You scream, I scream, did somebody say free ice cream? Free Cone Days at our favorite ice cream shops start in March and run through May. Then, bring on Ice Cream Social season June through August!
2020 Free Cone Dates
As with all outings this spring, while we are trying to keep up with cancellations and postponements, we recommend calling ahead before wasting a trip.
CancelledDairy Queen – Benefits Children’s Miracle Network (Traditionally the first day of spring). Other areas of the country have already begun announcing March 19, 2020. We have not had an official announcement regarding Minnesota, but announcements have come late most years.
Cancelled March 19, 2020 – Celebrate Rita’s First Day of Spring with Free Italian Ice. (Traditionally the first day of spring)
Nelson’s Ice Cream | Stillwater & St Paul
Look forward to an incredible amount of ice cream for your money. Four kids and one hungry mom were completely satisfied with that sole kiddie scoop. Opens mid-March.
St Paul Corner Drug | St Paul
Though it’s been many years since the cones cost a quarter, the prices still evoke a different era — and are generous enough to split. Open year-round.
And, don’t forget our friends at Blue Sun Soda Shop now have an old-fashioned soda fountain in store! Stop by to experience the “Good Old Days”.
Community Ice Cream Socials – Free Ice Cream in the Parks
Get your ice cream fix all summer long. Most of these events are free, We have noted events that are charging for the ice cream and/or admission with an “*” by the date. In some cases, additional food and activities have fees.
Hello Summer! June Ice Cream Socials
Cancelled June 3, 2020: Ice Cream Social| Fuller Park, Minneapolis
Ice cream from the Malt Shop and family fun. In case of rain, the event will still be held indoors. 5:30-7:30pm.
Cancelled June 18, 2020: Ice Cream Social | Folwell Park, Minneapolis Food, games, music, community informational booths and ice cream. 5-7:30pm.
Cancelled June 18, 2020: Ice Cream Social | Kenny Park, Minneapolis
Celebrate summer Solstice with Ice Cream, a community band, and fun on the playground. 6:30-8pm.
Cancelled June 24, 2020Victory Ice Cream Social | Victory Park, Minneapolis Bounce house, face painting, musical performances, ice cream, refreshments, pony rides and a petting zoo. 7-9pm.
Cancelled *June 24, 2020: Dairy Day Ice Cream Social | Bruentrup Heritage Farm, Maplewood Learn how to milk a cow or make butter! Visit exhibits, take a hayride, play lawn games, tour the 1912 farmhouse and enjoy live music from the Last Minute Brass Band. Free to attend. Ice Cream and other food, additional charge. 5-8pm.
Say Goodbye to Summer with One Last September Ice Cream Social
Sept 12, 2020: Ice Cream Peanut Butter Jam | Merriam Park, Saint Paul
Community party featuring free Izzy’s ice cream, an opportunity to donate peanut butter for the Keystone food shelf, family fun and local music. 12-4pm.
6/06/19: Burnsville Senior Center Ice Cream Social | Burnsville Senior Center, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway | 2pm-4pm | Cool off at the Burnsville Senior Center during their open house and ice cream social. All ages are welcome to stop by for a FREE ice cream treat. Part of I Love Burnsville Week.
6/20/19: Ice Cream Social at Chandler Place | Chandler Place, 3701 Chandler Dr., St. Anthony Village | 7pm-8pm | Delicious Culver’s ice cream in the north parking area near the pond with musical entertainment provided by the St. Anthony Civic Orchestra.