August 2018 events for your agency’s social media: Black Business Month, Lighthouse Day, Elvis Week and more
August is the heart of summertime here in New England - time for vacations by the beach or the lake - a good time to focus on water and watercraft safety and insurance. There are many seasonal activities scheduled throughout the region, from clambakes to ball games. National Lighthouse Day is a great excuse for a road trip! Plus, there are fun national events, too, like International Beer Day and Elvis Week.
August is also Black Business Month, a good time to promote and reach out to your black business insureds.
Late summer weather can be volatile. The dog days of summer are still capable of producing heat emergencies and strong summer storms. Talks to clients about lightning safety and flash flooding. Plus, National Hurricane season runs from Jun 1, 2018 – Nov 30, 2018, as a good time for families and businesses alike to focus on emergency preparation.
And as the month progresses, people’s thoughts move away from vacations and turn to Back to School and Back to Business. The National Safety Council Offers several Back To School Month tools that your customers may find useful, from videos to social media posts on topics like transportation safety, bullying prevention and playground safety.
We offer a few links and suggestions for August social media communications to get you started.
Children's Eye Health Month
National Black Business Month
National Water Quality Month
National Immunization Awareness Month
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
National Breastfeeding Month
Specific days and weeks
August 1-7 - National Clown Week
August 3 - International Beer Day
August 5-11 - National Farmers' Market Week
August 5-11 - International Assistance Dog Week
August 7 - National Lighthouse Day
August 9-18 - Elvis Week
August 10 - National S'Mores Day
August 11 - Natinal Model Aviation Day
August 16 - National Roller Coaster Day
August 18 - National Honey Bee Day
August 19 - World Humanitarian Day
August 19 - National Aviation Day
August 21 - National Senior Citizens Day
August 19 - 25 - Connecticut 2016 Sales Tax Holiday
August 31 - Boston Labor Day Events