Developing content for 365 days of the year doesn’t have to be hard! There are so many ways to make a robust marketing calendar without giving yourself a stress headache. One of the best ways to start generating ideas is looking at an event and holiday calendar. We created a HUGE one for the Heron & Oak office as a daily reminder of what’s on the horizon. These are the holidays we picked:

2017 Marketing Calendar

 

JANUARY

1 New Year’s Day
13 Friday the 13th
16 Martin Luther King, Jr Day
19 National Popcorn Day
28 Chinese New Year
29 Pro Bowl

All Month: National Blood Donor Month, National Hobby Month, National Mentoring Month and National Healthy Weight Awareness Month

FEBRUARY

2 Groundhog’s Day
3 Wear Red Day
5 Super Bowl Sunday
12 Lincoln’s Birthday
14 Valentines Day
15 Singles Awareness Day
20 President’s Day
26 Daytona 500
26 Oscar Night 2017
28 Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday)

All Month: American Heart Month, Black History Month, Creative Romance Month, National Children’s Dental Health Month and National Wedding Month

MARCH

1 Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
2 Read Across America Day
3 Employee Appreciation Day
8 International Women’s Day
12 Daylight Savings Begins
14 Pi Day
15 Ides of March
17 St. Patrick’s Day
20 First Day of Spring
23 National Puppy Day

All Month: National Craft Month, National Irish American Month, National Nutrition Month, National Women’s History Month and Red Cross Month

APRIL

1 April Fool’s Day
1 Walk to Work Day
2 Baseball Opening Day
6 Masters Starts (Golf)
7 World Health Day
14 Good Friday
15 Income Taxes Due
16 Easter Sunday
17 Patriot’s Day
22 Earth Day (U.S.)
26 Admin. Professionals Day
28 Arbor Day

All Month: National Humor Month, Lawn and Garden Month, National Poetry Month, Stress Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness, Month National Autism Awareness Month and National Volunteer Month

MAY

1 May Day
2 Teacher Appreciation
4 Star Wars Day
5 Cinco de Mayo
6 Kentucky Derby
8 VE Day, WW II
14 Mother’s Day
20 Armed Forces Day
29 Memorial Day

All Month: Foster Care Month, National Bike Month, National Blood Pressure Month, National Photograph Month, Motorcycle Awareness Month, ALS Awareness Month and Asthma Awareness Month

JUNE

2 National Donut Day
3 National Trails Day
6 D Day, WWII
14 Flag Day
18 Father’s Day
18 International Picnic Day
19 Juneteenth Day
20 Summer Solstice
21 International Yoga Day

All Month: National Candy Month, Gay Pride Month, National Adopt a Cat Month, Stanley Cup Finals, NBA Finals and National Safety Month

JULY

1 Canada Day
3 Wimbledon Begins
4 Independence Day
5 National Bikini Day
8 Video Games Day
22 Hammock Day
23 Parents’ Day

All Month: National Anti-Boredom Month, National Ice Cream Month and National Picnic Month

AUGUST

3 Watermelon Day
6 Friendship Day
10 National S’mores Day
10 Lazy Day
13 Left Hander’s Day
14 V-J Day
21 Senior Citizen’s Day
26 Women’s Equality Day

All Month: Back to School, National Eye Exam Month and National Golf Month

SEPTEMBER

4 Labor Day
8 International Literacy Day
10 Grandparents Day
11 911 Remembrance
16 Oktoberfest Begins
17 Constitution Day
21 International Peace Day
22 First Day of Fall
29 National Coffee Day

All Month: Hispanic Heritage Month, National Courtesy Month and National Preparedness Month

OCTOBER

4 Taco Day
3 Oktoberfest  Ends
6 World Smile Day
9 Columbus Day
13 Friday the 13th
16 Boss’s Day
21 Sweetest Day
24 United Nations Day
28 Make a Difference Day
31 Halloween

All Month: Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, National Pizza Month, National Vegetarian Month and Fire Prevention Month

NOVEMBER

1 Dia de los Muertos
5 Daylight Savings Ends
11 Veteran’s Day
15 American Recycles Day
20 Universal Children’s Day
23 Thanksgiving Day
24 Black Friday
25 Small Business Saturday
27 Cyber Monday

All Month: Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Epilepsy Awareness Month, Native American Heritage Month and Peanut Butter Lovers Month

DECEMBER

7 Pearl Harbor Day
12 Poinsettia Day
12 Hanukkah Begins
21 Winter Solstice
23 Festivus
25 Christmas
26 Boxing Day
26 Kwanzaa Begins
27 National Fruitcake Day
31 New Year’s Eve

All Month: Bingo Month, Write a Friend Month and Years Resolutions

*We checked all the dates on multiple sources, but please always double check before you post. One could have been changed since November 2016.

2017 Marketing Calendar