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National Food Days

From the end of May to the third Sunday in June is National Family Month in the United States. It's designed to bring national attention and celebration to family units and encourage strong, healthy relationships between parents or guardians and children. These periods of recognition can be an excellent opportunity to reach out to a particular demographic and celebrate along with them. Did you offer a special promotion for young children? Or perhaps a special family-style menu item? It's a boosted marketing opportunity for sure; and a wonderful way to show support for a good cause and build rapport with patrons of a particular community.

Since Americans love to celebrate, we also have an unbelievable number of national food holidays. January 15th is strawberry ice cream day. A few weeks ago, social media was crazed over national doughnut day. These food holidays take less of a "stance" and place more of an emphasis on fun. It's a good way to tap into what's going on in the food community--and especially what's trending in social media.

Looking ahead, July is National Baked Beans Month, National Bison Month, National Culinary Arts Month, National Grilling Month, National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month, and National Blueberry Month, just to get you started. July is the quintessential summer month and perfect for running specials with fresh berries and grilled meats plus cool treats for dessert. Why not call attention to the holiday as well?

Specifically, here are the designated days for July. How will you use them?


    •    July 1: Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day

    •    July 1: National Gingersnap Day

    •    July 2: National Anisette Day

    •    July 3: National Chocolate Wafer Day

    •    July 3: Eat Beans Day

    •    July 4: National Barbecued Spareribs Day

    •    July 5: National Apple Turnover Day

    •    July 6: National Fried Chicken Day

    •    July 7: National Strawberry Sundae Day

    •    July 8: National Chocolate with Almonds Day

    •    July 9: National Sugar Cookie Day

    •    July 10: Pick Blueberries Day

    •    July 10: National Piña Colada Day

    •    July 11: National Blueberry Muffin Day

    •    July 11: National Mojito Day

    •    July 12: National Pecan Pie Day

    •    July 13: National French Fries Day

    •    July 13: Beans ‘n’ Franks Day

    •    July 14: Bastille Day

    •    July 14: Macaroni Day

    •    July 14: National Grand Marnier Day

    •    July 15: National Gummy Worm Day

    •    July 15: National Tapioca Day

    •    July 16: National Corn Fritters Day

    •    July 17: National Peach Ice Cream Day

    •    July 18: National Caviar Day

    •    July 19: National Daiquiri Day

    •    July 20: National Lollipop Day

    •    July 20: National Ice Cream Soda Day

    •    July 20: Fortune Cookie Day

    •    July 21: National Ice Cream Day

    •    July 21: National Junk Food Day

    •    July 22: National Penuche Fudge Day

    •    July 23: National Hot Dog Day

    •    July 23: National Vanilla Ice Cream Day

    •    July 24: National Tequila Day

    •    July 25: National Hot Fudge Sundae Day

    •    July 26: National Coffee Milkshake Day 

    •    July 27: National Creme Brûlée Day

    •    July 27: National Scotch Day

    •    July 28: National Milk Chocolate Day

    •    July 29: Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day

    •    July 29: National Lasagna Day

    •    July 30: National Cheesecake Day

    •    July 31: National Raspberry Cake Day

    •    July 31: Cotton Candy Day

    •    July 31: Jump for Jelly Beans Day

For a complete history on National Food Holidays and an extensive year-round list, visit