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Art by: Alex Taylor, 2010 Gold Award Winner, Dunlap Elementary School

Groups, businesses, and residents across Seattle come together the week of February 14 to celebrate this great day!

Here are some ways for you to be a part of Neighbor Appreciation Day:

Join the hundreds of community members across our city in celebration of what makes Seattle great – our neighbors!

Celebrations happening

The Seattle Fire Department will be hosting open houses at nineteen stations from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fire Station 6, 405 Martin Luther King Jr Way S

Fire Station 9, 3829 Linden Ave N

Fire Station 13, 3601 Beacon Ave S

Fire Station 16, 6846 Oswego Pl NE

Fire Station 17, 1050 NE 50th St

Fire Station 20, 2800 15th Ave W

Fire Station 21, 7304 Greenwood Ave N

Fire Station 24, 401 N 130th St

Fire Station 25, 1300 E Pine St

Fire Station 28, 5968 Rainier Ave S

Fire Station 30, 2931 Mt Baker Blvd S

Fire Station 31, 1319 N Northgate Way

Fire Station 33, 9645 Renton Ave S

Fire Station 34, 633 32nd Ave E

Fire Station 35, 8729 15th Ave NW

Fire Station 37, 7700 35th Ave SW

Fire Station 39, 2806 NE 127th St

Fire Station 40, 9401 35th Ave NE

Fire Station 41, 2416 34th Ave W

Seattle Parks and Recreation Department is hosting several celebrations and “thank yous” at their pools and community centers: Montlake Community Center, Queen Anne Community Center, Delridge Community Center, South Park Community Center, Evans Pool, Magnolia Community Center, and Southwest Pool.

Feet First is hosting neighborhood Stairway Walks Day on February 7 as part of celebrating neighbors. The walks will occur in Alki, Beacon Hill, Capitol Hill, Fremont, Madrona, Magnolia, Queen Anne, Ravenna, and the University District. Click here to learn more.

The Southeast Seattle Senior Center is having an open house beginning at 10 a.m. with yoga, crafts, tours, and snacks. Make sure to RSVP at 206-722-0317.

For your gardeners, 2nd Annual Seed Swap is happening in Rainier Beach from 2 – 4 p.m.

For more activities, view our Neighbor Appreciation Day calendar listing of events on this page.


Neighbor Appreciation Day began in 1995 when Phinney Ridge activist Judith Wood suggested that the City designate "a special day to celebrate the goodness in those around us and to reach out and strengthen our bonds to each other." Mayor Norm Rice proclaimed the Saturday before Valentine's Day as Neighbor Appreciation Day. The observance has grown every year since.


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