Cultural in Gallup

Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial

Thousands of Native Americans and non-Indian tourists throng the streets of Gallup and the huge amphitheater at Red Rock State Park in early August for the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial. Instigated almost a …
Cultural in Farmington

Northern Navajo Nation Fair

Held in Shiprock and featuring a powwow, traditional dancing and rodeo, this fair is perhaps the most traditional of the large Native American gatherings. It begins with the Night Way, a complex Navajo healing cerem…
Cultural in Gallup

Navajo Nation Fair

While this huge fair, on the first weekend in September, actually takes place in nearby Window Rock, just across the Arizona state line, it effectively spills over into Gallup, which is in any case a better place to…
Sports in Chama

Chama Chile Ski Classic

This fun event includes cross-country ski races, a snowshoe race and even a fat-tire bike race. It's usually held over Martin Luther King Jr weekend in mid-January.
Religious in Zuni Pueblo


The most famous ceremony at Zuni is the all-night Shalako ceremonial dance, held on the first weekend in December and continuing for the next several days.
Fiesta in Aztec

Aztec Fiesta Days

The annual Aztec Fiesta Days has arts and crafts, food booths and a bonfire during which 'Old Man Gloom' is burned to celebrate the start of summer.
Sports in Gallup

Red Rock Balloon Rally

Some 200 colorful hot-air balloons take part in demonstrations and competitions at Red Rock State Park, during the first weekend in December.
Cultural in Farmington

Totah Festival

Labor Day weekend, with juried Native American arts and crafts and a Navajo rug auction.
Cultural in Zuni Pueblo

Zuni Tribal Fair

The Zuni Tribal Fair features a powwow, local food and arts-and-crafts stalls.
Cultural in Farmington


Music, arts and crafts, and food.