July 2024 Observances for Your

Senior Activity Calendar

Find interesting and unique observances and holidays for you to use as inspiration for your senior activity program.

Fun Observances and Holidays for July
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July 2024 Monthly Observances

  • Bioterrorism/Disaster Education and Awareness Month
  • Dry Eye Awareness Month
  • Family Golf Month
  • Herbal/Prescription Interaction Awareness Month
  • International Alopecia Month for Women
  • International Zine (small magazine) Month
  • Juvenile Arhtritis Awareness Month
  • National Blueberry Month
  • National Cell Phone Courtesy Month
  • National Deli Salad Month
  • National “Doghouse Repairs” Month
  • National Family Reunion Month
  • National Grilling Month
  • National Horseradish Month
  • National Hot Dog Month
  • National Ice Cream Month
  • National Make a Difference to Children Month
  • National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
  • National Park and Recreation Month
  • National Vacation Rental Month
  • National Watermelon Month
  • Sarcoma Awareness Month
  • Smart Irrigation Month
  • Social Wellness Month
  • Women’s Motorcycle Month
  • World Watercolor Month
  • Worldwide Bereaved Parents Awareness Month

July 2024 Weekly Observances

  • National Marijuana Facts Week (July 4-10)
  • Be Nice to New Jersey Week (July 7-13)
  • Nude Recreation Week (July 8-14)
  • National Moth Week (July 20-28)

July 2024 Daily Observances

July 1

  • Canada Day
  • Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon in England begin (July 1-14)
  • National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day
  • National Gingersnap Day
  • Resolution Renewal Day
  • Second Half of the Year Day

July 2

  • Made in the USA Day
  • World U.F.O. Day, a day to encourage people to watch the skies for unidentified flying objects

July 3

  • Compliment-Your-Mirror Day
  • Dog Days of Summer begins
  • Eat Beans Day
  • Stay Out of the Sun Day

July 4

  • Independence Day
  • National Barbecued Spareribs Day

July 5

  • National Apple Turnover Day
  • National Graham Cracker Day

July 6

  • Hop a Park Day, a day to encourage people to visit parks
  • International Day of Cooperatives
  • International Kissing Day
  • National Fried Chicken Day
  • Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day

July 7

  • Father-Daughter Take a Walk Together Day
  • Islamic New Year begins
  • National Macaroni Day
  • National Strawberry Sundae Day
  • Tell the Truth Day
  • World Chocolate Day

July 8

  • International Town Criers Day
  • National Chocolate With Almonds Day
  • SCUD (Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama) Day

July 9

  • Cow Appreciation Day
  • National Sugar Cookie Day

July 10

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

July 11

  • All-American Pet Photo Day
  • Make Your Own Sundae Day
  • National Blueberry Muffin Day
  • World Population Day
  • 7-Eleven Day, honoring the convenience store

July 12

  • Different Colored Eyes Day
  • National Motorcycle Day
  • National Pecan Pie Day
  • Night of Nights, an on-the-air event honoring history of maritime radio in Point Reyes National Seashore, California
  • Simplicity Day

July 13

  • Bastille Eve, known as Night Watch
  • Embrace Your Geekness Day
  • Gruntled Workers Day
  • National Beef Tallow Day
  • National Be Your Own Hero Day
  • National French Fries Day
  • National Nitrogen Ice Cream Day

July 14

  • Bastille Day (France)
  • National Mac and Cheese Day
  • Shark Awareness Day

July 15

  • Arctic Sea Ice Day
  • National Get Out of the Doghouse Day
  • National Gummi Worm Day
  • National Tapioca Pudding Day
  • World Youth Skills Day, a day to encourage youth to acquire skills for personal success

July 16

  • Fresh Spinach Day
  • Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Arlington, Texas

July 17

  • National Hot Dog Day
  • National Peach Ice Cream Day
  • National Tattoo Day
  • Take Your Poet to Work Day
  • World Emoji Day

July 18

  • National Caviar Day
  • Nelson Mandela International Day

July 19

  • National Daiquiri Day
  • Park and Recreation Professionals Day

July 20

  • Fortune Cookie Day
  • International Chess Day
  • Moon Day
  • National Bridal Sale Day
  • National Lollipop Day
  • National Woodie Wagon Day
  • Toss Away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day
  • Women’s Dive Day

July 21

  • Full Buck Moon, so called by Native Americans due to the new antlers of buck deer that appear at this time of the year
  • National Ice Cream Day
  • National Junk Food Day
  • No Pet Store Puppies Day

July 22

  • National Be a Good Teammate Day
  • Rat Catcher’s Day, recognizing the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin (also celebrated by some on June 26)

July 23

  • Gorgeous Grandma Day
  • Hot Enough For Ya Day
  • National Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day
  • National Vanilla Ice Cream Day

July 24

  • Cousins Day
  • International Self Care Day
  • National Drive-Thru Day
  • National Tequila Day
  • Tell an Old Joke Day

July 25

  • National Chili Dog Day
  • National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
  • National Intern Day
  • World Drowning Prevention Day

July 26

  • Aunt and Uncles Day
  • International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem
  • National Coffee Milkshake Day
  • XXXIII Olympic Games in Paris begins (July 26 – August 11)

July 27

  • National Day of the Cowboy
  • National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day
  • Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day
  • Walk on Stilts Day

July 28

  • National Milk Chocolate Day
  • Parents’ Day
  • World Hepatitis Day

July 29

  • Global Tiger Day
  • National Lasagna Day
  • National Lipstick Day

July 30

  • International Day of Friendship
  • National Cheesecake Day
  • World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

July 31

  • National Avocado Day
  • National Mutt Day (also celebrated on December 2)
  • National Raspberry Cake Day
  • World Ranger Day
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