Dairy Queen’s Free Cone Day Returns This Spring

Spring is in the air at Dairy Queen. For the 6th year running, the ice cream giant is having a Free Cone Day, and we're VERY excited.

Winter is finally coming to a close, and bright and sunny days are ahead. Spring is ready to bring us all the things we love about the season: warmer weather, Easter’s chocolate bunnies and, most importantly, free ice cream from our friends at Dairy Queen.

Don’t have a DQ nearby? Recreate the experience at home with these Dairy Queen copycat recipes.

All About Free Cone Day 2020

That’s right! Dairy Queen is bringing back the legendary Free Cone Day for 2020. If you’re not familiar with Free Cone Day, your mind is about to be blown. On Thursday, March 19, the fast-food restaurant we all know and love will be handing out free vanilla cones.

What’s the catch? Well, there isn’t one. The first day of spring has been dubbed Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen for the past five years, marking this as the sixth. This year is extra special, too, because DQ is celebrating 80 years of bringing a smile to ice cream lovers’ faces. And believe us—nothing makes us smile quite like Dairy Queen.

Got an ice cream craving? Here’s how to get a free DQ Blizzard right now.

Don’t Miss Out

Only participating locations will be giving out those curly-headed cones on March 19. If you’re concerned about getting your hands on this freebie, it’s worth it to give your local DQ a call. The promotion doesn’t include mall locations, so you’ll have to head to a stand-alone store.

If you miss out on Free Cone Day, don’t sweat it. Ben and Jerry’s holds a Free Cone Day of their own every year, so be on the lookout for that announcement. As far as we know, Ben and Jerry’s Free Cone Day has been delayed for the time being, but we expect we’ll be getting some freebies from them sometime this summer.

In the meantime, you can always enjoy an old-fashioned vanilla cone from DQ. Or you can make your own vanilla soft-serve ice cream at home.

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Laurie Dixon
Having a passion for writing her whole life, Laurie joined the Taste of Home team to bring together her two favorite things—creative writing and food. She spends most of her time playing with her dog, drafting up short stories and, of course, trying out new recipes.