60 Popular Dates and Events For Your 2021 Marketing Calendar

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Searching for popular dates and events for your marketing calendar can be a real pain. We’re here to help save you some time with a big list of great events and dates you can add to your calendar minus the wild goose chase. The list has been compiled from Forekast.com which is a community that shares and the best upcoming events. You can easily browse Forekast to see major events, release dates, silly holidays, and everything in between.

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Now without any further ado, here’s a list of popular events and dates for your 2021 marketing calendar.

Popular dates and events in January:

  1. Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
    When: January 11 – 14 2021
    This year CES will be online only. This is possibly good news for those of you who wouldn’t have been able to travel there anyway as there will be a robust streaming schedule.
  2. Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day      
    When: January 17 2021
  3. Australian Open Begins      
    When: January 18 2021
  4. U.S. Presidential Inauguration Ceremony      
    When: January 20 2021
    On January 20, one of the biggest events of 2021 will take place in the USA. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn into the highest office in the United States of America, becoming President and Vice President of the USA.
  5. World Economic Forum: The Davos Agenda      
    When: January 25 2021
    Most of Davos will be digital this year, but at some point, world leaders will work on an agenda to “design a common recovery path and shape the ‘Great Reset’ in the post-Covid-19 era.”
  6. Sundance Film Festival      
    When: January 28 2021
  7. 63rd GRAMMY Awards      
    When: January 31 2021

Popular dates and events in February:

  1. Groundhog Day      
    When: February 2 2021
  2. Super Nintendo World Opens       
    When: February 4 2021
    You read that right. Super Nintendo World will open at Universal Studios in Japan.
  3. Super Bowl LV      
    When: February 7 2021
    Live from  Tampa Bay, Florida, the 55th Super Bowl kicks off on February 7 after a unique year navigating COVID-19 in sports.
  4. Chinese New Year      
    When: February 12 2021
  5. Valentine’s Day      
    When: February 14 2021

Popular dates and events in March:

  1. World Compliment Day      
    When: March 1 2021
  2. International Women’s Day       
    When: March 8 2021
  3. Anniversary of WHO declaring COVID-19 a Pandemic      
    When: March 11 2021
  4. Pi Day π       
    When: March 14 2021
  5. Morbius (MARVEL/Sony) Premieres     
    When: March 19 2021

Popular dates and events in April:

  1. Yuri’s Night (World Space Party)      
    When: April 12 2021
    Yuri’s Night is an international celebration held every April 12 to commemorate milestones in space exploration. It is named for the first human to launch into space, Yuri Gagarin, who flew the Vostok 1 spaceship on April 12, 1961.
  2. Start of Ramadan
    When: April 12 2021
  3. World Art Day      
    When: April 15 2021
  4. US National Park Week     
    When: April 17 2021
    Be sure to take advantage of free entrance to all National Parks on this day!
  5. Earth Day      
    When: April 22 2021
  6. The Oscars Ceremony      
    When: April 25 2021

Popular dates and events in May:

  1. Universal Studios Beijing Opens      
    When: May 2021
  2. Marvel’s Black Widow Premieres      
    When: May 7 2021
    One of the most anticipated major motion pictures of the year, Marvel’s Black Widow and its $200 million budget is absolutely happening this year. Starring Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz, it’s going to be a smash hit one way or another. This should be one of the biggest box office hits for Marvel since Captain Marvel.
  3. Mother’s Day      
    When: May 9 2021
  4. Eurovision Song Contest      
    When: May 18 2021
  5. Godzilla vs. Kong Premieres     
    When: May 21 2021

Popular dates and events in June:

  1. UEFA European Championship Begins      
    When: June 11 2021
  2. Ghostbusters: Afterlife Premieres     
    When: June 11 2021
  3. E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo)      
    When: June 15 2021
  4. Tour de France Begins     
    When: June 26 2021
  5. Social Media Day      
    When: June 30 2021

Popular dates and events in July:

  1. Top Gun: Maverick Premieres    
    When: July 2 2021
  2. Space Jam 2 Premieres      
    When: July 16 2021
    Rumor has it that LeBron James is a serious method actor. He’s been playing basketball and winning NBA championships for years in order to prepare himself for the role. Space Jam’s new legacy is beginning this year, and we couldn’t be more excited for it to be happening in 2021.
  3. World Emoji Day      
    When: July 17 2021
  4. San Diego Comic-Con      
    When: July 22 2021
  5. XXXII Olympic Summer Games      
    When: July 23 2021
    One of the biggest events of the year last year that was postponed or canceled, the Tokyo Summer Olympics will get back on track this year. Starting in July and running into August, they’re likely going to be one of the most-watched events of the year. Don’t miss them.

Popular dates and events in August:

  1. Perseids Meteor Shower Peak      
    When: August 11 2021
  2. World Photography Day
    When: August 19 2021
  3. National Dog Day
    When: August 26 2021

Popular dates and events in September:

  1. Talk Like a Pirate Day      
    When: September 19 2021
  2. International Day of Peace
    When: September 21 2021
  3. Hobbit Day      
    When: September 22 2021
  4. International Podcast Day      
    When: September 30 2021

Popular dates and events in October:

  1. Dune Premieres      
    When: October 1 2021
    Another major movie event taking place in 2021 is the making of Dune, as directed by Denis Villeneuve. This is sure to be a blockbuster, heading to IMAX and starring Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides, the protagonist who leads nomadic tribes in a battle to control the desert planet Arrakis.
  2. Disney World’s 50th Anniversary      
    When: October 1 2021
    On October 1, 1971, Walt Disney World opened its gates to the public for the first time. Now, it’s time to look back and celebrate an amazing 50 year run with new rides, new attractions, parades, and plenty of celebrations.
  3. International Coffee Day      
    When: October 1 2021
  4. Internet Day      
    When: October 29 2021

Popular dates and events in November:

  1. 26th UN Climate Change Conference     
    When: November 1 2021
  2. Marvel’s The Eternals Premieres      
    When: November 5 2021
  3. Thanksgiving
    When: November 25 2021
  4. Black Friday
    When: November 26 2021
  5. Small Business Saturday
    When: November 27 2021
  6. Cyber Monday
    When: November 29 2021

Popular dates and events in December:

  1. Solar Eclipse       
    When: December 4 2021
  2. Hannukah
    When: December 6 2021
  3. Christmas Eve
    When: December 24 2021
  4. Christmas Day
    When: December 25 2021
  5. New Year’s Eve
    When: December 31 2021

Hope this helps you see what major events will be happening in 2021! If you want to see more popular events and dates for your marketing calendar, you can check out Forekast.com for more trending events. Don’t want to make your own marketing calendar? Get Forekast+ to sync the most popular events and dates directly to your calendar.