Historic Occasions & Inspiring Places

Join us in celebrating and commemorating the stories, places, and people of the National Park Service! Each year parks and programs across the country work together to observe annual events, significant anniversaries, and other celebrations. Some are one-day events, such as our birthday, Junior Ranger Day, and Park Rx Day. Others, like National Park Week, last several days. Still others commemorate significant milestones. During these events, we hold special programs across the country and invite you to participate.

We also honor our volunteers, partners, and employees for the great work they do. Their dedication and diversity of skills and talents are unmatched. It is our privilege to recognize and celebrate their outstanding achievements.

And here's a special message for the holiday season from us...

Three active duty military standing near a statute of a Korean War soldier

Veterans Day

Reflect on the contributions and sacrifices of our nation's military past and present at memorials and hallowed ground.

Toy train covered in snow next to evergreen branches with holiday lights

Get in the Spirit

With the cold air upon us, share in cultural traditions of communities that celebrate the winter season.

Last updated: October 22, 2019