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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Rockwood’s Ice Cream Festival returns June 26 with limited activities

New Castle, DE – New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer, along with Department of Community Services General Manager Marcus Henry, announced the return of the County’s annual summer tradition, the Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park. The event will take place on Saturday June 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be scaled down this year due to the pandemic. The event will include vendors from First State Flea, live music, and lots of ice cream. The event is FREE this year due to the limited onsite activities.    


“We are excited to be getting back to providing events for the people of New Castle County,” said Marcus Henry, General Manager for the Department of Community Services for New Castle County. “It has been a long time coming, and we are happy we are able make this happen on a much smaller scale for everyone in June.”


Live local music will begin at 10:00 a.m. Ice cream will be available for purchase from a number of great local ice cream vendors. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and spend some time outdoors in beautiful Rockwood Park. No other onsite activities will be available this year. We invite everyone to then join us for the return of our Old-Fashion Ice Cream Festival with full activities in 2022. To receive the most up to date information about vintage vendors, musical acts and ice cream shops will be at Ice Cream Festival as well as details about parking, visit   


The Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park with full activities will return in 2022. 


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