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Yard Games

When is National Yard Games Day? This day will take place on the first day of summer of each year.

What is National Yard Games Day? Humans have been playing yard games for hundreds of years, but the games we have today far surpass those of our ancestors. Cornhole is the iconic yard game, but there are hundreds of other fun yard games that people are playing every day. It is time to bring the love and passion that so many have for yard games into it’s own national day.

Yard games can help bring family and friends together to compete in their favorite yard game. In an era where we are glued to our phones, getting outside and playing yard games with your loved ones could be one of the most important national days that you celebrate.

Why is this day being celebrated or observed? Being outside with friends, playing yard games, and smiling should be celebrated. There is nothing quite like playing a round of cornhole with your friends in the backyard while having a cold beverage. In our recent survey we learned that the majority of even casual yard game players enjoy playing yard games, most frequently, in June and July. We wanted the first day of summer to be the annual trigger to remind people to get outside and get their yard game on.

How should this day be celebrated or observed? Observe this day in your yard! Pull out your favorite yard games and invite your friends over for a friendly game. Fire up the grill, crack open a cold beverage, pump up some music and then let the yard games begin.

Use #NationalYardGamesDay and tag @TailgatingChallenge to show the nation that you have game, yard game.

FOLLOW Tailgating Challenge to learn about all the new yard games that come out.





Who created this day? This day was created in March 2021 by Luke Lorick, President of Tailgating Challenge.