National Gelato Day isn’t an official holiday… yet. But who is going to stop us from celebrating this delicious treat as soon as possible?

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Didn’t we already celebrate National Ice Cream Day on July 21?” We sure did! But as you know, gelato isn’t ice cream. They’re two distinctly different frozen treats that deserve to be celebrated in their own distinct ways. Which leads us to the first (unofficially- official) National Gelato Day on Sunday, August 25, 2019.

Fresh from the winner’s pulpit, Mike Guerriero of Gelati by Mike, winner of the Santa Barbara Gelato Festival 2018 and the newly crowned 2019 Gelato Festival Americas Champion is also determined to make gelato as big of a deal in America as ice cream. “Now that you can find some of the best gelato in the world right here in the United States, I think it’s time for America to celebrate something that is quickly becoming an important part of our culture,” says Guerriero. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Mike will be giving away free gelato at all three locations of Gelati by Mike (Randolph, Caldwell, and Montclair) on August 25 between the hours of 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.

That’s a lot of gelato!

If you’re hoping to find the sweetest scoops of gelato near you, visit our map to discover the shops that are located in your neck of the woods. You can also follow us on Instagram or Facebook, and we’ll let you know where you can find all of the gelato shops that are celebrating this sweet holiday in your city with discounts, special flavors, and maybe even a free scoop.

If you’re a gelato shop, now is the time to make your scoop known in your community. Join us as we celebrate America’s first National Gelato Day by posting about how your business will be celebrating. Share your plans with us by adding #nationalgelatoday on any social media platform, or tag @whygelato and we’ll re-post your post to promote your business on our social media pages during the weeks leading up to the big day.

We’re passionate about gelato at, and we want everyone in America to fall in love with it as much as we have. Let’s get this party stated!