The Ninth Annual Atlanta Ice Cream Festival will feature an assortment of local and national ice cream vendors. This exciting festival which encourages attendees to indulge in a variety of ice cream delights while maintaining a well-balanced lifestyle will take place Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. in Atlanta’s historic Piedmont Park.
South Fulton Lifestyle had the opportunity to chat with AICF Executive Director Kevin James. From a huge dream that AICF Executive Director Kevin James had back in 2010 at the festival’s inception, the festival has grown into an event that attracts Atlantans from all over the metropolitan area. It’s a one-day festival that invites the young and the old to come out and enjoy a day filled with lots of family fun, fitness routines, health and wellness activities and of course, plenty of ice cream!
This year, the festival is pleased to announce that for the fifth year in a row, Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority is once again the presenting sponsor. FDHA will be offering free health and wellness screenings for everyone inside the Wellness Pavilion. Lots of people ask about the connection between ice cream and health and wellness. James believes in moderation. For example, at the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival, the ice cream eating contest consists of a single scoop. The creativity comes in how quickly you can eat the scoop, without a spoon!
“It’s all about balance,” according to James. Moderation along with activity (and it takes plenty of activity to eat a scoop with no spoon) in the contest is in of itself a symbol. With over 60,000 in attendance last year, this festival is sure to be a treat again this year!
“Ice cream truly takes people to a happy place,” said James. It’s his pleasure to present this fun festival in the heart of the city.