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      • Commercial Coffee Shop Calendar 2023

      • 2023 is will be another important for the success of your business. You should be pouring everything you have into these events, separating yourself apart from the competition and coming up with imaginative ways to boost your revenues in the new year!

        Being creative is key so keeping up with the trends throughout the year and celebrating national days will all help boost the business and bring the community together. There are a few safe bets, such as Chocolate Cake Day, UK Coffee Week and Macmillan’s, World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. However, every coffee shop in the country is likely to be planning an event for these dates! Think outside the box. Perhaps for Father’s Day, all dads get a free espresso when they enter in store. This may take longer to organise, but it will set your coffee shop apart from the competition and drive non-prospective customers to your store in the process. The more frequently you tap into mainstream and niche moments in people’s lives, the greater the potential for growth and profit.

        It’s worth remembering that, depending on the scale of the season or special day, you’ll want to be planning your promotions, campaigns and speciality coffees a good couple of months in advance.

        No time to waste! Let’s get started.

        December 24th  Christmas Eve
        December 25th Christmas Day
        December 31st New Year’s Eve


        January 1st New Year’s Day
        January 1st - 31st  Veganuary
        January 25th Burn’s Night 
        January 27th Chocolate Cake Day
        Jan 30th- Feb 6th  National Storytelling Week – could your coffee shop be a suitable venue?
        February 14th St Valentine’s Day
        Feb 16th  Shrove Tuesday & Pancake Day
        Feb 18th – Feb 26th Real Bread Week
        Feb 27th  - Mar 12th Fair Trade Fortnight – promote your Fairtrade coffee, tea and more
        March 1st St David’s Day
        March 1st – 8th Time for a Cuppa – Dementia UK fundraising week
        March 6th - 12th  British Pie Week 
        March 7th  Plant Power Day - promote those plant-based meals! 
        March 14th Mother's Day
        March 17th St Patrick's Day
        March 17th Red Nose Day / Comic Relief
        March 20th Spring Equinox
        March 20th International Day of Happiness
        March 29th British Summer Time begins – caffeine might compensate for that hour lost
        April 1st April Fool’s Day
        April 4th Easter Sunday
        April 5th Easter Monday

        April 7th 

        World Health Day

        April 7th National Walk to Work Day
        April 10th National Siblings Day (get brothers and sisters together for a catch-up coffee)
        April 10th Good Friday
        April 20th-23rd The London Coffee Festival - Truman Brewery
        April 21st National Tea Day
        April 23rd St George’s Day
        May 4th May Day bank holiday 
        May 13th World Fairtrade Day

        May 14th 

        National Biscuit Day

        May 15th-21st National Vegetarian Week
        May 31st Spring bank holiday
        June 1st World Milk Day
        June 2nd National Fish and Chips Day
        June 5th  World Environment Day – no better day to promote your reusable coffee cups
        June 8th National Best Friends Day - perfect reason to go out for a coffee!
        June 13th Cupcake Day – fundraising for Alzheimer’s Society
        June 15th  National Beer Day
        June 15th  National Freelancers Day – they’ll be looking for somewhere to meet…
        June 23rd-26th  The Great Get Together – could your coffee shop be the right venue?
        June 20th Father's Day - offer a reduced price for fathers with family?
        June 30th  National Cream Tea Day

        July 7th

        World Chocolate Day

        July 8th-9th Birmingham Coffee Festival
        July 30th International Friendship Day (communal coffee time, we think)

        August 1st – 7th

        World Breastfeeding Week – make your coffee shop a safe space for mums

        August 13th-14th Brighton Coffee Festival
        August 22nd World Plant Milk Day – perfect for promoting those alternative milks
        August 31st  August/Summer Bank Holiday 
        September 11th – 12th Speciality & Fine Food Fair, Olympia, London
        September 9th - 18th Heritage Open Days – publicise and support free local historical building visits
        September 13th International Chocolate Day
        Sept 17th – Oct 2nd British Food Fortnight
        September 29th  World’s Biggest Coffee Morning
        October 1st International Coffee Day
        October 1st World Vegetarian Day
        October 3rd-4th  The Caffe Culture Show, Business Design Centre, London 

        October 3rd

        National Grandparents Day

        October 10th-11th Coffee Shop Innovation Expo London
        October 16th  World Food Day - Showcase your international food?
        October 31st Halloween
        November 1st

        World Vegan Day – and the entire month is World Vegan Month

        November 3rd National Sandwich Day
        November 5th Guy Fawkes’ Night / Bonfire Night
        November 8th Armistice Day / Remembrance Sunday
        November 26th  World Cake Day - promote those cakes!
        November 30th St Andrew’s Day
        December 1st Tree Dressing Day
        December 8th

        Christmas Jumper Day – fundraising day for Save the Children

        December 24th Christmas Eve
        December 25th Christmas Day
        December 31st New Year’s Eve

        Now, begin formulating your events. Remember, marketing comes down to imagination. Good luck! 

        Are we missing any important dates or events? Contact us with your suggestions