City of Roswell Events

Check out the details of the official City of Roswell Events.

  • Galaxy Fair

    Friday June 30 – Sunday July 2

    Roswell Convention Center

    Join us at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center, our UFO Command Center!

    We will have a Foam Zone Party, the UFO Bounce House and a Cool Zone Bounce House, Circus Camp and more.  There is no charge for the activities taking place in the parking lot. There will be lots of vendors and fun for the whole family!

    Enjoy a DJ all day at the Galaxy Fair Stage while you walk around and shop with our vendors!


    CIRCUS CAMP – Inside the West Exhibit Hall of the Roswell Convention Center by the Moon Maze
    Starts at 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday
    Sunday at 2 p.m.


    Starts at 7:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday

    Aerial Aura captivates viewers through dance and acrobatics high above the ground. Their aerialists will be a highlight for all ages as they perform tricks on aerial silks, hoop, trapeze, and more.
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    Starts at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

    Odd Lab was birthed by the El Paso/Las Cruces community in 2009. The company started with a backyard fire-burning quartet who performed for their friends and family. Odd Lab has since grown to over a dozen performers of varying degrees and talents working with poi, hoops, staffs, whips, nun-chucks and other ingenious objects. Over the last four years Odd Lab has entertained adults and children alike at Zoo hostings, art galleries, fund-raisers, anniversary celebrations and music festivals. This troup has burned a trail across New Mexico’s borders, from Las Cruces to Albuquerque and from Gallup to Tucumcari. Specializing in both glow and fire prop- manipulation, these dedicated artists will continue to spread their heat across the southwest.
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    Starts at 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

    At Sky Elements, our mission is to deliver captivating drone light shows that immerse audiences and skyrocket brand awareness. Every step of the way, we put accuracy, execution, and compliance first.
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    Friday and Saturday from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


    COSMIC CAR & BIKE SHOW  DeBremond Parking lot
    Sunday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

    Rev up your engines and blast off into an otherworldly adventure at our Cosmic Car & Bike Show! Join us for an extravaganza of vehicles and intergalactic fun. All enthusiasts are welcome to participate and spectate in this out-of-this-world event.
    Awards will start at 2 p.m.

  • Roswell Daily Record – Newspaper Tour

    Saturday, July 1
    10am & 2pm

    2301 North Main Street

    Roswell Daily Record – Newspaper Tour

  • Alien Crawl

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    July 1, 2023
    12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    Check-in at the UFO Headquarters at the Roswell Convention Center

    Ages 21+ Guided BAR Crawl- $55 Per Person

    Check-in at the UFO Headquarters located at the Roswell Convention Center 15 minutes before departure time
    (11:45 am for Crawl A) (3:45 p.m. for Crawl B).

    Please bring your photo ID with you.


    Alien Crawl A -12:00 pm departure
    Departure is promptly at 12:00 p.m.

    • Stop 1- Black Cock Brewery
    • Stop 2- Pecos Flavors Winery
    • Stop 3- Back Draft BBQ
    • Stop 4- Farley’s

    Alien Crawl B– 4:00 pm departure
    Departure is promptly at 4:00 p.m.

    • Stop 1- Peppers Grill and Bar
    • Stop 2- Pasta Cafe
    • Stop 3- Oasis Grill and Bar
    • Stop 4- Antigua’s Cocina Mexicana
  • Moon Maze

    Friday 12:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday 12:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
    Sunday 12:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

    Roswell Convention Center- West Exhibit Hall

    Join us inside of the Roswell Convention Center for the 1st ever UFO Festival Moon Maze.  This immersive experience is sure to bring joy to all ages.  Travel through the maze and be sure to take advantage of all of the photo opportunities.  Answer the questions right to find your way to the end.  Answer wrong, and you will find yourself lost among the stars.

    Tickets will be sold at the entrance for $1 per person
    (ages 3 and under are free with an adult).
    Unlimited Moon Maze passes will be available for $5 per pass! 

  • Kids Zone

    Friday & Saturday Nights

    Roswell Convention Center

    We will have a Foam Zone Party, the UFO Bounce House and a Cool Zone Bounce House, Circus Camp (inside of the Roswell Convention Center) and more.  There is no charge for the activities taking place in the parking lot. There will be lots of vendors, food and fun for the whole family!

  • The Roswell Incident

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    Friday, June 30 - Sunday, July 2

    Roswell Convention Center

    Are you ready to explore the unknown? Discover more about event speakers, details, and secure your tickets for an this out of this world event!

  • Friday, June 30 - Sunday, July 2

    Roswell Convention Center

    The Roswell Galacticon annually celebrates the historic events that happened July 1947 in Roswell, NM. The city of Roswell, the recognized UFO capital of the world, marks the occasion with their annual Roswell UFO Festival!

    The Roswell Galacticon is a big part of the three day Festival with many of our traditional activities and a few new ones that unique to this year including:

    • The Vendor Hall featuring sci-fi and fantasy artwork, comic books, Cosplay props, jewelry, crafts and a wide variety of collectibles, and games!
    • The annual, world famous Alien Costume Contest and Alien Pet Costume Contest Cosplay is highly encouraged throughout the weekend!
    • Cosplay Karaoke – a very popular evening event held every year at a local restaurant and bar on the eve of the event – scheduled this year on Thursday, June 30th at Peppers Grill & Bar.
    • Gaming – a huge part of Galacticon featuring table top style board games and role-playing games from gamers across the region.
    • And Guests like renowned regional SciFi Authors and Artists and entertainers like Comic-topia New Mexico, Robotron and the New Mexico unit of the 501st Legion of Storm Troopers!


  • Alien Chase

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    Saturday, July 1
    Registration 5:30 a.m. - 6:30 a.m.
    Race begins at 7:00 a.m.
    Awards to follow race

    DeBremond Field Parking Lot

  • Roswell Invaders Baseball

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    Saturday, July 1 @ 7 p.m.
    Sunday, July 2 @ 7 p.m.

    Joe Bauman Stadium
    100 E. Poe Street
    Roswell, NM 88203

    Garden City Wind at Roswell Invaders



  • Golrak Experience

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    July 1 & 2
    10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Spring River Zoo

    Who is Golrak?

    What is Golrak?

    Spring River Zoo Director John Wright will fill you in, with an exhibit on loan from the Tallean Zoo, located on a far-away planet.

    The out-of-this-world exhibit will be July 1 & 2, 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Spring River Zoo.

    Information: Entrance $10.00 per person (Golrak experience included with admission to the Spring River Zoo.)

    Note: The UFO Festival and its associated activities are rain or shine events. No refunds will be given for inclement weather.

  • UFO Festival Laser Shows

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    June 30-July 2

    Robert H. Goddard Planetarium

    Join us during the UFO Festival in the Goddard Planetarium 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.


    Friday, June 30th

    • 1 :00 pm – Laserock
    • 3:00 pm – Laser Grateful Dead
    • 5:00 pm – Laser Zeppelin
    • 7:00 pm – Laser Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon


    Saturday, July 1

    • 1:00 pm – Rush 2112
    • 3:00 pm – Las Retro
    • 5:00 pm – Laser Queen
    • 7:00 pm – Laser Metallica
    • 9:00 pm – Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall


    Sunday, July 2

    • 1 :00 pm – Laser Country
    • 3:00 pm – Laser Beatles
    • 5:00 pm – Laser U2
  • Before and Beyond: 9 Decades of Classical, Avant-Garde, and Popular Music with the Giovanni String Quartet

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    Friday, June 30
    7 p.m.
    Doors open at 6 p.m.
    Tickets: $20/person

    Roswell Museum

    The Roswell Symphony Orchestra in partnership with the Roswell Museum and the RMAC Foundation present the Giovanni String Quartet for an after-hours performance in the Roswell Museum’s original 1937 Founders Gallery during the 2023 UFO Festival. The evening will honor the Museum’s 85th anniversary year and the Roswell UFO Incident with compositions drawn from the nine decades since the Museum was founded, a time of innovation and change in classical, avant-garde, and popular genres alike. Music will feature compositions by American composers including Samuel Barber and Philip Glass, Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, and a wide range of additional music from Broadway and popular artists as well. Enjoy a selection of locally-made desserts during intermission, included with your ticket. A wine and beer cash bar will be available pre-show through intermission.

  • Alien Crazy Hair Salon

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    Saturday, July 1
    9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    Roswell Museum

    Get a crazy hairdo to dress up your UFO Festival experience! Choose from a portfolio of festival-inspired designs and have your hair shaped, colored and/or bedazzled. Have fun being creative and going wild with an eye-catching and out-of-this-world hairstyle. Open to (and encouraged) for all ages!

    Register in advance to reserve a spot! Walk-ups taken on a space available basis. No hair cutting will be done! Stylists will only be styling and each hairdo will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Salon will be located under a tent between the Roswell Museum and Roswell Convention Center.

    The Crazy Hair Salon is inspired by the children’s book, Crazy Hair Day, by Barney Saltzberg, which teaches friendship and to be proud of who you are!