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2015 UFO Alien Costume Parade and Festival

Friday

Friday night 3-10pm, May 15, kick off the UFO Festival weekend with the McMinnville Downtown Association's Landing Party at the US Bank Plaza, sponsored by Third Street Pizza Co.

Saturday

On Saturday, kick the day off with The Abduction Dash! Registration begins at 11:45am and the Dash starts at Noon. You'll have fight your way to the finish through obstacles over a one mile short course. Costumes that don't impair your agility are encouraged.

Watch or participate in the UFO Costume Parade featuring an eclectic mix of marching, grooving, hovering, dancing bands, spaceships, troupes of aliens, out-of-this-world decorated cars and much more.

UFO Alien Costume parade info and entry form: Read More Here

Following the parade is the Alien Pet Costume Contest at Buchanan Cellers. The Pet Costume contest is open to any and all pets who are willing to undergo the transformation of becoming an Alien creature! We invite you to bring your pet and join the fun! 

Guests can also enjoy a speaker's forum sponsored by McMenamins Hotel Oregon , with experts speaking on topics such as crop circles and U.S. Military involvement with UFO research.

The festival began as a way to honor the famous 1950 Trent sighting in which two local citizens witnessed and photographed a UFO, said to be some of the most credible images of UFOs to date. Read a detailed history of the Trent sightings

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The McMinnville Downtown Association works to promote and enhance our historic downtown as the economic, social and cultural heart of the community.

Upcoming Events

Jul

04

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Evergreen Aviation
Evergreen Aviation 97128 500 Northeast Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville, OR 97128

Jul

09

We're proud to present the 22nd Annual Brown Bag Summer Concert Series in Historic Downtown McMinnville.Thursdays, 12pm to 1:30pm, June 11 - August 6, 2015.Free and open to the public. Please note that the last two concerts will be held in the evening in US Bank Plaza. 5:30-7pm! With the exception of the first concert,  all shows will take place outside at the US Bank plaza ...
US Bank Plaza
US Bank Plaza 97128 335 NE Third, McMinnville, OR 97128

Jul

10

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Jul

11

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Jul

16

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US Bank Plaza
US Bank Plaza 97128 335 NE Third, McMinnville, OR 97128

Jul

16

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Jul

18

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455 NE Irvine St
455 NE Irvine St

Jul

18

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Currents Gallery
Currents Gallery 97128 532 NE Third Street, McMinnville, OR 97128

Jul

23

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US Bank Plaza
US Bank Plaza 97128 335 NE Third, McMinnville, OR 97128

Aug

01

The Scott Banke Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, August 1st at the Michelbook Country Club. 1301 NW Michelbook Lane, McMinnville, OR 97128. Click here for more information on how to sign up!

Aug

06

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US Bank Plaza
US Bank Plaza 97128 335 NE Third, McMinnville, OR 97128

Aug

28

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