriotic music simulcast on hot 97.1. We hope you enjoy the celebration of America and we look forward to seeing everyone at the Cielo Grande Recreation Area.
Sadly, do to a terrible accident with the fireworks in June, there will not be a fireworks show.
To avoid parking complications, people are asked to arrive early. It is also recommended spectators bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on. For safety reasons, people should not bring their own fireworks, and should not bring pets.
As motorists leave the area following the fireworks show, they are asked to be aware of and adhere to signs and police officers directing traffic as various streets will be closed and detours will be in place to create a traffic flow that will allow people to most efficiently exit the area.**Fourth Street and Fifth Street will each be closed between the alleys on either side of Second Street. The alleys run parallel to Second Street.
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Planetarium/Star Show: Moon 2019

3:00pmFriday, July 7, 2019

3:00pmFriday, July 7, 2019

Admission to the fulldome film/starshow is: Museum Members: free $5: adults (ages 16-59) $3: children (ages 4-15) Tots (ages 3 and under) are free $3: Roswell residents with ID, seniors (ages 60+) and active military with ID Moon 2019 – Apollo 11 Tribute: On the 20th of July, human beings first walked on the Moon. Celebrate this inspiring and unforgettable event with a 360 degree fulldome tribute created for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. Discover the dreams, hopes and challenges faced by nations and individuals as they strived to be the first to reach the Moon. Learn how much time Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent on the Moon, what instruments they left behind and which are still functioning today. The history of the program, the launch, the activity on the Moon’s surface and the return to Earth will all be covered. 19 minutes      

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Laserrock

5:00pmFriday, July 7, 2019

5:00pmFriday, July 7, 2019

Admission to the laser light shows is $10 for adult and $5 for children Tots (ages 3 and under) are free – must sit on lap if show is full Laserock:  If you ever find yourself in Suffragette City, Ramble On down to the station and hop onboard the Crazy Train! Space-faring guitars, distant worlds, and sneering skulls dominate this high-voltage journey through laser lights and music. From kinetic classics by Yes and Rush to ear shredders by Motörhead and Ozzy Osbourne, this show will keep your head pounding long after the music ends!    

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Laser Show: Led Zeppelin

7:00pmFriday, July 7, 2019

7:00pmFriday, July 7, 2019

Admission to the laser light shows is $10 for adult and $5 for children Tots (ages 3 and under) are free – must sit on lap if show is full Laser Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin is proclaimed by many critics to be the progenitors of heavy metal and hard rock, and their individualistic style reset the standards for many musical genres in the 1960s and ‘70s. Indeed, they have been hailed as one of the most successful, innovative and influential bands, alongside Pink Floyd, U2 and the Beatles. Now you can relive the magical sounds of Led Zeppelin while enjoying a visual treat of custom laser imagery.    

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8:30pmFriday, July 7, 2019

Soulful garage pop from Albuquerque, NM.

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Laser Show: Pink Floyd

9:00pmFriday, July 7, 2019

9:00pmFriday, July 7, 2019

Admission to the laser light shows is $10 for adult and $5 for children Tots (ages 3 and under) are free – must sit on lap if show is full Laser Pink Floyd: Truly the mother of all laser-light shows and a cult favorite throughout the world!  Considered to be one of the best classic rock albums of all time, The Wall is best considered as a continual story rather than a collection of individual songs. It tells the tale of a rock star named Pink and his downward spiral into madness. To the listener, and indeed many critics, The Wall is a gripping and spellbinding musical journey – beautiful, haunting, powerful and thought provoking. It is a timeless classic, and one of Pink Floyd’s best, becoming the group’s second best seller behind Dark Side of the Moon.  Now coupled with spectacular and mesmerizing laser art, Pink Floyd’s classic 1979 epic about personal struggle takes on a unique look, weaving its story in one of the most popular laser shows ever produced!  Visitors will become lost and spellbound as their senses join this timeless journey.

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25th Annual Alien Chase

7:00amSaturday, July 6, 2019

7:00amSaturday, July 6, 2019

The City of Roswell Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the 25th Annual Alien Chase Saturday, July 6. The Alien Chase features a 10K run, 10K walk, 5K run and a 5K walk. Participants in each race will compete in nine age divisions for men and women. All races will start at 7 a.m. at the Roswell Adult and Recreation Center at 807 N. Missouri Ave. Age divisions are 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and over. Overall men’s and women’s winners in each race will receive awards. First-through third-place finishers in each age group will receive medals. Commemorative T- shirts will be  given to all participants and drawings for door prizes will take place following the races. Entry forms are available at the Roswell Adult and Recreation Center or online at active.com. Registration on race day will be from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. at the center. Packet pick-up will be July 5 at the center from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. or on race-day morning from 6 a.m. to 6:30am. Registration cost for each race is $30 (+tax) through July 5 and $35 (+tax) on race day. For more information, call (575) 624-6718

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Alien Pet Contest

10:00amSaturday, July 6, 2019

10:00amSaturday, July 6, 2019

Join us for the  Cielo Grande Veterinary/Kymera Center Alien Pet Contest. Saturday, July 6, 2019, 10 am Pet Contest outdoors on Courthouse Lawn at 10 am Human Contest inside Pearson Auditorium (NMMI Campus - approx 1500 block of N. Main St.) at 3 pm ENTER TODAY! (pdf FORMS) Every year the Alien Costume Contest grows and the competition gets tougher. With this world renowned event, you are guaranteed a great time!   All ages and costumes are invited to enter.  There is no charge to enter! This isn't only a costume contest, it is a full-out stage performance. Because it’s more than just posing on stage: it’s about portraying characters too, a show full of spectacle, beauty, awe, comedy.  We want you to have fun with it.  Woo the crowd and the judges and you have a better chance of winning! With a costume for pets in the morning and the adults in the early evening - it is a great day of fun and entertainment!  Pets are required to be restrained in some way and owners must clean up after their pets. We welcome all contestants to travel the festival, you will be surprised at how many people will stop you just to take a photo!

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NM Space History “Alien Autopsy”

11:00amSaturday, July 6, 2019

11:00amSaturday, July 6, 2019

Saturday 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. Tascosa Office Machines 321 N. Main St. Get up close and personal – and gooey – with an extraterrestrial in an Alien Autopsy on Saturday, July 6, at 11, 12, 1 and 2. The New Mexico Museum of Space History presents “Fake Bodies & Real Science” as we dissect Tortilla volante, the flying flapjack from Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa. Learn a bit of astrobiology as education director Dave Dooling discusses what life in our solar system might be like. Then he will have volunteer kids dissect a body (made from non-meat materials) that is anatomically correct and could come from another world.

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Wonders On Wheels Mobile Museum

12:00pmSaturday, July 6, 2019

12:00pmSaturday, July 6, 2019

The WoW RV travels all over New Mexico.

 

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NM Space History “Alien Autopsy”

12:00pmSaturday, July 6, 2019

12:00pmSaturday, July 6, 2019

Saturday 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. Tascosa Office Machines 321 N. Main St. Get up close and personal – and gooey – with an extraterrestrial in an Alien Autopsy on Saturday, July 6, at 11, 12, 1 and 2. The New Mexico Museum of Space History presents “Fake Bodies & Real Science” as we dissect Tortilla volante, the flying flapjack from Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa. Learn a bit of astrobiology as education director Dave Dooling discusses what life in our solar system might be like. Then he will have volunteer kids dissect a body (made from non-meat materials) that is anatomically correct and could come from another world.

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44th Army Band FREE Concert

12:30pmSaturday, July 6, 2019

12:30pmSaturday, July 6, 2019

Independence Day weekend is an amazing time to listen to the 44th Army Band! Join us for this FREE concert on July 6 beginning at 12:30 p.m. - lasting until about 2 p.m. The concert will be held at Pearson Auditorium on the NMMI Campus. This is around the 1500 block of Main Street. You can find it on Google Maps. No tickets needed. Following the concert is the Alien Costume Contest beginning at 3 p.m.

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NM Space History “Alien Autopsy”

1:00pmSaturday, July 6, 2019

1:00pmSaturday, July 6, 2019

Saturday 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. Tascosa Office Machines 321 N. Main St. Get up close and personal – and gooey – with an extraterrestrial in an Alien Autopsy on Saturday, July 6, at 11, 12, 1 and 2. The New Mexico Museum of Space History presents “Fake Bodies & Real Science” as we dissect Tortilla volante, the flying flapjack from Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa. Learn a bit of astrobiology as education director Dave Dooling discusses what life in our solar system might be like. Then he will have volunteer kids dissect a body (made from non-meat materials) that is anatomically correct and could come from another world.

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Build and Launch Your Very Own Rocket!

1:00pmSaturday, July 6, 2019

1:00pmSaturday, July 6, 2019

You can build your very own rocket and then launch it when it is completed.  This is a wonderful kids event where they will be cutting out forms, taping them together and then launching them using film canisters and Alka-Seltzer.  Such great fun!  Join us at the Imagination Station on the Courthouse Lawn from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday.

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Planetarium/Star Show: Moon 2019

1:00pmSaturday, July 6, 2019

1:00pmSaturday, July 6, 2019

Admission to the fulldome film/starshow is: Museum Members: free $5: adults (ages 16-59) $3: children (ages 4-15) Tots (ages 3 and under) are free $3: Roswell residents with ID, seniors (ages 60+) and active military with ID Moon 2019 – Apollo 11 Tribute: On the 20th of July, human beings first walked on the Moon. Celebrate this inspiring and unforgettable event with a 360 degree fulldome tribute created for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. Discover the dreams, hopes and challenges faced by nations and individuals as they strived to be the first to reach the Moon. Learn how much time Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent on the Moon, what instruments they left behind and which are still functioning today. The history of the program, the launch, the activity on the Moon’s surface and the return to Earth will all be covered. 19 minutes      

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NM Space History “Alien Autopsy”

2:00pmSaturday, July 6, 2019

2:00pmSaturday, July 6, 2019

Saturday 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. Tascosa Office Machines 321 N. Main St. Get up close and personal – and gooey – with an extraterrestrial in an Alien Autopsy on Saturday, July 6, at 11, 12, 1 and 2. The New Mexico Museum of Space History presents “Fake Bodies & Real Science” as we dissect Tortilla volante, the flying flapjack from Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa. Learn a bit of astrobiology as education director Dave Dooling discusses what life in our solar system might be like. Then he will have volunteer kids dissect a body (made from non-meat materials) that is anatomically correct and could come from another world.

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Alien Costume Contest

3:00pmSaturday, July 6, 2019

3:00pmSaturday, July 6, 2019

Join us for the Kymera 2019 Alien Costume Contest. Saturday, July 6, 2019,  3 pm Human Contest inside Pearson Auditorium (NMMI Campus - approx 1500 block of N. Main St.) at 3 pm ENTER THE ALIEN COSTUME CONTEST(S) - PETS OR HUMANS Every year the Alien Costume Contest grows and the competition gets tougher. With this world renowned event, you are guaranteed a great time!   All ages and costumes are invited to enter.  There is no charge to enter! This isn't only a costume contest, it is a full-out stage performance. Because it’s more than just posing on stage: it’s about portraying characters too, a show full of spectacle, beauty, awe, comedy.  We want you to have fun with it.  Woo the crowd and the judges and you have a better chance of winning! With a costume for pets in the morning and the adults in the early evening - it is a great day of fun and entertainment!  Pets are required to be restrained in some way and owners must clean up after their pets. We welcome all contestants to travel the festival, you will be surprised at how many people will stop you just to take a photo!

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Laser Show: Beatles

3:00pmSaturday, July 6, 2019

3:00pmSaturday, July 6, 2019

Admission to the laser light shows is $10 for adult and $5 for children Tots (ages 3 and under) are free – must sit on lap if show is full Laser Beatles: The greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll band of all time! Laser Beatles will take you back to a different time in history to re-experience and remember the evolution of this musical phenomenon. The “Fab Four’s” best spanning 6 years becomes the background for dazzling laser-art. All ages and backgrounds will appreciate this fantasy tribute of music and light to The Beatles and how they helped define a generation.      

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Laser Show: Metallica

5:00pmSaturday, July 6, 2019

5:00pmSaturday, July 6, 2019

Admission to the laser light shows is $10 for adult and $5 for children Tots (ages 3 and under) are free – must sit on lap if show is full Laser Metallica: Considered to be one of the pioneering groups in what would become the heavy metal genre, the musicianship and force of this band has been hailed by critics and fans worldwide. Now Metallica’s tempos, instrumentals, themes and sound are joined with laser lights of the same caliber and style. Your pulse and body will pound as the music fills both your ears and eyes.

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Laser Show: Pink Floyd

7:00pmSaturday, July 6, 2019

7:00pmSaturday, July 6, 2019

Admission to the laser light shows is $10 for adult and $5 for children Tots (ages 3 and under) are free – must sit on lap if show is full Laser Pink Floyd: Truly the mother of all laser-light shows and a cult favorite throughout the world!  Considered to be one of the best classic rock albums of all time, The Wall is best considered as a continual story rather than a collection of individual songs. It tells the tale of a rock star named Pink and his downward spiral into madness. To the listener, and indeed many critics, The Wall is a gripping and spellbinding musical journey – beautiful, haunting, powerful and thought provoking. It is a timeless classic, and one of Pink Floyd’s best, becoming the group’s second best seller behind Dark Side of the Moon.  Now coupled with spectacular and mesmerizing laser art, Pink Floyd’s classic 1979 epic about personal struggle takes on a unique look, weaving its story in one of the most popular laser shows ever produced!  Visitors will become lost and spellbound as their senses join this timeless journey.

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Drugstore Gypsies

8:00pmSaturday, July 6, 2019

8:00pmSaturday, July 6, 2019

These guys might just be the most rock ‘ n’ roll band in America.

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Xcel Energy UFO Festival Light Parade

9:00pmSaturday, July 6, 2019

9:00pmSaturday, July 6, 2019

Thank you, Xcel Energy for sponsoring this event! One of the favorite events of the UFO Festival is the evening light parade.  Our summer evenings are beautiful and families love to come out and enjoy the creative floats full of aliens and spaceships. The parade begins at 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 6 and runs south from 9th St. to 3rd St. Come early to guarantee a great seat! There is no entry fee and all aliens and pets from the costume contest are encouraged to ride on the float provided. The theme this year is "Believe"

ENTER TODAY!

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Wonders On Wheels Mobile Museum

10:00amSunday, July 7, 2019

10:00amSunday, July 7, 2019

The WoW RV travels all over New Mexico.

 

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Car Show

12:00pmSunday, July 7, 2019

12:00pmSunday, July 7, 2019

Have you an awesome vehicle or bike you want the universe to see?  Then you will want to be sure to enter the official 2019 UFO Festival Car Show.  With a low entry fee you can show off your pride and joy. July 7 from 12-3 p.m. DOWNLOAD 2019 CAR SHOW ENTRY FORM $50 cash prize for 1st place in each category. Trophies for the top 3 entries in each category. Contest Application deadline: Applications must be paid for and emailed to dancinglightpromo@gmail.com June 1, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. (ENTRY FEE can be made via PayPal to info@mainstreetroswell.org) PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING RULES CAREFULLY TO AVOID DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE SHOW 1. No vulgar or profane images. 2. Winners will be announced between 3:30-4:00 3. Prizes awarded: 1st $50 Top 3 receive trophies. 4. No music can be played from vehicles or stereos.

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Planetarium/Star Show: Moon 2019

1:00pmSunday, July 7, 2019

1:00pmSunday, July 7, 2019

Admission to the fulldome film/starshow is: Museum Members: free $5: adults (ages 16-59) $3: children (ages 4-15) Tots (ages 3 and under) are free $3: Roswell residents with ID, seniors (ages 60+) and active military with ID Moon 2019 – Apollo 11 Tribute: On the 20th of July, human beings first walked on the Moon. Celebrate this inspiring and unforgettable event with a 360 degree fulldome tribute created for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. Discover the dreams, hopes and challenges faced by nations and individuals as they strived to be the first to reach the Moon. Learn how much time Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent on the Moon, what instruments they left behind and which are still functioning today. The history of the program, the launch, the activity on the Moon’s surface and the return to Earth will all be covered. 19 minutes      

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Nosotros

1:30pmSunday, July 7, 2019

1:30pmSunday, July 7, 2019

They have twice been featured on NPR’s Alt Latino, twice been named winners in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Competition, been awarded 12 NM Music Awards and have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music. This 9-piece, Latin music powerhouse, seamlessly combines Latin rhythms with elements of Rock, Salsa, Jazz and Cumbia creating an original sound that is unmistakably Nosotros. But M.E. Schenck of Hyperactive Music Magazine may have interpreted their sound best by saying “Nosotros’ music is not to be explained, it is to be felt in the pit of our souls.” Nosotros has been drawing music lovers to their music for over 20 years. What began as a guitar trio in 1994, quickly took on a life of its own and developed and grew into something that no one could have predicted. After releasing two albums they left their hometown of Las Cruces, NM, and relocated to the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area. They continued to make a name for themselves with a near non-stop performance schedule. They teamed up with producer Chris Trujillo to release their third album self titled “Nosotros”. Chris is best known for his work with Tom Petty, The Black Crowes, Rod Stewart and Toto. The album received numerous awards from the NM Music Awards including the highly coveted “Album of the Year” and “Producer of the Year” awards. This album marked a new beginning for the band. The band was beginning to be placed on bills with some of biggest acts in music and Latin Jazz. Most notably was an appearance at one of the world’s largest Jazz festivals, The San Jose Jazz Festival. The band’s sound continued to evolve. They teamed up with Grammy winning engineer Doug Geist to record their 4th Album. With the release of “Llena La Alma” the band gained some national attention when their song “Hermosa” was named as a winner in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Competition. The NM Music Awards, once again, awarded them a hand full of awards including “Best Latin Song” and “Best Arrangement”. Nosotros then made a second appearance at the San Jose Jazz Festival. Nosotros continued to gig, tour and write material and eventually released their 5th studio album, a self-produced EP titled “Ver El Sol”. The song “Solo Un Dia” was featured on NPR’s Alt Latino and the NM Music Awards gave the song “Viboras” the “Best Latin Song” award. Soon after the release of “Ver El Sol” the band was invited to play the Telluride Jazz Festival opening for Jazz legends, Roy Hargrove and Victor Wooten. In 2014, Nosotros celebrated 20 years as a band. To mark the milestone, Nosotros released an anthology CD simply titled, “XX”. The evolution of the band had never been more apparent than listening to this 17 track CD. The bonus song on the album was a previously unreleased song called “Aqui y Alla”, a collaboration with producer Luis Guerra. Once again, the band found themselves on NPR’s Alt Latino when they included “Aqui Y Alla” on their show. The song also won an award for “Best Latin Song” in 2015. 2016 saw the release of their 6th studio album titled “En El Mas Alla”. The album is written and dedicated to the many people that have touched the lives of Nosotros and are no longer here on earth. The album showcased the bands complex arranging and songwriting style. The title track was named as a winner in the John Lennon songwriting contest and the album was awarded “Producer of the Year”. The merengue, rock song “Olivdarme” was also awarded “Best Latin Song”. Both awards coming from the NM Music Awards. May 2017 marks their most recent release, a collaboration piece titled “Tumba” and was the recipient of the 2017 “Best Latin Song” award at The NM Music Awards. Nosotros continues to perform and write music that is relevant to our ever-changing world. Through the years Nosotros has evolved, morphed and changed but one thing remains the same, their music will always be felt in the pit our souls. Nosotros features Glenn Contreras (Lead Vocals), Carlos Fontana (Lead Vocals), Shane Derk (Guitar), Randy Sanchez (Tres, Guitar), Ziggy Garcia (Trumpet), Manuel Ramirez (Saxophone), Chadd James (Saxophone), Gilbert Uribe (Bass), Ricky Carrido (Congas), Jesse Joaquin Parker (Vibes, Percussion) and Dennis Javier Jasso (Drums).

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Laser Show: Country

3:00pmSunday, July 7, 2019

3:00pmSunday, July 7, 2019

Admission to the laser light shows is $10 for adult and $5 for children Tots (ages 3 and under) are free – must sit on lap if show is full Laser Country: Laser Country is dedicated to some of the greatest country hits of all time. Set to the all-American sounds of modern and classical country songs, this laser show will appeal to all generations! From Garth Brooks and Shania Twain to Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline, this show promises to be a boot-scootin’ good time!      

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Laseropolis

5:00pmSunday, July 7, 2019

5:00pmSunday, July 7, 2019

Admission to the laser light shows is $10 for adult and $5 for children Tots (ages 3 and under) are free – must sit on lap if show is full Laseropolis: Ancient towers hide the symbols that will transport you to new experiences of sights and sounds. Should you survive the journey through the four space-time pillars, a portal will be opened into a previously unseen and unheard dimension! Laseropolis is an eclectic mix of musical themes surveying pop, rock, alternative, and oldies.

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Laser Show: U2

7:00pmSunday, July 7, 2019

7:00pmSunday, July 7, 2019

Admission to the laser light shows is $10 for adult and $5 for children Tots (ages 3 and under) are free – must sit on lap if show is full Laser U2: Audio-Visual Imagineering is proud to present an entertainment laser show featuring one of the greatest bands of the last three decades, featuring U2’s timeless classic and modern hits. This musical concert is set against a backdrop of the latest laser art. Your eyes and ears will be your guides into an immerse journey through this British band’s rise and success!  

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