2017 Editorial Calendar

Below is a list of major events in 2017 that can serve as the seeds for creative ideas for editorial or event planning. If you know of other events we should include, please let us know.

January

  • 1: New Year’s Day
  • 8: Golden Globes
  • 16: Martin Luther King Day
  • 16-19: Congress out of session
  • 17-20: Davos World Economic Forum
  • 18: People’s Choice Awards
  • 20: Inauguration
  • 21-31: Sundance Film Festival
  • 22-28: National School Choice Week
  • 24: Belly Laugh Day
  • 26-29: Winter X Games
  • 27: American Cinema Editors’ ACE Eddie Awards
  • 28: Chinese New Year
  • 28: Producers Guild Awards
  • 29: Screen Actors Guild Awards

February

  • 1: National Freedom Day
  • 2: Groundhog Day
  • 3: National Wear Red Day
  • 4: Directors Guild Awards
  • 4: American Cinematographers Awards
  • 5: Super Bowl
  • 7-12: Marriage Week
  • 12: Lincoln’s Birthday
  • 12: Grammys
  • 14: Valentine’s Day
  • 15: Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday
  • 19: Writers Guild Awards
  • 20: Presidents’ Day
  • 20: Washington’s Birthday
  • 20-24: Congress out of session
  • 22-25: Conservative Political Action Conference
  • 26: Academy Awards
  • 28: Shrove Tuesday
  • 28: Fat Tuesday
  • 28: Mardi Gras
  • 28: President Trump address to a joint session of Congress

March

  • 1: Ash Wednesday
  • 2: Read Across America Day
  • 3: Employee Appreciation Day
  • 5: iHeartRadio Music Awards
  • 10-19: SXSW Conference & Festival
  • 11: Kids’ Choice Awards
  • 12: Start Daylight Savings
  • 12: Jewish holiday of Purim
  • 14-24: Special Olympics Winter Games
  • 15: Dutch Election (may follow Brexit)
  • 17: St. Patrick’s Day
  • 17 – Apr 2: NCAA Basketball Tournament
  • 20: Judge Neil Gorsuch confirmation hearing
  • 31: César Chávez Day

April

  • 100th anniversary of US declaring war on Germany in WWI
  • MTV Movie Awards
  • Peabody Awards
  • 1: April Fool’s Day
  • 2: Academy of Country Music Awards
  • 4: Major League Baseball opening night
  • 6: National Tartan Day
  • 6-9: The Masters
  • 7-24: Congress out of session
  • 9: Palm Sunday
  • 11: National Library Workers’ Day
  • 12: Stanley Cup playoffs start
  • 13: Maundy Thursday
  • 13: Thomas Jefferson’s B-day
  • 14: Good Friday
  • 15: Holy Saturday
  • 16: Easter Sunday
  • 17: Easter Monday
  • 17: Tax Day
  • 18: Last day of Passover
  • 21-22: American Political Science Association 2017 Annual Conference
  • 22: Earth Day
  • 23: French presidential election
  • 26: Administrative Professionals Day
  • 27: Take Kids to Work Day
  • 27-30: NRA Annual Meeting

May

  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • 1: Law Day
  • 1: Loyalty Day
  • 1: May Day
  • 2: Yom Ha’atzmaut (Jewish)
  • 4: National Day of Prayer
  • 4: Kent State Shootings Remembrance
  • 5: Cinco de Mayo
  • 5: American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Spring Task Force Summit
  • 6: Kentucky Derby
  • 6: National Nurses Day
  • 8-12: Congress out of session
  • 10: Colorado Legislature adjourns
  • 10-12: Heritage Foundation Resource Bank
  • 11-22: Cannes Film Festival
  • 14: Mothers’ Day
  • 15: Peace Officers Day
  • 19: National Defense Day
  • 20: Armed Forces Day
  • 21: Billboard Music Awards
  • 22: Maritime Day
  • 22-23: American Federation for Children Policy Summit
  • 25: Ascension Day
  • 25: Missing Children’s Day
  • 27: FA Cup final (soccer; London)
  • 27: Ramadan starts (Muslim)
  • 28 – June 11: French Open (tennis)
  • 29: Memorial Day
  • 29 – June 2: Congress out of session
  • 31: Shavuot (Jewish)

June

  • French Open
  • Stanley Cup finals
  • CMT Awards
  • 1: NBA Finals
  • 4: Pentecost
  • 5: Whit Monday
  • 6: D-Day
  • 11: Trinity Sunday
  • 11: Tony Awards
  • 13-16: Summer X Games (Minneapolis)
  • 14: Flag Day
  • 14: Army Birthday
  • 15: Corpus Christi
  • 15-18: US Open
  • 17-27: America’s Cup (sailing)
  • 18: Fathers’ Day
  • 19: Juneteenth
  • 20: American Eagle Day
  • 25: BET Awards
  • 29 – July 1: National Right to Life Convention

July

  • 1-23: Tour de France
  • 3-16: Wimbledon
  • 3-7: Congress out of session
  • 4: Independence Day
  • 11: MLB All-Star Game
  • 19-21: ALEC Annual Meeting
  • 20-23: British Open
  • 21-23: Western Conservative Summit
  • 23: Parents’ Day
  • 31 – Sept 4: Congress out of session

August

  • 1: Colorado Day
  • 7: Purple Heart Day
  • 7-13: PGA Championship
  • 15: Assumption of Mary
  • 16: 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death
  • 19: National Aviation Day
  • 21: Senior Citizens Day
  • 22-24: Colorado Oil & Gas Association Energy Summit
  • 26: Women’s Equality Day
  • 28 – Sept 10: US Open (tennis)
  • 29 – Sept 1: State Policy Network Annual Meeting

September

  • 4: Labor Day
  • 10: Grandparents’ Day
  • 11: Patriot Day
  • 15: National POW/MIA Recognition Day
  • 16: Stepfamily Day
  • 17: Constitution Day
  • 18: Air Force Birthday
  • 18: Constitution Day and Citizenship Day observed
  • 18-22: Congress out of session
  • 21: Rosh Hashana
  • 30: Yom Kippur

October

  • World Series
  • 2: Child Health Day
  • 9: Leif Erikson Day
  • 9: Columbus Day
  • 13: Navy Birthday
  • 13-15: Values Voters Summit
  • 15: White Cane Safety Day
  • 16: Boss’ Day
  • 16-20: Congress out of session
  • 31: Halloween

November

  • 1: All Saints’ Day
  • 2: All Souls’ Day
  • 5: End Daylight Savings
  • 7: Election Day (NJ, VA)
  • 10: Marine Corps Birthday
  • 10: Veterans Day observed
  • 11: Veterans Day
  • 19-25: National Family Week
  • 20-24: Congress out of session
  • 23: Thanksgiving Day
  • 24: Black Friday
  • 27: Cyber Monday

December

  • 3: First Sunday of Advent
  • 6: St Nicholas’ Day
  • 6-8: ALEC States and Nation Policy Summit
  • 7: Pearl Harbor Day
  • 12: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • 13: Chanukah/Hanukkah (first day)
  • 17: Pan American Aviation Day
  • 17: Wright Brothers Day
  • 18-29: Congress out of session
  • 20: Last Day of Chanukah
  • 24: Christmas Eve
  • 25: Christmas Day
  • 31: New Year’s Eve

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