Eat all the ice cream you want this month—Ronald Reagan said it was OK. Back in 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July would forevermore be recognized as National Ice Cream Month and called upon the people of the Untied States “to observe these events with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

So what, exactly, constitutes appropriate ceremonies and activities?

Well, you could make your way to Toms River, NJ on Saturday, July 17, for their 8th Annual Ice Cream Festival. Or, you could head to Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market for the Ultimate Philadelphia Ice Cream Festival, also on July 17.

The Children’s Museum of Houston is hosting an ice cream workshop on Wednesday, July 21, where kids can make and eat ice cream and discover something new about their favorite frozen treat.

On July 25, the Middleborough Historical Association in Middleborough, MA is hosting an ice cream social from 2–4:00 p.m. with hand-cranked ice cream.

On Tuesday, July 27, the Children’s Zoo in Saginaw, MI is having an Ice Cream Zoofari. Tickets include Zoo admission, ice cream, and train and carousel rides.

Or, you could simply take a friend out for a scoop at your favorite local ice cream shop.

To help our readers at celebrate, we’ll be doing an ice cream related giveaway with our friends at Carvel Ice Cream next week. Stay tuned to the staff blog for more details.