National Park Week

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Last year's National Park Week theme is "Your Park Story."

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Love national parks? There's a holiday for that! Join us for National Park Week, a nine-day celebration of everything "parks". Not just about more than 400 national parks nationwide of different shapes, sizes, and types. Also discover what the National Park Service does through our programs and partners to preserve natural and cultural heritage and provide recreational opportunities in places across the country—and even the world!

National Park Week is happening April 20 to April 28 this year. Entrance fees will be waived on April 20, 2024, to kick off the celebration and to encourage everyone to enjoy their national parks in person. National Park Service parks, programs, and partners will host events and activities all week! Follow National Park Week on social media and join the fun all week using #NationalParkWeek.

Visit a Park

Did you know there are more than 400 national parks? They come in different shapes, sizes, and naming designations (not all are named "National Park!") and may be a lot closer to home than you think. Entrance fees are waived the first day of National Park Week to encourage people to come out to enjoy their national parks.

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Find a Park

There are more than 400 national parks across the country. Search for parks by state or an activity or topic of interest to you.

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The NPS App

One app, every park at your fingertips. Experience and explore national parks using a new app for mobile devices.

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Find Your Virtual Park

Stay connected with national parks across the country with online resources and virtual experiences.

Find an Event

Check out these featured events or set the calendar to April to find in-person and virtual programs for National Park Week at any of the more than 400 national parks around the country.

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Want to volunteer? Volunteer events will soon display directly on the NPS Event Calendar. Until then, visit to find ways to volunteer!

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National Park Week News Releases

Members of the media can find news releases about National Park Week starting the weeks leading up to and through the last day.

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