WARSAW — As July moves in, here are some holidays, trivia and events centered around this month.
- July 4 is Independence Day
- July 1 — Canada Day, International Joke Day
- July 2 — World UFO Day
- July 3 — International Plastic Bag-Free Day
- July 5 — National Bikini Day, National Workaholics Day
- July 6 — National Kissing Day, National Fried Chicken Day
- July 7 — National Strawberry Sundae Day, World Chocolate Day
- July 8 — National Video Game Day
- July 9 — National Sugar Cookie Day
- July 10 — National Kitten Day, National Pina Colada Day
- July 11 — Cheer up the Lonely Day, World Population Day
- July 12 — National Pecan Pie Day
- July 13 — Cow Appreciation Day, National French Fry Day
- July 14 — National Mac & Cheese Day, National Nude Day
- July 15 — National Pet Fire Safety Day
- July 16 — National Cherry Day
- July 17 — National Lottery Day, National Tattoo Day
- July 18 — National Ice Cream Day, World Listening Day
- July 19 — National Daiquiri Day
- July 20 — National Moon Day, National Lollipop Day
- July 21 — National Hot Dog Day, National Junk Food Day
- July 22 — National Hammock Day
- July 23 — National Gorgeous Grandma Day
- July 24 — National Cousins Day, National Drive-Thru Day
- July 25 — National Hot Fudge Sundae Day, National Parents Day
- July 26 — National Aunt & Uncle Day
- July 27 — National Scotch Day
- July 28 — Buffalo Soldiers Day, National Chocolate Milk Day
- July 29 — National Chicken Wing Day, Chili Dog Day, & Lasagna Day
- July 30 — International Day of Friendship, National Cheesecake Day
- July 31 — National Avocado Day, National Mutt Day, World Ranger Day
- July’s birthstone is ruby and the flower is Larkspur or Water Lily. Zodiac signs for July are Cancer and Leo.
- On the morning of July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, took off from Lae, New Guinea, on one of the last legs in their historic attempt to circumnavigate the globe.
- Revenues for consumer fireworks have steadily increased since 2000 from $407 million to $945 million in 2018.
- July is National Grilling Month. For those who prefer cooking in a kitchen, July is also National Culinary Arts Month and Lasagna Awareness Month.
- Hot dogs are an important part of American culture, summer celebrations, travel and grilling traditions. During peak season from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Americans enjoy an estimated seven billion hot dogs.
- According to a report from the National Beer Wholesalers Association, July 4th produces the highest beer sales out of all U.S. federal holidays.
- July 5 — Free Community Canoeing & Paddleboarding at Pike Lake, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. No registration required. An annual waiver and rules sheet must be signed by each participant (must be signed by a parent for anyone under age 18). Participants under 16 must have an adult in the water with them. Equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All equipment & life vests provided. All users will be supervised by Warsaw Parks Department staff.
- July 11 — Free Grandstand event at the Kosciusko County Fairgrounds with lots of awesome singing, starts at 5:30 p.m: Crace Family, Early Apostolic Bible Training Center, Beliles Family, Hall Family, Full Gospel House of Praise and Pastors Bob & Tanya Brown.
- July 19 — Dino Dig from 2-3 p.m. at the Pete Thorn Center Gymnasium. Hosted by the Warsaw Parks Department. Learn about dinosaurs, create fossils and take a trip back in time with dinosaur activities. For children age 3 – 7, cost is $5 per child and register by July 14.
- July 23 — Michiana Military Veteran Stand Down with a Heart, from 4-7 p.m. at the Warsaw Municipal Airport, located at 3000 Airport Road, Warsaw.
- July 24 — The Village at Winona Jazz Festival welcomes the Truth in Jazz Big Band at 1 p.m. Alicia Pyle Quartet at 2:30 p.m., Every Tribe and Tongue Ensemble featuring Greg Tardy and Wally Brath at 4 p.m., and the headliner – the Mark Guiliana Quartet at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Food trucks will be available.