National Food Days in July – Sundaes – Cocktails and More!

This list of National Food Days in July gives us so many 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. 

Summer food holidays

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.

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 summer time  or July like some celebrating with strawberry sundaes, does it?

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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. What are national food days?

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.

Check out the National Day Calendar 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.

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.  For July we observe these foods:

July monthly food observances - National Picnic Month and National Grilling Month. are just two!

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  • 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.
  • 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.

List of National Food Days in July

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

Here is a list of all the July Food Holidays to look forward to. Most are labeled national days (or international days) and others are just labeled by the food itself.

Spare bibs and turnovers are celebrated in July

I have also given you lots of ideas for recipes and other ways to celebrate these Foodie National Days. Have fun!

July Food Day Calendar

Below is a list of the National Food Days in July . On some of the days, there are to recipes to help you celebrate, and on other days, there are links to posts or videos that will help you learn more about the history of each national day.

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July 5

  • National Apple Turnover Day – Watch 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 Day – This 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 barbeque.
  • World Chocolate Day – Not one, but 16 different chocolate dessert recipes to tempt you today.

July 8 

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July 10


July 11

July 12

July 13

July 14

July 15

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 two weeks will be right up your alley.

Find out about the National Food Days in July

July 16

July 17

July 18

July 19

July 20

July 21

Just one week left. Which day will you celebrate?

There are lots of ice cream days to be celebrated in July

July 22

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

July 23

July 24

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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 calendar of National Days of July to find other national days to celebrate.

And if you love to plan for the month ahead, be sure to print out my National Day Printable Calendar.

Looking for More Inspiration? Be sure to check out my Pinterest National Days Board. It has loads of ideas for all national food days of the year.Always the Holidays on Pinterest

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.

Time to Celebrate Food Holidays in July

More National Food Days

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.2020 year calendar

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

For other lists of National Food Days, check out these posts:

Check back soon for the food calendars for the other months of the year.


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