Free Ice Cream Days & Cheap Cones in the Twin Cities


Free Ice Cream

What’s sweeter than a swirl of ice cream on a cone at no charge to you? These Twin Cities ice cream shops are scooping out a steal for you on Free Cone Day 2019.

2019 Free Cone Dates

March 20 – Dairy Queen

April 9, 2019 – Ben & Jerry’s

May 14, 2019 – Haagen-Dazs (4-8pm)



Family Recipe: Ice Cream Sandwiches


Cheap Ice Cream

Conny’s Creamy Cone | St Paul | Conny’s claim to fame is her 27 flavors of soft-serve ice cream offered at great prices – kids scoops starting at just over a dollar. Opens early March.

Cup and Cone | White Bear Lake | This yummy soft serve joint is the pride of White Bear Lake. The prices will have you crying tears of joy. Opens March 6.

Hastings Co-op Creamery | Hastings | Super-budget chocolate shakes!

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.

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Community Ice Cream Socials

Get your ice cream fix all summer long. Unless otherwise noted, all of these socials are free and do not require registration. In some cases, additional food and activities have fees. 

5/31/19: Ice Cream Social | Pratt School, Minneapolis | 5:30-8:30pm | Enjoy ice cream at Pratt School then tour Witch’s Hat Tower at Tower Hill Park.

6/02/19: Ice Cream Sunday – Homemade Gibbs Farm Ice Cream | Gibbs Farm | 10am-4pm | Ice cream demonstrations and free samples every hour. Free w/ admission: Adults/$8; kids 4 – 16/$5.

6/05/19: Ice Cream Social | Fuller Park, Minneapolis | 5:30-7:30pm | Ice cream from the Malt Shop and family fun.

6/14/19: Ice Cream Social | Keewaydin Park, Minneapolis | 6-8:30pm | Ice cream, music, bounce house and movie in the park.

6/16/19: Ice Cream Sunday – Make your own Sundae | Gibbs Farm | 10am-4pm | Ice cream demonstrations and free samples every hour. Free w/ admission: Adults/$8; kids 4 – 16/$5.

6/20/19: Ice Cream Social | Folwell Park, Minneapolis | 5-7:30pm | Food, games, music, community informational booths and ice cream.

6/20/19: Ice Cream Social | Kenny Park, Minneapolis | 6:30-8pm | Celebrate summer Solstice with Ice Cream, a community band, and fun on the playground.

6/26/19: Victory Ice Cream Social | Victory Park, Minneapolis | 7-9pm | Bounce house, face painting, musical performances, ice cream, refreshments, pony rides and a petting zoo. 

6/30/19: Ice Cream Sunday – Patriotic Ice Cream | Gibbs Farm | 10am-4pm | Ice cream demonstrations and free samples every hour. Free w/ admission: Adults/$8; kids 4 – 16/$5.

7/10/19: Ice Cream Social: Fall Sports Kickoff | Waite Park, Minneapolis | 5:30-7:30pm | Ice cream, treats and family fun. 

7/10/19: Ice Cream Social and Movie in the Park | Hiawatha School Park, Minneapolis | 7:30-9pm | Free ice cream, Inflatables for kids, followed by a movie in the park. 

7/10/19: Ice Cream Social  | Bryant Square Park, Minneapolis | 6-7pm | Ice cream, live music, face painting, art projects, moonwalk. 

7/11/19: Ice Cream Social  | Harrison Park, Minneapolis | 5-7:30pm | Food, games, music, community informational booths and ice cream. 

7/11/19: Ice Cream Social  | Creekview Park, Minneapolis | 6-8pm | Activities, music, games, prizes, ice cream, moon walk and family fun. 

7/11/19: Ice Cream Social | Martin Luther King Park, Minneapolis | 6:30-8:30pm | Music, face painting, crafts and agility games for kids. Free ice cream, popcorn and food for a small fee. 

7/14/19: Ice Cream Sunday – Root Beer Floats | Gibbs Farm | 10am-4pm | Ice cream demonstrations and free samples every hour. Free w/ admission: Adults/$8; kids 4 – 16/$5.

7/18/19: Ice Cream Social | Corcoron Park, Minneapolis | 6-8pm | Ice cream, bounce house, followed by movie in the park at dusk.

7/18/19: Ice Cream Social | Pershing Park, Minneapolis | 6:30-8pm | Music, face painting, crafts, bounce houses and free Sebastian Joe’s ice cream.

7/20/19: Ice Cream and Movie in the Park | Matthews Park, Minneapolis | 7pm-8:30pm | Ice cream treats and movie in the park.

7/28/19: Ice Cream Sunday – Homemade Gibbs Farm Ice Cream | Gibbs Farm | 10am-4pm | Ice cream demonstrations and free samples every hour. Free w/ admission: Adults/$8; kids 4 – 16/$5.

8/07/19: Ice Cream Social | Bottineau Park, Minneapolis | 6-8pm |Games, bounce house, entertainment, food, and family fun. 

8/11/19: Ice Cream Sunday – Make your own Sundae | Gibbs Farm | 10am-4pm | Ice cream demonstrations and free samples every hour. Free w/ admission: Adults/$8; kids 4 – 16/$5.

TBA Ice Cream Social and Movie in the Park | Logan Park, Minneapolis | 6-8:30pm | Free ice cream, Inflatables and activities, followed by a movie in the park. 

8/25/19: Ice Cream Sunday – Root Beer Floats | Gibbs Farm | 10am-4pm | Ice cream demonstrations and free samples every hour. Free w/ admission: Adults/$8; kids 4 – 16/$5.

8/28/19: Ice Cream Social | Painter Park, Minneapolis | 6-8pm | Ice cream, music, kids games, and family fun. 



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