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...

Kids holding up a Find Your Park Instagram frame

Say it's Our Birthday!

Come out to parks across the country to celebrate the National Park Service's 103rd birthday on August 25.

Volunteer pulling an invasive plant out of the ground

National Public Lands Day

Join in the nation's largest single-day volunteer effort and make a difference in the green spaces and historic sites in your community.

Last updated: July 9, 2019