Four Things to Look Forward to in July

Get ready for an action-packed month.  Here are a few things to look forward to in July . . .

1.  In sports:  The Summer Olympics start later this month in Paris.  There are a few events on the 24th and 25th, but the opening ceremony is the 26th.  The games run through August 11th.

Also, the ESPY Awards are the 11th . . . Wimbledon runs through the 14th . . . the MLB All-Star Game is the 16th . . . golf’s Open Championship starts the 18th . . . the WNBA All-Star Game is the 20th . . . and if it counts as a “sport,” ESPN2 has the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest this Thursday, but no Joey Chestnut.

2.  A few big movies are out this month:  “Despicable Me 4” this Wednesday . . . Eddie Murphy’s new “Beverly Hills Cop”movie on Netflix the same day . . . “Twisters” is out the 19th . . . and “Deadpool & Wolverine” opens July 26th.

3.  On TV:  Shark Week starts next Sunday . . . “The Bachelorette” returns next Monday . . . a new “Exploding Kittens”series hit Netflix the 12th . . . “Big Brother” is back the 17th . . .“Cobra Kai” on the 18th . . . Apple TV’s new “Time Bandits”series starts the 24th . . . and “Futurama” returns the 29th.

4.  And finally, the holidays:  The big one is the Fourth of July, but we’ve also got National Bikini Day on Friday . . . National Fried Chicken Day on Saturday . . . World Chocolate Day on Sunday . . .

. . . National Video Game Day on the 8th . . . National French Fry Day on the 12th . . . Amazon Prime Day is July 16th and 17th this year . . . and July 21st is National Ice Cream Day.