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Picnic Table Day

Picnic Table Day

About Picnic Table Day

When is Picnic Table Day? This holiday is always celebrated on July 23

It’s summer and the weather is absolutely perfect to spend the day outdoors with family and friends. What better day to have outdoor food and fun than on Picnic Table Day? This July 23 holiday arrives in the middle of summer when eating outdoors is the only place to enjoy a meal. However, if the day is rainy, don’t let today be a washout. Have a of couple strong guys carry the table into the garage and let the party begin!

Just looking at a picnic table brings back fond memories of warm and sunny summer days. It reminds us of picnics in the park or at the beach, and of family reunions. We work on summer camp craft projects with all the materials arrayed on top of the picnic table. And, we also think about all the delicious summertime food and drinks spread out on the table. It includes hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, watermelon, lemonade, a cooler of beer, and much more. It’s also the perfect place to put the chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers for making S’mores at the campfire.

While the majority of picnic tables are rectangular, they come in all shapes and sizes. Round tables are common. And, there are octagonal tables too, that comfortably fit eight people. Six- and eight-foot tables are the most popular. There’s even mini picnic tables sized just right for little tykes.

For the Record: The world’s longest picnic table is 1,336 feet 2 inches. It was constructed at the Memphis in May International Festival in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, on 25 May 2019.

How to Celebrate and Participate in Picnic Table Day

Here are some ideas on how to celebrate and participate in Picnic Table Day:

  • Create fun memories as you sit on a picnic table in your backyard, in a park, or on the beach.
  • Eat lunch and dinner on a picnic table.
  • Hold a family reunion and load the picnic table with your favorite summertime food and reink.
  • Sit all the kids in the neighborhood down on the table and give them a popsicle.
  • Work on craft projects at the table.
  • Take a close look at the table. Does it need a fresh coat of stain or paint? 
  • If you don’t have a picnic table, what are you writing for? Go out and buy one today.
  • Play a card or board game on it.
  • Build one yourself. It isn’t hard, and plans are readily available online.

Today's Quotes

“Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.” – – W.H. Auden

“If ants are such busy workers, how come they find time to go to all the picnics?” – – Marie Dressler

“If you go for a stroll, have a picnic or lunch with a glass of wine – it doesn’t get better than that.” – – Meghan Markle

History and Origin of Picnic Table Day

Bob Matthews from Rochester, NY created this holiday in 2023. Matthews is also the owner of He created this holiday as picnic tables are a symbol of summer. In addition to eating on them, they are used for playing games, sharing a drink together, working on outdoor projects, and many other uses. He says just looking at them brings back memories of great times, good food, and good friends.

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