Sunday, July 16, 2023, is National Ice Cream Day. It’s a perfect time to try one of the many great ice cream shops in the Charlotte area!
Here’s a big list of National Ice Cream Day deals! 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 2023 in the Charlotte area
Check back soon! We’ll update here the moment that the deals are announced. Read on to see what was offered in 2022. This list will give us all an idea of shops to keep our eyes on for 2023!
The Schiele Museum
On Saturday, July 15, 2023, The Schiele is presenting an Ice Cream Day event on the Farm. Admission is $3. Learn how ice cream is made, taste samples, and even compete in an ice cream eating contest. The Schiele Museum of Natural History is at 1500 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC.
Urban Sweets, at 222 West Boulevard, Charlotte, NC, is celebrating National Ice Cream Day with $3 cups or cones.
Bossy Beulah’s, at 2632 Griffith Street, Charlotte, NC, is giving away free soft serve on July 16, 2023, with any purchase.
The Local Scoop
The Local Scoop is offering a free topping with the purchase of ice cream on July 16, 2023.
- Parktown Village: 1600 E Woodlawn Road, Charlotte, NC
- Promenade on Providence: 5355 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte, NC
- Downtown Matthews: 105 W Charles Street, Matthews, NC
Carolina Scoops, 105 Dover Street, Pineville, NC, announced on Facebook that on Sunday, July 16, 2023, from 12 to 9 p.m., customers get a free waffle cone all day, with the purchase of a single or double scoop.
Handel’s Ice Cream
Handel’s Ice Cream Steele Creek, at 4923 Trojan Drive, Charlotte, NC, is offering buy one, get one free small cake/sugar cone or dish on July 16, 2023. Meanwhile, Handel’s Gastonia, at 2272 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC, is giving the first 50 people on July 16 free ice cream for a year. They open at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Might want to get there early, though!
Abbott’s Frozen Custard — Edison Square
Abbott’s Frozen Custard, at 10070 Edison Square Drive, Concord, NC, is offering buy one, get one half-price sundaes on July 16, 2023.
Dippin’ Dots announced, via a press release, that participating Dippin’ Dots locations will give customers one free mini cup during a two-hour window on Sunday, July 16, 2023. The hours might vary. In the Charlotte area, you’ll find Dippin’ Dots at Concord Mills and Carolina Place. We haven’t confirmed yet if these locations are participating, and if so, what hours. We will update when we do. If you can’t get to a participating location, you can also get 20% off all online orders on July 16, by using the promo code NICD23.
Bruster’s Real Ice Cream
From July 14 to 16, 2023, Bruster’s is offering Sweet Rewards Double Points Days. Join prior to July 14 and take advantage of double rewards that weekend. Also, each new member will receive a $3 reward just for signing up. Announced in press release. There are multiple locations in the Charlotte area.
From National Fry Day (July 13, 2023) to National Ice Cream Day (July 16, 2023), place a Wendy’s order through Grubhub that includes a small fry, and get a free small Frosty.
Harris Teeter is offering many buy one get one free deals on ice cream from July 12 to 18, 2023. Brands include Edys, Haagen-Dazs, Godiva, Blue Bunny and more. (Not all products of those brands will necessarily be included in the promotion, and it could vary by location as well.) Check their weekly ad to see them all.
Burger King: Free soft serve cone with a minimum purchase of $1 in the BK app.
Insomnia Cookies is offering a free scoop with any purchase on July 16, 2023. Mention deal in-store or add to your cart online and select delivery. Delivery minimum still applies. Not available for pickup. Limit 1 per order. We’ve found with Insomnia Cookies that’s it’s good to call ahead and verify any in-store deal, as staff is not always aware of the deals.
Upcoming Food and Drink related deals and events
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