Montana — Montana’s Race to the Sky, Feb. 11-17, is one of the most mountainous race courses in the sport of distance sled-dog racing. The 350-mile competition begins in Lincoln and crosses the Continental Divide, reaching an altitude of 7,000 feet. Viewing spots are near Lincoln, Ovando, Holland Lake and Seeley Lake, all accessible by car. (406) 881-3647, https://www.racetothesky.org .
New Mexico — Native American dancers and singers from 500 tribes will compete at the Gathering of Nations Powwow and Miss Indian World competition, April 28-30, at the University of New Mexico Arena in Albuquerque. Before the dancing competitions is the spectacular Grand Entry of Dancers. The Indian Traders Market is expected to draw more than 800 artists, craftspeople and traders. Admission: $10 on April 28; powwow $11 on April 29 and $13 on April 30. Two-day powwow pass: $19. (505) 836-2810, https://www.gatheringofnations.com .
Pennsylvania — The theme at the March 6-13 Philadelphia Flower Show is “America the Beautiful.” Displays include prairie flowers, meadow grasses, evergreens and poolside and city garden plants. The original iron gates from the White House will be on display. Adults: $20, children 2-12: $12. (215) 988-8800, https://www.theflowershow.com .
South Carolina — The ninth annual Native Islander Gullah Celebration takes place Feb. 4-27 on Hilton Head Island. The Gullah are the descendants of slaves who settled along the coastal islands of South Carolina and Georgia. The festival includes art, crafts and gospel music celebrations, a Gullah barbecue and live performances. Admission $5-$30. (877) 650-0676, https://www.gullahcelebration.com .
Texas — Fiesta San Antonio, April 15-24, honors the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto with more than 100 events all over the city. Events include three lavish parades, the Texas Cavaliers’ River Parade, Battle of the Flowers and the Fiesta Flambeau. Admission to events ranges from free to $50. (210) 227-5191, https://www.fiesta-sa.org .
Vermont — Craftspeople and artisans all over the state allow access to their studios and galleries during Open Studio Weekend, May 28-29. A free map will locate the dozens of weavers, potters, woodworkers, glassblowers and others. (802) 223-3380, https://www.vermontcrafts.com .
— Ellen Melinkoff