Free ice cream! FOX 9 Ice Cream Social is on the road this summer

(FOX 9)

FOX 9’s Ice Cream Social is going on the road this summer. 

FOX 9 is getting back out into the community serving up free soft-service ice cream with Minnesota Nice Cream at events across the state. Come meet the staff of FOX 9 and get free, local treats. 

FOX 9's Ice Cream Social will be visiting several towns, festivals, parks and charitable events this summer, with each stop featuring free ice cream, yard games, giveaways, and a FOX 9 personality. 

The menu

Flavor options: 

  • Vanilla soft serve


  • "Sky Aware" Gummy Bear with Sprinkles
  • News and Chips with Caramel Sauce
  • Ballpark Brownie with Strawberry Sauce
  • "So Much Mo" Cookie Dough and Chocolate Sauce

Free ice cream while supplies last.

The schedule

FOX 9 is partnering with Minnesota Nice Cream to bring free soft serve ice cream to community events around Minnesota.  (FOX 9)

Note: Dates, times and flavors are subject to change. Check back before the event to confirm. Ice cream is available while supplies last. 

  • Thursday, June 1, from 5-7 p.m. at MN Nice Cream, 807 Broadway St. NE, Minneapolis
  • Tuesday, June 6, from 5-7 p.m. at Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve, 7373 Main St., Lino Lakes
  • Wednesday, June 7, from 5-7 p.m. at FOX 9 Town Ball, Freeport Black Sox vs. Avon Lakers, 36692 Co. Road 11, Freeport
  • Wednesday, June 14, from 5-7 p.m. at FOX 9 Town Ball, New Market Muskies vs. New Prague Orioles, 41 Church Street, New Market
  • Monday, June 19, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Soul of the Southside 2023 Juneteenth Festival, 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis
  • Wednesday, June 21, from 5-7 p.m. at FOX 9 Town Ball, Gaylord Islanders vs. Brownton Bruins, 509 Recreation Road, Gaylord
  • Wednesday, June 28, from 5-7 p.m. at FOX 9 Town Ball, Litchfield Blues vs. Maple Lake Lakers, 710 E 10th St., Litchfield
  • Thursday, June 29, from 5-7 p.m. at Champlin Summer Stage Series, Mississippi Crossings, 307 E River Pkwy., Champlin (Ice cream provided by Cullens Ice Cream, flavors are subject to change)
  • Thursday, July 6, from 5-7 p.m. at Minnehaha Regional Park, Minneapolis
  • Wednesday, July 12, from 5-7 p.m. at FOX 9 Town Ball, Forest Lake Brewers vs. Anoka Bucs, 700 3rd Ave. SW, Forest Lake
  • Thursday, July 13, from 5-7 p.m. at North Mississippi Regional Park, 5116 N Mississippi Drive, Minneapolis
  • Wednesday, July 19, from 5-7 p.m. at FOX 9 Town Ball, Lonsdale Aces vs. Norwood Indians, Main St. N and NW Birch St., Lonsdale
  • Thursday, July 20, 5-7 p.m. at Shakopee Concerts in the Park, Huber Park, 150 Fillmore St. N, Shakopee
  • Friday, July 28, 5-7 p.m. at Movies in the Park, Lake Phalen Beach House, 1400 Pahlen Drive, St. Paul

Minnesota Nice Cream was founded by Katie Romanski in 2015. She was inspired by her memories of the perfect soft serve ice cream on hot Midwestern days. Romanski traveled around the Midwest in a food truck sharing her sweet treats. After three years, Minnesota Ice Cream opened two brick-and-mortar locations: one in Northeast Minneapolis and one in downtown Stillwater.