We all Scream for Ice Cream! 

I’m so excited to report the return of Delaware’s Biggest picnic starring “Ice Cream”.  The Ice Cream Festival @ Rockwood is back this 4th of July Weekend & I can’t think of a better way to beat the heat than with some of the area’s best ice cream.  Imagine, 9 dairies, 12 restaurants, 2 music stages, craft brews, and tons of children’s activities along with over 100 vendors on the lawns of Rockwood.

BYOB-Bring your own blanket-and be a part of  Delaware’s largest family picnicSaturday admission 2 Adults For $5.00 from 10am-11am; 2 for 1 Deal, the price goes back to $5 per person @ 11am.

Sat. July 7 – 11am-6pm · Sun. July 8 – 11am-5pm

Adults: $5 · Children 12 and Under: $1 (Includes FREE Scoop!)

Tickets at the Gate Only







Moro · Eppy’s BBQ · Columbus Inn · Johnny’s Hot Dogs

Sherri’s Crab Cakes · Paradise Palms · Fat Rick’s BBQ · Kid Shelleen’s

Bella Vista Trattoria · Sweet Somethings · Tutto Fresco


 Java Puppy · Sweets By Samantha


Sweet Lucy’s, UDairy Creamery, Hy-point Farms, Tocumbo, Kilby Cream, Marble Slab Creamery, Paciugo


 Several Delaware area craft brews will be served exclusively at the

Premier Wine & Spirits Brew Pub & Beer Garden.


Wines by the glass, Bellinis and Sangria selected by Mike DiBianca, Sommelier of Moro.


All day activities abound at the Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood and Saturday and Sunday will bring fun for kids of all ages! The Children’s Activity Tent — hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware — will include eco-crafts, competitions, water games, prizes and more.

All donations to the Children’s Activity Tent benefit the nonprofit organizations coordinating it.

On the Lower Lawn, kids and adults can experience an exciting Touch a Truck exhibit featuring industrial, professional and military vehicles. Sit in the cab of a bucket truck, have your photo taken with a fire truck and hear the roar of a monster racing car!



 Gable Music Ventures proudly curates two stages of local music during both days of the Ice Cream Festival. The Emerging Artists stage showcases the best up-and-coming talent from young Delaware musicians. The Main Stage features some of the area’s most popular acts including; the Bullbuckers and Betty & The Bullet.  Click here for a full listing of bands and times.


Stroll down Main Street Rockwood and meet the local businesses in your community. Vibrant vendors, eco-crafters, local artists, antiques and more. In conjunction with New Castle County’s ‘Buy From Your Neighbor’ program, the Ice Cream Festival promotes purchasing goods and services from locally owned and operated businesses. It has positive impact on our local economy and brings our community closer together.


Shuttle Busses will run all day to the festival and back from Merchant’s Square (4300 Governor Printz Blvd.), Mt. Pleasant High School (5201 Washington St. Ext.) and Rockwood Office Park (Carr Road).