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Week Long Celebration In Yosemite

Yosemite, CA – A weeklong celebration will begin next week in Yosemite National Park.

National Park Week, Earth Day, and National Junior Ranger Day will be marked with special programs and activities beginning Saturday, April 18 and running through Sunday, April 26, which has been proclaimed National Park Week. Earth Day and Junior Ranger Day are April 18

Park entrance fees will be waived for visitors on Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19.  However, all other fees, including camping, will be charged, as usual.

Here is the Park’s events schedule:

Friday, April 17 (Pre-celebration)

  • 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Earth Day Bike Ride
  • 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Earth Day Family Night

Saturday, April 18 (National Junior Ranger Day and Earth Day celebrations)

  • 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.: Photo Walk – Ansel Adams and the Yosemite Landscape
  • 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Earth Day Celebration and Junior Ranger Exploration Fair
  • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Junior Ranger Walk
  • 11:00 – 11:20 a.m.: Wee Wild Ones
  • 11:30 – 11:50 a.m.: Children’s Yoga
  • 12:00 – 12:20 p.m.: Recycled Jug Band
  • 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Universal Waste Collection
  • 12:30 – 12:50 p.m.: Live Earth Music for Kids
  • 1:00 – 1:20 p.m.: Wee Wild Ones
  • 1:30 – 1:50 p.m.: Children’s Earth Storytelling
  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Earth Day Stewardship Project Clean-Up
  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Junior Ranger Walk
  • 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Ranger Program: California’s Influence on What Would Become America’s Greatest Idea, the National Parks.

Sunday, April 19

  • 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Ranger Program: This is America

Monday, April 20

  • 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Ranger Program: Visiting Yosemite, A Journey Through Time

Tuesday, April 21

  • 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Ranger Program: Creative Fusion: Exploring the Nature of the Sierra Nevada

Wednesday, April 22

  • 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Ranger Program: First-Come, First-Served

Thursday, April 23

  • 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Ranger Program: Primeval Ponderings

Friday, April 24

  • 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Ranger Program: Art in the National Parks

Saturday, April 25

  • 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Ranger Program: Ranger’s Choice

Sunday, April 26

  • 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Ranger Program: This is America