This Saturday, the Austin Ice Cream Festival invites patrons to beat the heat with something sweet in downtown Austin’s Waterloo Park. The family-friendly event will include games, activities, contests, live entertainment, and of course, lots of ice cream. The festival is to remind the community of a time when ice cream trucks used to roam the streets of Austin in the summer, and proceeds benefit numerous charities including Austin Children’s Shelter, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Habibi’s Hutch. Guests are invited to participate in homemade ice cream making, popsicle stick sculpture building, and ice cream eating contests.
To satisfy the sweet tooth the rest of the summer, BerryAustin2Go, at the base of The Austonian offers ten rotating flavors of soft serve frozen yogurt and a variety of floats, parfaits, smoothies and frozen drinks daily.
(Photo via http://www.icecreamfestival.org)