I have been trying to figure out when a tournament for FIDE will be near but I can't find any in the U.S. Does FIDE not come to the U.S?
Of course FIDE have tournaments in the US.
You can find them on the FIDE website here - https://ratings.fide.com/tournament_list.phtml?moder=ev_code&country=USA
Most open tournaments in the US are fide rated. Besides the fide site you can check the USCF site: http://www.uschess.org/tlas/upcoming.php