All the July holidays and observances to add to your calendar in 2024 (2024)

The Fourth of July is undoubtedly the main event on the July holiday calendar. After all, it's pretty hard to compete with all the fireworks, food, and festivities that Independence Day brings.

Beyond the Fourth of July, there are dozens of July holidays and observances to celebrate throughout the month.

July is Anti-Boredom Month, and it's easy to see why — with unusual holidays like World UFO Day, National Build a Scarecrow Day, and Guinea Pig Appreciation Day, you'll never run out of inspiration for your summer shenanigans.

It's also a month for foodies; not only does July represent National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month, and Lasagna Awareness Month, but it also includes National Fried Chicken Day, National French Fry Day, National Pecan Pie Day, and National Mac and Cheese Day.

If you're tired of sweating in the sun, holidays like National Swimming Pool Day and National Freezer Pop Day are great excuses to beat the heat. Take advantage of the summer breeze and relax outside for National Hammock Day. (And of course, there's always Air Conditioning Appreciation Day.)

There's something to celebrate every day in July, so mark your calendars with these fun July holidays and observances.

July Holidays and Observances in 2024

July 1

  • American Zoo Day
  • Canada Day
  • Early Bird Day
  • International Chicken Wing Day
  • International Joke Day
  • International Reggae Day
  • National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
  • National Postal Workers Day

July 2

  • National Disco Day
  • World UFO Day

July 3

  • Air Conditioning Appreciation Day
  • International Plastic Bag Free Day
  • National Fried Clam Day

July 4

  • Independence Day

July 5

  • Comic Sans Day
  • Mechanical Pencil Day
  • National Apple Turnover Day
  • National Bikini Day
  • National Graham Cracker Day

July 6

  • International Kissing Day
  • National Fried Chicken Day

July 7

  • Global Forgiveness Day
  • Islamic New Year
  • National Build a Scarecrow Day
  • National Day of Rock n' Roll
  • National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day
  • National Koi Day
  • National Macaroni Day
  • National Strawberry Sundae Day
  • World Chocolate Day

July 8

  • Be a Kid Again Day
  • National Blueberry Day
  • National Freezer Pop Day
  • National Video Games Day

July 9

  • Fashion Day
  • National Sugar Cookie Day

July 10

  • Don’t Step on a Bee Day
  • National Kitten Day
  • National Piña Colada Day
  • Pick Blueberries Day

July 11

  • All American Pet Photo Day
  • International Essential Oils Day
  • National Blueberry Muffin Day
  • National Mojito Day
  • National Swimming Pool Day

July 12

  • Collector Car Appreciation Day
  • Cow Appreciation Day
  • Etch a Sketch Day
  • National Eat Your Jell-O Day
  • National French Fry Day
  • National Motorcycle Day
  • National Pecan Pie Day

July 13

  • National Barbershop Music Appreciation Day
  • National Beans N’ Franks Day
  • National Rock Day

July 14

  • Bastille Day
  • Shark Awareness Day
  • National Be Nice to Bugs Day
  • National Mac and Cheese Day

July 15

  • Global Hug Your Kids Day
  • National Clean Beauty Day
  • National Gummi Worm Day
  • National I Love Horses Day
  • National Pet Fire Safety Day
  • National Tapioca Pudding Day

July 16

  • Amazon Prime Day
  • Guinea Pig Appreciation Day
  • National Cherry Day
  • National Corn Fritters Day
  • National Fresh Spinach Day
  • World Snake Day

July 17

  • National Hot Dog Day
  • National Lottery Day
  • National Tattoo Day
  • World Emoji Day

July 18

  • National Caviar Day
  • National Sour Candy Day
  • World Listening Day

July 19

  • National Daiquiri Day
  • National Football Day
  • National Urban Beekeeping Day

July 20

  • International Chess Day
  • National Fortune Cookie Day
  • National Lollipop Day
  • World Jump Day

July 21

  • National Ice Cream Day
  • National Junk Food Day

July 22

  • National Hammock Day
  • National Mango Day

July 23

  • National Gorgeous Grandma Day
  • National Sprinkle Day
  • National Vanilla Ice Cream Day

July 24

  • Amelia Earhart Day
  • International Self Care Day
  • National Cousins Day
  • National Drive-Thru Day
  • National Tequila Day

July 25

  • National Chili Dog Day
  • National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
  • National Intern Day
  • National Merry Go Round Day
  • National Wine and Cheese Day

July 26

  • Holistic Therapy Day
  • National Aunt and Uncle Day
  • National Coffee Milkshake Day
  • National Dog Photography Day
  • World Mangrove Day
  • World Tofu Day

July 27

  • Bagpipe Appreciation Day
  • National Chicken Finger Day
  • National Crème Brûlée Day
  • Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day
  • Walk on Stilts Day

July 28

  • National Milk Chocolate Day
  • National Parents' Day
  • National Soccer Day
  • National Tree Day
  • National Waterpark Day
  • World Hepatitis Day
  • World Nature Conservation Day

July 29

  • International Tiger Day
  • National Lasagna Day
  • National Lipstick Day
  • National Wing Day

July 30

  • International Day of Friendship
  • National Cheesecake Day
  • National Support Public Education Day
  • Paperback Book Day
  • World Snorkeling Day

July 31

  • Hawaii Flag Day
  • National Avocado Day
  • National Mutt Day
  • National Raspberry Cake Day

Weekly Observances in July 2024

  • July 1 to 7: Clean Beaches Week
  • July 15 to 21: Coral Reef Awareness Week
  • July 20 to 28: National Moth Week
  • July 21 to 27: National Zoo Keeper Week

Monthly Observances in July 2024

  • Dog House Repair Month
  • Family Golf Month
  • French-American Heritage Month
  • Lasagna Awareness Month
  • National Anti-Boredom Month
  • National Baked Beans Month
  • National Blueberry Month
  • National Corn Month
  • National Family Reunion Month
  • National Grilling Month
  • National Hot Dog Month
  • National Ice Cream Month
  • National Lost Pet Prevention Month
  • National Park and Recreation Month
  • National Picnic Month
  • National Watermelon Month
  • Ultraviolet Safety Month

Shelby Deering

ShelbyDeeringis a freelance lifestyle writer living in Madison, Wisconsin. She specializes in writing about home design and decor, wellness and mental health, and other lifestyle topics, contributing to national publications likeGood Housekeeping, AARP The Magazine, USA Today,and more. When she’s not writing, you can find her shopping flea markets and exploring local trails with her husband and corgi, Dolly.

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