Chaves County Courthouse Lawn 200-500 N. Main Street Roswell, NM 88201
Thousands of aliens, humans, and pets are expected to invade Roswell, New Mexico to commemorate the 72nd Anniversary of the UFO crash, better known as the "Roswell Incident". The 24th annual event takes place July 5-7, 2019. 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, Dr. Robert H. Goddard Planetarium Laser Light Shows, crash site tours, Mars 2147 attraction, and much more! For those in search of musical entertainment the Festival will not disappoint! Be on the look out for aliens, magicians, comedians.... 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-retreat scenes! There are many sister events to the Festival in Roswell the same weekend, including the ninth 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. To learn more about all the events taking place for the 2019 UFO Festival we recommend visiting the event website at www.ufofestivalroswell.com (http://www.ufofestivalroswell.com/).