It may not feel like it, but spring is finally here.
And to celebrate, various chains are giving out freebies — including free ice cream — to celebrate the first day of spring, which falls on Tuesday, March 20.
We’ve rounded up all the freebies you can get your hands on during the first day of spring, from refreshing Italian ices to dollops of vanilla soft serve ice cream.
Dairy Queen will continue its tradition of giving away free ice cream cones to mark the fist day of spring, with any donations from customers going towards the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Stop by participating non-mall locations of both Dairy Queen and DQ Grill and Chill restaurants on March 20 to get a free small ice cream cone.
Rita's Italian Ice
Rita’s Italian Ice has also been giving away freebies on the first day of spring for more than 20 years and will continue the tradition this year.
Guests can get a free Italian ice anytime between noon to 9 p.m. on March 20 at their local Rita’s. The Italian ice company said it gave out around 1 million cups in just nine hours last year.
Other deals for the first day of spring
You should also check in with local ice cream shops in your area, as several shops like the New Jersey-based YoFactor and the Bird-in-Hand Bakery and Café in Pennsylvania are also offering free ice cream to celebrate the first day of spring.
Stop into YoFactor anytime from 12 p.m. to 6p.m. on Tuesday for a free small cone in any flavor. Bird-in-Hand Bakery and Café is dishing out free scoops of the bakery’s artisan ice cream as well.