National Celebrations National Fishing and Boating Week (June 4-12, 2016)
National Fishing and Boating Week is a national celebration of fishing and boating that always takes place the first full week of June. National Fishing and Boating Week is the perfect reason to get out on the water and experience the joys of boating and fishing. Most states' Free Fishing Days occur during National Fishing and Boating Week.

National Marina Day (June 11, 2016)
National Marina Day is a nationwide boating event dedicated to helping the boating industry grow boating participation across North America. Local National Marina Day events are hosted in marinas across the country in celebration.

National Hunting and Fishing Day (September 2016)
Join the nationwide celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day and help build public support for outdoor lifestyles. Everyone knows about the great traditions and family values that make hunting and fishing special, but fewer people realize the tremendous conservation and economic benefits provided by America's sportsmen and women.

American Rivers: River Action Day (January 2016)
American Rivers is a conservation organization dedicated to protecting and restoring healthy natural rivers and the variety of life they sustain for people, fish and wildlife. They deliver innovative solutions to improve river health, raise awareness among decision-makers and the public, and serve and mobilize the river conservation movement.

Getting Involved

The Take Me Fishing Community is a great place to share or find local, regional or national events.   Register your event for free or search for events happening near you.

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  • Take advantage of the Take Me Fishing Event Planning Kit, which offers FREE, customizable resources that help you plan and promote successful boating, fishing and aquatic conservation events.
  • Make event planning even easier with RBFF's Passport to Fishing and Boating Program designed to teach families the basic skills to begin fishing and boating.