Sunday is Ice Cream Day!
I scream, you scream, we all scream…. for Ice Cream and make that a “Triple Gooberberry Sunrise”
Kudos to President Reagan who back in 1984 designated Ice Cream Day on the third Sunday of July every year. Canada joined in on the fun and we celebrate too!
Ice cream dates back to China from 697 AD with a mixture of dairy, ice and salt, Think salty caramel.
Some say it dates back even further to Roman times before 476 AD when they gathered snow and enjoyed it with honey and fruit juices. Sounds like snow cones to me.
Vanilla is the favourite flavour in Canada and the United States. The oldest known recipe for ice cream is credited to Thomas Jefferson. The artifact for ‘Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream’ is available at the Library of Congress, in Washington, DC.
The worlds largest ice cream sundae was made in Canada on July 24, 1984. Believe it or not, it weighed 25 tons and consisted of 63 different flavours. 25 tons can be compared to the weight of an average fire truck.
This weekend celebrate Ice Cream Day and head out to Oakville’s Towne Square for free Gelato provided by Nyla’s Room where you can find over 30 flavours of artisanal gelato. Click Here to go to Nyla’s Room website to find out more.
If you’re staying home this weekend, here’s some fun things to do In and Around Oakville!
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Friday July 15th
Burlington Food Truck Festival @ Spencer Smith Park
Burlington Food Truck Festival is BACK FOR 3 DAYS! 30 Food Trucks will be serving up some of the best food from the country, this is a festival you won’t want to miss! There will be FREE ADMISSION, cold beer, delicious food, and local performers geared to entertain the masses!
5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
1400 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON
Craft Beer Festival @ Pier 4 Park
This waterfront craft beer festival is a favourite among craft beer aficionados and casual beer drinkers alike. Sample hundreds of craft beers and ciders from dozens of craft brewers alongside food trucks and vendors. Enjoy a great music stage featuring Dwayne Gretzky, Dear Rouge, Born in the Eighties and Capital.
4 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
64 Leander Dr., Hamilton, ON
Haley Verrall, Country Night @ Ireland House
Museums of Burlington is pleased to present outdoor music evenings. Experience the beauty of summer nights on the grounds at Ireland House Museum with live acoustic music.
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, ON
Kathy Reichs Cold Cold Bones @ Oakville Centre
“Kathy Reichs’s first novel Déjà Dead, published in 1997, won the Ellis Award for Best First Novel and was an international bestseller. Cold, Cold Bones is Kathy’s twenty-first entry in her series featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. Kathy was also a producer of Fox Television’s longest running scripted drama, Bones, which was based on her work and her novels.”
130 Navy Street, Oakville,
Saturday July 16th
Oakville’s Civitan Farmer’s Market @ Dorval Crossing East
Shop fresh and local every Saturday! Support our Farmers who work long and hard to feed us.
8 a.m. to 1 p.m
200 North Service Rd, West Oakville, ON
@hotyogaandpilates @ Towne Square
Hot Sculpt. Experience the perfect blend of power flow and pilates! Enjoy invigorating Sun Salutations, Functional Fitness movements and deep stretching, offering a total body workout that will leave you feeling better than ever!
Lakeshore and George., St., Oakville, ON
Summer Park Yoga @ William Rose Park
Morning Balancing Hatha Yoga. Exploring breathing, intentional movements, flexibility and strength.
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
455 Wheat Boom Dr., Oakville, ON
Outdoor Market @ The Handmade House
Saturday Markets to showcase the incredibly talented artisans each week. Meet the makers as you support local!
11:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
460 Pearl Street, Burlington, ON
Nish Dish Pop-Up @ Crawford Lake
Enjoy the beauty of the forest, rare meromictic lake, and reconstructed longhouse village, followed up with a delicious Indigenous meal. From bison sausage to wild rice to strawberry juice guests will be able to enjoy foods that respect the land and nourish the body. Created by Chef Johl Whiteduck Ringuette
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
3115 Conservation Rd
TD Summer Music Series @ Town Square
Live music in Towne Square and along the streetscape. This week’s line up features: Bryce Thomas and Natasha Meister.
3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Lakeshore and George St., Oakville, ON
Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank @Film.ca
A hard-on-his-luck hound Hank finds himself in a town full of cats who need a hero to defend them from a ruthless villain.
171 Speers Rd., Oakville, ON
Sunday July 17th
Eagle Eye Archery @ Kelso Conservation Area
Outdoor archery range provides archers of all abilities the chance to learn, develop and perfect their skills with a bow and arrow. This popular traditional activity is also a great way to test your focus and concentration. Register first.
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
5234 Kelso Rd, Milton, ON
Pop Up Ice Cream Shop @ Towne Square
It’s International Ice Cream Day and to celebrate there will be free ice cream to the first 500 people at Towne Square Sponsered by Nyla’s Room
Lakeshore & George, Oakville, ON
Family Storytime @ Glen Abbey-Oakville Public
Storytime includes music and songs! It’s a fun program led by an OPL staff member.
3;00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
1415 Third Line, Oakville, ON
Alanis Morissette @ Budweiser Stage
2022 World Tour Celebrating 25 years of jagged little pill.
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
909 Lakeshore Blvd W, Toronto, ON
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