Your Guide to October
Key dates for a fun, festive month!
National Taco Day
Seek out your favorite taco stand and chow down on this Mexican staple. ¡Delicioso!
Fire Prevention Day
Part of Fire Prevention Week, this day commemorates the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and reminds us to always practice fire safety.
National Chess Day
Did you know? The longest recorded chess game took over 20 hours, consisted of 269 moves, and ended in a draw!
Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Seven states currently celebrate a variation of this day as an alternative to Columbus Day.
Unity Day/National Stop Bullying Fall
Wear orange today to show you’re part of the solution and to unite with others to support anti-bullying efforts.
Have a safe and sweet-filled Halloween!
October is the chosen month to commemorate all different types of food: from sausage and seafood, American cheese, chili, and cookies, to pasta, pork, pretzels, and pizza. Now you have an excuse to indulge in your favorite dishes
It’s also Adopt a Shelter Dog month. Adopt, don’t shop, and provide a needy fur baby with a forever home. You may even enjoy reduced adoption fees this month at your local shelter.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Hockey League (NHL) both kick off their seasons in October.