International Geocaching Day - August
Sat, Aug 17, 2024

International Geocaching Day

International Geocaching Day is perfect for outdoor activities! Today, people of different age groups come together to have fun. If you have ever taken part in such events, you will surely recommend them to others!

The History

Geocaching is a game using satellite navigation. Its main goal is to find a cache that has been prepared for you in advance. This is a kind of analogue of a treasure hunt, where notes hidden in various places lead to the treasure of the participants.

The development of GPS in the world has led to the creation of an exciting game. The first cache was hidden in 2000 by Dave Ulmer, then it became a real hype! It included a plastic bucket filled with various things: money, books, disks, etc.

Hundreds of organizations picked up the idea and hid caches everywhere. According to statistics, more than 600 million treasures have been found since 2000!

Today the game is not going to end: there are more and more participants, and the so-called treasures are getting more and more interesting.

National Day has been celebrated since 2011.

Interesting facts

The most significant find is a magazine that is hidden in waterproof containers. Here they leave their autographs so that the rest understand the treasure has been definitely discovered.

The cache contains various items. The person who found it can take one of them, but at the same time add something of equal value.

How to take part

On International Geocaching Day, don’t stay at home. We advise you to go on adventures right now! On August 20, many amazing surprises await you!

Taking part is easy:

  • Find sites with lists of geocaches in your area;
  • Start hunting using your GPS device.

Do not forget to take your friends, it is always more fun together!

When is International Geocaching Day celebrated in 2024?

International Geocaching Day is observed on the third Saturday of August each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday August 17 2024
Saturday August 16 2025
Saturday August 15 2026