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August 2018 events for your agency’s social media: Black Business Month, Lighthouse Day, Elvis Week and more
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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.

Monthly observances

 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

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