Thank you for coming to the UFO Festival; we can’t wait to see you. We encourage carpooling, public transportation and walking whenever possible. Be aware of street closures associated with the festival, lock your vehicles and always look out for pedestrians. For events involving buses, we will have a general pickup point at 9th and Main, just southeast of the Roswell Convention Center (look for the “Star Wars” themed trash can). Please refer to this map for public parking options at the UFO Festival, as it is being continually updated. Note: Purple = Public parking, Red = No public parking or street closure. Yellow = Parking permit required. Blue = See details. Please refer to the following maps to help guide you through the festival.

Roswell Transit

Roswell Transit is abducting riding fees during the UFO Festival and Independence Day. From July 1 to July 4, all of the following are free of charge. Regular transit service: Our Main Street route covers just over 10 miles with 85 stops between Wal-Mart and the Roswell Air Center. We’ll run 5:50 a.m.-7:30 p.m. July 1 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 2-4. Dial-A-Ride: Visit our list of on-demand stops. Call 575-624-6766, and we’ll pick you up at one stop and take you to another. Dial-A-Ride is only available July 1, and service ends at 7:30 p.m. Park and Ride: A handful of Roswell Transit buses will be dedicated to helping you get around Festival events, including the July 2 Midland concert and the multi-stop Reenactment Tour (registration required). On July 2, Park and Ride service will start at 3 p.m. and shuttle visitors between the Wool Bowl and our general pickup/drop-off point at 9th and Main every 30 minutes. Air travelers: Roswell Transit is available at no charge to anybody flying in or out of Roswell Air Center during the festival. If your plans to be at the airport fall outside normal bus hours, please call 575-624-6766 in advance during normal business hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays) to make arrangements.

Parking note

If you are parking along a downtown street, please park so that your tires are within 18 inches of the curb. Roswell follows the New Mexico Uniform Traffic Ordinance, which stipulates that no person may
  1. Open the door of a vehicle on the side near moving traffic unless it is reasonably safe to do so, and the door can be opened without interfering with the movement of traffic; or
  2. Leave a door of a vehicle open on the side of the vehicle near moving traffic for a period of time longer than necessary to load or unload passengers.