Sunday, July 18th, 2021, is National Ice Cream Day. It’s a perfect time to try one of these great ice cream shops in the Triangle!
We are collecting up all the National Ice Cream Day deals and events in the Triangle. We’ll be adding to this list as we hear of more goings-on, so keep checking back! And make sure to check the date on each item (and follow any links) because they might not take place exactly on National Ice Cream Day.
National Ice Cream Day 2021 in the Triangle
National Ice Cream Day Party at Lumpy’s
Lumpy’s Ice Cream, at 306 Wait Avenue, Wake Forest, is celebrating with a big party all day on Saturday, July 17th. They’ll be open from 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and will be offering contests, games, activities, and a free scoop of ice cream for any kid under age 13 who is wearing a mustache.
There will be spicy ice cream eating contest, a “Kitchen Sink Challenge Contest,” a trivia contest, a food truck, sidewalk chalk, a bluegrass band, hula hoops, cornhole, pictures, and, of course, ice cream!
Eno River Farm
Eno River Farm, at 2127 Saint Marys Road, Hillsborough, is offering Ice Cream Nachos on National Ice Cream Day! In addition, take a picture of yourself with their ice cream while on the farm and post it to social media, tagging Eno River Farm in the post. Follow them on social media, like their National Ice Cream Day post and tag a friend. You’ll be in the running to win free ice cream for a month! Eno River Farm is on Facebook and Instagram, so look for their National Ice Cream Day post there!
Andia’s Homemade Ice Cream
Andia’s Homemade Ice Cream is offering $2 scoops of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream on July 18th, while supplies last. There are two locations of Andia’s in Cary: 10120 Green Level Church Road, and 1008 Ryan Road.
Mama Bird’s Ice Cream
On July 18th, Mama Bird’s, at 304 North Main Street, Holly Springs, is offering a dollar off all kids, small, and medium items, as well as flights.
Rockwood Dairy Bar
Rockwood Dairy Bar, 2514 University Drive, Durham, is running these specials from July 16th to 18th: Spend $15 get 4 free cookies ($4 value) . Spend $25 get a free pint of your choice ($6.50 value). Spend $40 get a free quart of your choice ($11 value) or a free cookie kit (pint + 4 cookies, sprinkles etc.)
Pincho Loco, 1918 Perry Street, Durham, is offering two pints for $10 on July 18th.
Fuquay-Varina Ice Cream Social
The Town of Fuquay-Varina is holding an Ice Cream Social on Sunday, July 18th, 2021, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Fuquay Mineral Spring Park, 105 West Spring Street, Fuquay-Varina. Enjoy free ice cream, iced tea and lemonade.
Jireh Family Farm Day Customer Appreciation Day
Jireh Family Farm, at 1310 N. Mineral Springs Road, Durham, is a small, family-owned farm that provides pasture-raised chicken, grass-fed Angus beef, and permaculture pork, as well as natural, free-range eggs. On Sunday, July 18th, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., it’s hosting a customer appreciation day where guests can get tours of the farm, and enjoy free ice cream, while supplies last.
Download the Your Pie Rewards app before July 18th to receive a reward of a free scoop of gelato on July 18th. Your Pie is at 6320 Capital Blvd, Raleigh; 685 Cary Towne Blvd, Cary; and 4233 Corners Parkway, Durham.
On July 18th, 2021 Baskin-Robbins is offering free ice cream-scented Kinetic Sand with any purchase of $10, while supplies last. Available in Chocolate Mint or Strawberry Banana scents.
Burgers aren’t the only thing on the menu at Burger King. The fast-food chain is celebrating National Ice Cream Month by offering a FREE vanilla soft serve cup or cone with a minimum purchase of $1. The offer is available all month long in July, only via its app. Limit one per customer. (The digital offer may not be available in all areas.)
On July 18th, 2021, participating DQ stores are offering fans $1 off any size Dipped Cone, excluding kid cones, with the DQ mobile app.
Insomnia Cookies is offering a classic cookie with a scoop of ice cream for $2 during “happy hour” in July — Monday to Thursday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Valid in-store only, at participating locations. You can see the announcement on Insomnia Cookies’ Facebook page.
Also, from July 12th to 18th, get a FREE scoop of ice cream with any in-store or online delivery ($6 minimum) purchase. To redeem, jut mention the deal in-store, or use the code ICECREAMDAY online for delivery orders.
We’d advise giving them a call before heading there, just to make sure. Find your closest Insomnia Cookies location.
My/Mochi’s Mmmm Face Campaign challenges mochi fans to bite into My/Mochi and show the world the face you make as you enjoy the gooey deliciousness. Share the picture on your social channel by July 18th, 2021, using the hashtag #MyMochiMmmface and tag @MyMochi on TikTok and/or tag @mymochiicecream on Facebook or Twitter. You’ll receive instructions on how to claim your FREE box of My/Mochi via DM within three days of posting. In addition, you’ll have the chance to win a year of My/Mochi ice cream. Winners will be notified in early August. More info here. My/Mochi is available in the freezer section of many grocery stores.
Free ice cream from DoorDash
DoorDash is giving away up to one million free pints of ice cream for National Ice Cream Day. From July 15th to 18th, 2021, get a FREE pint of ice cream (or other qualifying ice cream item) on orders of $20 or more. The offer is available at participating grocery and convenience stores in addition to DashMart, a new kind of convenience store owned, operated, and curated by DoorDash.
Here’s how it works:
- Open the DoorDash app or website and select DashMart or your local convenience store
- Choose the ice cream item of your choice and add it to your cart
- Use promo code ‘ICECREAM’ at checkout to get your ice cream for free*
- Wait for your order to arrive and enjoy!
Harris Teeter is selling 1.5 quart Harris Teeter brand ice cream, or a 12 pack of Harris Teeter Ice Cream Bars or sandwiches, 2 for $5 for VIC card members. E-VIC members get these items for $1.97 each. This deal is through July 20th, 2021. It might differ in specific stores. We found this deal in the weekly ad.
Food Lion is offering 14-16 oz. Häagen-Dazs or Halo Top Ice Cream, 3 for $10. This deal is through July 20th, 2021. You might need an MVP card to get this deal. Also, it might differ in specific stores. We found this deal in the weekly ad.
Whole Foods Market
Cool off with a frozen treat at Whole Foods Market. From July 6th to 20th, customers save 35% on all ice cream and frozen treats. Even sweeter, the grocery store’s ice cream does not contain the 100+ preservatives, flavors, colors and other ingredients they’ve prohibited from food. Plus, Amazon Prime members enjoy an extra 10% off.