Whoever said, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch” clearly never read this list. There are so many wacky and weird unofficial holidays that allow you to take full advantage of awesome free stuff. To keep you in the know, we have created a full-on list of all of the free days when you can get access to free food, free entertainment, and more. So keep that wallet in your pocket and enjoy!
Martin Luther King Day
This holiday of remembrance usually means free access into national parks as well as entrance into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
National Popcorn Day
Source: ABC 7 News
January 19th is National Popcorn Day and you will find many malls, movie theaters and convenience stands participating in giving visitors a free bag of popcorn. Check out local gourmet popcorn stores to see what offers they have on this day!
National Pancake Day
Get your booty over to IHOP on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday to get yourself a stack of free pancakes. To get IHOP deals year round, subscribe to our IHOP emails!
National Bagel Day
Source: Georgetown Bagelry
National Pizza Day
World Yoga Day
Source: Independent Business Times
If you are an avid yogi or experiencing it for the first time, February 23rd is the perfect day to find a free week of yoga classes. September (National Yoga Month) is also a great time to find similar deals.
The First Day of Spring
Source: Heavy Table
The coming of Spring also brings free Rita’s Italian Ice, seriously Spring and free Italian ice? Can you really pass that up?
World Backup Day
March 31st is the perfect time to back that thang up…and by thang we mean your computer. On this day you will find the Internet flooded with free or discounted offers for online backup offers.
Free Cone Day
Source: Ben & Jerry's
The moment we’ve all been waiting for. Indulge your sweet tooth on April 9th (or whatever day in April they choose) to come in for free scoops of ice cream at Ben & Jerry's.
National Pretzel Day
Source: Bon Appetit
Free Comic Book Day
Source: The Odyssey Online
Indulge your inner child (or Big Bang Theory character) on the first Saturday of May by visiting some comic book shops and scoring a free comic book.
National Public Gardens Day
On the first Friday before Mother's Day, treat mom to a walk through some botanical gardens where you can receive two free passes to a public garden where you can view workshops, exhibits, and more.
National Donut Day
Source: Creme De La Chic
Iced Tea Day
Got to love some cold iced tea on a hot summer day. On June 10th, select stores like 7-Eleven give out free bottles of Snapple iced tea.
Cow Appreciation Day
Source: La Mesa Today
If you feel like dressing up like a cow (no, we’re not kidding) you can come in to Chick-fil-A for a meal on July 11th… No joke.
Free Slurpee Day
On July 11th, if you don’t feel like dressing up like a cow (it’s cool, we don’t blame you) then just head into 7-Eleven for a free Slurpee. No costume required.
National Ice Cream Day
Source: Philly Voice
Otherwise known as National Drunk Driving Awareness Day. August 1st is just as crazy as it sounds, and is filled with festivals providing free beer samples. Remember to drink responsibly.
National Root Beer Float Day
Source: Saif Photography Wordpress
The perfect summer treat; stop by A&W for a free root beer float on August 6th.
National Cheeseburger Day
Source: Houston Press
You would think this one would be on the same day as beer day but nope. National Cheeseburger Day is on September 18th, and you can grab some free cheeseburgers at select restaurants.
Talk Like a Pirate Day
Just because, that’s why. September 19th, put on your best pirate voice and head into a Krispy Kreme for a free donut for anyone who talks like a pirate. Chains like Long John Silver's also tend to join in on the fun with free giveaways, savvy?
Free Museum Day
Source: Calauto Museum
On September 29th, 1,400 museums waive their admission fee in an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Museums.
National Gymnastics Day
On September 21st take the family over to your local gymnasium for free activities and fun.
National Coffee Day
Source: Hello Giggles
October 24th is a nationwide celebration of food that usually involves food drives, free recipes, cooking classes, and farm tours,
Source: Farm Aid
Veterans Day Weekend
Free Shipping Day
Did we miss any days? Let us know in the comments below!