IDFA's Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party has been an essential warm weather event for members of Congress, their families, Capitol Hill staff and many other special guests since it began in 1983. The celebration on the National Mall just outside the U.S. Capitol Building is one of Washington’s most anticipated for professionals working in food and agriculture, bringing together thousands of guests, including members of Congress and officials from the executive branch, in a fun event showcasing America’s favorite frozen treat.

IDFA's 40th Annual Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party will take place on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, June 12 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Union Square Park. The park is located west of the Capitol in the area encompassing the Capitol Reflecting Pool and the Grant Memorial. Get directions here.

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IDFA's Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party is a widely attended event.

Are you curious what this staple event looked like in the 2000s, the 1990s and beyond? Visit IDFA's Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party Photo Archive to reminisce!