“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Many geocachers love to explore the world, plan ahead, and achieve caching goals. One of the more common questions we get asked is “When is [insert recurring geocaching moment] this year?” This year, we’re letting people know the dates for annual events, well ahead of time. So cachers, this may be the year that you finally decide to attend an Event Cache or even, *GASP!* host your own!
Additionally, we will run several promotions in the coming year (similar to Planetary Pursuit and Hidden Creatures) that we’re not quite ready to announce yet. Make sure to follow the Geocaching blog, Facebook, Twitter, and newsletter (sign up here) for more information as we roll out those geo-moments.
The confirmed souvenir moments for 2019 are:
New country and regional souvenirs
January through December 2019
We know geocachers love country and regional souvenirs and we do too! This year we will announce at least one new country or regional souvenir per month, starting in January (traditionally, we’ve only released five each December). The new country and regional souvenirs will be featured alongside Geocaches of the Week in each region and shared on the third Wednesday of each month.
Cache In Trash Out®, Season 1
Friday, March 1 through Friday, May 31, 2019
We’ve made some changes to CITO in 2019, as announced in this recent blog post. Rather than running for one week, we’ve extended each CITO for their entire season! You’ll be able to earn one CITO 2019 Season 1 souvenir by attending or hosting a CITO in March, April, or May 2019. But, of course, you can attend or host many more throughout the year!
International Geocaching Day
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Celebrate geocaching! Log any geocache or attend an event on Saturday, August 17, 2019, and earn the International Geocaching Day souvenir.
Cache In Trash Out®, Season 2
Sunday, September 1 through Saturday, November 30, 2019
Also known as Cache In Trash Out®, the Sequel. 😉
Just like CITO 2019 Season 1, you’ll earn a separate CITO 2019 Season 2 souvenir by attending or hosting any CITO during September, October, or November 2019.
International EarthCache Day
Saturday, October 12 through Sunday, October 13, 2019
Get ready to rock this entire weekend. Find and log any EarthCache to earn the International EarthCache Day souvenir.
Geocaching International Film Festival 2019
Thursday, November 7 through Sunday, November 17, 2019
This will be the fifth year for the Geocaching International Film Festival, or GIFF. All over the world, geocaching film lovers attend/host GIFF events that screen selected films made by other geocaching film lovers. From finding new favorite places, people, and puzzles, geocaching is full of moments that should be captured on film and shared with the geocaching world.
Goodbye 2019 / Hello 2020
Tuesday, December 31, 2019, and Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Whether it’s called Goodbye 2015/Hello 2016, Last 2017/First 2018, or Thanks 2018/Hello 2019, you know that geocachers love to celebrate a year of good caching and toast a year of great caching to come! Find any geocache or attend an event on New Year’s Eve then New Year’s Day to earn these souvenirs.
You can always see the full list of all Geocaching souvenirs here.