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Yosemite, CA – It is National Park Week starting Saturday and it runs through Friday, April 26th, It is also Earth Day, April 22nd. Yosemite National Park is celebrating by giving visitors a break. They won’t charge you to go into the park for a whole week. That’s Monday, April 22 to Friday, April 26th. However, Park Officials say camping fees and all other fees will apply.

Park Ranger Kari Cobb says this year’s theme is “Did you know?”

Cobb says, “It really focuses on inspiring visitors to ask questions about national parks. It encourages them to learn about the parks themselves and activities to do in the parks. The point of it is to really get people questioning and more connected with nature and be out in nature more often.”

Below is Yosemite National Park’s events list:

Friday, April 19
• 2:00 p.m.: Earth Day Bike Ride
• 7:00 p.m.: Earth Day Family Night

Saturday, April 20 (National Junior Ranger Day and Earth Day Celebrations)

• 9:00 a.m.: Ansel Adams Photography Walk
• 9:00 a.m.: Stewardship Project
• 10:00 a.m.: Climbing Trails Restoration Project
• 10:30 a.m.: Earth Friendly Product Fair
• 10:30 a.m.: Earth Day & Junior Ranger Day Village


• 10:30 a.m.: Earth-Lovin’ Lil’ Ones
• 11:30 a.m.: Sustainable Salad Bar Tasting
• 12:00 p.m.: Universal Waste Collection
• 1:00 p.m.: Earth Day Cupcakes & Lemonade
• 1:00 p.m.: National Volunteer Day Trash Pick-up
• 1:00 p.m.: Photography Class
• 3:00 p.m.: Fine Print Tour
• 5:30 p.m.: Naturalist Stroll: Poetry and Parks
• 8:00 p.m.: The National Parks: America’s Best Idea Showing

Saturday, April 20 (Junior Ranger Children’s Stage Events)

• 10:00 a.m.: Junior Ranger Walk.
• 11:00 a.m.: Children’s Yoga
• 11:45 a.m.: Wee Wild Ones
• 12:30 p.m.: Live Earth Music for Kids
• 1:15 p.m.: Children’s Storytelling
• 3:00 p.m.: Junior Ranger Walk

Sunday, April 21
• 7:00 p.m.: Chasing Ice Documentary Showing

Monday, April 22
• 8:00 p.m.: National Parks in the Sky

Tuesday, April 23
• The National Park Idea Started… Here

Wednesday, April 24
• 8:00 p.m.: This is America

Thursday, April 25
• 8:00 p.m.: What’s Wild in Yosemite

Friday, April 26
• 8:00 p.m.: Primeval Ponderings: A Meander Through the Wilderness

Saturday, April 27
• 8:00 p.m.: Yosemite by Ear

Sunday, April 28
• 8:00 p.m.: Untold Stories from America’s National Parks

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