Celebrate both American and French independence with a patriotic-themed ice cream social. Enjoy the beautiful weather, relaxing park setting, and delicious ice cream while also learning about the clothing and costume that was worn in between 1776 and 1789.
The Revolutionary Ice Cream Social is also a fundraiser to help raise money for the Steampunk Ball at Piper's Opera House, coming up in September. More information and tickets for the ball will be available at the social. Your admission ticket goes to help the restoration of Piper's Opera House.
Admission is $10, which includes all the ice cream you can eat, as well as the 18th century clothing lecture. The whole family is welcome, with admission for children under 12 free.
Wear your 18th century and Regency costumes! From calico gowns to floaty muslin Jane Austen frocks, this is a great opportunity to show off your early period dresses. As always, costume is greatly admired, but not required.
Canyon Creek Park is located on Robb Drive, between Mae Anne and Sharlands. It offers covered picnic pavilions, grassy areas, and playground equipment. Parking is plentiful around the area.