2018 Schedule of Events

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24th Annual Alien Chase

6:45amSaturday, July 6, 2019

6:45amSaturday, July 6, 2019

The City of Roswell Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the 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. The 10K races will start at 6:45 a.m. and 5K races will start at 8:15 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 Adult and Recreation Center or online at athlinks.com. Registration on race day will be from 6 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. at the Adult and Recreation Center. Packet pick-up will be July 6 at the Adult and Recreation Center from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. or on race-day morning from 6 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Registration cost for each race is $35 through May 31. Cost is $45 June 1 through July 5, and $50 on race day. Costs include chip timing. For more information, call (575) 624-6719.

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Alien Pet Contest

10:00amSaturday, July 6, 2019

10:00amSaturday, July 6, 2019

Join us for the  Cielo Grande Veterinary 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 ENTRY FORMS COMING SOON 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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Alien Costume Contest

3:00pmSaturday, July 6, 2019

3:00pmSaturday, July 6, 2019

Join us for the 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 ENTRY FORMS COMING SOON 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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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"

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Car Show

12:00pmSunday, July 7, 2019

12:00pmSunday, July 7, 2019

Don't miss the 2018 UFO Festival Car Show.  See amazing new and vintage cars and low-rider bikes.  Fun for the whole family!  This will be in the Sunwest [...]

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UFO Crash Site Tours

9:00amAdditional Shows

9:00amAdditional Shows

One morning around Independence Day 1947, about 75 miles from the town of Roswell, New Mexico, a rancher named Mac Brazel found something unusual in his sheep pasture: a mess of metallic sticks held together with tape; chunks of plastic and foil reflectors; and scraps of a heavy, glossy, paper-like material. Unable to identify the strange objects, Brazel called Roswell’s sheriff. The sheriff, in turn, called officials at the nearby Roswell Army Air Force base. Soldiers fanned out across Brazel’s field, gathering the mysterious debris and whisking it away in armored trucks. On July 8, “RAAF Captures Flying Saucer on Ranch in Roswell Region” was the top story in the Roswell Daily Record. But was it true? On July 9, an Air Force official clarified the paper’s report: The alleged “flying saucer,” he said, was only a crashed weather balloon. However, to anyone who had seen the debris (or the newspaper photographs of it), it was clear that whatever this thing was, it was no weather balloon. Some people believed–and still believe–that the crashed vehicle had not come from Earth at all. They argued that the debris in Brazel’s field must have come from an alien spaceship.The site is reached only by private tours on the Bogle ranch. Be the first in 71 years to take a tour of the Brazel crash site. LEARN MORE OR PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

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