While at the El Rancho Hotel & Motel in Gallup to meet on the upcoming Lost Dutchman Chapter No. 5917 + 4, ECV plaque dedication, I managed to get a copy of the Gallup 2019 Visitor's Guide
from the hotel's general manager.
I have already put events into my calendar. The first being the nightly Indian dancing at the McKinley County Courthouse square that begins on Memorial Day through Labor Day. Here, different tribes and pueblos are represented.
|Above, the high school and junior high school rodeo in 2018. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Next, the first rodeos in Gallup. The NMHSRA and NMJHRA rodeo State finals take place at the Red Rock Park Rodeo Arena on May 24-27. Last year's rodeo was very entertaining!
The rodeo season continues at Red Rock Park Rodeo Arena with the Gallup Lions Club Kids Rodeo on June 12 and then the Gallup Lions Club 71st Annual Open Show Rodeo, also at the Red Rock Park Rodeo Arena on June 12-15.
One other rodeo takes place in June and that is the Bloomers Best of the Best Rodeo on June 25-29. Here, America’s top junior and senior high school rodeo athletes compete for big cash payouts and prizes.
In July, the WildThing Championship Bull Riding takes place on July 12-13.
In August, the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial runs from August 3-11.
Thankfully, I live near a town where there are plenty of activities and events to see and do.