The Electric Banana Split

A one-day virtual experience on National Banana Split Day

August 25th
2020 Great American Banana Split CelebrationFeatured Events and Activities

Banana Split Run

Banana Split Run

1 mile, 5k, and 10k virtual race

Run from anywhere in the world!

Princess Pageant

Banana Split Princess

Naming of the Banana Split Princess and her Court

Pie Eating Contest

Eat'n Park Restaurant Pie Eating Contest

Who will eat an entire banana creme pie the fastest and be named champion?

And so much more! Be sure to take a peek at the full schedule .

The Virtual Experience

COVID may have put a freeze on getting everyone together for an in-person celebration, but that doesn't mean we can't still have fun eating ice cream all across the world!

Over 115 years ago in the Western PA town of Latrobe, David Strickler, a pharmacy apprentice, created what may be the most famous sundae of all time — the banana split!

Latrobe has had an annual celebration since 2013 when the Pennsylvania Historical Society unveiled a marker at the former site of Tassel's Pharmacy where Sticker was working at the time of his invention.
But the banana split isn't the only world-changing thing to come from Latrobe! This town just outside of Pittsburgh was where Fred Rogers of Mister Roger's Neighborhood grew up. It's also where Arnold Palmer was raised and started his golf career at Latrobe Country Club. The town boasts the annual Westmoreland County Air Show, Steelers Training Camp, the original home of Rolling Rock Beer, and St. Vincent College.

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August 25, 2020
National Banana Split Day

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Banana Split, USA

We're looking for hometown shops all across the USA that have their own unique twist on the flavors of the original banana split. Maybe its ice cream based. Perhaps it's a baked treat. It could be a drink. Or maybe it's something we're not even thinking about. Whatever it is and wherever it is, we want to know.

I know a Banana Split shop!


We're assembling a great line up of musical entertainers and other performances for this year's online event. The full list will be up shortly, but here are headliners from past years!

The ClarksThe Clarks
The Clarks
The Clarks
The Clarks played the Banana Split Celebration in 2015. The American rock band, originated at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and in 30+ years has produced eleven studio albums, two live albums, 2 compilation albums, an EP, and four solo releases.
Kellie PicklerKellie Pickler
Kellie Pickler
Kellie Pickler
Country music singer, songwriter, actress, and TV personality performed at the 2016 Banana Split Celebration. Her 2006 debut album had the hit songs ``Red High Heels,`` ``I Wonder,`` and ``Things That Never Cross a Man's Mind.``
The CommonheartThe Commonheart
The Commonheart
The Commonheart
Playing in 2017 with their gritty vocals over rock riffs and horns, The Commonheart delivered an emotion-packed, soulful sound that lit up the downtown streets of Latrobe.
Vertigo RedVertigo Red
Vertigo Red
Vertigo Red
In 2018, VERTIGO RED a party rock cover band from Annapolis performed covers of a variety of music from today's radio pop-rock to 80s/90s retro favorites to modern country.
Joe GrusheckyJoe Grushecky
Joe Grushecky
Joe Grushecky
Playing to a packed crowd, Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers did, in fact, rock the house of Latrobe in 2019. A Rolling Stone review once said of the band, ``they are up there with Springsteen, Petty and Seger``.
Perform at the CelebrationPerform at the Celebration
Perform at the Celebration
Perform at the Celebration
We're looking for musical artists and other entertainers to be part of the 2020 celebration.


Three scoops of ice cream. A whole banana. Syrups. Whipped cream. And a cherry. That's a pretty sweet dessert. To match all that, we have a pretty sweet schedule of events and activites.

1904Banana Split Invented by David Strickler at Tassel's Pharmacy
2004National Ice Cream Retailers Association certifies Latrobe as banana split birthplace
2013Pennsylvania Historical Commission places historical marker at site of invention
2016USPS unveils Soda Fountain Favorites stamp with a banana split

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