Through Oct. 18, Cedar City, Utah: Utah Shakespeare Festival. This season’s plays include “Twelfth Night,” “The Comedy of Errors” and “Measure for Measure.” Matinee and evening performances. Dark Sundays. 800-752-9849. www.bard.org.
Monday through July 6, Prescott, Ariz.: 127th annual Prescott Frontier Days. Prescott’s biggest event of the year includes rodeo competitions, trail rides, a parade, fireworks, a fine arts and crafts fair, dances and live entertainment. 928-445-3103. www.worldsoldestrodeo.com.
Tuesday through July 31, Reno: Artown. This art festival features more than 400 events. Artists from around the world will showcase their talents. Various venues. 775-322-1538. www.renoisartown.com.
Friday, Big Bear Lake, Calif.: Big Bear Fireworks Show. The largest Fourth of July fireworks display in Southern California can be viewed from anywhere on or along the lake and from most of the town. 909-866-4607. www.bigbear.com.
Friday through July 6, Elko: Annual National Basque Festival. This event features traditional Basque dance, music, food and Old Country games such as handball, weightlifting and wood chopping. Elko Basque Club and other venues. 775-738-6854. www.exploreelko.com.
Friday, Laughlin: Rockets over the River. A spectacular 20-minute fireworks display launched over the Colorado River and choreographed to music. 702-298-3321. www.visitlaughlin.com.
Saturday through July 6, Flagstaff, Ariz.: 81st Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture. Hopis gather to sell their wares at more than 65 booths and show their skilled techniques in a variety of mediums. Storytelling, music, dancing and American Indian food. Museum of Northern Arizona. 928-774-5213. www.musnaz.org.
Saturday through July 20, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah: Wildflower Festival. This annual monthlong festival takes place during peak wildflower season. Take part in guided hikes, workshops on edible plants and kids scavenger hunts. 435-586-9451. www.nps.gov/cebr.
Saturdays starting July 5-August 30, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah: Star Parties. Park staff and astronomy volunteers conduct these events featuring telescopes set up to view the night sky. The program starts at the visitor center, then heads out to Point Supreme. 435-586-0787. www.nps.gov/cebr.
July 11, Cedar City and Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah: Cedar Mountain Wildflowers. Participants will take a wildflower tour starting in Cedar City and traveling up through the many life zones to Cedar Breaks. Reservations necessary. Zion Canyon Field Institute. 800-635-3959. www.zionpark.org.
July 11-August 24, Lake Tahoe: Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. This year’s play is “The Two Gentlemen of Verona.” Sand Harbor State Park. 775-832-1616. www.laketahoeshakespeare.com.
July 11-12, Boulder, Utah: Boulder Heritage Festival. A celebration of the community’s arts, crafts, music and history. Anasazi State Park. 435-335-7550. www.boulderheritage.org.
July 12, Big Bear Lake, Calif.: Big Bear PaddleFest. This festival features clinics and races for kayaks, canoes and paddleboards on Big Bear Lake. Meadows Park Swim Beach. 909-866-3414. www.bigbearpaddlefest.com.
July 12, Big Bear Lake, Calif.: Chili Cook-Off. Come taste red chili, chili verde and homemade salsas created for this competition. Bartlett Street parking lot in Big Bear Village. 909-436-9145. www.oldminers.org.
July 12, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah: Photography at Cedar Breaks. Join photographer Michael Plyler to learn the best way to photograph the park’s stunning wildflower displays. Reservations necessary. Zion Canyon Field Institute. 800-635-3959. www.zionpark.org.
July 25-26, Duck Creek, Utah: Duck Creek Days. Enjoy the cool mountain air as well as lots of food, craft booths and a chili cook-off. Live entertainment each evening. 435-682-4100. www.scenicsouthernutah.com.
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