Each year, Geocaching.com celebrates International Geocaching Day on the third Saturday in August by hosting the Geocaching Block Party. More than 2000 people from a dozen countries attended last year's Block Party.
The Geocaching Block Party on August 18 runs from 11am to 3pm at Fremont's Solstice Plaza by the JP Patches statue. Geocachers can challenge themselves with beginner, intermediate, and advanced geocaching courses. They can also explore the Fremont neighborhood where Groundspeak is based and win prizes with "Fremont Funventures"—all while swapping geocaching stories. The public is invited to explore the family-friendly adventure of geocaching and meet geocachers from around the world.
Geocaching is a free hobby that combines the outdoors, exercise, technology, and fun. Geocachers search for geocaches—cleverly hidden containers that hold a logbook and often small trinkets for trade—using a GPS device or a smartphone equipped with a Geocaching application. There are more than 1.8 million geocaches hidden in more than 185 countries.
Seattle-based Geocaching.com launched in 2000. Its Fremont offices are the global headquarters for the activity, which is enjoyed by more than 5 million people around the world.