Fri, Jun 30|
Roswell Visitor's Center
The Roswell UFO Festival 2023
Join us for an out-of-this-world experience! Elevate your fun to interstellar heights while mingling with alien species of all kinds.
Time & Location
Jun 30, 12:00 PM – Jul 02, 5:00 PM
Roswell Visitor's Center, 426 N Main St, Roswell, NM 88201, USA
about this event
This summer make plans to invade Roswell, the UFO capital of the world, for the annual UFO Festival. Believers and skeptics alike are invited to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the famous “Roswell Incident.” Mix and mingle with UFO and space enthusiasts while enjoying live entertainment, family-friendly activities, guest speakers, authors, costume contests, and maybe even an alien abduction.
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,” and an article ran on the front page of the Roswell Daily Record. The next day, however, the RAAF changed its statement to say that the object was a weather balloon. The statement sparked immediate controversy and has continued to be a topic of debate. MainStreet Roswell, Roswell Parks and Recreation, Roswell Museum and Art Center, the Roswell Runners Club, and Roswell Lodgers Tax invite UFO enthusiasts and skeptics alike to join in the celebration of this “debate,” of the Roswell Incident at the UFO Festival. Taking place each 4th of July weekend, events include guest speakers, authors, live entertainment, a costume contest, a pet costume contest, parade, car show and contest.