If you’re looking for an excuse to market your business next month, look no further than these monthly designations and events for the month of JUNE 2010. What creative ways can you build a promotion around one of these events for your business?
We’ve provided listings for the United States, Canada, and for the International Community.
The month of June is Great Outdoors Month, National Safety Month, and Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. How can you celebrate and promote your business with these two events?
National Safety Month. Each June, the National Safety Council encourages businesses to get involved and participate in National Safety Month. Each week has a separate theme; themes this year include prescription drug overdose prevention, teen driving safety, and preventing overexertion at home and at work.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month. Fruits and veggies are essential to good health, reducing your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, and certain forms of cancer. Generally low in calories and high in fiber, fruits and vegetables can help you control your weight.
Great Outdoors Month. To celebrate the natural beauty of our nation and commit to protecting the environment.
June 1-July 31, Fireworks Safety Months. By Prevent Blindness America, 211 W. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60606.
2, National Bubba Day. A special day for Bubbas everywhere. Web: www.tbubba.com.
5, Belmont Stakes, 142nd Annual. Third race of the “Triple Crown,” first run in 1867. N.Y. Racing Assn., Box 090, Jamaica, NY 11417.
6, D-Day Anniversary. In 1944, Allied forces landed at Normandy, France with 2 million tons of war materials and 1.7 million fighting men.
6-12, National Headache Awareness Week. Encourages sufferers to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. Web: www.headaches.org.
7-12, National Automotive Professionals Week. By the National Institute for Automotive Excellence, 101 Blue Seal Dr., Leesburg, VA 20175.
7-13, National Business Etiquette Week. By the Protocol School of Washington, Box 676, Columbia, SC 29202.
10, National Nursing Assistants Day, 33rd Annual. Honoring those who provide care to all ill, elderly and long-term residents in nursing homes. Web: www.cna-network.org.
10-13, Superman Celebration. Live entertainment, super museum, carnival, road race, many events. Metropolis Chamber of Commerce, Box 188, Metropolis, IL 62960.
11-13, Chicago Blues Festival. At Grant Park. The largest blues festival on the world, 800,000 attend. Visit www.chicagobluesfestival.org.
11-19, Riverbend Festival, Chattanooga. Entertainment by 100 artists, sports, synchronized fireworks on the 19th, 650,000 attend. Festival, 180 Hamm Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37405.
13, First Roller Coaster Opens, Anniversary. Riders paid five cents, the coaster went 6 miles per hour at Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York.
14, Flag Day. By Presidential Proclamation, celebrated each year since 1916. Also the anniversary of the Stars and Stripes in 1777 being introduced by John Adams at the Continental Congress.
17-20, US Open Golf Championship at Pebble Beach, Calif. By the USGA, PO Box 708, Far Hills, NJ 07931.
19-20, Midnight Sun Festival at Nome, AK. Parade, folk fest, more than 22 hours of sunshine. Web: www.nomealaska.org.
20, Father’s Day. First observed in Spokane, Washington in 1910. Observed nationally by Presidential Proclamation since 1972.
21-Sept. 22, Summer: Begins with the summer solstice at 7:28 a.m. EDT. In the southern hemisphere, this is the beginning of winter.
21, Midnight Sun Baseball Game at Fairbanks, Alaska. Played at midnight without artificial lighting. Web: www.goldpanners.com.
25, Korean War Began: 60th Anniversary. In 1950 northern forces invaded the south. The U.S. entered the conflict on June 30.
26, Federal Credit Union Act Anniversary. Signed by Pres. Franklin Roosevelt in 1934, making it legal to create a credit union in the U.S.
26, Partial Eclipse of the Moon. Seen in the Pacific Ocean and western Americas.
29, Interstate Highway System Started, Anniversary. Signed by Pres. Dwight Eisenhower, the bill provided $33.5 billion for highway construction.
3-6, Shelburne County Lobster Festival. Boat and dory races, food, crafts and more. Visit www.municipalityofshelburne.ca.
8, World Ocean Day. Initiated by Canada at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992. Web www.worldoceanday.org.
9-13, The National Tournament. Show jumping championship and Grand Prix. Spruce Meadows, RR 9, Calgary, AB T2J 5G5.
10-13, Winnipeg International Children’s Festival. At The Forks: song, dance, theatre, mime, and more. Web: www.kidsfest.ca.
17-20, Sam Steele Days. Banquet, ball, museum days, Wild West Show, sports. By the Sam Steele Society, Box 115, Cranbrook, BC V1C 4H6.
21, Newfoundland Discovery Day. Marks the landing of John Cabot and his party in 1497.
22, George Vancouver, Birth Anniversary. He surveyed coasts of western North America, Australia and New Zealand. On some voyages, he sailed with Capt. Cook.
1, Kenya: Self Rule Day. Holiday celebrates its self-government, attained in 1963.
2, Italy: Republic Day. Holiday celebrates 1946 vote for republic status instead of monarchy.
4, Bahamas: Labor Day. Celebrated with parades, displays and picnics.
6, Korea: Memorial Day. National holiday and memorial services pay tribute to war dead.
10, Portugal: Day of Portugal. Holiday marks the 1580 death of national poet Luis Vaz de Camoes.
12-13, France: 24 Hours of Le Mans. Cars compete for 24 hours. Web: www.lemans.org.
12, Russia: Independence Day. Holiday marks first election of a leader in 1,000 years, in 1991.
15-18, Royal Ascot. Horse races at Ascot, Berkshire, England.
16, South Africa: Youth Day. National holiday marks youth uprising against “Bantu Education” in 1976.
18-July 4, Denmark: Viking Festival at Frederiksund, north of Copenhagen. Outdoor plays based on Danish legends.
20, Argentina: Flag Day. National holiday honoring Manuel Belgrano, designer of the flag.
23. Estonia: Victory Day. Holiday commemorates victory over the Germans in 1919.
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