The Food Calendar – UK Food Days, Weeks & Months

Welcome to the The Food Calendar..

  • Food related national days, weeks, and months for the UK
  • Holidays
  • Major events

The calendar is updated every month with new events. I’ve added a little *NEW* to the ones that have just been added to help you spot them.

If you know on an event that’s missing then please leave a comment below or contact me by email and I’ll add it in.


January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December


January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

January 2017

1 January – New Year’s Day

1-31 January – Veganuary

1-31 January – Dry January

1-31 January – Ginuary

6 January – National Shortbread Day

25 January – Burn’s Night

25 January – St Dwynwen’s Day

27 January – International Chocolate Cake Day

28 January – Chinese New Year

February 2017

5 February – British Yorkshire Pudding Day

5 February – World Nutella Day

6-12 February – Bramley Apple Week

14 February – Valentine’s Day

23 February – National Toast Day

27 February – 12 March – Fairtrade Fortnight

28 February – Shrove Tuesday

March 2017

1 March – St David’s Day

1-8 March – Dementia UK’s Time for a Cuppa

1-31 March – Animal Aid – Veggie Month

6-12 March – British Pie Week

6-12 March – Spam Appreciation Week

9 March – International School Meals Day

13-19 March – National Butcher’s Week

13-19 March – Nutrition & Hydration Week

17 March – St Patrick’s Day

20-27 March – Operation Smile’s Bake a Smile

20-26 March – National Salt Awareness Week

24 March – Red Nose Day

25 March – International Waffle Day

26 March – Mother’s Day

April 2017

1 April – April Fool’s Day

1-30 April – Be a Star, Bake a Cake for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

4 April – International Carrot Day

7 April – World Health Day

10-16 April – UK Coffee Week

14 April – Good Friday

16 April – Easter Sunday

19 April – National Garlic Day

21 April – National Tea Day

23 April – St George’s Day

23 April – 1 May – British Beef Week

May 2017

5 May – Cinco De Mayo

6-13 May – The Children’s Trust – National Doughnut Week

6-14 May – Real Bread Week

8-14 May – Coeliac Awareness Week

11 May – Eat What You Want Day

13 May – World Fairtrade Day

13 May – International Hummus Day

14-20 May – British Sandwich Week

15-21 May – National Vegetarian Week

17 May – World Baking Day

19 May – The Spinal Association – The Great British Fish & Chips Supper

20 May – World Whisky Day

22-28 May – British Tomato Week

27 May – FA Cup Final

27 May – 4 June – English Wine Week

28 May – World Hunger Day

29 May – 4 June – National Barbecue Week

June 2017

1 June – World Milk Day

2 June – National Fish & Chips Day

10 June – World Gin Day

11 June – Open Farm Sunday

12-16 June – Healthy Eating Week

15 June – Alzheimer’s Society – Cupcake Day

15 June – Beer Day Britain

16-18 June – The Great Get Together with The Big Lunch

16-25 June – National Picnic Week

18 June – Father’s Day

19-25 June – Food Safety Week

30 June – National Cream Tea Day

July 2017

3-16 July – Wimbledon Fortnight

7 July – World Chocolate Day

8 July – SPANA’s World Tea Party

10-16 July – Great British Pea Week

16 July – National Cherry Day

August 2017

14-20 August – National Allotments Week

14-20 August – Afternoon Tea Week

21-28 August – Caribbean Food Week

24 August – National Burger Day

September 2017

1-7 September – British Lamb Week

1-30 September – Organic September

*NEW* 1-30 September – Sourdough September

2-17 September – Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight

*NEW* 4-8 September – Zero Waste Week

7 September – World Salami Day

13 September – International Chocolate Day

23 September – 8th October – British Food Fortnight

23 September – 23 October – Seed Gathering Season

27 September – World School Milk Day

29 September – Macmillan Cancer Care – World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

TBC – National Cupcake Week, National Rice Week

October 2017

1 October – International Coffee Day

1 October – World Vegetarian Day

2-8 October – National Cake Week

6-13 October – National Seafood Week

9-15 October – Egg Week

9-16 October – Chocolate Week

10 October – World Porridge Day

13 October – World Egg Day

13 October – RNLI Fish Supper

16 October – World Food Day

16-22 October – National Baking Week

20 October – International Chefs Day

21 October – Apple Day

22 October – National Nut Day

30 October-3 November – National School Meal’s Week

31 October – Halloween

*NEW* 31 October – 6 November – The Big Sausage Week

TBC – Bramley Apple Pie Week, National Curry Week, Buy British Day

November 2017

1 November – World Vegan Day

1-31 November – World Vegan Month

*NEW* 2 November – International Stout Day

5 November – Guy Fawkes Night

8 November – World Fairtrade Week

20-26 November – British Game Week

26 November – Stir-Up Sunday

30 November – St Andrew’s Day

TBC – Children in Need

December 2017

25 December – Christmas Day

31 December – New Year’s Eve

January 2018

*NEW* 1 January – New Year’s Day

*NEW* 1-31 January – Dry January

*NEW* 1-31 January – Ginuary

*NEW* 1-31 January – Veganuary

*NEW* 25 January – Burn’s Night

*NEW* 25 January – St Dwynwen’s Day (Welsh Valentine’s Day)

TBC – National Shortbread Day, International Chocolate Cake Day

February 2018

*NEW* 4 February – British Yorkshire Pudding Day

*NEW* 13 February – Shrove Tuesday

*NEW* 14 February – Valentine’s Day

*NEW* 16 February – Chinese New Year

*NEW* 24 February – 4 March – Real Bread Week

*NEW* 26 February – 11 March – Fairtrade Fortnight

TBC – World Nutella Day, Bramley Apple Week, National Toast Day

March 2018

*NEW* 1 March – St David’s Day

*NEW* 1-31 March – Veggie Month

*NEW* 5-11 March – British Pie Week

*NEW* 11 March – Mother’s Day

*NEW* 12-18 March – National Butchers’ Week

*NEW* 12-18 March – Nutrition & Hydration Week

*NEW* 17 March – St Patrick’s Day

*NEW* 17-23 March – Sport Relief

*NEW* 30 March – Good Friday

TBC – Dementia UK’s Time for a Cuppa, SPAM Appreciation Week, International School Meals Day, National Salt Awareness Week, International Waffle Day, UK Coffee Week

April 2018

*NEW* 1 April – April Fool’s Day

*NEW* 1 April – Easter Sunday

*NEW* 4 April – International Carrot Day

*NEW* 7 April – World Health Day

*NEW* 21 April – National Tea Day

*NEW* 23 April – St George’s Day

TBC – National Garlic Day,

May 2018

*NEW* 5 May – Cinco de Mayo

*NEW* 13 May – International Hummus Day

*NEW* 13 May – World Fairtrade Day

*NEW* 19 May – World Whisky Day

TBC – National Doughnut Week, Coeliac Awareness Week, Eat What You Want Day, British Sandwich Week, National Vegetarian Week, The Great British Fish & Chips Supper, British Tomato Week, World Hunger Day

June 2018

*NEW* 1 June – World Milk Day

*NEW* 3 June – The Big Lunch

*NEW* 10 June – Open Farm Sunday

*NEW* 15 June – Beer Day Britain

*NEW* 17 June – Father’s Day

TBC – English Wine Week, National Barbecue Week, National Fish & Chips Day, World Gin Day, Healthy Eating Week, Cupcake Day, National Picnic Week, Food Safety Week, National Cream Tea Day

July 2018

*NEW* 2-15 July – Wimbledon Fortnight

*NEW* 7 July – World Chocolate Day

*NEW* 16 July – National Cherry Day

TBC – SPANA’s World Tea Party

August 2018

TBC – National Allotments Week, Afternoon Tea Week, Caribbean Food Week, National Burger Day

September 2018

*NEW* 1-30 September – Organic September

*NEW* 1-30 September – Sourdough September

*NEW* 7 September – World Salami Day

TBC – British Lamb Week, Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight, International Chocolate Day, British Food Fortnight, Seed Gathering Season, World School Milk Day, Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, National Cupcake Week, Zero Waste Week 

October 2018

*NEW* 1 October – World Vegetarian Day

*NEW* 10 October – World Porridge Day

*NEW* 12 October – World Egg Day

*NEW* 16 October – World Food Day

*NEW* 21 October – Apple Day

*NEW* 31 October – Halloween

TBC – International Coffee Day, National Cake Week, National Seafood Week, Egg Week, Chocolate Week, RNLI Fish Supper, National Baking Week, National Nut Day, Bramley Apple Pie Week, The Big Sausage Week, Buy British Day, Cook With Your Kids Day, Craft Bakers’ Week, National Curry Week, National Rice Week, World Pasta Day

November 2018

*NEW* 1 November – World Vegan Day

*NEW* 1-30 November – World Vegan Month

*NEW* 5 November – Guy Fawkes’ Night

*NEW* 25 November – Stir-Up Sunday

*NEW* 30 November – St Andrew’s Day

TBC – National School Meals Week, World Fairtrade Week, Children In Need

December 2018

*NEW* 25 December – Christmas Day

*NEW* 31 December – New Year’s Eve

Something missing?

If you know of an event that’s missing from the calendar then please let me know and I’ll be happy to add it in.


  1. That’s absolutely fab, love it! Thanks for putting it together and sharing it. Mel

  2. wow this is amazing!!! 😀
    Thanks so much

  3. Hey lovely,
    Just a quick message to let you know I just linked to your great little calendar in my latest post! x

    • Thanks Mel, that’s so lovely of you. I;m glad you’ve found it useful.

      Off to make myself a cup of tea and then I’ll come and have a look 🙂

  4. Love it! Looking forward to Breakfast week.

  5. Wow what a fantastic list! Thanks for sharing I have been looking for something like this for a few weeks now. I’ll definitely be linking up x

    • Thanks Kirsty, I’m so glad you find it useful. I set it up because I was hunting for something similar and couldn’t find it. If you ever hear of anything that’s missing then let me know and I’ll add it in.

      Looking forward to seeing what you decide to link up.

  6. Hey Charlotte, I just wanted to thank you so much for creating this list – it’s so so useful. I’ll definitely be sharing and spreading the word! x

    • Charlotte Oates

      Thanks Leili. It’s lovely to hear when people are using the calendar and find it useful. I update it to add new events every month so keep checking back and if you ever hear of anything I’m missing then let me know x

  7. This has been so useful! I’m going to keep coming back to this. Thanks so much!

    • Charlotte Oates

      Thanks. I update it once a month to add in anything I’ve found so it’s definitely worth coming back to see what’s new.

  8. This is SO useful, thank you for putting it together. Might have a few themed post ideas coming up now…

    • Charlotte Oates

      I’m so glad you find it useful. You’re very welcome to join in #FoodYearLinkup if you do. I Always love to see what people have been creating.

  9. National burger day is this Thursday 27th August.

  10. This is such a fabulous idea, thank you so much! I’ll definitely keep coming back to keep myself updated.

    • Thanks Julia. I update it every time I hear about something new so don’t forget to check back, and if you ever hear of something I’m missing then let me know!

  11. Solange of Pebble Soup and I we have Inheritance Recipes challenge (with prizes) finishing on the 24th of each month:

    • What a lovely idea for a linky. My granny recently gave me all of her old recipe books so I’ll definitely come and link them when I try some of them.

  12. This list is amazing ! Thank you for sharing, gives a real good reason to cook something scrumptious, and then blog and celebrate it too. 🙂

    • Thanks Krati, I’m glad you find it useful. I keep it updated every time I discover something new so don’t forget to check back.

  13. You’re the best, this is so helpful for planning next year!!

  14. Ahh, thanks for keeping this up to date, Charlotte – it’s so useful for planning the year ahead! Happy New Year!!

    • I’m so glad you find it helpful. I usually update it just before the end of each month so make sure you check back regularly.

  15. This is so useful…I did know you had it on your blog, but I hadn’t really looked at it properly…but now I am thinking about the year ahead, so I thought I’d pop over and take a look and it’s brilliant!! Thanks for compiling it 🙂

    • Thanks Eb. It’s been very popular this week, I suspect everyone is trying to get organised for the new year.! I update it towards to end of each month so make sure you check back again, I’ve got a big list of events that haven’t got dates for yet that will be added.

      • Thanks Charlotte, I will check back again…although the events you already have are more than enough for me to be getting on with…it’s amazing how many foodie days and weeks there are in a year! Eb x

        • You should look at what they have in the US – there seems to be a day for pretty much every type of food you can think of!

  16. Thank You for putting this together. So useful for planning my year of social media posts! 🙂

  17. Bookmarked!

    Would Super Bowl Sunday party food be a thing? I can see Feb is already looking pretty busy, and it’s a very American-centric affair.

    • Yes, definitely a thing. I probably won’t add it into to calendar to keep it managable (I have a huge spreadsheet of events that I check the dates for each month!), but you’re more than welcome to add super bowl themed posts to the linkup.

  18. This is great thank you Charlotte. My sister and I started blogging on baby led weaning last year and I wanted a food calendar to help with ideas – googled it and found this! Perfect. Will have to try the ‘linky’ thing when we post a relevant blog!
    Sarah x

    • Thanks Sarah, I’m so glad you find it useful. You’re very welcome to come and join the linky whenever you want x

  19. ‘National Yorkshire pudding day 2016’ is bringing you up as forth hit in google btw!

  20. Just started blogging and this will be so helpful when Im stuck for ideas. Thank you so much. will link when i get a chance . Have also subscribed to your blog

  21. Just stumbled across this while searching for something else – so useful! Thanks so much for putting together. X

  22. Really useful, helped me put together a marketing calendar.

    • Charlotte Oates

      Excellent. I add new events in every month as I find them or dates for events are confirmed so keep checking back.

  23. This is really useful Charlotte, thank you for compiling. I am a campaign partner for Food Standards Agency, could you please add Food Safety Week 3rd to 10th July 2016? possibly too late now. I am running a marketing strategies for Food businesses seminar on Tuesday and will be sharing your calendar and hashtag there.

    • Charlotte Oates

      Hi Hazel, I’ve added it to my calendar. It’s been on my list to add for a while but I hadn’t been able to find any details (including dates) when I googled it so couldn’t add it in.

  24. This is a great tool for planning social media! Thanks Charlotte!

  25. Shrove Tuesday should be 28th Feb 2017 🙂

    • Charlotte Oates

      Oops – serves me right for copying the 2016 calendar and changing the dates as I missed one. Thanks for letting me know, I’ll fix it now.

  26. This is brilliant! I use this every year to help planning our food related promotions

    By the way, World Fairtrade Day has been confirmed for the 13th May

    Thank you for putting this together!! x

    • Thanks Aimee, I’m really glad you find it useful and thanks for letting me know about World Fairtrade Day I’ll get it added in for my next update.

  27. This is great, I work for a catering butchers and this info will be used for a wall planner for next year.

    Thank Charlotte, keep up the good work

  28. Fantastic list, as a restaurant marketeer this is an awesome tool to keep track of events. I think the only one I’d point out is National Burger Day – August 24th.
    Many thanks for putting it together

  29. This is such an amazing resource. I’m a food marketeer and totally agree that this is an awesome tool. My husband is French so I had a look on some french websites and found the following:
    24 Feb – International Barmen Day
    6 May – International No Diet Day
    14 Aug – International Rosé wine Day
    7 Sept – World Salami Day
    13 Sept- World Peanut Day
    20 Oct – International Cooks Day
    26 Oct – World Pasta Day

    There were lots more days that I think were only in France. My favourite was 16 Jan – hot & spicy food day!

    • Thanks so much for this Amanda. I’ve quickly added the October events in and I’ll look at adding the others over the next few days.

  30. Hello Charlotte,

    Could you please add International Beer and Pizza Day to your list? It is celebrated October 9th each year, so, this Sunday. You can find more info about it on the official site:

    Thank you!

  31. Hi Charlotte,
    This is super useful. Thanks! I hope you don’t mind, but I took the liberty to add the dates to a Google Calendar and made it public so that I can share with my friends. I’ve added your hashtag in the description as well. You can find it here:

    and can follow it via this iCal:

    If you like to add the events yourself, more than happy to add you as a contributor

    • Danny this calendar is AWESOME!!!!! Thank you for sharing it in the comments, you and Charlotte are now my foodie heroes xx

    • Hi Danny,

      Awesome work. This is really useful for me adding these dates into my Google Calendar as I can theme my teaching on them.

      Is the .ICS calendar being updated? Do the events repeat each year?

      Many thanks

  32. This is absolutely amazing Charlotte, thank you so much! This is literally the best foodie-based resource I’ve found

  33. This is so helpful! Thank you.

  34. What a great resource! thanks for taking the time to create it. Will share on Twitter.

  35. This is great! Thank you for putting this together.

  36. amazing resource thank you for putting in the time so I didn’t have to! You’re a star! x

  37. Hi Charlotte,
    Thank you for the list, that is amazing… Just to double check, is it UK list?

  38. This is so helpful as I run a weight loss business and send themed emails with recipes each week just seen that national curry week is 9-15 Oct 2017

  39. Thank you so much for putting this list together! It was just what I was looking for today and you have saved me lot’s of hours looking through the Internet!!
    Lianne | Makes, Bakes and Decor

  40. Thank you so much, this is really helpful!

  41. Hi there, I’ve just come across this, it’s fantastic, thank you!
    Can I ask when you might be putting up next years or if you plan to as it’s very a very useful tool to use as a teacher and healthy schools coordinator!

    • Charlotte Oates

      I’ll be adding the 2018 calendar at the end of this month. It’s usually pretty empty at the start as a lot of event dates are yet to be set but I’ll keep updating it every month as and when I find new events/dates.

  42. I love this Charlotte. You are a super star!

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