Calendar

Seasons of the Calendar Year Bring Special Events and Celebrations

Business-savvy florists, designers and event organizers plan months ahead. Sometimes a commemorative day (like National Ice Cream Day or Flag Day) creates the perfect opportunity for an open house, a DIY event, a co-sponsored event with another type of vendor or a special promotion. See what strikes your fancy here. Dates change, so you'll need a Google search.

JANUARY

Tournament of Roses - parade and football championship game (1st)

Mentoring Month

Martin Luther King Jr Day (Third Monday)

 

FEBRUARY

Super Bowl Sunday

Groundhog Day (2nd)

Camellia Festival at Descanso Gardens

American Heart Month & Women's Heart Health Day

VALENTINE'S DAY (14th)

Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival, Riverside and Indio

Mardi Gras

 

MARCH

The Flower Fields open at Carlsbad, CA, from Mid-March through mid-May (Don't miss the spectacular ranunculus!)

Women's History Month

Academy Awards - Oscar ceremony

Ash Wednesday/start of Lent
Palm Sunday / Easter Sunday

International Women's Day (8th)

Daylight Savings Time

World Floral Expo

Saint Patrick's Day (17th)

American Chocolate Week

First Day of Spring (21st)

Cherry Blossom Festival, Descanso Gardens

 

APRIL

April Fool's Day (1st)

Visit the Flower Fields at Carlsbad, CA (all month)

Palm Sunday / Good Friday / Easter Sunday

Keep American Beautiful Month

Passover

Tax Day (15th)

Earth Day

Administrative Professionals Day and Week (last full week)

Arbor Day (national observance)

International Jazz Day

Poetry Month

Volunteer Month

 

MAY

May Day (Lei Day in Hawaii)

Flower Fields, Carlsbad, CA (through mid-May)

Cinco de Mayo (5th)

Mother's Day (second Sunday)

Rose Festival at Descanso Gardens

Law Enforcement Appreciation Month

Older Americans Month

Pet Month

Scholarship Month

Memorial Day (last Monday)

 

JUNE

San Diego County Fair and spectacular floral design shows

Int'l Floriculture Expo

Father's Day

Flag Day (14th)

World Music Day

Children's Awareness Month

 

 

 

JULY

AIFD annual Symposium

Independence Day (4th)

National Ice Cream Month (NIC Day on 3rd Sunday)

Fresh Produce & Floral Council Southern California Expo

Teleflora "Make Someone Smile" Week

Parents Day

Ventura County Fair, Ventura, CA

 

AUGUST

Friendship Day

Sisters Day

SAF's annual Convention

CalFlowers Meetings

Plantscape Institute of America (PIA) annual conference

Senior Citizens Day

Los Angeles County Fair, Fairplex, Pomona, CA

 

SEPTEMBER

Labor Day (1st Monday)

Grandparents Day

Yoga Month

Patriot Day (11th)

World Flower Council Summit

International Chocolate Day

Citizenship Day

American Business Women's Day

Rosh Hashana

 

OCTOBER

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Book Month

Love an Elder Day

Proflora Flower Trade Show, Colombia

CALIF FLORA, the annual convention, floral trade show, Certified California Florist pinning, and Top Ten floral design competition, sponsored by California State Floral Association. www.calstatefloral.com

Columbus Day

Boss's Day

Sweetest Day

Floral Distribution Conference by Wholesale Florist & Florist Supplier Association. See www.wffsa.org.

 

NOVEMBER

El Dia de los Muertos / All Souls Day

Daylight Saving Time ends

International Horti Fair, Holland

Veterans Day

American Education Week

Non-profit Awareness Month

Arts and Health Month

Poinsettias, greens and holiday products on display at the Los Angeles Flower District

Hanukkah

Thanksgiving

Black Friday

 

DECEMBER

Cyber Monday (first Monday after Thanksgiving)

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (7th)

National Poinsettia Day (12th)

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

Kwanzaa (26th - 31st)

New Year's Eve (31st)