Gallup Intertribal Indian Ceremonial
August 4th - 14th
100th Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial
Red Rock Park | Gallup, New Mexico
One of New Mexico’s longest running events, the Ceremonial Centennial Celebration will be a mixture of in-person and virtual events. Scheduled events include: One World Beat (the theme of the event) – Native American & Indigenous Tribal Processions & Performance Showcases, Rodeo Events, Ceremonial Queen and Princess Pageants, Juried Art Show & Contest, Virtual Artisans Market, 5k Run/Walk, Parades, Powwow, Navajo Song & Dance, Film Screenings and more. “The Ceremonial” is hosted annually at Red Rock Park near Gallup, NM. Various citywide events are also being planned.
Founded in 1922 and considered a New Mexico destination experience, the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial is one of the oldest continuous recognitions of Native American culture and heritage and known for attracting an international audience. As it reaches its 100th anniversary, the event continues to evolve while enshrining the earliest ideas of creating opportunities by spotlighting Native American authenticity. This centennial milestone is a cumulation of tributes to the generational event caretakers and the ancestral and present day Native American tribal participants.
Ceremonial events include the oldest Native American art show in the country, parades, rodeos, song & dance, pageants, vendors, and more.
Intertribal Ceremonial Office
Melissa Sanchez, Executive Director
Other Things to See While Visiting the Area
Red Rock Park
The crown jewel of Gallup’s parks and recreation system, Red Rock Park is a landscape of spectacular red cliffs formed more than 200 million years ago in the Age of the Dinosaurs. Get a glimpse into past civilizations, enjoy modern amenities, and get adventurous with a full slate of sports, entertainment, and cultural events year-round at the park.
El Malpais National Monument
Discover the primeval black basalt terrain of El Malpais National Monument—one of the best continuous geologic records of volcanism on the planet. El Malpais offers visitors a range of activities such as scenic drives and overlooks, hiking trails for all skill levels, and lava tube caving. Enjoy the incredible lava landscape as you take in the many great sights that encompass the geology, history, and culture of the region.
This majestic, towering volcanic rock formation raises nearly 1,583 feet above the high-desert plain on the Navajo Nation in the Four Corners region of New Mexico. While this incredible landmark has long been a point of interest for tourists, photographers, and film producers, please note that it is illegal to hike or climb Shiprock without a permit from the Navajo Nation.
Acoma Sky City
Acoma Pueblo is regarded as one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States. Today, visitors can learn about Acoma’s living history and culture through tribal member-led walking tours of Sky City and at the beautiful Sky City Cultural Center and the Haak’u Museum.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park
A major center of Ancestral Puebloan culture, Chaco Canyon was a hub of ceremony, trade, and administration for the prehistoric Four Corners area and represents more than 10,000 years of human cultural history. Explore Chaco Culture National Historical Park through guided tours, hiking & biking trails, evening campfire talks, and night-sky programs.