Winter is technically over on Monday, March 20th as that is the calendar's first day of spring. However, here on the Southcoast we consider the opening day of our favorite local ice cream parlors as a sure sign that spring has officially arrived. See when your favorite shop is opening for the 2017 season!

1. Somerset Creamery, both locations: Wednesday, March 15

2. Dairy Maid, New Bedford: Wednesday, March 15 - NOON!!!

3. Acushnet Creamery; Thursday, March 16 -  weather permitting

4. Country Whip, Acushnet: Thursday, March 16 - tentative

5. The Ice Cream Barn, Swansea: Monday, March 20th

6. Capt. Bonney's Creamery, Rochester: Thursday, March 23rd

7. Oxford Creamery, Mattapoisett: Thursday, March 30

Most other area creameries won't open until May / Memorial Day Weekend. Stay tuned for those updates!