As Missouri’s 20oth birthday approaches on August 10, communities across the state are hosting simultaneous ice cream socials.
Below is a list of Kansas City-area events but there’s still time to plan your own.
Nothing brings people together like ice cream, and an ice cream social is a most appropriate way to celebrate Missouri, since the ice cream cone is the official state dessert!
Participation by your community can take various forms – from partnerships with ice cream shops large and small to parking lot meet-ups organized by local organizations, from specially created flavors for the day to old favorites made in hand-crank ice cream machines.
READ: More events planned for bicentennial
Registration is open to businesses and non-profit organizations.
The only other requirements are that you register your event and plan to hold your ice cream social on the afternoon or evening of Tuesday, August 10, 2021.
More state events are listed HERE.
Here are the local events currently scheduled:
RAYMORE CELEBRATES MISSOURI’S BIRTHDAY
The Raymore Historical Society will host an ice cream social on the grounds of the Raymore Historical Museum to celebrate Missouri’s bicentennial on August 10, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Raymore Historical Museum
103 S. Washington Street
Raymore, Missouri 64083
FAMILY FUN NIGHT
Gashland United Methodist Church will host an ice cream social in Oak Grove Park at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10.
Oak Grove Park
800 NE. 76th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64118
COMMUNITY ICE CREAM SOCIAL: CELEBRATING MISSOURI’S BICENTENNIAL
An evening family-friendly ice cream social with free ice cream to the first 500 attendees, with period music, other vendors, information tables, and free admission to the Lee’s Summit History Museum. A special Missouri Bicentennial exhibit will be featured. The event is open to all of Lee’s Summit residents and visitors from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Lee’s Summit History Museum
220 SW. Main Street
Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64063
CUSTOMER APPRECIATION ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Hawthorn Bank will hold a customer appreciation event to commemorate the Missouri Bicentennial on Tuesday, August 10, at 11:30 a.m.
300 SW. Longview Boulevard
Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64081
MISSOURI BICENTENNIAL ICE CREAM SOCIAL CELEBRATION
Nothing brings people together like ice cream! Come cool down with us and celebrate Missouri’s Bicentennial during the Blue Springs Historical Society’s Ice Cream Social Celebration! The time is from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Description will be updated as more information becomes available.
101 SW. 15th Street
Blue Springs, Missouri 64015
WE’VE GOT THE SCOOP BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
Nothing brings people together like ice cream! Come cool down with us and celebrate Missouri’s Bicentennial during the Chamber’s ice cream social networking event. Strengthen your business contacts,and engage with new business connections at this FREE networking event. The time is from 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Independence Chamber of Commerce Lawn
210 W. Truman Road
Independence, Missouri 64050
PLATTE COUNTY MISSOURI BICENTENNIAL DAY
Ice cream socials, organized by Main Street Galleria and Upstairs Tearoom, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Free scoop of special selected Blue Bell ice cream at our shop in Weston, Missouri.
Main Street Galleria and Upstairs Tearoom
501 Main Street
Weston, Missouri 64098
ICE CREAM SOCIAL AND OLD TIME MUSIC
Free ice cream and cake from the front porch of our historic mini-mansion museum on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Listen to live old-time banjo or guitar music. Enjoy the fellowship of those in our community. Hosted by the Platte County Historical Society. More details to follow.
Ben Ferrel Platte County Museum
220 Ferrel Street
Platte City, Missouri 64079
RAY COUNTY BICENTENNIAL ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Ray County Museum is organizing a free public ice cream social, time TBA. There will be free ice cream, an ice cream eating contest, and a best homemade ice cream contest. We also plan on having a Ray County Birthday cake.
Ray County Museum
901 W. Royle Street
Richmond, Missouri 64024