Dairy Queen Is Bringing Back Free Cone Day and We’re Counting Down the Days

published Mar 15, 2024
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Indianapolis - Circa August 2016: Dairy Queen Retail Fast Food Location.
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One of the best parts about the warm weather months is the abundance of ice cream. While we firmly believe that ice cream can (and should) be consumed year-round, it just tastes better after a long day out in the sun. Lucky for us, one of our favorite sweet treat establishments is kicking off the sunshine season with a deal that feels almost too good to be true.

On March 19,, Dairy Queen is participating in a Free Cone Day where ice cream-lovers everywhere can receive one small vanilla soft-serve cone (limited to one per customer), while supplies last. The day is the official launch of Dairy Queen’s beloved “Treat Szn,” when the only things that should be cold are “sweet treats that come in a cup or a cone.”

“Nothing says warmer weather is around the corner quite like Free Cone Day. We’re inviting fans everywhere to grab their friends and families and get their ‘Treat Szn’ started with something sweet — on us!” said Maria Hokanson, executive vice president of marketing at American Dairy Queen Corporation, in a press release

It’s important to note that not all Dairy Queen locations are participating in Free Cone Day so you’ll want to check out the Dairy Queen website to find a location that’s closest to you. If you’re not a fan of vanilla soft serve, you can always grab a cone for a friend (about to be your best friend after you bring them ice cream) and grab a Blizzard for yourself while you’re there. Although, you will have to pay for one out of pocket, if you have ever tasted a Blizzard before, you know it’s totally worth the price.