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2017 Events

Upcoming Events in 2017

Below is a list of upcoming events in 2017 that we have compiled from a number of different sources to help in your broadcast planning for the year. If you have an event you would like us to add, please e-mail us at info@newsgeneration.com.

JANUARY

  • Get Organized Month
  • National Stalking Awareness Month
  • Celebration of Life Month
  • International Creativity Month
  • National Clean Up Your Computer Month
  • National Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • National Mentoring Month
  • National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month
  • National Poverty in America Awareness Month
  • National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
  • National Volunteer Blood Donor Month
  • Self-Love Month
  • Teen Driving Awareness Month
  • Shape Up US Month
  • Diet Resolution Week – 1 to 7
  • Home Office Safety and Security Week – 8 to 14
  • Healthy Weight Week – 16 to 20
  • New Year’s Day – 1
  • Football Bowl Games – 2
    • Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
    • Rose Bowl
    • Allstate Sugar Bowl
    • Outback Bowl
  • Congress Assembles – 3
  • Golden Globe Awards – 8
  • National Cut Your Energy Costs Day 10
  • Radio Broadcasting Anniversary – 13
  • Religious Freedom Day – 16
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday– 16
  • Sundance Film Festival – 19
  • Roe V Wade Decision: Anniversary – 22
  • Data Privacy Day – 28
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards – 29
  • Inspire Your Heart with the Arts Day – 31

FEBRUARY

  • American Heart Month
  • International Boost Self Esteem Month
  • Library Lovers’ Month
  • National Black History Month
  • National Mend a Broken Heart Month
  • National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month
  • National Parent Leadership Month
  • National Time Management Month
  • Wise Health Care Consumer Month
  • Youth Leadership Month
  • International Networking Week – 1 to 5
  • Women’s Heart Week – 1 to 7
  • National Conference on Education – 6 to 10
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week – 12 to 18
  • National Eating Disorders Awareness Week – 19 to 25
  • National Engineers Week – 19 to 25
  • Groundhog Day – 2
  • World Cancer Day – 4
  • Super Bowl Sunday –5
  • The Grammy Awards – 12
  • Valentine’s Day – 14
  • National Donor Day – 14
  • Learning Disabilities Association of America International Conference – 16
  • Digital Learning Day – 17
  • Presidents’ Day– 20
  • World Day for Social Justice – 20
  • Mexico: Flag Day – 24
  • Academy Awards Presentation (Oscars) – 26
  • Mardi Gras – 28

MARCH

  • American Red Cross Month
  • Credit Education Month
  • Employee Spirit Month
  • International Ideas Month
  • Expanding Girls Horizons in Science and Engineering Month
  • International Ideas Month
  • International Listening Awareness Month
  • Music in Our Schools Month
  • National Caffeine Awareness Month
  • National Eye Donor Month
  • National Kidney Month
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • National Women’s History Month
  • Poison Prevention Awareness Month
  • Save Your Vision Month
  • Social Work Month
  • Workplace Eye Wellness Month
  • Youth Art Month
  • Deaf History Month – March 13 to April 15
  • National Consumer Protection Week – 5 to 11
  • Teen Tech Week – 5 to 11
  • National School Breakfast Week – 6 to 10
  • Brain Awareness Week – 13 to 19
  • National Poison Prevention Week – 19 to 25
  • National Week of the Ocean – March 29 to April 4
  • Read Across America Day – 2
  • International Ear Care Day – 3
  • World Wildlife Day – 3
  • National Grammar Day – 4
  • Peace Corps Day – 7
  • National Be Heard Day – 7
  • Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace – 8
  • World Kidney Day – 9
  • American Council on Education Annual Meeting – 11
  • Daylight Savings Time Begins – 12
  • Check Your Batteries Day – 12
  • Good Samaritan Involvement Day – 13
  • Pi Day – 14
  • Freedom of Information Day –17
  • St. Patrick’s Day – 17
  • National Biodiesel Day – 18
  • National Cherry Blossom Festival – 20
  • First Day of Spring – 21
  • World Down Syndrome Day – 21
  • World Water Day – 22
  • American Diabetes Association Alert Day – 22
  • National Renewable Energy Day – 24
  • World Tuberculosis Day – 24
  • Earth Hour –25
  • National Mom & Pop Business Owners Day – 29
  • Doctor’s Day – 30
  • World Bipolar Day – 30

APRIL

  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Car Care Month (also in October)
  • Defeat Diabetes Month
  • Distracted Driving Awareness Month
  • International Customer Loyalty Month
  • National Autism Awareness Month
  • National Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • National Donate Life Month
  • National Occupational Therapy Month
  • National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
  • National Sexually Transmitted Diseases Education and Awareness Month
  • National Youth Sports Safety Month
  • Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month
  • School Library Month
  • Stress Awareness Month
  • Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month
  • Workplace Conflict Awareness Month
  • National Library Week – 9 to 15
  • National Park Week – 16 to 24
  • Money Smart Week – 22 to 29
  • Preservation Week – 23 to 29
  • National Volunteer Week – 23 to 29
  • National Playground Safety Week – 24 to 28
  • April Fool’s Day – 1
  • International Children’s Book Day – 2
  • World Autism Awareness Day – 2
  • World Health Day – 7
  • Income Tax Day – 15
  • Easter – 16
  • International Amateur Radio Day – 18
  • Global Youth Service Day – 22
  • Earth Day – 22
  • Malaria Awareness Day – 25
  • Administrative Professionals Day – 26
  • Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day (Take Your Child to Work Day) – 27
  • National Teach Children to Save Day – 28
  • Workers Memorial Day – 28
  • World Veterinary Day – 30
  • Dia De Los Ninos/Dia De Los Libros – 30
  • Library Snapshot Day – 30
  • National Animal Advocacy Day – 30

MAY

  • Arthritis Month
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Better Hearing and Speech Month
  • Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness Month
  • Get Caught Reading Month
  • Global Civility Awareness Month
  • Haitian Heritage Month
  • Heal the Children Month
  • Healthy Vision Month
  • Homeschooling Awareness Month
  • Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • Latino Books Month
  • Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month
  • Motorcycle Safety Month
  • National Allergy/Asthma Awareness Month
  • National Bike Month
  • National Foster Care Month
  • National Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • National Mental Health Month
  • National Military Appreciation Month
  • National Osteoporosis Month
  • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • National Preservation Month
  • National Stroke Awareness Month
  • Older Americans Month
  • Women’s Health Care Month
  • Young Achievers/Leader of Tomorrow Month
  • Children’s Book Week – 1 to 7
  • National Pet Week – 1 to 7
  • National Family Week – 7 to 13
  • National Nursing Home Week – 8 to 14
  • National Transportation Week – 13 to 19
  • National Police Week – 14 to 20
  • National Hurricane Preparedness Week – 15 to 21
  • National Safe Boating Week – 21 to 27
  • World Trade Week – 21 to 27
  • New Home Owner’s Day – 1
  • National Teacher Day – 2
  • NPR First Broadcast Anniversary – 3
  • World Lupus Day – 10
  • Military Spouse Appreciation Day – 12
  • World Fair Trade Day – 13
  • Mother’s Day – 14
  • National Bike to Work Day – 19
  • National Hepatitis Testing Day – 19
  • Armed Forces Day – 20
  • World Day for Cultural Diversity For Dialogue and Development – 21
  • National Maritime Day – 22
  • Memorial Day – 29

JUNE

  • Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf Hurricane Season Begins
  • Audiobook Appreciation Month
  • Cancer from the Sun Month
  • Child Vision Awareness Month
  • Children’s Awareness Month
  • Effective Communications Month
  • Fireworks Safety Months (June and July)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month
  • Great Outdoors Month
  • Men’s Health Education and Awareness Month
  • Migraine and Headache Awareness Month
  • National Aphasia Awareness Month
  • National Caribbean-American Heritage Month
  • National Rivers Month
  • National Safety Month
  • Student Safety Month
  • Lightning Safety Awareness Week – 18 to 24
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival – 29 to July 4
  • National Cancer Survivors Day – 4
  • World Environment Day – 5
  • World Oceans Day – 8
  • Flag Day: Anniversary of the Stars and Stripes – 14
  • World Blood Donor Day – 14
  • Family History Day – 14
  • Father’s Day – 18
  • First Day of Summer – 21
  • Public Service Day – 23
  • National HIV Testing Day – 27
  • PTSD Awareness Day – 27

JULY

  • Bioterrorism/Disaster Education and Awareness Month
  • Cell Phone Courtesy Month
  • National Make a Difference to Children Month
  • National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
  • National Park and Recreation Month
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival – 6 to 9
  • Independence Day – 4
  • Nelson Mandela International Day – 18

AUGUST

  • Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
  • Children’s Vision and Learning Month
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • National Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
  • National Traffic Awareness Month
  • National Minority Donor Awareness Week – 1 to 7
  • National Exercise with Your Child Week – 4 to 10
  • National Aviation Week – 15 to 21
  • Be Kind to Humankind Week – 25 to 31
  • World Lung Cancer Day – 1
  • International Youth Day – 12
  • National Aviation Day – 19
  • World Humanitarian Day – 19
  • Women’s Equality Day – 26

SEPTEMBER

  • Atrial Fibrillation Month
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Month
  • Baby Safety Month
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
  • Hunger Action Month
  • International Speak Out Month
  • Library Card Sign-Up Month
  • National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
  • National DNA Awareness Month
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Preparedness Month
  • National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Recovery Month
  • National Skin Care Awareness Month
  • National Wilderness Month
  • National Suicide Prevention Week – 5 to 11
  • National Assisted Living Week – 10 to 16
  • Constitution Week – 17 to 23
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Week – 17 to 23
  • National Farm Safety and Health Week – 18 to 24
  • Rosh Hashanah – 21 to 22
  • International Week of The Deaf – 24 to 30
  • Labor Day – 4
  • International Day of Charity – 5
  • International Literacy Day – 8
  • World Suicide Prevention Day – 10
  • Patriot Day & National Day of Remembrance – 11
  • International Day of Democracy – 15
  • International Day for The Preservation of The Ozone Layer – 16
  • International Coastal Cleanup – 16
  • Citizenship Day – 17
  • Autumn Begins – 22
  • World Maritime Day – 24
  • Family Health & Fitness Day – 24
  • National Hunting and Fishing Day – 24
  • World Tourism Day – 27
  • National Women’s Health and Fitness Day – 28

OCTOBER

  • Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month
  • Antidepressant Death Awareness Month
  • Celebrating The Bilingual Child Month
  • Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Dyslexia Awareness Month
  • Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month
  • Global Diversity Awareness Month
  • Health Literacy Month
  • National Arts and Humanities Month
  • National Audiology Awareness Month
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Month
  • National Crime Prevention Month
  • National Critical Illness Month
  • National Cyber Security Awareness Month
  • National Dental Hygiene Month
  • National Depression Education and Awareness Month
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • National Down Syndrome Month
  • National Liver Awareness Month
  • National Physical Therapy Month
  • National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
  • National Stop Bullying Month
  • National Work and Family Month
  • Talk About Prescriptions Month
  • Vegetarian Month
  • Mental Illness Awareness Week – 1 to 7
  • World Space Week – 4 to 10
  • Fire Prevention Week – 8 to 14
  • National School Lunch Week – 9 to 13
  • Emergency Nurses Week – 9 to 15
  • National Food Bank Week – 15 to 21
  • National Friends of the Libraries Week – 16 to 22
  • National School Bus Safety Week – 17 to 21
  • National Chemistry Week – 22 to 28
  • Prescription Errors Education and Awareness Week – 24 to 31
  • International Day of Nonviolence – 2
  • Child Health Day – 2
  • World Teachers’ Day – 5
  • National Depression Screening Day – 5
  • World Mental Health Day – 10
  • Columbus Day– 12
  • National Latino AIDS Awareness Day – 15
  • World Food Day – 16
  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – 17
  • Smart About Credit Day – 19
  • National Mammography Day – 20
  • United Nations Day – 24
  • Halloween – 31

NOVEMBER

  • American Diabetes Month
  • Aviation History Month
  • Diabetic Eye Disease Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Adoption Month
  • National Alzheimer’s Disease Month
  • National Diabetes Month
  • National Epilepsy Awareness Month
  • National Family Caregivers Month
  • National Marrow Awareness Month
  • National Native American Heritage Month
  • Prematurity Awareness Month
  • Vegan Month
  • National Young Readers Week – 6 to 10
  • American Education Week – 14 to 18
  • National Family Week – 19 to 25
  • Daylight Savings Time Ends – 5
  • General Election Day – 14
  • Veterans Day – 11
  • America Recycles Day – 12
  • World Diabetes Day – 14
  • World Television Day – 21
  • Thanksgiving – 23
  • Black Friday – 24
  • Cyber Monday – 27

DECEMBER

  • National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
  • National Write a Business Plan Month
  • Safe Toys and Gifts Month
  • Worldwide Food Service Safety Month
  • Human Rights Week – 10 to 17
  • Hanukkah – 12 to 20
  • Kwanzaa – 26 to January 1
  • World AIDS Day – 1
  • Special Education Day – 2
  • National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – 7
  • Human Rights Day – 10
  • Winter Begins – 21
  • Christmas Eve – 24
  • Christmas – 25
  • New Year’s Eve – 31

If you have any events you would like to add to the list, please email us at: info@newsgeneration.com