Summer Fun Alert! 10 Reasons To Celebrate July

Fireworks are just the start!

By Macaroni KID June 24, 2024

July! We're in the heat of summer now. This month brings to mind the "oohs" and "aahs" of fireworks, long, hot summer days by the pool, and dinners from the grill, complete with buttery corn on the cob. Yum. Here are 10 events and holidays you and your family will want to recognize in July:

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National Ice Cream Month

Because just one day won't do, July is ice cream MONTH. We think a scoop a day is the only way to celebrate. July 1-31

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National Parks and Recreation Month

Get outside and explore some parks new to you this month! Maybe you'll find a new favorite family spot for hiking and playing. July 1-31

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Canada Day

Oh, Canada. This is the day celebrated as Canada's birthday. Much like America's July 4 holiday, Canadians celebrate the holiday with parades, festivals, barbecues, fireworks, and outdoor concerts. July 1 

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Independence Day

Picnics, parades, fireworks, and more! One of our favorite holidays of the year. July 4

Teddy Bear Picnic Day

This holiday came about because of a children's song from 1907 called "Teddy's Bear Picnic." Round up the kids and their favorite stuffies to celebrate. Perhaps the menu calls for peanut butter and honey sandwiches, with gummy bears for dessert? July 10

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Macaroni and Cheese Day

Don't make us throw elbows: Macaroni and Cheese Day is a holiday we love here at Macaroni KID. We feel it has all sorts of pastabilities. Celebrate by trying one of these yummy mac and cheese recipes. July 14

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Shark Awareness Day

Shark facts to amaze your kids:

  • There are more than 500 species of shark
  • You're more likely to be killed by a falling coconut than by a shark attack
  • 100 million sharks are killed each year by humans

How can your family help sharks? Learn about sharks and how important they are at the Shark Trust website. There's even a quiz to find out what kind of shark you are! July 14

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Nelson Mandela Day

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead," Mandela once said. Nelson Mandela Day is meant as a day worldwide to honor the legacy of Nelson Mandela and his values through volunteering and community service. July 18

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National Hot Dog Day

Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog. Today's a great day to fire up the grill and put out all the fixings for a hot dog bar. How creative can your family be? July 17

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National Disability Independence Day

Let’s celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act's 34th Anniversary! The ADA works to ensure all people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. Find out more about this landmark legislation. July 26