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!
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.
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.Get Tickets to Midland
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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