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 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.
ARPIL 17-23, 2023National Volunteer Week
In addition to National Park Week, we joining a nationwide celebration by thanking our 300,000 volunteers for their amazing contributions!
APRIL 22, 2023Entrance Fee Free Day
We are kicking off National Park Week by waiving entrance fees at national parks!
APRIL 22, 2023Earth Day
It's all connected. Join a global celebration and effort to protect our planet— and our national parks—for future generations to also enjoy.
APRIL 22, 2023Park Rx Day
Doctors orders: Get yourself to a park. Enjoy the physical and mental health benefits that can be experienced in national parks.
APRIL 29, 2023National Junior Ranger Day
Calling kids of all ages. Get ready to "explore, learn, and protect" while earning your Junior Ranger badge!
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.
Last updated: December 2, 2023