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Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day on February 11

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

Celebrate Seattle’s 18th annual Neighbor Appreciation Day, a special day to reach out to neighbors, create new friends, and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood a great place to live. Community groups, businesses, and residents across Seattle come together on February 11 (and the week of) to celebrate this day. 

There are several ways to participate: 

  • ·         Plan an activity for your neighborhood such as a block party, potluck, or work party. The website,, provides ideas, tools, resources, and templates to help community members organize an activity. Once organized, the event can be posted to the online calendar at (the submission can be made public or private).
  • ·         Send out Neighbor Appreciation Day greeting e-cards to your neighbors. The selection of e-cards feature artwork from past winners of the Neighbor Appreciation Day Student Art Contest.
  • ·         Share a story or two about your favorite neighbors. Community members can visit the Neighbor Appreciation Day website to post stories about great neighbors or their neighborhood. 
  • ·         Attend one of the many community activities listed on the online calendar. Seattle Fire stations, Seattle Parks and Recreation community centers and pools, and other organizations have special Neighbor Appreciation Day events and work parties planned. 

Join Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and the hundreds of community members across our city in celebration of what makes Seattle great – our neighbors! For information, visit or contact Wendy Watson at