Every year, thousands of visitors flock to McMinnville, Oregon, a quiet Willamette Valley town located an hour SW of Portland, to attend the annual McMenamin’s UFO Festival.
Alien-themed parades, pet costume contests and spaceship landing parties unfold at this long-running UFO fest, a destination for alien abduction survivors and those who want to believe.
They always line up several great speakers, as well.
Founded in 1999, the McMenamins UFO Festival began as a way to honor the famous 1950 Trent sighting and has evolved into an epic celebration of all things extraterrestrial.
The UFO Costume Parade is a wildly popular feature of the event.
What: McMenamin’s UFO Festival
When: May 13-19-20, 2023
Where: McMenamins Hotel Oregon (310 NE Evans St, McMinnville, OR)