I scream, you scream, all of Austin can scream for ice cream on Saturday, August 12 at the 11th annual Austin Ice Cream Festival! Families can head to Fiesta Gardens from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., for TONS of ice cream, kids activities, contests, live music and more at this awesome summer event.

The Austin Ice Cream Festival is a day of celebrating frozen treats and having fun with friends and family (even your dog can come along). Enjoy ice cream from your favorite local and national ice cream companies in the park. Click here for a list of treats & eats you can enjoy.

–> Activities: There’s plenty to do for all ages. Kids will have a blast with…

  • Rock climbing wall, presented by LCRA
  • Water gun target practice, presented by Pecos Pete’s Soda
  • Bubble zone, presented by So Delicious Dairy Free
  • Obstacle Course, presented by Do512 Family
  • Dunk tank
  • Human foosball court
  • Yard Games

–> Entertainment: This year’s festival will also include two live music stages for both adults and kids with music by Suzanna Choffel, DJ Chorizo Funk, Adam and the Bull Shark, and more. Plus there will be a movie screening in the park at dusk!

–> Contests: You can watch people go head-to-head in an ice cream eating contest, a popsicle stick sculpture contest, and a homemade ice cream taste-off. For contest details & registration info, please click here.

1001107_490736964348249_449446178_n–> Tickets: General admission tickets are $15, which you an purchase in advance online here. Kids 8 & under are FREE! Your general admission gets you three tickets to redeem for frozen treats from a huge variety of vendors.

In addition to general admission tickets, there’s a few other options this year. You can choose to go with ZIP Fast Freeze Pass for $25 that allows you in an hour early (10 a.m.) plus 5 sampling tickets and access to a air-conditioned lounge, or get the ZIP Fast Pass with a YETI Rambler for $44, or opt for the After Dark Pass for $10 that allows you to enter at 6 p.m. and includes 2 sampling tickets.

For more info, you can visit the Austin Ice Cream Festival website and Facebook page.

–> Giveaway! We have a 4-pack of general admission tickets to give away! Entering the giveaway will add you to the Do512 Family email list, where we let you know about the best Austin family events each week.

Our giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered!