National Park Week 2024 Celebration

National Park Week 2024 Celebration

National Park Week 2024, a nine-day celebration of everything “parks”—not just the 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 April 20 to April 28 this year. To kick off the celebration and encourage everyone to enjoy their national parks in person, entrance fees will be waived on April 20, 2024. 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.

National Park Week 2024 Theme Days

Each day of National Park Week 2024 has a special theme to showcase many ways to experience, learn, or get involved with national parks and what we do outside of our park boundaries.

Saturday, April 20: Discovery.

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What will you discover? A new place, a new interesting fact, a new activity… To kick off National Park Week 2024 and encourage you to make that new discovery, entrance fees are waived on April 20!

Sunday, April 21: Volunteers.

Use your time and talents as a volunteer in your national parks. Find opportunities to volunteer for a single event or long-term position.

Monday, April 22: Earth Day.

Join the global celebration encouraging education and stewardship of the planet’s natural resources. Many parks are hosting volunteer events. You can also find ways to practice conservation at home.

Tuesday, April 23: Innovation.

The history of our nation’s innovation is preserved in national parks. Learn about the innovative projects happening in parks or through our programs today.

Wednesday, April 24: Workforce Wednesday.

Meet our incredible workforce of employees, interns, fellows, volunteers, contractors, partners, and more. Consider joining our team!

Thursday, April 25: Youth Engagement.

Calling the rising generation of stewards! Learn about the opportunities for youth and young adults to get involved and see what your peers are up to.

Friday, April 26: Community Connections.

Learn about the important work our programs and partners are doing in communities across the country, both within and outside of our park boundaries.

Saturday, April 27: Junior Ranger Day.

For kids (and kids at heart), become a Junior Ranger through in-person or online activities to learn about special places or topics. You may even earn a Junior Ranger badge!

Sunday, April 28: Arts in Parks.

Home of many arts past and present, find your muse creating arts within parks. Also, learn about preserving and practicing arts in your communities through the work of our programs and partners.

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.

You may also be interested in these articles:

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