Where To Play & Stay in Gallup

Gallup offers a full slate of thrilling events throughout the year that enables you and your family to experience firsthand the authentic American Southwest. Spring and Summer are filled with a series of exciting rodeo events, including the Wrangler Best of the Best Timed Event Invitational, Wild Thing championship bull riding and the USTRC roping competition. Every August for nearly a century, Gallup has hosted the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial. The Ceremonial features five days of Native American dancing, parades, elaborate costumes, authentic foods, arts, music, rodeo performances and more. In December the Red Rock Balloon Rally, one of the world’s largest balloon rallies, launches in Gallup with upwards of 200 balloons ascending into the blue skies above Red Rock Park.