August Holidays, Observances & Awareness Dates


During August, most of us are focused on back to school preparations, but it’s important to remember that summer’s not over yet! As a matter of fact August brings with it a number of interesting and exciting holidays, observances and awareness events. So, let’s celebrate our pooches on National Dog Day, enjoy one of our favorite brews on International Beer Day, or don our alma mater colors on National College Colors Day. There is plenty of summer left to savor and we’ve got your list of special days, weeks and month-long observances right here.




August 1: DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs

August 1: Lughnasa

August 2: Friendship Day

August 2: National Kid’s Day

August 3: National Watermelon Day

August 4: US Coast Guard Birthday (USCG)

August 5: National Oyster Day

August 6: National Night Out

August 6: National Root Beer Float Day

August 7: International Beer Day

August 7: Purple Heart Day

August 8: Happiness Happens Day

August 9: Book Lover’s Day

August 9: National Spirit of ’45 Day

August 10: National Lazy Day

August 11: National Garage Sale Day

August 14: Worldwide Art Day

August 15: Relaxation Day

August 19: World Humanitarian Day

August 21: Poet’s Day

August 21: Senior Citizen’s Day

August 24: National Waffle Day

August 25: Founders Day (National Park Service)

August 26: National Dog Day

August 26: Women’s Equality Day

August 28: National College Colors Day

August 29: Marine Corps Reserve Birthday

August 30: Frankenstein Day

August 31: Eat Outside Day




August 1 – 7: National Simplify Your Life Week

August 2 – 8: International Assistance Dog Week

August 2 – 8: National Farmer’s Market Week

August 3 – 7: Exhibitor Appreciation Week

August 15 – 21: National Aviation Week

August 21 – September 7: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

August 25 – 31: Be Kind to Humankind Week




American Adventures Month

American Artists Appreciation Month

Back to School Month

Family Fun Month

Home Business Month

National Eye Exam Month

National Golf Month

National Immunization Awareness Month

Pedestrian Safety Month


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