If you are looking for non-food related days for marketing themes here are a few. I’ ve had a few requests so I found these days courtesy of Giftypedia.
I think you can do a lot with July 26th – National Cowboy Day! Giddy Yup into audacious marketing promotions. Have a western themed sale. Maybe even have a horse shoe pitching contest. Make sure its safe!
July 13th Embrace Your Geekness Day sounds fun. Have a Geek costume contest and post the entries in your business and on your Facebook Fan Page. Have customers vote for the best costume and give a prize to the winner.
July 9th is Rock N Roll day. Have a rocker theme going on in your store and send out promotional materials with guitars and other rock images. Have a live rock band playing for the day. Free concert for your customers.
Sponsor a pet adoption event for a local shelter on July 31st, Mutt’s Day. Give away a basket of pet care items for people who adopt a mutt who needs a happy home.
July 1st – International Joke Day – Make sure they are clean jokes!
July 2nd – I Forgot Day – Umm, what was I supposed to buy? Send out sales flyers!
July 2nd – World UFO Day – Have an Area 51 theme going on!
July 3rd – Stay Out of the Sun Day – Hand out sunscreen, hats or beach umbrellas.
July 4th – Country Music Day
July 4th – Sidewalk Egg Frying Day – I picture an egg frying contest for kids.
July 5th – Workaholics Day – Hmm, spa day needed for these people. Gift certificates.
July 6th – Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day
July 7th – Father Daughter Take a Walk Together Day – Create sweet memories.
July 7th – International Cherry Pit Spitting Day – Another customer contest opportunity.
July 8th – Video Games Day [Pacman tune running through my head!]
July 9th – Rock N Roll Day – Great day for 50′s Diners and nightclubs
July 10th – Don’t Step on a Bee Day [I did this as a child during a family BBQ at the lake. Ruined my day.]
July 10th – Teddy Bear Picnic Day – Toy stores can do a promotion for kids!
July 11th – Cheer Up the Lonely Day
July 12th – Simplicity Day
July 13th – Embrace Your Geekness Day
July 13th – Barbershop Music Appreciation Day
July 15th – Be a Dork Day
July 15th - I Love Horses Day – Are they still called Dude Ranches?
July 16th – National Personal Chef’s Day
July 16th – International Juggling Day – Gift for customers juggling set
July 16th – Toss Away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day (third Saturday in July)
July 18th – Chrysanthemum Day
July 18th – National Get Out of the Dog House Day (third Monday in July)
July 18th – National Hug Your Kids Day (third Monday in July)
July 20th – Ugly Truck Day - Have a photo contest. Like that ugly dog contest.
July 22nd – Hammock Day
July 23rd – Gorgeous Grandma Day
July 23rd – Hot Enough For Ya Day – Invite customers in to cool off and browse!
July 24th – National Drive-Thru Day
July 24th – National Tell an Old Joke Day – Have a contest for your customers.
July 25th – Day Out of Time Day
July 25th – Threading the Needle Day
July 25th – Culinarians Day
July 26th – National Cowboy Day [Song in my head “I want to be a cowboy and you can be my cowgirl...]
July 26th – All or Nothing Day
July 27th – Walk on Stilts Day – Hire a professional to walk on stilts outside your business!
July 28th – Accountants Day
July 28th – Beatrix Potter Day
July 31st – Mutt’s Day – Sponsor a pet adoption from a local shelter.
July 31st - International Dance Day – for Dance instructors!
July 31st – National Underwear Day – Make sure its clean!
If you like the non-food days for your marketing promotions leave a comment and I’ll do it again for the next month. Otherwise I’m sticking to food holidays. I love food.