Experience the 2022 UFO Festival!

Friday, July 1, 2022 – 1 pm – 10 pm |  Saturday, July 2, 2022 – 10 am – 10 pm |  Sunday, July 3, 2022 – 10 am – 3 pm
Locations: Roswell Convention Center, Pioneer Plaza and Downtown Roswell.   

Galaxy Fair – Free Event

Join us at the Roswell Convention Center for live music, a beer garden, children’s entertainment, craft activities, educational speakers, art, circus camp, bounce house and Powerplayz Fun House, and more throughout the weekend. There is no charge for the activities taking place in the parking lot or the Kids Zone inside the Convention Center. There will be lots of vendors and fun for the whole family!

Galaxy Cantina:
Come sample beer and wine from local New Mexico breweries and wineries while you enjoy the live music. There will be plenty of food vendors to choose from! Sunday we will have a DJ and Open Mic for local artists who want to come and show off their talent. If you are interested in signing up for a spot on the stage, please contact us at 575-637-6239.

Kids Zone:
Get out of the heat and come on inside the Convention Center for activities geared for kids including crafts, art contests, Story Time by “UFO Grandpa”  Frank X Blazquez Tekpatzin, gaming booths, and more.

Main Concert Event – Midland

Join us for the main event at DeBremond Stadium on Saturday with Academy of Country Music Award winner, MIDLAND. Texas Country chart topper, William Clark Green and former American Idol Contestant Laci Kaye Booth. All ages welcome, rain or shine event. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. No outside alcohol or coolers. General Admission $15. VIP $100. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. on July 2nd.

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Alien Chase

Alien Chase – 5K Walk/Run
July 2, 2022 @ 7 a.m.   |    $29 Entry Fee
DeBremond Stadium Parking Lot
Same day registration 5:30 a.m. –  6:30 a.m. 
Costumes are encouraged! All participants will receive a race-day T-shirt. 1st – 3rd will receive a plaque (male and female). 

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Roswell Daily Record’s Roswell Incident

Roswell Daily Record will be hosting an educational event throughout the weekend at the Roswell Convention Center and will have several speakers that you do NOT want to miss! There will be a raffle for attendees.

Roswell Incident

UFO Festival Laser Shows and Sci-Fi Movies in the Robert H. Goddard Planetarium

Friday, July 1 – Sunday, July 3
Join us during the UFO Festival in the Goddard Planetarium at the Roswell Museum (1011 N. Richardson Ave) as we combine legendary music with laser light visuals. Enjoy music hits from Queen, Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and more, all under the Planetarium’s 40-foot dome. New this year, relax and take in a retro sci-fi movie projected on the dome at 1 pm on Friday and Saturday.
Sci-Fi Retro Movies: $10
Laser Shows: $15
Ages 3 and under are free

Friday, July 1 :
1:00 pm – Sci-Fi Movie – The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) – 92 minutes, rated G
3:00 pm – Laser Retro
5:00 pm – Laser U2
7:00 pm – Laser Queen
9:00 pm – Laser Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon

Saturday, July 2 :
1:00 pm – Sci-Fi Movie – The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984) – 103 minutes, rated PG
3:00 pm – Laser Ready Player One
5:00 pm – Laser Grateful Dead
7:00 pm – Laser Metallica
9:00 pm – Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall

Sunday, July 3 :
3:00 pm – Laser Zeppelin
5:00 pm – Laser Beatles
For more information and tickets, click on the Roswell Museum button below. 

Roswell Museum

UFO Tours

Night Sky Event at Bottomless Lakes State Park

Friday and Saturday night we will have a special guided stargazing event at Bottomless Lakes State Park to see and learn about the stars. Includes everything you need to view the stars. Parking will be at the Convention Center and a bus will take you out to the stargazing event. Tickets are $35.00 per person per night. 10 pm to 12 am

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Morning Hike Event at Bottomless Lakes State Park

On Sunday morning, join us for a guided morning hike that finishes with a light breakfast. Tickets are $35 per person.

Sunday Morning Hike

Alien Crawl

Take a tour around Roswell in the Alien Crawl party bus and experience some of Roswell’s finest restaurants, such as The Black Cock Brewery, Farley’s, Peppers Bar & Grill, Pasta Cafe, Pecos Flavors Winery & Bistro, and Antiguas Cocina Mexicana for samples of alien themed beverages and appetizers. Choose from two separate tours that visit three of these establishments for an unforgettable local experience. The tour begins at the Alien Crawl bus stop on Main and 9th St. at the Roswell Convention Center and ends at the Galaxy Cantina, also at the Convention Center. 

Awesome Alien Crawl includes a visit to Pasta Cafe, Peppers Bar and Grill, and Antigua’s Cocina Mexicana and leaves you at the Galaxy Cantina Beer Garden at the Convention Center.

Bad Alien Crawl takes you to visit to Farley’s, Black Cock Brewery and Pecos Flavors Winery & Bistro and leaves you at the Galaxy Cantina Beer Garden at the Convention Center.

Tickets are $50.00 per person, 21 and over only. 

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1947 Re-enactment Tour

Join us for a special tour that begins at the Roswell Daily Record where the news release about the UFO crash was published, and then takes you to Hangar 84, where the autopsy happened. The tour will also take you to the Walker Aviation Museum and the ROW Bar & Grill. This will be a free event with bus tours scheduled throughout the weekend.

Galacticon 2022!

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Con 
July 1-3, 2022

Friday 12 – 6 pm | Saturday 10 – 6 pm | Sunday 10 – 4 pm
1-Day Pass – $10 / person
3-Day Pass – $20 / person

Game Play and Tourney
Guest Speakers/Panels
Virtual Reality

Roswell SciFi Film Fest
Films will be shown at Galaxy 8 Allen Theater Roswell, which is included in the Galacticon admission.
Friday  12 – 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 – 6 p.m.

 For tickets and film submission information, click button below. 

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Downtown Events – MainStreet Roswell 

MainStreet Roswell will be hosting vendors, street entertainers, DJ and live music on the Chaves County Courthouse lawn as an added attraction during UFO Festival put on by the City of Roswell. The Downtown Events are free to attend. There will be music from Noon until 10PM on Friday, July 1 and 10AM to 10PM on Saturday, July 2, and 10AM until 3PM on Sunday.

Costume Contest

MSR welcomes you use your creativity and dress up, with a great background story to tell to enter the Alien Costume Contest on Friday evening at 8PM, this is a family friendly and FUN event to watch. 1st through 3rd place in adults as well for kids 17 and under will be awarded.

Pet Costume Contest

On Saturday morning at 10AM bring your pets out to compete in the Pet Costume Contest, we welcome leashed/caged animals of any kind. Don’t have a pet that will let you dress it up? Come out to watch and cheer on your favorite non-human contestant.

Passport Program

MainStreet Roswell (MSR) will once again have the Passport Program where festival goers can get a bag of FREE SWAG just for visiting the downtown merchants. The passport will be like a scavenger hunt where participants hunt and find a specific item within each participating business, the item will have special signage. With enough correct answers, you can pick up your full bag of SWAG at the MainStreet Roswell tent on the Courthouse lawn where you got the passport.

Other Events Around Town

Roswell Invaders

Roswell Invaders Baseball Game on Thursday, 6/30/2022 at 7 p.m. Alpine Cowboys vs Roswell Invaders $7.00 per ticket. Tickets on sale at:

Roswell Invaders

Roswell Community Little Theatre

Battle of the Bands:
Roswell Community Little Theatre will have Battle of the Bands on Friday, 7/1/2022. Call (575) 622-1982 for more information.

Roswell Community Little Theatre

UFO Museum UFOLogist Invasion

The International UFO Museum  Research Center has a great lineup of amazing lectures. You can visit their website for more information. 

2022 UFOLogist Invasion