When Is Red Ribbon Week?

Posted by Anne Jean-Baptiste on .

We are frequently contacted by schools, organizations and communities about when Red Ribbon Week is scheduled to take place each year. It’s a very simple answer because the dates are always the same.

WHEN IS 2018 RED RIBBON WEEK?

Red Ribbon Week takes place every year on October 23-31. So Red Ribbon Week in 2018 takes place October 23-31, 2018.

DOES RED RIBBON WEEK REALLY START ON A TUESDAY?

This year, Red Ribbon Week begins on a Tuesday. What does that mean for your school or community? If you can’t celebrate Red Ribbon Week from Tuesday to Wednesday and must choose one calendar week to do so, use your best judgment. For example, some participants will choose to celebrate starting on the 22nd and others will wait until the following week.

WHAT IF WE CAN’T CELEBRATE RED RIBBON WEEK DURING THE SELECTED DATES?

While it is ideal for everyone to celebrate Red Ribbon Week from October 23-31st each year, we understand that some schools and communities cannot make that work. We recommend choosing a date in October if possible and if not, choosing what works best for you.

TELL US WHAT YOU ARE PLANNING FOR RED RIBBON WEEK