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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

May

02

Downtown businesses are offering great specials, exclusive previews, trunk shows and drawings.  The Goodwill Ambassadors will be handing out carnations to the first 300 moms, beginning at 1:00 at the US Bank Plaza (3rd and Davis St).

May

15

Each year in May, downtown McMinnville is "visited" in a cosmic sense. Beings from other galaxies walk the street during the second largest UFO celebration in the country.  Partake in a parade, enjoy live entertainment, watch the pet costume contest and peruse vendor booths over this two day festival. McMenamins Hotel Oregon will also be hosting live speakersm music and more! Visit ...

May

16

2015 Alien Abduction Dash! Saturday, May 16, 2015 Run, dash, crawl and leap to the finish line in this fun and uber exciting fun 1 mile fun run! Registration is $12.00 and begins at 11:30am at the corner of Third and Davis street in downtown McMinnville Race begins at 12:00pm! Race starts and finishes at US Bank Plaza on the corner of 3rd and Davis Street.
US Bank Plaza
US Bank Plaza

May

21

2015 Market opens Thursday, May 21 and runs through Oct. 8. Hours: 1:00pm to 6pmThe Market is set up on NE Cowls between 2nd and 3rd St.
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