Roswell Welcomes Annual UFO Festival

Festival to take place over July 4 weekend

By: By Deanna Ting

Roswell, N.M., which has been associated with unidentified flying objects (UFOs) since 1947’s Roswell Incident, is celebrating its long-held reputation over the July 4th weekend with the annual UFO festival, which runs from July 1-4.

“The folks in Roswell have taken a bit of their history — real or imagined — and created an event that has a world-wide interest and appeal,” said Mike Cerletti, secretary of the New Mexico Tourism Department, “and no festival in New Mexico captures the adventurous spirit of its citizens like the annual UFO festival.”

New for this year, the City of Roswell has partnered with the New Mexico Film Office to produce an “aliens” in cinema-themed film festival to run in conjunction with the annual event. It will include movie screenings, panels, lectures and celebrity guests.

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