Visit Le Mars

June 16–18, 2022

It's a Chill-a-bration

Known as the Ice Cream Capital of the World, Le Mars is dedicated to making the Ice Cream Days festival an unforgettable, fun-filled family trip, because we truly believe that the best days have ice cream. Come scoop up the YUM with us!

Staying in Le Mars

After a belly full of ice cream, you might need to rest. So feel free to take a glance at all the wonderful lodging options Le Mars has to offer.

With festivities happening all over town throughout the three-day festival, we’d love to have you stay for the weekend. Learn more about staying, shopping, and dining in Le Mars on our city website.

Getting to Le Mars

Le Mars is located roughly 30 miles from Sioux City and 80 miles from Sioux Falls. Wherever you're traveling from, we hope you'll come to visit the Ice Cream Capital of the World!

Ice cream statue in front of the Wells Visitor Center in Le Mars, Iowa

Planning Your Visit

There's so much to do in Le Mars! When you're not satisfying your sweet tooth or casually visiting with our vendors, you'll want to take a tour through the Blue Bunny® ice cream headquarters and sample some tasty treats.

Here are a few quick links to help you plan your next visit. Have questions about the event? Feel free to contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

There's so much to celebrate during Ice Cream Days, and we don't want you to miss any of it. Here's some information to help you make the most of your visit. We're excited to see you June 16–18, 2022!

There is no paid parking in downtown Le Mars, so feel free to park wherever a space can be found! In addition to downtown street parking, there are various lots throughout town that will be closed for business and available for festival attendee parking.

Yes! With the exception of carnival ticket purchases, all Ice Cream Days events are free to the public*. For a full list of activities, visit our Event Schedule.

*shows at Browns Century Theater require ticket purchase. The Browns closing show on Saturday evening is free to the public.

Scoop Up the Whole Family

Join us at Ice Cream Days for three full days of fun-filled family activities, sweet treat samples, and a variety of vendors. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind chill-a-bration in Le Mars, and remember...the best days have ice cream!