Chocolate Events + Holidays Calendar

Chocolate Events + Holidays Calendar

A calendar of Chocolate Festivals, Conferences, Exhibitions, Trade Fairs, and Food (& other) Holidays. This is a work in progress. Is there something missing? Scroll down for instructions on how to let us know so it can be added.

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Events & Holidays are listed in the month they generally take place if specific dates are not given. (Holidays that are observed globally are highlighted in bold.) Click on the link to go to the website for the dates for the upcoming event when no date is given.

If a year is not given, date(s) are for the current calendar year or when the date is the same every year.
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Last Updated: February 7, 2024.

January

FESTIVALS, CONFERENCES, & EXHIBITIONS/TRADE FAIRS
HOLIDAYS
3rd β€” National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day (US)
27th – Chocolate Cake Day (US)

February

FESTIVALS, CONFERENCES, & EXHIBITIONS/TRADE FAIRS
6th - 7th β€” World Cocoa Foundation 2024 Partnership Meeting – Amsterdam
7th - 11th β€” CHOCOA – Amsterdam β€”β€”The 2023 Cocoa of Excellence winners will be announced during Chocoa 2024.
HOLIDAYS
First Saturday β€” National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day (US)
5th β€” World Nutella Day
8th β€” National Chocolate Cheesecake Day (US)
13th β€” Mardi Gras
14th – Valentine’s Day

March

FESTIVALS, CONFERENCES, & EXHIBITIONS/TRADE FAIRS
1st - 3rd β€” Oregon Chocolate Festival Info Tickets – Ashland, OR
HOLIDAYS
10th β€” Mother’s Day (in the UK)
31st β€” Easter

April

FESTIVALS, CONFERENCES, & EXHIBITIONS/TRADE FAIRS
6th – 7th – Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest – Albuquerque, NM
21st - 24th β€” (ICCO) World Cocoa Conference β€” Brussels
26th - 27th β€”Big Island Chocolate Festival – Hawaii
2024 Dates TBConfirmed β€” DC Chocolate Festival – Hawaii
HOLIDAYS
14th β€” Oreo Cookie Cheesecake Day (US)

May

FESTIVALS, CONFERENCES, & EXHIBITIONS/TRADE FAIRS
2024 Dates TBC Grenada Chocolate Festival
HOLIDAYS
10th β€” National Ice Cream Cake Day (US)
10th β€” National Chocolate Fish Day (NZ)
12th β€” Mother’s Day (in the US)

June

FESTIVALS, CONFERENCES, & EXHIBITIONS/TRADE FAIRS
HOLIDAYS
3rd β€” National Chocolate Macaroon Day (US)
7th β€” Chocolate Ice Cream Day (US)
11th β€” National German Chocolate Cake Day (US)
16th β€” National Fudge Day (US)
16th β€” Father’s Day (UK & US)
26th β€” National Chocolate Pudding Day (US)

July

FESTIVALS, CONFERENCES, & EXHIBITIONS/TRADE FAIRS
2024 Dates TBC Salon del Cacao y Chocolate – Lima, PerΓΊ
HOLIDAYS
Third Sunday – National Ice Cream Day (US)
3rd β€” National Chocolate Wafer Day (US)
7th β€” World Chocolate Day
8th – National Chocolate w/ Almonds Day (US)
21st β€” International Lamington Day (Australia
23rd β€” National Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day (US)
25th β€” National Hot Fudge Sundae Day (US)
28th β€” National Milk Chocolate Day (US)

August

FESTIVALS, CONFERENCES, & EXHIBITIONS/TRADE FAIRS
All Month β€” Hot Chocolate Festival β€” Melbourne, Australia
2024 Dates TBC β€” Eurobean – Rochsburg, Germany
2024 Dates TBC β€” Oman Chocolate Festival – Dhofar, The Sultanate of Oman
HOLIDAYS

September

FESTIVALS, CONFERENCES, & EXHIBITIONS/TRADE FAIRS
2024 Dates TBConfirmed β€” Festival Chiapaneco del Cacao y Chocolate – San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
2024 Dates TBConfirmed β€” Dallas Chocolate Festival
2024 Dates TBC β€” Broodway – Kortrijk, Belgium
HOLIDAYS

October

FESTIVALS, CONFERENCES, & EXHIBITIONS/TRADE FAIRS
2024 Date(s) TBConfirmed β€” Unconference – Seattle
4th - 6th β€” Northwest Chocolate Festival – Now Friday afternoon/evening, Saturday, and Sunday @ Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA
10th London Chocolate Forum
15th - 17th (TBConfirmed) β€” International Chocolate and Cocoa Forum – London
18th - 27th β€” Eurochocolate Location TBD, Perugia City Center or Umbriafiere
19th - 20th β€” Heartland Tea, Coffee and Chocolate Festival – Kansas City, MO
2024 Dates TBConfirmed β€” Chocolat Portugal – Porto
30th - Nov 3rd β€” Salon du Chocolat – Paris
HOLIDAYS
World Vegan Month
1st – World Vegetarian Day
16th β€” World Food Day
31st β€” Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security (Africa)
31st β€” Hallowe’en

November

FESTIVALS, CONFERENCES, & EXHIBITIONS/TRADE FAIRS
8th - 11th β€” Salon du Chocolat NYC β€” Javits
17th - 24th β€” Royal Cocoa Festival – Eti-Oni, State of Osun, Nigeria
22nd - 23rd – Midwest Craft Chocolate Festival, Rushville, Indiana
2024 Dates TBConfirmed – Festival del Chocolate – Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico
2024 Dates TBConfirmed β€” Chocolat SΓ£o Paulo – Brazil
HOLIDAYS
11th β€” Pocky Day (Japan)

December

FESTIVALS, CONFERENCES, & EXHIBITIONS/TRADE FAIRS
5th – 10th β€” ChocolART (Tubingen, Germany)
HOLIDAYS
7th - 15th, 2023 β€” Chanukah
25th β€” Christmas

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