My turn: UFO festival fun, affordable

Other than enjoying good times of barbecuing with friends on Sunday, I should probably be embarrassed to admit that the rest of my weekly entertainment included more obsessive catching up on Netflix.

I have been catching up on the television show Bones, which is about a forensic anthropologist who solves murder cases.

Yes, it sounds morbid, but the science of anthropology and forensics are fascinating and make for an educational and entertaining show.

This weekend, I have the UFO festival in Roswell to look forward to, along with three girlfriends of mine.

I had an amazing time at the festival last year when I attended for the first time after all my years in eastern New Mexico. I look forward to going again this year.

Anyone else interested in spending a fun alien-themed day or weekend in Roswell can find a list of events and happenings on

The events include an alien light parade Saturday evening, an alien costume contest and laser light shows all weekend at the Robert H. Goddard Planetarium in Roswell.

Most of the events at the festival are free to $5, so it is affordable fun for families. Check it out with your family or friends.

Alisa Boswell is a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University and writes for the Portales News-Tribune. Contact her at or 356-4481 or on Facebook at PortalesNews-Alisa Boswell.

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