At Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the famous LAX pylons are glowing red in anticipation of the landing.
Many other sites and landmarks around the world, including Cleveland’s historic Terminal Tower, are also glowing red in anticipation of the landing.
Krispy Kreme is celebrating the landing too with a special Mars doughnut. This chocolate cream-filled doughnut is dipped in caramel icing with a red planet swirl and sprinkled with chocolate cookie crumbs. The limited-edition doughnut is available in shops and online for one day only – Thursday, February 18.
And of course, you’ll want to tune in to watch NASA’s live coverage of the Perseverance Rover Landing, starting at 11:15 am PST and 2:15 EST.
Friday, June 2, 2017 is National Doughnut Day and there are oodles of places around the country offering free or free-with-purchase doughnuts to those in know.
There’s also at least one free doughnut deal that lasts all summer long.
Delta Air Lines and American Express are kicking off a national #DeltaAmexPerks doughnut tour today (June 2) that will bring a truck filled with doughnuts inspired by Delta Air Lines snacks such as cookies, pretzels and roasted peanuts to 9 cities across the country.
At each stop, Delta SkyMiles American Express Cardholders can flash their card and pick up a complimentary doughnut, plus one for a guest.
The scheduled dates and local doughnut-maker partners are below. For hours and more details go here.
Atlanta, GA – Sublime Doughnuts: June 2-3
New York, NY – Underwest Donuts: June 8
Boston, MA – Union Square Donuts: June 23-24
Detroit, MI – Daily Dozen: July 6-7
Minneapolis, MN – Glam Doll Donuts: July 14-15
Raleigh/Durham, NC – Rise Biscuits Donuts : July 21-22
Los Angeles, CA –Kettle Glazed Doughnuts: July 29-30
Salt Lake City, UT – Banbury Cross Donuts: August 4-5
Seattle, WA – Top Pot Doughnuts: August 11-12
Here are some other deals for National Doughnut Day, June 2, 2017:
Participating Krispy Kreme shops around the country are offering free doughnuts (while they last) to anyone who stops by:
Dunkin Donuts customers can get a free classic doughnut with the purchase of a beverage;
And certain Cumberland Farms stores are offering a free doughnut with beverage purchase deal as well.
If you do get a free doughnut, be sure to eat it. Otherwise it may end up like this doughnut dating back to 1890, which is in the collection of the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI.
I know it looks like a bagel, but it is a doughnut. Here’s the story:
“A few days before her 12th child was born in January 1890, 43-year old farmwife Sarah Faught made a batch of doughnuts for her family. Sarah died five days after childbirth. Her mourning family saved some of Sarah’s doughnuts in her memory. Sarah’s descendants passed this one–a very personal symbol of a mother’s love and of her loss–from generation to generation for 122 years, along with its story.”