Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day
Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day

Neighbor Appreciation Day

Groups, businesses, and residents across Seattle come together the
week of February 13 to celebrate!

Neighbor Appreciation Day began more than 20 years ago as a way to reach out, create new friends, and express thanks to our neighbors who make Seattle such a great place to live. Anyone can participate - from planning an event to inviting your neighbor for coffee. Here are some ways you can be a part of Neighbor Appreciation Day:

  • Participate in the activities happening or add your own event.
  • Check out our list of ideas on how you can celebrate.
  • Plan an event using our templates.
  • Share your story of a "Great Neighbor" using #neighborday on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 
  • Take your neighbor to a FREE Seattle University Redhawks basketball game. Visit this link and use Promo Code "NEIGHBORDAY" to receive tickets. For questions call 206-398-4678.


In 1995, 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, and the observance has grown every year since.