August holidays

Monthly Observances 

  • American Adventures Month
  • American Artists Appreciation Month
  • American Indian Heritage Month Link (See also November)
  • American History Essay Contest (8/1 – 12/15)
  • Black Business Month
  • Cataract Awareness Month
  • Celery, Fennel and Cactus Month
  • Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month
  • Children’s Vision & Learning Month
  • Foot Health Month
  • Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
  • Golf Month
  • Happiness Happens Month
  • International Dadaism Month (02/04, 04/01, 03/28, 07/15, 08/02, 08/07, 08/16, 08/26, 09/18, 09/22, 10/01, 10/17, 10/26)
  • Motor Sports Awareness Month
  • National Catfish Month
  • National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month
  • National Goat Cheese Month
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • National Panini Month
  • National Minority Donor Awareness Month
  • National Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
  • National Runaway Prevention Month
  • National Truancy Prevention Month
  • National Water Quality Month
  • National Win With Civility
  • Neurosurgery Outreach Month
  • Orange and Papaya Month
  • Peace Month
  • Psoriasis Awareness Month
  • Romance Awareness Month
  • What Will Be Your Legacy Month

 

Weekly Observances

  • Friendship Day (first Sunday in August)
  • Brahman Pie Day (first Friday)
  • International Forgiveness Day (first Sunday)
  • National Doll Day (first Sunday)
  • National Kids’ Day (first Sunday)
  • Sister’s Day (first Sunday)
  • National Night Out (first Tuesday)
  • International Tree Climbing (first weekend)
  • Kool-Aid Day (second weekend)
  • National Mustard Day (first Saturday)
  • National Garage Sale Day (second Saturday)
  • International Geocaching Day (third Saturday)
  • International Homeless Animals Day (third Saturday)
  • God’s Preeminence Day (third Sunday)
  • International Bat Night (last full weekend)
  • Go Topless Day (last Sunday)
  • International Clown Week: 1-7
  • Simplify Your Life Week: 1-7
  • World Breastfeeding Week: 1-7
  • National Farmers’ Market Week: 4-10
  • Old Fiddler’s Week: 4-10
  • Rock for Life Week: 4-7
  • Assistance Dog Week: 4-10  (Second Week That Starts on the First Sunday)
  • Knights of Columbus Family Week: 4-10
  • National Resurrect Romance Week: 4-10 (2nd Full Week)
  • Exercise With Your Child Week: 4-10
  • National Fraud Awareness Week: 4-10 (FCC sponsored regarding phone and mail fraud)
  • Single Working Women’s Week: 4-10  (Week with August 4th)
  • Exhibitor Appreciation Week: 5-9
  • Intimate Apparel Week: 5-9 (Feb. 4-8, May 6-10, Aug. 5-9, Nov. 4-8)
  • National Bargain Hunting Week: 5-11 (First Mon.-Sun Week)
  • Psychic Week: 5-9 (First full week)
  • Sturgis Rally: 5-11
  • National Hobo Week: 8-11
  • Elvis Week: 10-16
  • Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week: 11-17 (Always 2nd Week)
  • Weird Contest Week: 11-17 (Second Week)
  • National Aviation Week: 15-21 (Always week of Orville Wright’s Birthday on 19th)
  • Little League Baseball World Series: 18-24
  • Minority Enterprise Development Week: 18-24
  • Be Kind To Humankind Week: 25-31
  • National Safe at Home Week: 26-30 (Last M-F Week)

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