The 2019 Retail Calendar

As the new year kicks into full swing and you plan for the year ahead, knowing all the key dates and events which will impact your retail business will ensure you can really start the new year with a bang and keep momentum going throughout 2019.

To help, we’ve updated our retail calendar with all the latest and greatest key dates you need to know about as a retail business in 2019.

Whether you want to focus on the traditional dates of Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas, or whether you want to take advantage of some “unofficial” dates such as Green Monday and National Free Shipping Day, or head out on the road to industry-specific events, trade shows and conferences, then you’ll find all the important dates below ready for you to capitalize on.

So, without further adieu, check out your free downloadable calendar below. Feel free to print it and place it around your office!

The 2019 Retail Calendar

January

1 - New Year’s Day (UK & US National Holiday)

8-15 - Atlanta Gift & Home January (US)

13-15 - Retail’s Big Show (US)

13-15 - S/S Top Drawer (UK)

13-16 - Giving & Living Trade Show (UK)

21 - Martin Luther King Day (US)

22-24 - The Toy Fair (UK)

25 - Burns Night (UK)

30-1 - Outdoor Retailer Snow Show (US)

February

3-6 - NY Now (US)

3-7 - Spring Fair (UK)

5-7 - Magic (US)

5-9 - February Atlanta Apparel (US)

8-16 - New York Fashion Week

10-11 - PATS (UK)

10-12 - Pure London (UK)

13 - Global eCommerce Leaders Forum (US)

14 - Valentine's Day

15-19 - London Fashion Week

17-19 - Moda (UK)

19-22 - eTail West (US)

18 - Presidents’ Day (US)

19-25 - Milan Fashion Week

20 - Fashion Connect CONF (UK)

24-27 - Retail Supply Chain CONF (US)

25-5 - Paris Fashion Week

March

1-3 - The Baby Show (UK)

2-5 - International Home + Housewares (US)

3-6 - Shoptalk (US)

6-7 - DX3 (Canada)

13-15 - Atlanta Spring Gift & Home (US)

17-19 - Prosper Show (US)

17-20 - ASD Market Week (US)

17-20 - Independent Retailer Conference (US)

20 - Spring Equinox

26-28 - Adobe Summit (US)

27-28 - Retail Week Live (UK)

31 - Mother’s Day (UK)

April

1 - April Fool’s Day

2-6 - April Atlanta Apparel (US)

3-4 - Internet Retailing Expo (UK)

3-4 - eDelivery EXPO (UK)

4-5 - Global Retailing Conference (US)

15 - Patriots Day (US)

15 - Tax Day (US)

19 - Good Friday (UK National Holiday)

21 - Easter Sunday

22 - Easter Monday (UK National Holiday)

22 - Earth Day (US)

23 - St. George’s Day (UK)

May

6 - Early May Bank Holiday (UK)

1-2 - RBTE (UK)

5 - Cinco de Mayo (US)

6-8 - Retail Innovation Conference (US)

12 - Mother’s Day (US, Canada & Aus)

13-15 - Magento Imagine (US)

15-16 - The British Business Show (UK)

17-19 - The Baby Show (UK)

27 - Memorial Day (US)

27 - Spring Bank Holiday (UK)

June

12-15 - June Atlanta Apparel (US)

16 - Father’s Day (US & UK)

18-19 - eTail Europe (UK)

21 - Summer Solstice

25-28 - Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (US) 

July

1-31 - Independent Retailer Month

1-14 - Wimbledon (UK)

4 - Independence Day (US)

9-11 - Outdoor Trade Show (UK)

9-15 - Atlanta Gift & Home July (US)

14-17 - Home & Gift (UK)

August

6-10 - August Atlanta Apparel (US)

26 - August Bank Holiday (UK) 

September

Back to School (US, UK)

1-4 - Autumn Fair (UK)

2 - Labor Day (US)

8-10 - A/W Top Drawer (UK)

10-12 - Glee (UK)

23 - Autumn Equinox

22-23 PATS (UK)

25-26 - eCommerce Expo (UK) 

October

8-9 - Pay Expo (US)

14 - Thanksgiving (Canada)

14 - Columbus Day (US)

15-19 - October Atlanta Apparel (US)

16 - Boss’s Day (US)

18-20 - The Baby Show (UK)

31 - Halloween 

November

5 - Bonfire Night (UK)

11 - Veterans’ Day (US)

11 - Single’s Day (China)

28 - Thanksgiving (US)

29 - Black Friday

30 - Small Business Saturday (US)

December

2 - Cyber Monday

7 - Small Business Saturday (UK)

9 - Green Monday

18 - National Free Shipping Day

21 - Super Saturday

22 - Winter Solstice

24 - Christmas Eve

25 - Christmas Day

26 - Boxing Day (UK National Holiday)

31 - New Year’s Eve


If we’ve missed any key dates you currently prep for, let us know in the comments.

And if you found the retail calendar helpful, share it around now!

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About the Author

Justine Jenkins is the Content Marketing Manager at Brightpearl where she can be found writing away about all things retail and wholesale related. Previously to joining the Marketing team, Justine enjoyed helping customers with the Brightpearl system within both the Customer Support and Customer Success teams. After over 7 years with Brightpearl, she has become incredibly passionate about business success for retailers, and spends a large part of her days thinking of ideas for hot topics she thinks you'll love learning from and reading about.