Summer time brings many things to mind. Cook outs, record-breaking temperatures, air conditioners, ice-cold lemonade and that timeless favorite – Ice cream. You know the saying – I scream, you scream, we all scream, for ice cream. Well hold on to your sweet tooth DC and warm up your lungs to get ready to scream – this just may be one of the top 10 “coolest” new events of the summer – The DC Scoop.
Hailed as a “community summer event featuring free ice cream that will bring together families, neighbors and local businesses for a foodie-focused experience. A tasting event and culinary competition you don’t want to miss”, The DC Scoop brings together some of the MOST innovative & impressive components for what promises to be nothing short of a fantastic time with ice cream as the ‘star’. A family friendly event, The DC Scoop will be held on Saturday, August 20th from 1 p to 4 p at Union Market and the cost – FREE!! Event activities include: Face painting, live music, a balloon artist, a children’s ice cream eating contest, art by DC street artist DIABETIK, a glitter artist, and free ice cream samples from over 15 vendors as they compete for the title of “2011 DC Scoop”.
Attendees will be able to taste and judge the District’s best ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt, custard and frozen treats along side “The DC Scoop Celebrity Chef Judges” – Scott Drewno, Richard Brandenburg, Edwin King, and Erin Hartigan. Everyone will have a chance to weigh in and vote for their favorite frozen treat from an amazing line up of some of the best ice cream shops and stores including: Plush Gelato; Dolcezza Gelato; Nielsen’s Frozen Custard; Toby’s Homemade Ice Cream; Coppi’s Organic Restaurant ; Orange Cow and more.
And nothing goes better with ice cream than live local entertainment! DC’s own – DC Panjammers will bring their unique steel drumming performance to The DC Scoop, along with one of DC’s hottest DJ’s – DJ Premonition. Add to that great line up of music, local artist DIABETIK and his “sweet” artistry style – and you may have the makings for a virtual banana split! This is definitely a unique event not to be missed. And for those worried about what Saturday’s weather will be like, no worries. This will be a tented event, so fret not ice cream lovers – The DC Scoop will go on, rain or shine.
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Saturday – August 20th : 1 pm to 4 pm
Union Market (6th St & Florida Ave, NE)