Break out the flags and fireworks for the annual Independence Day festivities, but don’t stop there! Carry the fun on through summer with these lesser-known holidays. Once again, we turn to one of our favorite sites,, for offbeat observances during July and August. What will you plan for these wacky days?

July – Wild About Wildlife Month

July 1 – Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day

July 5 – National Graham Cracker Day

July 10 – Teddy Bears’ Picnic Day

July 14 – National Macaroni and Cheese Day

July 16 – Sundae Sunday

July 19 – Stick Out Your Tonge Day

July 22 – National Hammock Day

July 24 – Tell an Old Joke Day

July 27 – Take Your Houseplant for a Walk Day

July 30 – Share a Hug Day


August –  Admit You’re Happy Month

August 2 – Dinsaur Day

August 4 – National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

August 6 – Friendship Day

August 9 – National Book Lovers Day

August 10 – Spoil Your Dog Day

August 11 – Play in the Sand Day

August 17 – Balloon Animal Day

August 22 – Eat a Peach Day

August 27 – World Rock, Paper, Scissors Day

August 31 – Eat Outside Day


Go on, admit you’re wild about wildlife and happy to have some wacky things to celebrate!