Things are warming up in Australia, so it’s time to head outside and get your picnic on! We’ve got Taco Day, Smashed Avo Day (which should really be a national holiday) and Chocolate Cupcake Day coming up in October. And, to even things out on the health front, get in on Walktober and Octsober! ;)

Pencil these special events in October into your social media calendar. Don’t forget to check out the key dates for September here and November is here!

If you’re after a calendar with the full calendar for January – December 2018, check out my Premium Templates section so you can plan ahead.


Monthly Events

Buy Nothing New Month
Mental Health Month NSW
Girls Night In

Key Dates – October

October 1
International Day of Older Persons
World Series (Baseball)
Balloons Around the World Day
International Coffee Day
Daylight Saving Time Starts in Australia
Bob’s Burgers – new season

October 2
Labour Day (ACT, NSW & SA)
International Day of Non-Violence
World Habitat Day
Phileas Fogg Wager Day
Peanuts Comic Strip First Published In 1950
Name Your Car Day

October 3
World Space Week

October 4
Melbourne Festival
World Animal Day
Taco Day
Sputnik I Launched in 1957 (first space vehicle)

October 5
World Teachers’ Day [UNESCO]
Adelaide Film Festival
World Teacher’s Day
Chic Spy Day
Bladerunner 2049 – in Aus Cinemas
Scandal – new season

October 6
Burnie Show (TAS)
World Smile Day World Smile Day
Mad Hatter Day

October 7
Odd Socks DayFrappé Day

Frappé Day
Card Making Day

October 8
Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
Fire Prevention Week
Mental Health Week
Pierogi Day

October 9
School Term 4 Begins – NSW Term (Not in NSW? Check out your state here)
World Post Day
National Hat Day
Curious Events Day
The Count’s Birthday (Sesame Street Character)
Supergirl – new season

October 10
World Mental Health Day [WHO]
World Homeless Day Handbag Day
Australian Survivor – Final

October 11
International Day of the Girl Child
Headspace Day
It’s My Party Day
Mr. Robot – new season

October 12
Royal Launceston Show (TAS)
Ride2Work Day
Old Farmers Day

October 13
International Day for Disaster Reduction
International Skeptics Day

October 14
Grover’s Birthday (Sesame Street Character)

October 15
International Day of Rural Women
National Smashed Avo Day
Anti Poverty Week
National Nutrition Week
National Water Week
National Week Of Deaf People
Sock It To Suicide Week
I Love Lucy Day
National Grouch Day (USA)

October 16
World Food Day
Blue Knot Day
World Food Day Dictionary Day
National Clean Out Your Virtual Desktop Day (USA)

October 17
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Wear Something Gaudy Day

October 18
Chocolate Cupcake Day

October 19
The Snowman – in Aus Cinemas

October 20
Flinders Island Show (TAS)
World Statistics Day
Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix
International Sloth Day

October 21
Loud Shirt Day
Pink Ribbon Day
Children’s Week Count your Buttons Day

October 22
Garage Sale Trail
Caps Lock Day

October 23
Mole Day
Bologna Day
The Walking Dead – FX

October 24
United Nations Day
World Development Information Day

October 25
Sourest Day
Pablo Picasso Born in Spain in 1881

October 26
Royal Hobart Show (TAS)
World Cup – Rugby League
Howl at the Moon Day and Night
Thor: Ragnarok – in Aus Cinemas

October 27
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
National Bandanna Day
American Beer Day
Stranger Things – new season

October 28
International Observe the Moon Night
International Animation Day

October 29
Internet Day

October 30
Candy Corn Day

October 31
World Cities Day
Howl-o-ween Magic Day
Halloween (USA)

Just a reminder that these events are as correct as I can make them at the time of writing – but please double check special dates should things have shifted since publication!

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