You definitely wouldn't know it by stepping outside but the first day of Spring is upon us!

That's right - today officially marks the first day of the new season. To celebrate the day we have all been waiting for, Dairy Queen is offering up free vanilla ice cream cones.

There is a catch: you can only order one cone per person. In exchange for stopping by, you will get a free small cone. This sounds like a good deal to us!

In lieu of any payment, the fast food restaurant is asking everyone who takes home the sweet treat make a donation to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Last year, they raised nearly $300,000 for the cause.

The special offer is available all day.

All Northland locations are participating in the special event. For a full list of locations, click here.

This is the chain's fourth year offering up free ice cream on the first day of Spring. I know where I will be later today!