Land of Enchantment Opera
Seasonal Events: See link below for details
Designed for the singer who is committed to a professional career, Land of Enchantment Opera Institute in Gallup helps young artists bridge the gap between conventional voice education and the professional operatic stage. Click on the link to visit the Land of Enchantment Opera website and view their Calendar of Events and Performances.
More info: landofenchantmentopera.com
Monthly ArtsCrawl presented by Gallup Arts
Second Saturday Monthly: 6PM to 9PM
ArtsCrawl occurs every second Saturday in Historic Downtown Gallup. Featuring local artists, musical acts, and special events, as well as special offerings from Gallup’s downtown galleries and restaurants.
More info: http://www.galluparts.org
Nightly Native American Dances
Nightly from 7PM to 8PM, Memorial Day through Labor Day
Summer Nightly Native American Dances take place every evening from Memorial Day through Labor Day, from 7PM to 8PM in the McKinley Courthouse Square Plaza. Experience authentic traditional dances from a variety of area tribes, with traditional drum, rattle and flute instruments, along with explanations regarding the cultural traditions that surround these dances. It is a great opportunity to experience Native American culture, music, and dance, while visiting vendor booths filled with authentic Native American arts and crafts in Historic Downtown Gallup.
More info: nightlyindiandances.com
Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial
Annually in Early August
Every August Gallup plays host to Native Americans from across the United States in a massive Inter-tribal ceremonial. The Indoor and Outdoor Marketplace and the Ceremonial Showroom present the country’s most complete and varied displays of genuine Indian fine arts, including Navajo rugs, katsinas, jewelry, pottery and basketry. There are socials, rodeos and parades. Inter-Tribal events run from Wednesday through Sunday. Events Friday, Saturday and Sunday run primarily 9am – 10pm but check the schedule before going out to Red Rock Park.
More info: gallupceremonial.com
Red Rock Balloon Rally
Annually in Early December
More than 200 balloons from across the country take to the sky above Gallup each December. Frequently described as a balloonist’s paradise, a highly prized invitation to this event—the second largest balloon event in the world—offers pilots the opportunity to compete for fine Native American Arts and crafts. You’ll want to have your camera ready as these rainbow colored giants come to life.
More info: www.redrockballoonrally.com