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Here’s How to Celebrate Every Day in July at Walt Disney World

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Here is our list of offbeat (and not-so-offbeat) holidays in July with suggestions about how to observe them while you’re visiting Walt Disney World. As a nod to the opening of the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival on July 15, we’ve included July FOOD holidays as well – how you choose to observe those are totally up to you, but you’re in the right place for all things food! So let the daily celebrations (and snacking) begin!!

July 1 – Canada Day

Visit the Canadian Pavilion in World Showcase and enjoy the beautiful gardens and landscaping.

National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day

July 2 – World UFO Day

Ride the Alien Swirling Saucers in Toy Story Land.

National Anisette Day (whatever “anisette” may be…but it’s the only food holiday on July 2!)

July 3 – National Hop-A-Park Day

Seems like the perfect day to go Park Hopping!

National Chocolate Wafer Day/Eat Beans Day

July 4 – Independence Day

See the American Adventure, “a show like no other – just like the country that inspired it!”

National BBQ Day


July 5 – National Bikini Day

The water parks and pools are calling, so grab your suit (and sunscreen)!

National Graham Cracker Day/Apple Turnover Day

July 6 – International Kissing Day

Sneak a smooch from your Lovie while a photographer snaps the action!

National Fried Chicken Day

July 7 – Tell the Truth Day

No lie – you should grab a bite at Pinocchio Village House and watch folks ride “it’s a small world.”

World Chocolate Day/National Macaroni Day/National Strawberry Sundae Day

July 8 – National Video Game Day

Take a ride on Toy Story Midway Mania or Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin.

National Chocolate With Almonds Day/National Freezer Pop Day

July 9 – Fashion Day

Perfect time go Disney Bounding (remember to post a pic on IG  with #disneybounding).

National Sugar Cookie Day

July 10 – Teddy Bear Picnic Day

Sounds like time for the Country Bear Jamboree (and where’s Duffy these days?).

National Piña Colada Day

July 11 – National Swimming Pool Day

Which is your favorite resort pool?

National Blueberry Muffin Day

July 12 – New Conversations Day

Strike up a conversation with the person in line ahead or behind you.

Eat Your Jell-O Day/Pecan Pie Day

July 13 – Barbershop Appreciation Day

Stop to enjoy a selection by the Dapper Dans on Main Street, USA.

National French Fry Day/Beans and Franks Day


July 14 – Bastille Day

A great time to visit the French Pavilion (and enjoy everything that’s new there!).

National Mac And Cheese Day/National Grand Marnier Day

July 15 – National Give Something Away Day

Pin traders, your day is here! Swap, share, or just surprise someone!

National Gummi Worm Day

Pin Trading at Discovery Island Disney’s Animal Kingdom

July 16 – World Snake Day

Observe snakes (and more) at the Conservation Station in Rafiki’s Planet Watch at Animal Kingdom.

National Corn Fritters Day/Fresh Spinach Day

July 17 – National Lottery Day

Try to get a boarding pass for Rise of the Resistance (it’s like winning the lottery).

National Peach Ice Cream Day

July 18 – World Listening Day

Listen when you’re told, “Please stand clear of the doors. Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas.”

National Ice Cream Day/National Sour Candy Day/National Caviar Day

July 19 – Hug Your Kids Day

Every chance you get today.

National Daiquiri Day

July 20 – Space Exploration Day

Hmmm…Mission: Space? Space Mountain? Star Tours? Smuggler’s Run?

Fortune Cookie Day/National Lollipop Day

July 21 – Invite an Alien to Live with You Day

If the mood strikes, extend an invite to one at Galaxy’s Edge.

National Junk Food Day

July 22 – National Refreshment Day

You’re on your own here.

National Penuche Day (Fudge Made With Brown Sugar, but you should be okay with a treat from Karamell-Küche!)

July 23 – National Hot Dog Day

Casey’s Corner has reopened just in the nick of time!


July 24 –Tell An Old Joke Day

Why shouldn’t you give Elsa a balloon? Because she’ll let it go!

National Tequila Day

July 25 – National Carousel Day

Ride Prince Charming Regal Carrousel (but read Everything You Need to Know about it first).

National Hot Fudge Sundae Day/Wine and Cheese Day (Now, if only there were some kind of festival to attend somewhere at Walt Disney World that offered wine and cheese…)

July 26 – National Aunt and Uncles Day

Classic characters deserving recognition include Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Scrooge McDuck, and even Jiminy Cricket – so wish them a good day!

Bagelfest Day/World Tofu Day/National Coffee Milkshake Day

July 27 – Take Your Pants For a Walk Day

Put ‘em on and hike around the World! (Sorry, Donald!)

National Chicken Finger Day/Crème Brûlée Day/National Scotch Day

July 28 – National Waterpark Day

Nothing says summer like a water park day!

National Milk Chocolate Day/National Hamburger Day

July 29 – International Tiger Day

Did you know “the tiger habitat at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park is designed to cater to the unique needs of tigers based on their natural history.” You can learn more here.

National Lasagna Day/National Chicken Wing Day/National Chili Dog Day

July 30 – International Friendship Day

Why not take time to chat with a representative for one of the countries in the World Showcase?

National Cheesecake Day/National Chicken and Waffles Day

July 31 – Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day

“Sounds” like a great day to enjoy Mickey’s PhilharMagic!

National Avocado Day/National Cotton Candy Day/Jump for Jellybeans Day/National Raspberry Cake Day

EVERY day can be a holiday at Walt Disney World – so let the celebrations begin!


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Bob Jacobs

Bob Jacobs lives in Wisconsin where he retired as Editorial Director for a well-known catalog company. He and his wife Cristie have four children, seven grandchildren and a cocker spaniel named Penny the Dog. They’ve visited Walt Disney World regularly since 1992.

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