Tuesday, Jun 03, 2014 12:00p -
Thursday, Jun 05, 2014 8:00p
City Hall Plaza
1 City Hall Sq
Boston, MA 02201
Date Idea, Food, Social Good
Join the Jimmy Fund at the largest all–you–can–eat ice cream festival, which serves ice cream and frozen yogurt, from the nation's leading ice cream companies!
Tickets: $10 adults, $5 children ages 3-9.
The Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® was quietly born in June 1983 under the blaze of the summer sun. Just four sole ice cream partners stood scooping, dripping, and melting their way through six hours, serving cup after sweet cup of ice cream to about a thousand Boston Common visitors who, for $1, slurped up as much as their hearts desired.
Ambitious representatives from Brigham's, Bailey's, Emack & Bolio, and Hendries had answered the call of New England Dairy Festival organizers who wanted to serve ice cream to the thousands of tourists and school children who had traveled to Boston for the annual dairy celebration. Known simply as the "ice cream fundraising event" to those who scooped, and most likely as "an oasis" to those who ate, this one hot day was the sticky start to the largest all–you–can–eat ice cream festival in the world.
Celebrating its 32nd year in 2014, the Scooper Bowl is now a three-day event that dishes out 20 tons of the summer's finest ice cream to more than 74,000 ice cream lovers from across the nation. Made possible by the generous contributions of the industry's largest ice cream companies, the Scooper Bowl has raised more than $4.1 million in the past 31 years for cancer research and patient care at the world-renowned Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.