The potential for rain held off Friday afternoon as the Kelly Little Green Men Day Festival got underway and will continue into Saturday.
Vendors, music and attendees filled Kelley Station Park, complete with giant flying saucer, alien themed games and a bouncy castle shaped like a UFO. Organizer Frank Brown says Friday was gospel night for the main stage, but at 6 p.m. Saturday the headline act, The Red Shadows Band, takes the stage and everything is free to attend.
He says there’s a large variety of food, games and family friendly events all weekend.
Money raised by the festival goes towards maintaining and improving Kelley Station Park, but Brown says it’s also about bringing the community together, which he says is greatly needed in this day and age.
Brown says you can stay up-to-date on the festival by following the Kelly Little Green Men Days Facebook page or visiting them online at Kelly-green-men dot com. The creators of the film “The Invasion of Kelly”—based on the events of what happened on August 21, 1955—were on hand with copies available.
The events that happened that night in 1955 would go on to be known around the world and is the inspiration for many things, including books, characters in games and Steven Spielberg’s E.T.