Dairy Queen celebrates first day of spring with Free Cone Day

CHARLOTTE HALL, MD - OCTOBER 10: A Dairy Queen store is shown October 10, 2014 in Charlotte Hall, Maryland. Dairy Queen has said that its payment systems were breached by hackers and customer names, credit and debit card numbers, and expiration dates were recently exposed during the security breach. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Today is the first day of spring — and you can celebrate with free ice cream.

To mark the traditional start of spring, Dairy Queen is giving out small vanilla cones.

The offer is valid all day at participating stores.

The DQ’s located in malls are not taking part.

Dairy Queen is also collecting donations for the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

Expect long lines.