July is National Ice Cream Month, and it has been a long-standing tradition to swing by the Mars Wrigley ice cream factory in Burr Ridge on weekdays. Unfortunately for the last two summers they were not able to invite the community to come for free ice cream and this year is no different. We were told by our contact at the facility that although covid cases have gone down, they are still required to use the temperature screening equipment in the lobby. They don’t have the room to accommodate the traffic pattern for the temperature screening device and the influx of people from the community entering the lobby for the free ice cream. Better luck next year?
A lot of families would stop by to get free ice cream, then head to Harvester Park to enjoy it. The good news is that the new Route 66 Playground is very close to being finished and the rest of the playground is still open, including the water features, sand area, fossil dig, music barn, and more! Click here to read more about Harvester Park and stay updated on construction progress.
Have a taste for ice cream? Check out our ice cream trail map so you can check out all the local shops to celebrate National Ice Cream Month. You can also treat yourself to an over-the-top milkshake. Add it to your summer bucket list!
Head over to our guide to summer fun that has everything in one place to keep the fun going this summer.
I cannot find a store that sells Mars Ice Cream Bars. Years ago, we bought them regularly.
Then, they were unavailable for purchase. Where can I order Mars Ice Cream Bars, or what store sells them now.
Bea Kay Powers
Mars doesn’t make it sell Mars Bars in the United States. The closest place you can buy them would be Canada.