Detroit -

Welcome in Spring on Tuesday with free ice cream.  Dairy Queen Free Cone Day is a special event hosted on the first day of spring by local owners.  Participating owners give away free small cones to anybody that visits their store.  No strings attached. 

Thousands are expected to visit Tuesday.  Some stores also give away balloons and other fun stuff.

Who will benefit?

On Dairy Queen Free Cone Day the owners also work to raise money to benefit the national charity Children's Miracle Network Hospitals by collecting donations and selling Dairy Queen coupons for return visits.  You can drop off donations in CMN Hospital donation buckets.

Participating locations:

Algonac - 1307 St. Clair River Drive
Ann Arbor - 2430 W Stadium
Auburn Hills - 3053 Walton Blvd
Brighton - 321 W. Grand River Ave
Canton - 266 N. Canton Center Road
Charlotte - 407 S. Cochran
Cheboygan - 117 North Main
Clinton Township - 16 Mile & Groesbeck Hwy
Clinton Township - 42345 Garfield Road
Commerce Township - 1599 Union Lake Road
East China - 1980 River Rd.
East Tawas - 118 W. Bay St.
Farmington - 22290 Middlebelt
Farmington - 33326 12 Mile Road
Farmington - 34414 8 Mile Road
Flat Rock - 28918 Telegraph Road
Fraser - 34513 Utica Road
Garden City - 28825 Ford Road
Harrison - 3187 N. Clare Ave
Hartland - 10490 Highland Road (M-59)
Highland - 2330 S. Milford Road
Inkster - 26706 Michigan Ave
Keego Harbor - 2886 Orchard Lake Road
Lake City - 101 N Main St
Lapeer - 888 S. Main St.
Lincoln Park - 2356 Dix Hwy
Madison Heights - 29371 Dequindre Rd
Marine City - 236 Fairbanks
Midland - 917 S Saginaw Rd
Mt. Pleasant - 210 S. Mission
New Baltimore - 35654 Green St
Novi - 41490 Grand River
Pontiac - 1525 Baldwin Road
Quincy - 145 East Chicago
Richmond - 68020 Main St
Rochester - 743 N. Main St
Roseville - 29580 Gratiot
Saline - 400 E. Michigan Ave
South Lyon - 22253 Pontiac Trail
Utica - 45814 Van Dyke Ave
Walled Lake - 551 N Pontiac Trail
Warren - 26633 Hoover Road
Waterford - 4683 Dixie Hwy
Waterford - 5608 Highland Road
Wayne - 3007 Wayne Road S
West Bloomfield - 6931 Orchard Lake Road
White Lake - 10531 Highland Road
Wixom - 49062 Pontiac Trail
Ypsilanti - 101 E Michigan Ave