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Food Holidays in July – Get the Full List of Food & Drink Days

This list of food holidays in July gives us so many foods and drinks to celebrate, and recipes to share.

From National Gingersnap Day to National Cotton Candy day, every day of the month has at least one food or drink associated with it which makes it easy to celebrate. 

National days are fun to celebrate, no matter the reason. But add in some mention of foods and everyone gets excited.

Unsure about what national days are? Check out my national days guide for more information. Keep reading to learn more about the July food days.

Smoothie with blueberries and strawberries and words Hello July.

If you are a foodie, you are probably aware just how many days of the year are devoted to celebrating a favorite food.

You will probably find that you are scouring the internet to find out what food today will celebrate. 

National days are a great way to tie food and celebrations together. Nothing quite says summertime or July like some celebrating with strawberry sundaes, does it?

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July food monthly observances

July is right in the middle of summer for many of us, so it makes sense that the foods honored this month are geared for eating outdoors.

It is not just individual days of the month that are associated with food. Sometimes the whole month is known for a certain type of food.

Patriotic muffins and list of July monthly food observances.

For July we observe these foods:

  • National Hot Dog Month – What could be a better choice for an outdoor picnic this month than the traditional dog?
  • National Ice Cream Month – Tempt your sweet tooth all month long and beat the heat at the same time!
  • National Baked Bean Month – A great choice for any summer barbecue side dish.
  • National Grilling Month – Fire up the grill all month long and enjoy the warm weather with great food and good friends. Get a list of grilling recipes and read more about National Grilling Month here.
  • National Horseradish Month – Add a tasty kick to your meats and side dishes with this spicy sauce.
  • National Blueberry Month – This versatile fruit is great in pancakes and muffins for breakfast and a welcome ingredient in any dessert.
  • National Picnic Month – Pack up your picnic hamper and head to the great outdoors.

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Table of food for July.

What are national food days?

Do you like those diet cookbooks where there isn’t anything to decide, but the author tells you what to eat on each day of the month? National food days are a bit like this.

Food days are the internet’s way of telling you what you could cook that day based on what the national day of the month it is.

Even though eating outdoors and barbecues are on our minds in July, the month is also filled with some decadent foods, as well. 

Check out the national day list for July and look through the list. See how many of them are devoted to food? I’m going to make it even easier for you. 

Just browse this list below. Every day is associated with food or drink in some way. With this list you can’t go wrong with your party planning.

These are the July food and drink holidays to look forward to. Most are labeled national days (or international days) and others are just labeled by the food itself.

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On some of the days, there are to recipes to help you celebrate, and on other days, there are links to posts, amazon produces or videos that will help you learn more about the history of each national day.

July 1

July 2

July 3

July 4

Spareribs on a grill and apple turnover with words Food Days in July.

July 5

  • National Apple Turnover DayWatch this video to learn how to make this tasty apple treat, the easy way. 
  • National  Graham Cracker Day – Use crushed graham crackers with butter to make the base for these mini cherry pies.

July 6

July 7

  • National Strawberry Sundae DayThis video shows how to make the perfect strawberry sundae.
  • National Macaroni Day – Celebrate with a macaroni salad that includes carrots and peas for your next barbecue.
  • World Chocolate Day – Not one, but 16 different chocolate dessert recipes to tempt you today.

July 8

July 9

Food holidays in July - pile of sugar cookies.

July 10

July 11

July 12

July 13

July 14

July 15

Food days in July with variable dates

Some food holidays don’t fall on an exact date in the month. Instead, they are celebrated on a specific day of the week in July.

Two July food days : Chili dogs and ice cream cones in a collage.

The variable date food holidays in July are these:

Discover more food holidays in July

We are halfway through the month and look at all the national food holidays we have covered already!

There is so much more to come, too! Perhaps one of these national days in the next week will be right up your alley.

July 16

July 17

July 18

Daiquiri with a cherry garnish.

July 19

July 20

  • National Lollipop Day – Find out how a lollipop is made in this post.
  • National Fortune Cookie Day – Celebrate the day by making some fabric fortune cookies. These fortune cookies have 0 calories!

July 21

Three types of sundaes with words Ice cream days in July.

Last week of food days in July

There is just one week left. Which food holiday will you celebrate?

July 22

  • National Penuche Fudge Day – What on earth is penuche fudge, anyway?

July 23

July 24

July 25

Glass of red wine with cheese.

July 26

July 27

July 28

July 29

  • National Lasagna Day – Not a meat eater? Try this vegan lasagna for a change. It’s perfect for meatless Monday.
  • National Chicken Wing Day – Try these spicy chicken wings for your next get together.

July 30

  • National Cheesecake Day – If you love cheesecakes, you’ll be amazed at all these cheesecake recipes.

July 31

It is not just food that has a national day celebrated with it during July. All sorts of topics get made into national days.

Check out my list of national days of July to find other national days to celebrate.

And if you love to do puzzles, be sure to print out our July themed printables. We have  a July national days word search, a 4th of July word search and a 4th of July word scramble.

Table of July food with words Get the other monthly food lists.

More national food holidays

The whole year is full of national days to celebrate with food and drink. Some remind us of our childhood and some give us new experiences.

All are lots of fun days to eat and drink with friends.

For other lists of national food days, check out these posts:

Pin the food days in July for later

Would you like a reminder of these national food days in July?  Pin this image to one of your food boards on Pinterest.

Admin note: this post for the food holidays in July first appeared on the blog in May of 2019. I have updated the post to add all new photos, a meal planner, and a video for you to enjoy.

Basket of blueberries with words July food and drink days.

Yield: 1 National Days Menu Planner Printable

Food Holidays in July Menu Planner Printable

Blueberries, strawberries and a smoothie with words hello July.

Print out this planner to accompany the July food holidays, and fill in with your favorite national food days for the month. It's a great way to keep track and plan your meals for the whole month of July.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • Heavy cardstock or printer paper


  • Computer printer


  1. Load your heavy card stock or glossy photo paper into your Deskjet printer.
  2. Choose portrait layout and if possible "fit to page" in your settings.
  3. Print out and use the to do list to plan your menus for the month.


Patriotic background with a meal planner for July over the top.

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