Panini sandwiches on cutting board

August Food Holidays

National and international food holidays and observances for the month of August

You could sneak zucchini onto your neighbor’s porch on August 8th but we’re pretty sure that just ends with you getting tasered in someone’s front yard. Then you’ll start having awkward moments as people whisper and point at you while you’re browsing the produce at a farmer’s market and before you know it, you’ll be the house that neighborhood kids dare each other to run up to and ring the doorbell. The Zucchini Lady, that’s what they’ll call you.

Nope, it’s probably best just to make up some zucchini bread, sit back on the porch — your own porch — and sip on a creamy root beer float or better yet, an ice cold pint of your favorite IPA which is currently Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing in case you were wondering (or even if you weren’t).

August Monthly Holidays

American Indian Heritage Month
Celery, Fennel and Cactus Month
Family Meals Month
Get Acquainted with Kiwi Fruit Month
Mushroom Month
National Brownies at Brunch Month
National Catfish Month

National Goat Cheese Month
National Panini Month
National Peach Month
National Sandwich Month
Onion Month
Orange Month
Papaya Month

August Weekly Holidays

Albariño wine festival (week 1)
Ntl. Farmers Market Week (week 1)

National Apple Week (week 2)
La Tomatina — Spain (week 4)

August Daily Holidays

  • 8/1 (Thu) Albariño Day
  • 8/1 (Thu) Braham Pie Day
  • 8/1 (Thu) International Beer Day
  • 8/1 (Thu) National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
  • 8/2 (Fri) India Pale Ale Beer Day
  • 8/2 (Fri) National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
  • 8/2 (Fri) National Mustard Day
  • 8/3 (Sat) Grab Some Nuts Day
  • 8/3 (Sat) National Watermelon Day
  • 8/4 (Sun) National Champagne Day
  • 8/4 (Sun) National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
  • 8/5 (Mon) National Oyster Day
  • 8/6 (Tue) National Root Beer Float Day
  • 8/7 (Wed) National Raspberries and Cream Day
  • 8/7 (Wed) National Rice Pudding Day
  • 8/8 (Thu) National Frozen Custard Day
  • 8/8 (Thu) National Zucchini Day
  • 8/8 (Thu) Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Night
  • 8/10 (Sat) National Banana Split Day
  • 8/10 (Sat) National S’mores Day
  • 8/11 (Sun) National Raspberry Tart Day
  • 8/12 (Mon) Julienne Fries Day
  • 8/13 (Tue) National Filet Mignon Day
  • 8/14 (Wed) National Creamsicle Day
  • 8/15 (Thu) Lemon Meringue Pie Day
  • 8/16 (Fri) National Rum Day
  • 8/17 (Sat) National Vanilla Custard Day
  • 8/18 (Sun) National Pinot Noir Day
  • 8/18 (Sun) National Soft Ice Cream Day
  • 8/19 (Mon) Cupcake Day (For the RSPCA)
  • 8/19 (Mon) Potato Day
  • 8/20 (Tue) Lemonade Day
  • 8/20 (Tue) National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
  • 8/21 (Wed) National Pecan Torte Day
  • 8/22 (Thu) Eat a Peach Day
  • 8/22 (Thu) National Spumoni Day
  • 8/23 (Fri) National Sponge Cake Day
  • 8/24 (Sat) National Peach Pie Day
  • 8/24 (Sat) National Waffle Day
  • 8/25 (Sun) National Whiskey Sour Day
  • 8/26 (Mon) National Cherry Popsicle Day
  • 8/27 (Tue) Banana Lover’s Day
  • 8/27 (Tue) Pots de Crème Day
  • 8/28 (Wed) National Cherry Turnover Day
  • 8/29 (Thu) Chop Suey Day
  • 8/29 (Thu) Lemon Juice Day
  • 8/30 (Fri) National Cabernet Day
  • 8/30 (Fri) National Toasted Marshmallow Day
  • 8/31 (Sat) National Trail Mix Day

Need some more August food ideas? Explore some more popular summer dishes and seasonal food.

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