The city of Ridgecrest holds the annual Petroglyph Festival celebrating the area’s historic Native American petroglyph rock art the first weekend of each November.
A brief stay in Ridgecrest, California – located at the southeastern base of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range and on the upper Mojave Desert – will allow you to experience and enjoy the quiet yet active life that the area brings.
A short drive to the east of Ridgecrest will transport you to what appears to be a different world when you visit the Trona Pinnacles.
According to Wikipedia, Inyokern has the highest insolation of any locale on the North American continent, having more than 355 days of sunshine each year, hence its motto: The Sunshine Capital of America.
The popular car show, which began at the Ridgecrest Petroglyph Festival in 2014, is now a stand-alone event.