Ben and Jerry’s Free Cone Day dates back to 1979, a tradition that began in Burlington, Vermont at an old gas station near the Ben and Jerry’s HQ. Free Cone Day became an official part of the Ben and Jerry’s calendar as a way to thank their ice cream enthusiasts after one year in business!
5 years later in 1984, Saratoga Springs, New York became the first town outside Vermont to host a Ben and Jerry’s Free Cone Day! By 2015, over 1,000,000 free scoops of ice cream were administered worldwide by Ben and Jerry’s team on Free Cone Day alone.
The annual event paused briefly due to the pandemic but will be back in full force on Monday, April 3. All Ben and Jerry’s worldwide offer a free scoop of your preferred flavor on a sugar cone.
Ben and Jerry’s Factory Tour
As New Englanders, Ben and Jerry’s is literally close to home! The Waterbury, Vermont factory will be open on Free Cone Day and serve up free ice cream to all who join! You can also explore how the iconic ice cream is made, and even reminisce over your favorite discontinued flavors in the Ben and Jerry’s flavor graveyard!
P.S. Ben and Jerry- please bring back the Crème Brûlée flavor!
Ben and Jerry’s Free Cone Day locations in Boston
Luckily, Boston has 8 Ben and Jerry’s locations, which should help divide the crowds evenly and make for a shorter wait time!
Ben and Jerry’s Boston locations:
- 174 Newbury St. (Back Bay)
- 83 Seaport Blvd. (Seaport)
- 8 N Market St. (Inside Faneuil Hall)
- 1 Central Wharf (New England Aquarium)
- 800 Boylston St. (Prudential Center)
- 59 White St. (Porter Square)
- 103 Arsenal Yards Blvd. Watertown