Thursday, Zion National Park, Utah: Thursday Trek. Explore the park with a naturalist and learn about the animals and plants that call Zion home as well as the geological activity that formed Zion. Reservations needed. Zion Canyon Field Institute. 800-635-3959. www.zionpark.org.
Saturday, Lake Tahoe: National Trails Day. This celebration is open to the public and features Leave No Trace activities, educational talks and booths, gear demonstrations and giveaways. Spooner Lake Nevada State Park. Tahoe Rim Trail Association. 775-298-4485. www.tahoerimtrail.org.
June 5, Lake Tahoe: 25th Annual America’s Most Beautiful Bike Race. This event features a 35-mile Fun Ride, 72-mile ride around the lake and a full 100-mile century. 800-565-2704. www.bikethewest.com.
June 11, Flagstaff, Ariz.: Navajo Rug Auction 2016. More than 300 Navajo rugs will be on the auction block. Meet the weavers, learn about the rugs and enjoy Navajo tacos and frybread. Museum of Northern Arizona. 928-779-2300. www.musnaz.org.
June 11, New Washoe City: Washoe Lake-Star Party. Washoe Lake State Park. This astronomy program starts at dusk with a slide show. Several telescopes will be set up for viewing stars, planets and other night-sky wonders. 775-687-4319. www.parks.nv.gov.
June 11-14, Eureka: Eureka Western Heritage Days. Eureka County Fairgrounds. The Eureka Cow Dog Clinic and The Cowboy Mounted Shooting Competition will be the featured events.
June 16-25, Reno: Reno Rodeo. This is called the “Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West,” where participants come from around the world. There will also be a parade, carnival and plenty of children’s activities. 775-329-3877. www.renorodeo.com.
June 17-18, Reno: The Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival. This annual event features a barbecue block party, microbrew tasting and entertainment. Eldorado Hotel. 800-879-8879. www.visitrenotahoe.com.
June 17-19, Carson City: Stewart Father’s Day Powwow. American Indian dancing and art, as well as food and craft vendors. This special event helps support the Stewart Indian Cultural Center. Stewart Complex. 775-687-8333. www.stewartindianschool.com.
June 18, Panaca: Beaver Dam Gravel Grinder 2016. This mountain bike race features three routes from 10 to 50 miles in length. Lunch is served at the midway point and there will be a barbecue dinner after the race. Beaver Dam State Park. 775-728-4460. www.lincolncountynevada.com.
June 22 and 29, Zion National Park, Utah: Zion Narrows Service Project. Join a naturalist to discover the world famous Zion Narrows. This 7-mile hike will include discussing the geology, plants and wildlife of the area and a short service project while in the canyon. Reservations needed. Zion Canyon Field Institute. 800-635-3959. www.zionpark.org.
June 20-26, Cedar City, Utah: Annual Groovefest American Music Festival. Seven-day festival features music, workshops and seminars. Art, food and vendors. Cedar City Main Street Park. 435-867-9800. www.groovefestutah.com.
June 25, Ely: Cocktails and Cannons: Ely: The annual Great Bathtub Races, where competitors convert bathtubs into boats and race them on the lake. Rubber ducky, canoe and kayak divisions. Food, beer and other concessions. Cave Lake State Park. 800-496-9350. www.elynevada.net.
June 27-Oct. 22, Cedar City, Utah: Utah Shakespeare Festival. This season’s plays include “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Henry V,” “The Three Musketeers,” “The Odd Couple” and “Julius Caesar.” Matinees and evening performances. Dark Sundays. 800-752-9849. www.bard.org.
June 28-July 4, Prescott, Ariz.: 129th Annual Prescott Frontier Days, World’s Oldest Rodeo. This year’s theme is Spirit of the Frontiersman. Prescott’s biggest event of the year includes rodeo performances, trail rides, a parade, fireworks, dances and live entertainment. 928-445-3103. www.worldsoldestrodeo.com.
July 1-Aug. 1, Reno: 2016 Artown. This art festival is growing every year and features more than 500 events. Artists from around the world will showcase their talents in the visual, performing and humanities arts. Various venues. 775-322-1538. www.renoisartown.com.