Dairy Queen giving away free ice cream cones Tuesday to celebrate first day of spring

DENVER — The first day of spring can be celebrated with free ice cream. Dairy Queen is giving out small vanilla cones to mark the vernal equinox on Tuesday.

The promotion applies only to participating non-mall Dairy Queens and DQ Grill & Chill locations across the country.

The offer is valid all day.

The fast-food restaurant is also collecting donations for the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

The offer is valid for one free vanilla soft serve cone.