The annul Big Dipper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival, happening Saturday, June 22 from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Elm Park in Worcester, is now the Bigger Dipper, as an annual AbilityFEST and inclusive walk is now part of the event. 

The festival is a fundraiser for Children’s Friend Inc., Worcester, with local businesses generously donating ice cream for one of the city’s biggest celebrations of the season.

For just $5, enjoy all the ice cream you can eat from vendors including Coco’s Tropical Ice in Auburn; Cool Licks in Worcester; Janine’s Frostee in Ware; Froze Zone in Worcester; Robbie’s Place at Crystal Caves in Auburn; Gibson’s Dairy Farm in Worcester. Serving starts at 11 a.m. 

Live entertainment, games for kids, food and special exhibits will be featured during the day.

AbilityFEST will be a celebration of the abilities of all, uniting the community to participate in a 1-mile walk, and a festival of arts, music and inclusive activities, with proceeds benefiting Seven Hills Family Services. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and the walk takes off at 10:30 a.m.