The Ultimate Guide to Free Summer Fun: Free (or cheap) Food

Mark your calendars for these special free food days at our favorite local places for sweet treats!

Free Slurpee Day  My favorite freebie for July is Free Slurpee Day on 7-11. Stop in at your local 7-11 gas station for a free treat to keep you cool. Cost: Free

Cow Appreciation Day  Celebrate Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A on July 11th.  Visit any Chick-fil-A dressed as a cow and you’ll receive a free meal.  You’ll get a free entrée for partial cow attire. Cost: Free, but the free meal doesn’t include a drink for adults.

Free Gelato from Peterbrooke – Every Wednesday in July you can stop by any Peterbrooke Chocolatier for a free scoop of gelato. Cost: Free

Kids Eat Free  Take the kids out to eat… for free. Check out our Jacksonville Moms Blog Directory for a complete list of where and when your kids can eat free around town. Cost: Kids are free, but typically an adult meal purchase is required.

Mini-Mania Monday  Celebrate Mini-Mania-Monday at Sweet by Holly at the St. John Town Center. All day on Mondays their delicious mini cupcakes are just $1. Cost: $1 per mini cupcake.

National Doughnut Day  Friday, June 2nd is National Doughnut Day. You can get a free doughnut of any variety at Krispy Kreme. Cost: Free

National Flip Flop Day – On June 16th, Tropical Smoothie Café will be celebrating National Flip Flop Day. All customers wearing flip flops will receive a FREE Sunshine Smoothie in our NEW limited edition 16 oz. 20th-anniversary souvenir cup from 2pm-7pm. Cost: Free

Dreamette  The Dreamette has been an institution in Jacksonville since the 1950s. It’s a great place to take the kids for a cool treat this summer. Cost: Kid cones & cups start at just $1.65.

Go Pick Blueberries  It’s blueberry season in Jacksonville and at most farms prices start at $3 a pound for u-pick berries. Blueberry picking can be a fun morning out with the kids while they pick some healthy snacks. Cost: Varies by farm, but most are around $3 a pound for u-pick.

JMB's Ultimate Guide to FREE Summer Fun!

Shannon is a former Special Education Teacher turned SAHM to two great kids, Cole and Kiley. Originally from Miami, Shannon met her husband while they were both attending the University of Florida (Go Gators). They decided to put down roots in Jacksonville Beach, and are very much enjoying the laid back salt life.



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