UPDATE: Rita's Ice has decided to postpone their First Day of Spring celebration as a precaution. Every year, the sweet treat chain gives out free Italian Ice. Despite the celebration being postponed, Rita's Ice establishments still remain open.

This is why I love Rita's Ice.

The chain dessert shop is upholding an annual tradition: free Italian Ice to celebrate the first day of Spring!

On March 19th from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Rita's Ice is giving a free cup of Italian Ice to anyone who desires.

“Every year we celebrate the first day of spring by giving away free Italian Ice. That’s right, for over 25 years we’ve treated each and every Guest to a free Italian Ice. It’s a Rita’s Tradition. Just our way of kicking off the season—and spreading a little happiness,” the chain said.

Over 25 years of free Italian Ice. Wow.

Fun Fact: Rita's Ice gave away more than 1,000,000 cups of free Italian Ice last year. Let's try to break that record, ya?

PLUS: If you sign up for Rita's Italian Ice Birthday Club, you can also get a free Italian Ice for your birthday.

Need to know where your closest free Italian Ice awaits? Take a look below!

628 Mantoloking Road
Brick, NJ 08723
Phone: 732-262-1700

76-C Highway 35
Eatontown, NJ 07724
Phone: 732-460-0075

47 West Main Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: 732-409-7482

12010 Long Beach Blvd.
Haven Beach, NJ 08008
Phone: 609-492-6400

2105 West County Line Road
Jackson, NJ 08527
Phone: 732-987-9882

681 River Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Phone: 732-901-1296

695 Route 9 South
Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
Phone: 609-879-551

50 West Bay Avenue
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Phone: 609-978-0587

4180 Route 1 North
200 B
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Phone: 732-329-2007

2460 State Highway 33
Neptune, NJ 07753
Phone: 732-922-1912

902 Boardwalk
Ocean City, NJ 08226
Phone: 609-938-2456

1801 Long Beach Blvd
Surf City, NJ 08008
Phone: 609-207-6494

938 Fischer Blvd.
Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: 732-929-1030

1201 Hooper Avenue
Kiosk Tk15
Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: 732-349-4879

1687 Route 9
Toms River, NJ 08755
Phone: 732-349-4461

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