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Food & Drink Days of the Year

Our guide to event-worthy Australian & international food days

Creating events is a great way to drive bookings; new customers enticed by the occasion and existing customers looking for a reason to return.

Food days of the year offer a valuable opportunity to create an event that people can buy in to, and appeal to a wider audience. 

Here is our comprehensive list of the most relevant Australian / NZ and international food days of the year, as well as other notable dates and holidays that should be on every restaurant’s radar.

January

  • 1 Jan — New Years Day
  • 1 Jan — Bloody Mary Day
  • 4 Jan — Spaghetti Day
  • 6 Jan — Three Kings Day
  • 8 – 26 Jan — Sydney Festival
  • 16 Jan — International Hot and Spicy Food Day
  • 20 Jan — Cheese Lovers Day
  • 23 Jan — Pie Day
  • 24 Jan — Beer Can Appreciation Day
  • 25 Jan — Chinese New Year
  • 26 Jan — Australia Day

February

  • 2 Feb — Crepe Day
  • 3 Feb — Super Bowl
  • 5 Feb — Chinese New Year
  • 6 Feb — World Pisco Sour Day
  • 9 Feb — World Pizza Day
  • 14 Feb — Valentine’s Day
  • 14 Feb – 1 Mar — Mardi Gras Festival
  • 22 Feb — Margarita Day
  • 24 Feb — Tortilla Chip Day
  • 24 Feb — World Bartender Day
  • 25 Feb — Pancake Day
  • 27 Feb — Chilli Day

Margarita photo taken at La Diosa

March

  • 1 Mar — Barista Day
  • 7 Mar — Plant Power Day
  • 8 Mar — International Women’s Day
  • 9 Mar — Meatball Day
  • 17 Mar — St Patricks Day
  • 22 Mar — Mother’s Day 
  • 25 Mar — International Waffle Day
  • 27 Mar — International Whiskey Day
  • 27 Mar — Paella Day
  • 28 Mar — Something On A Stick Day
  • 28 Mar — Earth Hour

April

  • 1 Apr — Sourdough Day
  • 1 Apr — April Fools Day
  • 2 Apr — Burrito Day
  • 7 Apr — Beer Day
  • 7 Apr — World Health Day
  • 7 Apr — National Beer Day
  • 10 Apr — Good Friday
  • 11-12 Apr — Easter Sunday & Monday
  • 12 Apr — Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
  • 15 Apr — Banana Day
  • 16 Apr — Eggs Benedict Day
  • 17 Apr — Malbec World Day
  • 19 Apr — Amaretto Day
  • 20 Apr — International Milk Tea Dumpling Day
  • 22 Apr — Earth Day
  • 25 Apr — ANZAC Day
  • 28 Apr — Pay It Forward Day
  • 29 Apr — Stop Food Waste Day

Sourdough photo taken at Kitchen By Mike

May

  • 5 May – Cinco de Mayo (Day of the Dead)
  • 6 May – Beverage Day
  • 7 May – Cosmopolitan Day
  • 9 May – Moscato Day
  • 10 May – Mother’s Day
  • 13 May – International Hummus Day
  • 16 May – World Whisky Day
  • 17 May – Pinot Grigio Day
  • 17 May – LGBT Awareness Day
  • 23 May – National Chardonnay Day
  • 25 May – National Wine Day
  • 28 May – Hamburger Day
  • 31 May – Macaroon Day

Photo supplied by Amanda’s On The Edge

June

  • 3 June —  State of Origin
  • 5 June —  Sausage Roll Day
  • 5 June —  Fish and Chip Day
  • 8 June — Queens Birthday
  • 9 June —  International Rose Day
  • 11 June — National Corn On The Cob Day
  • 12 June — International Falafel Day
  • 13 June — National Rose Day
  • 16 June — National Vegemite Day
  • 13 June — World Gin Day
  • 14 June — Bourbon Day
  • 15 June — Lobster Day
  • 16 June — World Tapas Day
  • 16 June — Fresh Veggies Day
  • 18 June — International Picnic Day
  • 18 June — International Sushi Day
  • 19 June — Martini Day
  • 21 June — State of Origin
  • 22 June — Picnic Week
  • 25 June — Goats Cheese Day
  • 28 June — Ceviche Day

Lobster photo supplied by Manta

July

  • 4 July — 4th July
  • 4 July — BBQ Day
  • 6 July — Fried Chicken Day
  • 7 July — World Chocolate Day
  • 7 July — Macaroni Day
  • 8 July — State of Origin
  • 10 July — Kebab Day
  • 10 July — Pina Colada Day
  • 13 July — International French Fries Day
  • 14 July — Mac and Cheese Day
  • 14 July — Bastille Day
  • 17 July — Hot Dog Day
  • 18 July — Caviar Day
  • 19 July — Daiquiri Day
  • 21 July — Lamington Day
  • 21 July — International Ice cream Day
  • 23 July — National Milkshake Day
  • 24 July — Tequila Day
  • 25 July — National Wine and Cheese Day
  • 27 July — Scotch Whisky Day
  • 29 July — International Chicken Wing Day
  • 29 July — National Lasagne Day
  • 30 July — Cheesecake Day
  • 31 July — National Avocado Day

August

  • 1 August — India Pale Ale Day
  • 2 August — Beer Day
  • 3 August — White Wine Day
  • 5 August — Oyster Day
  • 7 August — International Beer Day
  • 18 August — Pinot Noir Day
  • 18 August — National Fajita Day
  • 19th Aug — Potato Day
  • 25 August — Whiskey Sour Day
  • 22 August — Burger Day
  • 23 August — Daffodil Day
  • 28 August — National Red Wine Day

September

  • 1 Sept —  Tofu Day
  • 1 – 7 Sept — Love Lamb Week
  • 5 Sept —  International Bacon Day
  • 6 Sept —  Father’s Day
  • 7 Sept —  Salami Day
  • 12 Sep — Chocolate Milkshake Day
  • 13 Sep — Fortune Cookie Day
  • 15 Sep — Double cheeseburger Day
  • 16 Sep — Guacamole Day
  • 18 Sep — Cheeseburger Day
  • 19 Sep – 4 Oct — Oktoberfest
  • 20 Sep — Pepperoni Pizza Day
  • 20 Sep — Punch Day
  • 25 Sep — National Grandparents Day
  • 25 Sept — AFL Grand Final Friday
  • 26 Sep — World Dumpling Day
  • 28 Sep — International Poke Day
  • 29 Sep — Biscotti Day
  • 29 Sept — International Coffee Day 

Poke bowl photo supplied by Salmon & Bear

October

  • 1 Oct — World Vegetarian Day
  • 1 Oct — International Coffee Day
  • 4 Oct — Vodka Day
  • 4 Oct — Taco Day
  • 4 Oct — NRL Grand Final Friday
  • 6 Oct — Noodle Day
  • 9 Oct — Beer & Pizza Day
  • 12 Oct — Pulled Pork Day
  • 14 Oct — Dessert Day
  • 16 Oct — World Bread Day
  • 16 Oct — World Food Day
  • 18 Oct — World Barramundi Day
  • 19 Oct — Champagne Day
  • 19 Oct — International Gin and Tonic Day
  • 19 Oct — National Seafood Day
  • 20 Oct — International Chef Day
  • 25 Oct — World pasta Day
  • 26 Oct — Pumpkin Day
  • 31 Oct — Halloween

Taco photo taken at Henry’s Neutral Bay

November

  • 1 Nov — World Vegan Day
  • 2 Nov — Day of the Dead
  • 3 Nov — Sandwich Day
  • 3 Nov — Melbourne Cup
  • 6 Nov — Nachos Day
  • 7 Nov — Merlot Day
  • 8 Nov — Tempranillo Day
  • 8 Nov — Cappuccino Day
  • 11 Nov — Remembrance Day
  • 14 Nov — Spicy Guacamole
  • 16 Nov — Fast Food Day
  • 17 Nov — Baklava Day
  • 23 Nov — Espresso Day
  • 27 Nov — Black Friday

December

  • 4 Dec — Cab Franc Day
  • 6 Dec — Bartender Appreciation Day
  • 9 Dec — Pastry Day
  • 10 Dec — Lager Day
  • 11 Dec — Have a Bagel Day
  • 15 Dec — International Tea Day
  • 20 Dec — Sangria Day
  • 25 Dec — Christmas Day
  • 26 Dec — Boxing Day
  • 27 Dec — Fruitcake Day
  • 31 Dec — NYE