NPS Turns 100 August 25!

You're invited to the National Park Service's 100th birthday August 25!

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016, and they're inviting visitors of all ages to join in the celebration throughout the month! With special events across the country, and free admission to all 412 national parks from August 25 through August 28, the National Park Service is encouraging everyone to #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque for the centennial!

To get you started, we've gathered a sampling of special programs taking place and listed them below. But hundreds of other August events across the country can be found at FindYourPark.com and EncuentraTuParque.com.

Get up, get out there, and find your park!

These are just some of the great events happening in August:

  • 8/4 – 8/18 Music in the American Wild (multiple locations): Premiere classical music performances by university students from the Eastman School of Music in seven national parks - San Juan Island, North Cascades, Mount Rainier, and Olympic.
  • 8/25 Sing Across America (multiple locations): Performances by youth and children's choirs for the centennial, including event at Yellowstone National Park.
  • 8/25 Naturalization Ceremonies (multiple locations): National Park Service and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will hold naturalization ceremonies in seven national parks: Biscayne National Park, National Mall and Memorial Parks, Lewis and Clark National Historic Trial, Grand Canyon National Park, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and Women's Rights National Historical Park.
  • 8/28 – 9/4 Explorer to Explorer with International Space Station (OR): Girl Scout and Boy Scout youth from the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park community will speak at the park with an astronaut onboard the International Space Station. Specific date TBD during the week of Aug. 29-Sept. 4 based on the position of the Space Station. Part of the ARISS or Amateur Radio International Space Station project.
  • To find an event near you, click here