I never want to be the one to miss out on a good time and I’m certain that my daughter thinks life itself was created for the sole purpose of giant social events and parties!
When I was in school, we always had an Ice Cream Social at the end of the school year. It was out on the patio and the ice cream was always really soft and smooshy by the time it was handed to you. Sometimes it came from a giant one gallon bucket and was scooped into a flimsy paper bowl, right in front of you. Other times it was one of those pre-packaged plastic cups with a cardboard lid and a wooden spoon. Without fail there was a buffet of toppings that included a rainbow of sprinkles, chocolate, strawberry and caramel sauces and sometimes candy bits and fruit.
The American Dairy Association has been using their special ice cream powers for the past 24 years to bring you the Ice Cream Social on the Circle! On Friday, July 12th from 11am to 2pm, bring your kids down to the Circle in Downtown Indianapolis for the ultimate summer treat. Don’t have kids? Kids at camp that day? Bring yourself down to the Circle, you deserve it!
Local personalities and celebrities will be scooping gigantic sundaes drizzled with the choice of chocolate, strawberry, caramel, or butterscotch syrups, and a variety of toppings including Girl Scout cookies for $3 each. This year, proceeds will benefit the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. This fun event takes place on the southeast quadrant of Monument Circle, in front of IPL, Hilbert Circle Theatre and the Circle Tower.
You and the kids will enjoy mascots, face painters, a photo booth, interactive games, displays, music, the Pacers Fan Van, and Molly and her calves — real live cows from Purdue Dairy Sciences. Kids can see baby calves and cows to see where ice cream begins! Last year Lulu was pretty much oblivious to the ice cream once she saw the calves. It was such a nice day on the Circle!
Over 30 celebrity scoopers will help you get your ice cream. When the list is released, I’ll let you know who will be there and you can tell me who you want to dish up your ice cream!
Oh, and I’m no celebrity but I’ll be there! After all, it’s summer, it’s social and it’s ICE CREAM!
This information was sponsored by Indiana Dairy but the stories and thoughts and opinions are all my own! We LOVE the Ice Cream Social on the Circle!
My name is Katy Mann, and I'm the creator of Indy with Kids. With over 10 years of experience working with children, and my excitement towards the great city of Indianapolis; I offer readers guidance about great events and activities to do around Indianapolis with their kids and grandchildren. Join us on our family travels and adventures across the country!