Events that occurred on 29 February.
 On Earth
- 1968 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes Letter 301.
- 2004 - The 76th Academy Awards: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King wins 11 Oscars out of 11 nominations. David Hemmings is featured in the In Memoriam feature.
 In Arda
- T.A. 3019:
- Aragorn reaches the Downs.
- Merry and Pippin escape from the Orcs and meet Treebeard.
- Treebeard leads the hobbits to Wellinghall and they drink the Ent-draught.
- The Rohirrim attack at sunrise and destroy the Orcs; death of Grishnákh and Uglúk.
- Frodo and Samwise descend from the Emyn Muil and meet Gollum.
- Faramir sees the funeral boat of his brother Boromir.