Did you know that every day is a holiday? Every day, somewhere, someone is celebrating something. And you can be celebrating in your business, too. Use this calendar as an idea starter for all kinds of marketing promotions that you can incorporate into your own business.
So, 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 August 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.
AUGUST MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS
- Happiness Happens Month
- Audio Book Appreciation Month
- Black Business Month
- Cataract Awareness Month
- Admit You’re Happy Month
- Family Fun Month
- National Catfish Month
- National Eye Exam Month
- National Golf Month
- Peach Month
- Romance Awareness Month
- Water Quality Month
- National Picnic Month
AUGUST WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS
- 1-7, National Simplify Your Life Week
- 8-14, National Smile Week
- 8-14, National Resurrect Romance Week
- 8-14, Assistance Dog Week. To celebrate guide dogs, hearing alert dogs and alert/seizure response dogs. Web: www.workinglikedogs.com.
- 9-13, Perseid Meteor Showers. As many as 50 to 100 may be seen in a single night.
- 15-21, Friendship Week
- 25-31, Be Kind to Humankind Week
1, Friendship Day
3, National Night Out. To heighten crime prevention and promote police-community relationship. Web: nationalnightout.org.
4, Coast Guard Day. Celebrates founding of the Revenue Cutter Service in 1790, which became the U.S. Coast Guard in 1915.
7, National Mustard Day Held at the National Mustard Museum. Live music, games, food at Middleton, Wisconsin.
9-15, Sturgis Rally, 70th Annual. Attended by 350,000 motorcycle enthusiasts. Sturgis Rally, 511 W. Jackson Blvd., Spearfish, N.D. 57783.
8-10, Perigean Spring Tides. The highest tides of the year.
12-22, Iowa State Fair at Des Moines. One of the largest fairs with over one million visitors. Fair, Box 57130, Des Moines, IA 50317.
14, Bud Billiken Parade in Chicago. With 65,000 participants, 1.5 million spectators, plus 25 million watching on TV. Web: budbillikenparade.com.
19, National Aviation Day. Observed on the birthday of Orville Wright.
20, California State Fair. Big-name entertainers, fireworks, wine and microbrew displays, carnival. Fair, Box 15649, Sacramento, CA 95852.
22, Be an Angel Day. A day to do one small act of service and be a blessing in someone’s life.
29-Sept. 4, Minority Enterprise Development Week. Presidential Proclamation since 1983.
2, Civic Holiday. Observed in Manitoba, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Ontario, and Saskatchewan. British Columbia Day in British Columbia, Heritage Day in Alberta.
4, Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championship, 60th Annual at Shelburne, ON. Web: www.shelburnefiddlecontest.on.ca.
5, Edmonton (AB) Folk Music Festival. With blues, country, Celtic, folk and bluegrass music. Web: edmontonfolkfest.org.
6-16, Halifax International Busker Festival. Street performers, vaudeville, artists from around the world, 450,000 attend. Web: www.buskers.ca.
13-15, Abbottsford International Airshow. 48th Annual. Leading airshow in North America. Web: www.abbottsfordairshow.com.
16, Yukon Discovery Day. Marks gold discovery in the Klondike in 1896.
27-29, Morden Corn and Apple Festival. It’s free. Festival, 311 N. Railway St. Morden, MB.
1, Switzerland: Confederation Day. Commemorates pact made in 1291.
1, Jamaica: Independence Day. Celebrates Independence from Britain in 1962.
3, Niger: Independence Day. Gained independence from France in 1960.
13, Tunisia: Women’s Day. Holiday celebrating the independence of women.
14, Pakistan: Independence Day. Gained independence from Britain in 1947.
15, Korea: Independence Day. Marks proclamation of the republic in 1948.
17, Indonesia: Independence Day. Celebrates proclamation of the republic in 1945.
24, Vesuvius Day. In 79 AD, It erupted, buried Pompeii and two other cities in what is now Italy.
25, Uruguay: Independence Day. Declared independence from Brazil in 1825.
30, Turkey: Victory Day. Marks end of 1922 war for independence.
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