Events Calendar

Just about any time of year is an interesting time to visit as long as you are aware of safety information, particularly during winter months. Check our calendar for upcoming Friends events and other events taking place in the region on our Events Calendar. You can also stay up to date on Facebook or via our e-newsletter.

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Stay up to date on Facebook or via our e-newsletter.Interested in volunteering? Click here to join our volunteer alerts list.

June 30, 2018
July 6, 2018
  • 4th of July with Friends 2018

    Runs: July 6, 2018 - July 8, 2018


    Come hang out with Friends on the Black Rock Desert playa 4th of July Weekend for a beautiful, informative, and all-around good time this Independence Day. This is a Leave No Trace camp out event.

    When: July 6th-July 8th

    (We will be setting up camp Friday, July 6th, around lunchtime.)

    Where: GPS Coordinates TBD

    ***(We also will be bringing two porta-potties, and we will have shade set up. So feel free to stop by and say hello.)

    ***Activities will include tours of the area, camp games, great food, and moon and star gazing. We will be leading a guided hike up Steamboat Rock from 9am-12pm on Saturday.

    ***We will also be doing outdoor ethics outreach.

    ***This is a camp out event. Come find us if you have any questions about the area.

    ***Happy Hour with hors d’oeuvres and lawn games on Saturday from 5-7pm.

    Go to to RSVP for this event, or contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah, at

August 10, 2018
  • Perseid Meteor Shower 2018

    Runs: August 10, 2018 - August 12, 2018

    Come join us in the Black Rock Desert to watch the stars! Enjoy a weekend of fun, good food, and good people while enjoying the Perseid Meteor Shower under dark skies.

    When: August 10th-12th


    ***FBR-led day tour to Double Hot and Black Rock Hot Springs with an optional self-guided hike up to Black Rock Point.

    ***This is a weekend camp out event.

    ***Please bring camping gear, food, and all other items and materials you may need.

    ***Non-Members are more than welcome to come out for this event, but we will be having a Members’ BBQ Saturday evening.

    ***We will be accepting Memberships on-site for those wanting to join.

    Go to to Sign Up to RSVP and Volunteer, or contact Sarah at for more info.

August 26, 2018
  • Burning Man 2018

    Runs: August 26, 2018 - September 3, 2018


    Where: Black Rock City

    When: Aug 26th – Sept 3rd

    Leave No Trace outreach and education to be conducted in partnership with Earth Guardians and the BLM.
    Exact events TBD.
    Must have ticket to the event to participate.
    Week long camp out event.
    Complimentary meal ticket for commissary.
    Click here to Sign Up to RSVP and Volunteer, or  contact Sarah at for more info.