Ice Cream Safari


In the Sacramento area, there are all sorts of killer beer and wine festivals that delight the drinkers among us. However, some of us are kids at heart (or actual kids), and prefer a good malt shake to a malty brew. But the sweet tooths (teeth?) out there needn’t despair at the lack of creamy, sugary food fests available to them when the Ice Cream Safari is just around the corner. The Sacramento Zoo is opening up its gates to ice cream lovers for an all-you-can-eat Baskin Robbins ice cream night. We’re talking cones, sundaes, and floats, all paired with endless pours of Coca-Cola. Visitors can explore the zoo exhibits with ice cream in hand at all times, since ice cream stands will be scattered throughout the park. Since this is a festival of sorts and not just an ice cream social, the zoo is also offering face painting, and Ice Cream Dance Party, live entertainment, and a “giraffe.” All proceeds from the event will, naturally, be spent on taking care of the zoo animals. Never has eating ice cream been such a noble cause before. For more information, see here.

What: Ice Cream Safari
When: Saturday, Aug. 16, 4 p.m.–8 p.m.
Where: Sacramento Zoo, Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road, Sacramento
Cost: $13–$20