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Red Rock Balloon Rally - Gallup, New Mexico Balloon Festival


Red Rock Balloon Rally

Hot Air Balloon

Copyright: Elizabeth R. Mitchell

Red Rock Balloon Rally:

The Rally is held the first full weekend in December in Gallup, New Mexico. It attracts over 200 hot air balloons from all around the world.





Free. Small charge for parking.

Other Activities:

Balloon glows and Indian dances take place in the evening. Spectators can get up close to the inflating balloons and even join a chase crew. During the day, look for the Native American Arts Market.

A Down Home Balloon Festival:

We have been told that the Gallup Balloon Rally is unlike others. It is warm and friendly and takes on the feeling of a small town festival. Nevertheless, the Red Rock Balloon Rally organizers tout that they are the "second largest balloon event in the world." Over two hundred balloonists will come to the rally.

During the day Native American vendors will be providing an excellent opportunity to buy high quality Native American arts and crafts direct from the artisans.

What makes this event unusual, is the beauty of the ancient red rocks and the location, right in the heart of the Southwest's "Indian Country."

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