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.

Interested in volunteering? Click here to join our volunteer alerts list.

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

May 27, 2022
  • Black Rock Rendezvous

    Runs: May 27, 2022 - May 30, 2022


    An exciting way to spend the holiday weekend! Black Rock Rendezvous is a legacy event in which we partner with organizations in a weekend of events, camping, entertainment, conservation projects, citizen science, kids camp and tours.

June 3, 2022
  • Fly Ranch Nature Walk

    Date: June 3, 2022


    Take time to experience Fly Ranch maintaining a physical distance while making a connection with the desert and geothermic landscape of Northwestern Nevada.

    For tickets & Information: click the "Fly Ranch Nature Walks" button on our home page!
    Fly Ranch Nature Walks - Friends of Black Rock High Rock (

  • National Public Trails Day 2022

    Runs: June 3, 2022 - June 4, 2022


    Click here to Volunteer today!

    National Trails Day on the first Saturday in June recognizes the incredible benefits of federal, state and local trails. Events held throughout the United States encourage people to discover their local trails and share their excitement for the outdoors.

June 5, 2022
June 10, 2022
June 11, 2022
June 12, 2022
June 18, 2022
  • Black Rock Social Ride: Donelly Peak bike loop

    Runs: June 18, 2022 - June 19, 2022


    Explore the Black Rock with Friends on a social ride and overnight bike-camping event!

    Signup Link: TBA

June 24, 2022
June 25, 2022
June 26, 2022
June 30, 2022
  • Constellation City

    Runs: June 30, 2022 - July 5, 2022


    Ticket sales will begin this Saturday. Event from June 30, 2022 until July 5, 2022.

    Announcement for Constellation City

July 1, 2022
July 2, 2022
July 3, 2022
July 4, 2022
  • 4th of Juplaya Outreach

    Date: July 4, 2022


    This gathering, known as the Fourth of Juplaya, was taking place on the very same 400-square-mile dry lake bed (the “playa”) as the official Burning Man to be held this Labor Day weekend. 
    This unofficial event grows every year--so does the need to share knowledge, awareness, safety, and LNT principles so we can all have fun and preserve our beautiful desert!

July 8, 2022
July 10, 2022
July 15, 2022
July 16, 2022
July 17, 2022
July 22, 2022
July 23, 2022
July 24, 2022
July 29, 2022
July 30, 2022
July 31, 2022
August 5, 2022
August 6, 2022
August 7, 2022
August 13, 2022
  • Perseid Meteor Shower Campout

    Runs: August 13, 2022 - August 14, 2022


    Perseid Meteor Shower 

    The Black Rock Desert hosts some of the darkest skies in Nevada and is the perfect backdrop for experiencing “shooting stars”. In years with little to no moon, NASA reports that over 100 stars can be seen cascading across the skies per hour.

    Stargazing Etiquette

    Enjoy dark skies and dispersed camping on public lands in the Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area (NCA)

    MINIMIZE your light footprint with only essential lights on your camp for safety.

    USE a red headlamp or other light designed for preserving night vision.

    PARK vehicles on durable surfaces. Dunes and hummocks surrounding the playa are off-limits.

    CHECK-IN with other astronomers in the area before using artificial light.

    WATCH your step in the dark – careful not to knock over equipment, be aware of wires on the ground.

    ASK PERMISSION Make sure you have the owner’s permission before touching their telescope or other equipment.

    PACK-IT-OUT, carry out all single-use and other trash.

    LEAVE NO TRACE pack out everything (including TP), securing your trash and gear with a tarp. Ask before using a dumpster or trash can, avoid impacting local communities with your trash.

August 19, 2022
August 20, 2022
August 21, 2022