We’re not surprised that July is National Ice Cream Month, because that cold treat is especially welcome during these hot summer days. (Sunday, July 21, 2019 is also National Ice Cream Day.)
July is National Ice Cream Month, first designated in 1984, followed by National Ice Cream Day on the third Sunday of July.
Cool off with one of these National Ice Cream Day/Month deals in the Richmond area. Make sure to follow each link to get all the details. They don’t all happen on Sunday. These are listed here in date-order for the most part.
Also, check back throughout the month, because we think there may be more events to come!
Local and National Ice Cream Month events and deals in Richmond
Celesti Gelati – In celebration of National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 21, all Celesti Gelati stores are hosting a special Midnight Madness and scooping up free ice cream between midnight and 1:00 am. Stay up late and come in. After midnight madness ends, they’ll reopen again on Sunday at noon with normal prices and sweet prizes throughout the day.
SCOOP RVA – to celebrate, the Strawberry Street shop in The Fan is giving their first 50 customers who brave the heat a FREE mini scoop. The shop opens at 12pm on Sunday. Plus $1 off profiterole sundaes all day.
Carvel – Buy one, get one free cup or cone any size and any flavor soft ice cream with this coupon.
Potbelly – National Ice Cream Day FREE Hand-Dipped Shake with entrée purchase
Johnny Rockets Shakes up Summer with Free Milkshake Offer on National Ice Cream Day with entrée purchase
More ice cream deals to help you celebrate
These deals aren’t particularly for National Ice Cream Day or Month, but they will help you indulge in this creamy cool summer treat – on the cheap!
•Cold Stone Creamery: Join the Cold Stone Rewards Club and get a buy one, get one free Cold Stone Creation dessert added to your account. You will also receive a BOGO free Creation dessert on your birthday. Receive $5 off purchases with every 50 accumulated points.
•Sonic: Get half-price shakes after 8 p.m. This deal also includes floats and $1.49 each ice cream cookies sandwiches. At participating SONIC® Drive-Ins.
•Download Dairy Queen’s app and register for an account. The folks at DQ will thank you with a free small Blizzard.
Let me know if you’ve heard about any other National Ice Cream Day deals in or around Richmond. I can add them to the list!
And here are a few of our favorite local ice cream places in Richmond!
•Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt numerous locations
•NarWhals Rolled Ice Cream – 3313 W Cary St. 50% OFF flavor of the week. They will have a flavor of the week every week. It will be random. Like and tag a friend to get the discount.
•The Dairy Bar – 1602 Roseneath Rd.
•Bev’s Homemade – 2911 W Cary St.
•Charm School – 311 W Broad St.
•Stoplight Gelato – 405 Brook Road
•Sweet 95 – 3312 N Boulevard
Hope these deals, tips and lists help you enjoy National Ice Cream Day and keep cool all summer long.
Note, merchants are always making changes so check first before ordering or making a purchase to find out what’s available.
Learn about more food and drink deals in Richmond and as well as events at eating establishments.
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