Red Rock Balloon Rally

Gallup, NM

Get your camera ready and prepare the be amazed by the sight of more than 200 rainbow-colored hot air balloons taking flight, backdropped by New Mexico’s signature blue skies and the massive sandstone bluffs and deep canyons of Red Rock Park. What started as a small flying challenge has grown into the second-largest balloon rally in North America.

Admission to all Red Rock Balloon Rally events is free, with only a $5 parking fee to enter Red Rock Park. The Balloon Rally schedule of events includes daily mass ascensions, balloon glows, and competitions. Visitors can also enjoy beautiful, handcrafted Native arts and crafts and jewelry vendors; Native dance performances; a parade in downtown Gallup; an art show; and more.

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