A Southwest Fourth of July: Roswell, NM
Roswell, New Mexico 4th of July
The City of Roswell invites UFO enthusiasts and skeptics alike to join in the celebration of one of the most debated incidents in history. The four-day event will feature guest speakers, authors, live entertainment, a costume contest, a pet costume contest, parade, family-friendly activities and more.
If you are a visitor to Roswell, there are plenty of lodging options available. There are many hotels within a two mile radius of the event. Roswell also has public bus transportation with Pecos Trails Transit. The majority of the events will be held downtown, with very few exceptions. All events are within walking distance.
Most events and activities are free to the public! The UFO Museum charges a nominal fee.. Check out all of our links above to see all that we are offering. We encourage you to bring your camera and the entire family to help preserve your memories of probably the best time you will ever have!
In early July, 1947, a mysterious object crashed on a ranch 30 miles north of Roswell. The Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF) issued a statement claiming to have recovered a crashed "flying disk." An article ran on the front page of the Roswell Daily Record and the next day, RAAF changed its statement to say that the object was a weather balloon, not a flying disk as they previously reported. This revised statement sparked immediate controversy and has continued to be a topic of debate more than 60 years later.
Fourth of July Desert Destinations
- Lake Havasu
- Laughlin, Nevada
- Lake Tahoe, Nevada
- Houston, Texas
- Roswell, New Mexico
- Page and Jerome, Arizona
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