The 10 Tastiest June Food Holidays To Kick Off Your Summer!

Quick! What do you think of when you think of summer foods? If you’re like most people, then you’re probably thinking of BBQ, ice cream, picnic foods such as sandwiches and hot dogs, and fast food like hamburgers. You also might be thinking about some of the best-selling fruits of summer: cherries, blueberries, strawberries, and watermelon.

We encourage you to think outside the box and allow us to introduce the 10 tastiest June food holidays to kick off your summer!

National Rocky Road Day (June 2nd)

We’re going to ease everyone into this month by introducing National Rocky Road Day. June is the first month of summer, and the temperatures are usually already climbing. We think a day dedicated to chocolate ice cream chock-full of marshmallows and nuts works out just fine. Enjoy a bowl, a cone, or even a milkshake packed full of chocolatey flavor. Now, that’s how you kick off a month!

National Veggie Burger Day (June 5th)

When we think of summer, we think of hamburgers and cheeseburgers. They just seem to go hand in hand with summer. Some of us might desire a healthier, meat-free version, though. Don’t worry! Over the past decade, veggie burgers have really come a long way. There are plenty of varieties, from black bean burgers to tofu and sprouts.

Don’t believe us? Well, there’s only one way to know for sure, and that’s by celebrating this day and picking up some veggie burgers. Try ’em; we’re sure you’ll like them.

National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day (June 9th)

We promised a strawberry-related holiday, and we delivered. We’d like to introduce everyone to this day set aside to celebrate strawberry rhubarb pie. Anyone who has never tried eating a slice of this sweet and tart pie is missing out. What makes it so special? Well, let us just say that strawberry rhubarb pie tastes a whole lot like summer.

National Iced Tea Day (June 10th)

Everyone knows that you can’t go through summer without a nice glass of iced tea – preferably sweet tea. Iced tea and summer go hand in hand. We love to make up a pitcher of tea and just sit out on our front porch during the hot summer months.

While black tea is traditional, you can make iced tea out of any kind of tea: refreshing mint tea, spicy apple cinnamon tea, or sweet orange tea.

National Corn on the Cob Day (June 11th)

Corn on the cob is a vegetable that people enjoy all summer long, so we’re definitely going to call it a summer food. You can’t go to any picnic or cookout across the United States without coming across corn. Ears of corn can be found at barbecues, family get-togethers, picnics, and anywhere else where people are enjoying good company and good food. So grab an ear or two and let’s get this party started!

National Strawberry Shortcake Day (June 14th)

Once again, the humble strawberry makes its appearance in a June holiday. This day is dedicated to strawberry shortcake — one of the quintessential desserts of summer. Made with soft spongy angel food cake, sweet strawberries, some kind of strawberry jam, and whipped cream, it is simple and cost-effective to make. It’s a light and airy dessert that just screams summer fun!

National Vanilla Milkshake Day/National Ice Cream Soda Day (June 20th)

Okay, we know that we’re kind of cheating on this list because we’re actually combining National Vanilla Milkshake Day and National Ice Cream Soda Day, but come on. Both of these holidays are observed on the same day, and both of them use ice cream. Take your pick of these sweet, creamy, frosty beverage/dessert combos. Which one is your favorite?

Onion Ring Day (June 22nd)

Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and hot dogs might not be officially represented in this list of June holidays, but one of their main companions is. The onion ring. Although many people tend to choose French fries over onion rings most of the time, they just so happen to be our favorite summer food. Who could resist those tender rings of onion in a crispy fried batter? It’s the best way to officially kick off the summer months.

National Catfish Day (June 25th)

Summer is the time when people start pulling catfish out of lakes and rivers all across the U.S. This is a good thing because there are a lot of summer cookouts that have to be supplied. It doesn’t matter if you enjoy baked catfish or fried catfish, or if you eat it in a fillet as an entree or as an ingredient in a gumbo or casserole. All that matters is that catfish is the fish of summer, and it’s absolutely delicious when it’s cooked right.

National Bomb Pop Day (June 29th)

Why is National Bomb Pop Day on this list? Well, because this Popsicle is the epitome of summer. Many of us have fond memories of chasing down our local ice cream truck and dropping all of the money in our pocket on bomb pops — particularly the red, white, and blue ones. They just taste like summer and they should be enjoyed by everyone.

We hope you enjoyed our list of tasty food holidays in June! Maybe you’ve picked up a new idea for the summer, or you’ve seen a great way to enjoy your favorite summer treat. Either way, have a great summer!