2022 Marketing Calendar

Businesses of all types know that promotions and marketing needs to connect to people in order for them to take the next step in their sales journey. One of the best ways to make sure your promotion or marketing campaign connects with people is by tying it to events or holidays that they care about. To get the ball rolling on your 2022 marketing content calendar we’ve collected all the dates you’ll need to know. This comprehensive 2022 marketing calendar includes key dates by month, and has all the New Orleans holidays your local business will need.

New Orleans business owners know that celebrations and festivals can have a huge impact on sales! When tourists and townies are congregating for some of our favorite events, you don’t want to miss out on the fun.

  • January 6 – Twelfth Night; Beginning of Carnival Season
  • January 8 – Battle Of New Orleans Remembrance Day
  • February 17 – Mardi Gras parades begin
  • March 1 –  Mardi Gras
  • March 10 – New Orleans Book Festival
  • April 16  – Crescent City Classic
  • April 21 – French Quarter Festival
  • April 29 – New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
  • May 13 – Bayou Boogaloo
  • May 27 – Greek Fest
  • July 1 – Essence Festival
  • September 25 – Beignet Festival
  • October 24 – National Fried Chicken Festival
  • October 29 – Voodoo Music and Arts Experience
  • November 4 – Bayou Bacchanal 
  • November 25 – Celebration in the Oaks
  • December 24 – Bonfires on the Levee

Kick off the beginning of the year with a contest or host a sale for customers to use their holiday gift cards. New years is also a time for new beginnings and resolutions making it a great opportunity for your business to help people reach their goals.

  • Month of January: Veganuary, Dry January
  • January 1 – New Year’s Day
  • January 1 – International Public Domain Day
  • January 8 – World Typing Day
  • January 11 – National Clean Off Your Desk Day
  • January 17 – Martin Luther King Day
  • January 24 – International day of Education
  • January 28 – National Fun at Work Day

With February we get romantic holidays, the abandonment of new year’s resolutions, and the reintroduction of chocolate into our diets. Mardi Gras will be in full swing for those of us in New Orleans, truly wrapping up the festive season.

  • Month of February – Black History Month
  • February 1 – Chinese New Year
  • February 11 – Safer Internet Day
  • February 14 – Valentines Day
  • February 17 – Random Act of Kindness Day
  • February 21 – Presidents’ Day

With spring approaching, and Mardi Gras complete, the new year will be kicking into high gear by March. 

  • Month of March – Women’s History Month
  • March 1 – Mardi Gras
  • March 4 – Employee Appreciation Day
  • March 8 – International Women’s Day
  • March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
  • March 29 – National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
  • March 31 – World Backup Day

April brings one of our favorite holidays: April Fools Day! We like to celebrate with some lighthearted pranking that won’t get you a note in your HR file. But if that isn’t your jam, there are plenty of holidays in April to keep in mind for marketing your business. 

  • April 1 – April Fools Day
  • April 1 – First Day of Ramadan
  • April 7 – World Health Day
  • April 7 – National Beer Day
  • April 11 – National Pet Day
  • April 15 – Good Friday
  • April 15 – Tax Day
  • April 17 – Easter Sunday
  • April 20 – Administrative Professionals Day
  • April 21 – International Creativity and Innovation Day
  • April 22 – Earth Day
  • April 26 – World Intellectual Property Day
  • April 28 – Take Your Child To Work Day
  • April 28 – World Day for Safety and Health at Work
  • Apr 29 – May 8 – Jazz Fest

Spring is turning into summer already and we’re ready for one of the biggest sale days of the year: Memorial Day! 

  • Month of May – Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • Apr 29 – May 8 – Jazz Fest
  • May 1 – International Workers’ Day
  • May 3 – Teacher’s Day
  • May 5 – Cinco De Mayo
  • May 6 – National Nurses Day
  • May 8 – Mother’s Day
  • May 11 – National Receptionists Day
  • May 14 – Fair Trade Day
  • May 15 – National Pizza Party Day
  • May 20 – Bike-to-Work Day
  • May 21 – World Day for Cultural Diversity
  • May 30 – Memorial Day

The end of the month of June is busy with days like International yoga day, Micro-, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Day, and World Social Media Day! 

  • Month of June – LGBT Pride Month
  • June 5 – National Donut Day
  • June 19 – Juneteenth
  • June 19 – Father’s Day
  • June 21 – International Yoga Day
  • June 21 – National Selfie Day
  • June 22 – National Take Your Cat to Work Day
  • June 23 – International Women in Engineering Day
  • June 24 – Take Your Dog to Work Day
  • June 27 – Micro-, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Day
  • June 28 – National Insurance Awareness Day
  • June 30 – World Social Media Day
  • June 30 – National Work From Home Day
  • June 30 – National Handshake Day

With the heat of summer brings fewer holidays but we’ll never complain about getting extra time to prepare for busier months ahead. July’s biggest holiday in the US is, of course, Independence Day, but we also get World Chocolate Day and World Emoji Day!

  • July 4 – Independence Day
  • July 5 – National Workaholics Day
  • July 7 – World Chocolate Day
  • July 17 – World Emoji Day
  • July 24 – Parents’ Day
  • July 28 – National Intern Day

The end of the summer for school-aged kids may mean that many families try to get a vacation during August. But even with expected travel you can still celebrate some of these important days:

  • August 9 – International Coworking Day
  • August 17 – National Nonprofit Day
  • August 19 – World Humanitarian Day
  • August 26 – Women’s Equality Day

September means back to work and back to school! With back to school season in full swing many of us (with and without kids) feel the drive to organize, stock up on notebooks, and get projects done!

  • Month of September – National Hispanic Heritage Month
  • September 5 – Labor Day
  • September 5 – International Day of Charity
  • September 6 – Read a Book Day
  • September 9 – National 401(k) Day
  • September 11 – Grandparent’s Day
  • September 13 – Day of the Programmer
  • September 15 – National Online Learning Day
  • September 17 – Oktoberfest
  • September 20 – National IT Professionals Day
  • September 22 – American Business Women’s Day
  • September 29 – National Coffee Day

Cooler weather in October reminds us that the holiday season is right around the corner! Planning your holidays early is always a good idea, but in the meantime there are many things to celebrate in October. 

  • Month of October – LGBT History Month, National Bullying Prevention Month, National Cyber Security Awareness Month
  • October – World Vegetarian Day
  • October 1 – International Coffee Day
  • October 5 – World Teacher’s Day
  • October 7 – National Frappe Day
  • October 16 – Boss’s Day
  • October 17 – National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day
  • October 23 – National Paralegal Day
  • October 27 – National Mentoring Day
  • October 28 – National Chocolate Day
  • October 29 – Internet Day
  • October 31 – Halloween

November makes for a busy month for many small businesses with Black Friday followed immediately by Small Business Saturday. Even if your business does not have a retail location that benefits from these days, you can always plan a big sale for Cyber Monday. 

  • Month of November – National November Writing Month
  • November 1 – Author’s Day
  • November 8 – National STEM/STEAM Day
  • November 8 – National Cappuccino Day
  • November 9 – National Louisiana Day
  • November 10 – International Accounting Day
  • November 11 – Veterans Day
  • November 15 – National Entrepreneurs’ Day
  • November 24 – Thanksgiving Day
  • November 25 – Black Friday
  • November 26 – Small Business Saturday
  • November 28 – Cyber Monday
  • November 30 – International Computer Security Day

The Holidays are in full swing by December, but if your business is not a good fit for a Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa celebration you can always use this time to prepare for the new year. 

  • December 3 – International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • December 5 – International Volunteer Day
  • December 13 – National Salesperson Day
  • December 14 – National Free Shipping Day
  • December 18 – Hanukkah begins
  • December 24 – Christmas Eve
  • December 25 – Christmas Day
  • December 26 – Kwanzaa 
  • December 27 – International Day of Epidemic Preparedness
  • December 28 – National Download Day
  • December 31 – New Year’s Eve

Getting your holiday plan in place early is always a good idea. Get Online NOLA can help with all this and more! Want to chat about ways to bring cheer to your customers? Drop us a line!