Annual Events

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There’s a lot happening in parks and NPS programs every day! The NPS even hosts national celebrations throughout the year. While it’s hard to pick just a couple things that stand out, each year we focus attention on a few days that are extra special. Discover what makes the events special and how you can get involved.

Federal Holidays

Federal holidays offer an opportunity to reflect on our nation's history and heritage in national parks.

National Park Service Celebrations

Join in special days that are sponsored by the National Park Service often in partnership with many others.

Theme Days & Campaigns

The National Park Service also commemorates or celebrates other theme days and campaigns throughout the year. Here are just a few:








  • Native American Heritage Month

Last updated: October 9, 2020