Florida Travel: PGA National Hosting Ice Cream Festival Weekend, Aug. 16 – 18, 2013

Image Source: www.pgaresort.com/ice-cream-festival

Image Source: www.pgaresort.com/ice-cream-festival

Do I hear you screaming for ice cream? Well scream a little louder because opens in a new windowPGA National Resort & Spa in South Florida is holding its opens in a new window“Ice Cream Festival Weekend,” Aug. 16 – 18, 21013 with the highlight being an attempt to build the “World’s Longest Ice Cream Sundae” of more than 1,200 ft. and enter the Guinness Book of World Records.

If They Build It, Who Will Eat It?
The sundae build will take place Sunday, Aug. 18 during opens in a new window“Luke’s Ice Cream Sweet Sundae Fun Day” held in the PGA Ballroom from 11:00 a.m. (registration) – 4 p.m. The cost is $30 per family in advance ($35 at the door) and includes a sundae building kit (two adults / two children, proof required). Additional fun activities include a petting zoo, trains, face-painting and bounce houses.

I bet ya didn’t have this kind of ice cream social in school. Whole Foods Market’s “The Big Taste” is the ultimate gourmet ice cream social and will feature more than 40 natural varieties of gelatos, sorbets, and ice cream flavors along with numerous toppings. Attendees can e-vote for their favorite flavor and a chance to win a PGA National getaway package. The event is Saturday, Aug. 17 and runs from 2 – 4 p.m. Tickets ($20 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under, with unlimited sampling) may be purchased at opens in a new windowwww.thebigtaste.eventbrite.com or in the resort lobby the day of the event.

All for a Good Cause
A portion of the proceeds from both above events benefits the opens in a new windowAlliance for Kids, a non-profit organization whose direct purpose is to provide funding and programs for the Child Life Department at the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital.

Child Life Specialists prepare patients for and distract them during procedures, offer coping skills and give patients and their families the tools to make their experience a positive one. The Child Life Team manages visiting groups, volunteers and donations for the children’s hospital. To normalize the hospital environment, the team schedules special events and activities during the week.

Grab a friend or your family and spend the night! PGA National is offering a two day/one night Ice Cream Festival Weekend Package on Saturday, Aug. 17 for $189 (subject to resort fee, taxes where applicable). It includes accommodations; two tickets to Saturday night’s “Sock Hop BBQ”; two tickets to the Saturday’s “Big Taste-Sweet Tweet”; access to the “Golf Kart Drive-in Movie” (one cart); and family admission to “Luke’s Ice Cream Sweet Sundae Fun Day.”

To book the “Ice Cream Festival Weekend Package”: call 888-974-0125 or opens in a new windowbook online.

The Ice Festival Weekend sponsors include The Home Depot, Whole Foods Market, Ed Morse Honda, Palm Beach Harbor Marina, Sysco, Tenet Healthcare, Southern Audio Visual, Yelp and Localdines.com

For a complete roster of PGA National’s summer events visit: opens in a new windowwww.pgaresort.com/weekends-at-the-wave. For more PGA National Resort & Spa information: opens in a new windowwww.pgaresort.com or call 561-627-2000.

PGA National Resort & Spa
400 Avenue of the Champions
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 33418
Tel: (800) 863-2819
opens in a new windowwww.pgaresort.com


Author: Solo Travel Girl Admin

Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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  1. MY kind of festival!!

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