ice cream

Bring on the brain freeze! If “all-you-can-eat ice cream” didn’t already sell you on this tasty summer event, then maybe knowing that all proceeds raised at the Sacramento Zoo’s 32nd Annual Ice Cream Safari go to benefit animal care and general maintenance at the zoo will put you over the top. Tough to argue with that! So no matter what your fave flavor is, be it rainbow sherbet, chocolate, cookies ‘n’ cream or just plain ol’ vanilla, come on out from 4–8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, because event sponsor Baskin Robbins will have you covered and then some with a dozen different ice cream varieties (including some sugar- and dairy-free options). Get yours in a cone, sundae or float and lap it up as you peruse the zoo’s 14 acres while also enjoying endless free Coca-Cola products. There will be face painting for the kiddos and a “GiRaffle” with fun prizes. Tickets for adults are just $20 and children ages 2–11 are $15. Reserve yours now online at, in person at the zoo from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. daily or by calling (916) 808-5888.