Roswell prepares for annual UFO Festival

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ROSWELL, N.M. – The City of Roswell is gearing up for the annual UFO Festival set to take place downtown during the first weekend of July. 

It’s the 28th year of the festival, marking the anniversary of the infamous crash that put Roswell on the map in 1947.

“We celebrate the weird, the unique, the quirky and the fun, and those that are seeking the truth of whether or not those UFOs landed here and aliens were on our property,” said Juanita Jennings, the Roswell director of Public Affairs. 

The city has a few surprises up its sleeve including two concerts this year and a meet-and-greet raffle for those that purchase VIP tickets. 

“This year, we are enhancing the festival by having not one show but two concerts this year. Friday night, we will have the bang called Siggno, they are a Tejano rock band, and then on Saturday night we will have the country female trio called Runaway June,” she said.

The festival will be a mix of things they have done before like the Kids Zone, E.T. Eatery, and costume parties along with new experiences. 

“We are adding a new immersive experience called the Moon Maze, so we are trying into the history of the moon trying to be a little bit educational but also fun,” said Jennings.

They have also been working with local law enforcement to make sure the proper emergency evacuation plans are in place at all times. 

Some of the experiences are free while others require a ticket.

Click here for more information on the UFO Festival.