The U.S. government has selected Saturday, September 17 as Passport Day in order to help American citizens obtain their passports more easily.
The Department of State writes:
“On Saturday, September 17 only, apply for your U.S. passport at a Regional Passport Agency without an appointment. You will be able to apply for standard processing (4-6 weeks) or pay an additional $60 for Expedited processing (2-3 weeks, door-to-door). Passport Day in the USA also means passport-themed events for adults and children at Regional Passport Agencies and many passport Acceptance Facilities across the country in communities like yours. If you’ve been waiting to get your passport, this is the time!”
To look up Passport Day locations, please use this link: http://www.travel.state.gov/passport/passport_5535.html