National Park Week

National Park Week 2021 logo with an eagle flying near a mountain

Every April, during the presidentially proclaimed National Park Week, we join with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, to celebrate America's treasures. National Park Week is a time to explore amazing places, discover stories of history and culture, help out, and find your park.

Join us celebrating National Park Week 2021 from April 17 to 25! Parks across the country will host a variety of special programs, events, and digital experiences. There are also special theme days during the week to highlight the different ways everyone can enjoy national parks.

Join us on social media, check out each days’ themes, find in-person and virtual events, or stay caught up on news.

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Stay connected with national parks during National Park Week as the celebration goes digital. (Video contains footage copyright of More Than Just Parks. All rights protected.)

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National Park Week Theme Days

Each day of National Park Week has its own theme. Find out more about each day’s celebration and how you can join in!

National Park Week is Official!

Did you know National Park Week is recognized by a presidential proclamation? Each year, National Park Week is declared a special time to celebrate national parks and programs across the country and to encourage everyone to discover the nation's diverse natural and cultural heritage. Stay tuned for this year's official proclamation.

Social Media

Share your National Park Week experiences and memories on social media using the hashtags #NationalParkWeek, #FindYourPark or #EncuentraTuParque!


Theme Day


April 17-25

National Park Week

#National Park Week, #FindYourPark, #EncuentraTuParque

April 17

Park Rx Day

#ParkRx, #HealthyParksHealthyPeople

April 18

VIP (Volunteers In Parks) Sunday


April 19

Military Monday


April 20

Transformation Tuesday

#TransformationTuesday, #NPSOnTheMove

April 21

Wayback Wednesday


April 22

Earth Day


April 23

Friendship Friday

#FriendshipFriday, #NPSFriends

April 24

Junior Ranger Day


April 25

BARK Ranger Day


Twitter Chat

To kickoff National Park Week, the National Park Service invites everyone to participate in a Twitter chat on April 16 at 1 pm ET. Join the conversation about National Park Week, ways to recreate responsibly, connected conservation, the new NPS app, and more!

All our welcome to join this chat hosted by @NatlParkService.

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National Park Week News

Find news about National Park Week by also looking on parks' websites for current conditions, updates on events, and more.

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    Find an Event

    Set the calendar to April to find in-person and virtual programs for National Park Week (April 17-25, 2021) at any of the more than 400 national parks around the country. Remember to check ahead for trip planning information and to recreate responsibly for a safe visit.

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    Last updated: April 7, 2021