2018 Events

We are excited to announce that actor Garrett Wang will be joining us at the UFO Festival in 2018. Wang is most noted for his series regular role as Ensign Harry Kim on Star Trek: Voyager, which ran from 1995 to 2001. In 2005, Wang played the role of Chow Ping in the TV miniseries […]

Join us at 9 a.m. Friday, July 6 for the opening ceremony in front of the International UFO Museum and Research Center.  Help us celebrate Stanton Friedman Day!  After the ceremony, peruse the museum at your leisure in air conditioned comfort. The UFO Festival begins downtown at 12 noon!

We thank you all for patiently waiting as we finalized our complete Schedule of Events for 2018.  We are so excited with all we are bringing so you can have an amazing time in Roswell!  Check it out online or download your own PDF version.  We will also have printed schedules at the event. So […]

We are so pleased to have the amazing Runyan Ranches Petting Zoo join us at our Festival this year! Runyan Ranches will provide a variety of animals for the zoo, numbering between 45-60.  These animals are all experienced petting zoo participants.  They have hands on interaction with the public daily, whether home based or traveling.  They are used […]

You won’t want to miss this amazing ‘curious collection’ of retrobots at Roswell’s newest museum -the Miniatures and Curious Collections Museum (MCCM), 320 N. Richardson – beginning June 29, 2018. RETROBOTS: Vintage toy robots, rockets, saucers, astronauts, spacemobiles and moviebots! RETROBOTS: A selection from the personal collection of Howard Vasquez, Carlsbad, NM. Howard has been […]

Every year the UFO Festival Committee holds a window decorating contest to show visitors and residents how much we love our small city.  This year we expect equally amazing window designs in Patriotic or Alien themes.  When you are visiting and noticed amazing creativity in a window design, please be sure to let the merchant […]

Join us for the Alexa Person Alien Costume Contest and the Cielo Grande Veterinary Center Alien Pet Contest. Saturday, July 7, 2018, 10 am and 3 pm 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 DOWNLOAD […]

We know when families travel the cost can add up very quickly.  We want you to enjoy our wonderful city and all it has to offer, so we are providing an additional three activities at no cost to you.  These are amazing family friendly activities that you can enjoy in the shade. NASA is sending […]

ONLY 35 DAYS LEFT UNTIL THE 2018 UFO MUSEUM UFOLOGIST INVASION! It’ll be here before you know it. Be sure to check out the International UFO Museum & Research Center website for information on the speakers they will be hosting the days of the Invasion, and don’t forget to mark it on your calendars – […]

One of our most popular events at the UFO Festival is the annual light parade.  Xcel Energy is sponsoring this event this year. Enjoy the beautiful summer evening and amazingly creative floats full of aliens and spaceships. The parade begins at 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 7 and runs south from 9th St. to 3rd […]


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