Throughout the state, communities are celebrating Missouri's 200th Birthday with free ice cream socials.

Today is Missouri’s 200th Birthday! Celebrate with these free ice cream socials

In 2008, the ice cream cone became Missouri’s official state dessert.

Bicentennial  Ice Cream Socials

The 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis was the birthplace of the ice cream cone. In 2008, the ice cream cone became Missouri’s official state dessert. To celebrate the state’s bicentennial, communities were asked to hold ice cream socials on Tuesday, August 10th, the day Missouri became a state. Here are some nearby celebrations:

Kansas City   Noon to 1 pm. Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd.  Enjoy a scoop of Sheridan’s Custard (free to the first 1000 people) and listen to a string quartet from the Kansas City Symphony.

Belton  4-7 pm. City Hall Annex, 520 Main St. Free ice cream and a cupcake cake in the shape of Missouri. 

Raymore 4-6 pm.  Raymore Historical Museum, 103 S Washington St. Free ice cream. 

Peculiar  6:30 pm  Peculiar United Methodist Church , 20521 South School Rd. Peculiar combines Missouri’s Bicentennial day with National S’Mores Day.

Lee’s Summit  – 5-8 pm. Lee’s Summit History Museum, 220 SW Main St. An evening family-friendly ice cream social with free ice cream to the first 500 attendees, with period music, other vendors, information tables, and free admission to the Lee’s Summit History Museum. A special Missouri Bicentennial exhibit will be featured. 

Blue Springs – 5 -8 pm. Dillingham-Lewis Museum, 101 SW 15 St. Come cool down with us and celebrate Missouri’s Bicentennial during the Blue Springs Historical Society’s Ice Cream Social Celebration! The time is from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

Independence – 4 -8 pm. The Mac Shack KC, 104 E. Lexington.

Independence – 9 am – 3 pm. Eclairs de la Lune, 205 N. Main St.  Cool down your sweet tooth with a French macaron ice cream sandwich, available all day!

Independence August 14. National Frontier Trail Museum, 318 W. Pacific. The Puppetry Arts Institute will have shows at 11 am and 1:30 pm. Free museum visit including newly restored Pioneer Cabin. Day ends with ice cream social.

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