Calendar of Industry Events and Special Days in 2020

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A list of 2020’s industry events and special days broken down by month.

All of your scheduling, menu-creation, and annual leave-booking needs satisfied in one handy list. Please note that some of the annual industry events and shows have not released 2020 dates as yet. We have marked these as TBA, and listed them at the date they took place in 2019. We will update this list as more dates are announced.

January

  • 16th International Hot & Spicy Food Day
  • 17th National Hot Buttered Rum Day
  • 24th Jan – 1st Feb Paris Cocktail Week
  • 22nd – 26th Scotch Whisky Weekend
  • 24th Beer Can Appreciation Day
  • 25th Burns Night, Irish Coffee Day
  • 26th Australia Day
  • 31st Brandy Alexander Day

February

  • 1st Pisco Sour Day
  • 7th Working Naked Day
  • 13th – 15th Love Beer London
  • 14th Valentines Day
  • 15th – 17th Arizona Cocktail Weekend
  • 18th Drink Wine Day
  • 26th – 29rd Bourbon Classic, Louisville
  • 22nd Margarita Day
  • 29th Feb – 1st Mar Whisky Show, Glasgow
  • 24th World Bartender Day
  • 27th Kahlua Day

March

  • 6th Employee Appreciation Day
  • 3rd Irish Whiskey Day, Mulled Wine Day
  • 5th Absinthe Day
  • 8th International Women’s Day
  • 9th World DJ Day
  • TBA London Beer Week
  • 14th International Crisps Day
  • 16th No Selfies Day
  • 17th St Patrick’s Day
  • 22nd World Water Day
  • 22nd – 24th San Diego Bartenders Weekend
  • 24th National Cocktail Day
  • 27th International Whisk(e)y Day
  • 27th WhiskyFest, Chicago

April

  • 7th New Beers Eve
  • 10th Good Friday
  • 19th Amaretto Day
  • 13th -14th National Tea Day
  • 13th Easter Monday
  • 19th – 22nd Tales on Tour, Puerto Rico
  • TBA Cognac Cocktail Weekend
  • 24th – 25th The Cognac Show, London

May

  • 2nd Truffle Day
  • 2nd – 3rd Kentucky Derby
  • 5th Cinqo de Mayo
  • 6th National Beverage Day
  • 7th Cosmopolitan Day
  • 9th – 10th Tokyo International BarShow
  • 13th World Cocktail Day
  • TBA London Wine Week
  • 19th – 20th Lisbon Bar Show
  • 16th Chartreuse Day
  • 16th World Whisky Day
  • 15th – 16th Rum Renaissance, Florida
  • 25th international Wine Day
  • 25th – 31st Camp Runamok, Kentucky
  • 27th May – 2nd June Barbecue Day
  • 30th Mint Julep Day

June

  • 3rd World Cider Day
  • 6th Pineapple Day
  • 4th – 7th Brighton Cocktail Weekender
  • 4th Cognac Day
  • 4th Moonshine Day
  • 9th – 10th Bar Convent Brooklyn
  • 13th World Gin Day 
  • 13th Rosé Day
  • 10th Iced Tea Day
  • 14th – 15th Cocktails Spirits, Paris
  • 14th Bourbon Day
  • 19th Martini Day
  • 24th – 30th Negroni Week
  • 29th – 30th Imbibe Live, London
  • 30th Mai Tai Day

July

  • 1st International Joke Day
  • 2nd Anisette Day
  • 6th Fried Chicken Day
  • 7th Dive Bar Day
  • 10th Pina Colada Day
  • 11th Mojito Day
  • 14th Grand Marnier Day
  • 15th National Beer Day
  • 17th Tattoo Day
  • 19th Daiquiri Day
  • 21st Junk Food Day
  • 21st – 26th Tales of the Cocktail, New Orleans
  • 22nd Mango Day
  • 24th Tequila Day
  • 27th Scotch Whisky Day
  • 31st Black Tot Day

August

  • 3rd Watermelon Day, Mead Day
  • 5th Oyster Day
  • 7th International Beer Day
  • 10th – 12th Toronto Cocktail Conference
  • TBA Espresso Martini Fest, London
  • 18th Vinyl Record Day
  • 13th Prosecco Day
  • 16th Rum Day
  • 17th – 23rd Camp Runamok, Kentucky
  • 18th Fajita Day
  • 19th Photography Day, Aviation Day
  • 25th Whisk(e)y Sour Day
  • 29th – 30th San Diego Spirits Festival
  • 29th Lemon Juice Day

September

  • 1st – 3rd Restaurant & Bar Hong Kong
  • 7th Beer Lovers Day
  • 14th Boss/Employee Exchange Day
  • 15th Creme de Menthe Day
  • 16th – 20th Kentucky Bourbon Festival
  • 19th Talk Like A Pirate Day
  • 20th Punch Day
  • 22nd – 26th Sydney Bar Week
  • 25th One-Hit Wonder Day
  • 30th Mulled Cider Day

October

  • 1st International Coffee Day
  • 1st – 31st Applejack Month
  • 2nd – 4th Whisky Show, London
  • 5th – 11th London Cocktail Week
  • 4th Vodka Day
  • 12th -14th Bar Convent Berlin
  • 9th World Egg Day
  • 16th Liqueur Day
  • 19th Gin & Tonic Day
  • 20th Brandied Fruit Day
  • 21st Mezcal Day, Apple Day
  • 31st Halloween

November

  • 2nd Day of the Dead
  • 10th – 11th Athens Bar Show
  • 8th Harvey Wallbanger Day
  • 8th – 13th Portland Cocktail Week
  • 12th Happy Hour Day
  • 14th Diwali
  • 14th Pickle (Back?) Day
  • 25th World Jukebox Day
  • 23rd Espresso Day
  • 26th Thanksgiving Day

December

  • 5th Repeal Day
  • 7th Bartender Appreciation Day
  • 10th Lager Day
  • 11th Lost & Found Day
  • 14th Screwdriver Day
  • 16th Chocolate Covered Anything Day
  • 20th Sangria Day
  • 24th Eggnog Day
  • 31st Champagne Day

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