top of page
Untitled design (16).png

Barracks Row Main Street is thrilled to announce plans for an exciting GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® attempt for the largest human image of an ice cream cone, set to take place on July 4th immediately following the annual parade.

Date: July 4, 2024

Time: 11:00 am

Location: 8th Street SE, Washington, D.C.

The number of participants needed to brake the record is 

479 people 

Participants Receive:
Digital Participant Certificate
Free scoop of ice cream after the event 

After the festivities of the 4th of July parade wind down, Barracks Row Main Street invites residents, visitors, and ice cream enthusiasts of all ages to join in a historic attempt to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® for the Largest human image of an ice cream cone. 900 Participants will converge on 8th Street SE to form the shape of a colossal ice cream cone, with each person representing a colorful scoop of ice cream. The event promises to be a fun-filled celebration of community spirit and unity, as individuals come together to make history sweetly and memorably. In addition to the record-breaking attempt, attendees can enjoy live music, food vendors offering delicious treats, and interactive activities for the whole family to enjoy. Join us on July 4th for a day of fun, festivities, and record-breaking excitement!

This event are free and open to the public, and no reservations or tickets are required.


Interested in being part of the festival can direct inquiries to

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE  - Inquire directly to


Guinness Book of World Records Run of Show - 700 Block of D Street SE:

  • 9:45 AM - 10:00 AM - Volunteers arrive: During this time we will hand out materials and go over the record plan instructions for our volunteers.  

  • 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM -  The Ice Cream Cone participants to meet at the Eastern Market Metro Park at the Barracks Row Main Street Tent for instructions. 

    • We will start getting people in place for the Ice Cream Cone Image (750 people max) (The current record is 478 people)

  • 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM - All Participants in place for the final count and picture. 

  • 11:45 AM  - 12 Noon  - Closing Ceremony at Center Stage

  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM - Ice Cream Social at 507 8th Street SE

Mardi Gras 2024 Intsgram (5).png

Presented by


Brought to you by 

bottom of page