Organising your marketing activities? Our Marketing Activity Calendar is sure to spark some creative ideas in your brainstorming session.

In our Blog Article “ Have you got a MAP for your Business? ” Tom discusses the benefits of having a Marketing Activity Plan (MAP) for your business.

One of the core issues we find business people are faced with is what events to base promotions around. So to help you with your quest in creating the perfect MAP for your business we have brought together a series of special-date lists (including state events, public holidays, and major events) to kick start your brainstorming sessions.

Some marketing is better than no marketing, so while you are getting your perfect MAP together, scan through the list below, pick the most appropriate topics to your business and get something started today. Taking an hour to plan today will give you a direct influence over your sales, while regularly refreshed messaging generates customer interest, leading to increased product demand, store traffic and sales – so get started now.

January February
New Year Celebrations
Back to School
Australia Day (26 January)
January Sales
Sydney Festival (NSW)
Australian Open Tennis (Melbourne, VIC)
Canberra Summernats Car Festival (ACT)
Summer
Valentine’s Day (14 February)
Chinese New Year
Sydney Mardi Gras (NSW)
Adelaide Fringe Festival (SA)
Perth International Arts Festival (WA)
Quicksilver Pro Surfing (Gold Coast, QLD)
Summer
March April
St Patrick’s Day
Australian Grand Prix (Melbourne, VIC)
Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix (Melbourne, VIC)
Fashion Week (Melbourne, VIC)
Labour Day (VIC, WA, TAS)
Moomba (VIC)
Melbourne Food And Wine Festival (VIC)
Clipsal 500 (SA)
Academy Awards
Autumn
Easter
Anzac Day (25 April)
Sydney Royal Easter Show (NSW)
Tasting Australia Festival (SA)
Targa (TAS)
Rip Curl Pro Surfing (VIC)
Autumn
May June
Mother’s Day  (2 nd  Sunday in May)
Labour Day (Qld, NT)
Fashion Week (Sydney, NSW)
Great Ocean Road Int’l Marathon (VIC)
Margaret River Wine Festival (WA)
NRL State Of Origin
Autumn
End Of Financial Year
Stocktake Sale
Queen’s Birthday (2nd Monday in June)
Wimbledon (Tennis)
Winter
July August
Christmas In July (Yulefest)
Gold Coast Airport Marathon  (QLD)
American Independence Day (4 July)
Bastille Day (14 July)
National Tree Day
Winter
City To Surf (Sydney, NSW)
Fireside Food Festival (Canberra, ACT)
Darwin Festival (NT)
Winter
September October
Father’s Day   (1 st  Sunday in September)
Australian Safari (WA)
Floriade (ACT)
Brisbane Festival (QLD)
Cancer Council Walk To Work Day
Australian National Flag Day
Spring
Halloween  (31 October)
Labour Day (NSW, SA, ACT)
AFL Grand Final
NRL Grand Final
Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix (VIC)
Gold Coast 600 V8 Carnival (QLD)
International Food Festival (Sydney, NSW)
Bathurst 1000 (NSW)
Melbourne Marathon (VIC)
Melbourne International Arts Festival (VIC)
Oktoberfest
Spring
November December
Melbourne Cup  (1 st  Tuesday in November)
Australian Open Golf (NSW)
Coolangatta Gold Triathlon (NSW/QLD)
Spring
Christmas (25 December)
Boxing Day Sales
Sydney To Hobart Yacht Race (NSW/TAS) 
New Year Celebrations
Sydney 500 V8 Series (Sydney, NSW)
Tasmania Taste Festival (TAS)
Summer

Know of any dates we have missed? Email us and help make this resource more useful.