July 6, 2018 12:00 pm — July 8, 2018 3:00 pm

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71 years ago on July 7th, 1947, the world was shocked when reports of a crashed UFO hit the news! Celebrate the famous “Roswell Incident” at the famous

2018 UFO Festival!

July 6-8, 2018

Chaves County Courthouse Lawn
200 – 500 N. Main Street
Roswell, NM

Thousands of aliens, humans and pets are expected to invade Roswell, New Mexico to commemorate the 71st Anniversary of the UFO crash, better known as the ‘Roswell Incident’. The 23rd annual event takes place July 6-8, 2018. Roswell welcomes UFO enthusiasts and skeptics alike to join in the celebration of the much-debated 1947 incident that many believe involved a UFO crashing on a ranch near Roswell.

Several of the most popular and well-attended events include the Alien Human/Pet Costume Contests (which also includes Cosplay this year) Electric Light Parade, world-renowned speakers and UFOlogists and Dr. Robert H. Goddard Planetarium Laser Light Shows.

For those in search of musical entertainment, the Festival will not disappoint! Be on the look out for aliens, magicians, comedians…  If theatre is more your style, Way Way Off Broadway is bringing a comedy play specifically written for the UFO Festival — “The Great FooDeeny Magic and Alien Encounter.” They have plans to host their 2nd annual reading of the famous radio program, “The War of the Worlds”.  They also are in rehersal for their 2018 UFO-USO show! In addition to all the entertainment, the International UFO Museum and Research Center will be host to many serious lectures from speakers.

The event is also host to many free, family friendly activities that include alien hat making, crazy alien hair, alien masks. Be sure to get a fun selfie at many of our step-and-repeat scenes!

There are many sister events to the Festival in Roswell the same weekend, including the eighth annual Galacticon held at the Roswell Mall and features vendor booths, comic-book collectibles, artists, Cosplay, gaming, workshops and panels. It also includes a Sci-Fi Film Festival and Steampunk Ball. Top secret plans by Roswell Daily Record are in the works for something exciting and mysterious! Guy Malone is also making plans for his annual conference – details will be posted when available.

To learn more about all the events taking place for the 2018 UFO Festival, we recommend visiting the event website at www.ufofestivalroswell.com.


July 6 @ 12:00 pm
July 8 @ 3:00 pm
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