National Chili Dog Day

July 27

When is National Chili Dog Day?

National Chili Dog Day happens on Saturday July 27, 2024.

National Chili Dog Day: A Celebration of All That is Delicious

The last Thursday in July is National Chili Dog day, a day to celebrate all that is delicious about this classic American food. And what, exactly, is a chili dog? Read on to find out.

A Brief History of the Chili Dog

The chili dog is thought to have originated in the early 1900s in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio. The earliest known recipe for a chili dog appeared in a local newspaper in 1910, and by the 1920s, the chili dog was a staple at lunch counters and hot dog stands across the Midwest. In fact, Cincinnati even has its own style of chili, known as Cincinnati-style chili, which is typically served over hot dogs and spaghetti. Ohioans take their chili dogs seriously!

What Makes a Chili Dog?

A chili dog is simply a hot dog topped with chili sauce. Of course, there are endless variations on this simple theme. Some chili dogs are topped with just chili and cheese, while others are topped with onions, sour cream, or even jalapeƱos. The possibilities are endless! One thing is for sure, though: a chili dog is always delicious.

So there you have it: everything you need to know about National Chili Dog Day. Be sure to celebrate today by grabbing a juicy hot dog smothered in delicious chili sauce. And don’t forget to top it off with your favorite condiments. After all, this is a day to indulge!

When does National Chili Dog Day happen next year?

National Chili Dog Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Sunday July 27, 2025
  • Monday July 27, 2026
  • Tuesday July 27, 2027
  • Thursday July 27, 2028
  • Friday July 27, 2029


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