Get ready.
Get ready. Steve Acres

Atlas Obscura’s sixth annual Obscura Day—the special day we set aside each year to celebrate our mission of discovery and exploration—is just a couple of weeks away, May 6, 2017. For those of you still trying to decide how to spend the day, here’s a few updates and ideas to get you started:

Option 1: Join us at an event

We’re hosting over 170 events in 36 states and 25 countries

Which means the odds are quite good there’s one happening near you. Some of the Obscura Day events we’re particularly excited about this year include: 

Browse the full lineup of events by location here, and follow our ongoing Obscura Day-related coverage here.

Option 2: Pick your own destination to explore

No events scheduled near you? There are thousands of ways to celebrate

Choose from the more than 11,000 places in the Atlas and get out there! Discover a curious and wondrous place near you here

And finally, don’t forget: once you make your plans and set out to seize the day, use the #obscuraday hashtag to share your adventure with entire Atlas Obscura community.

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