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Holidays are often connected with food, but food holidays? That’s a whole different animal. A ton of food holidays give people really, really specific reasons to celebrate — and get free and cheap food — throughout the year.

From National Pizza Day to National Cookie Day, there truly is a food holiday for everyone. Some are well known; others are obscure and only celebrated by certain restaurants. But there are literally hundreds of deals available to you throughout the year.

And there are plenty more snacky celebrations than the ones listed here — not to mention the fact that there are a ton of free birthday foods available to you — but these are the ones that have legit deals year after year. Click on any of them to learn more about what’s being offered.

So mark your calendars and study up — you’ve got a year’s worth of free food headed your way. Let’s break it down by month:


September 2023 Food Holidays

national coffee day coffees from pjs coffee



October 2023 Food Holidays

Three tacos from Chronic Tacos on a platter.



November 2023 Food Holidays

hand holding starbucks red cup in coffee shop


December 2023 Food Holidays

Gourmet cupcakes in a plastic container of 6


January 2024 Food Holidays

sesame seed bagel with cream cheese from manhattan bagles


February 2024 Food Holidays

ihop cupcake birthday pancakes


March 2024 Food Holidays

Blaze pizza on pie day


April 2024 Food Holidays

A person's hand holding up two halves of a burrito, showing the inside. The burrito is filled with meat, cheese, beans, rice, vegetables, sour cream, and guacamole.


May 2024 Food Holidays

A taco plate from Chronic Tacos with two tacos, rice, and beans.


June 2024 Food Holidays

a bag of donuts with dipping sauce on table


July 2024 Food Holidays

Two Slurpees next to each other in store


August 2024 Food Holidays

A person holding a cookie in front of a table in a restaurant or cafe
67 Food Holidays: Get Free & Cheap Food All Year Long