Happy summer solstice and the first official day of summer. How are you going to celebrate the longest day of the year? Explore these freebies and events around town.

  • Free milkshakes from Wayback Burgers. Wayback is a national chain with two locations in our area: Durham and Mebane.

All Wayback Burgers’ milkshakes are made the old-fashioned way by hand, using only fresh milk and hand-dipped ice cream. Its classic Black & White Milkshake is made with premium vanilla bean ice cream, fresh milk and a blend of vanilla and Hershey’s™ chocolate syrup. Guests are encouraged to share their free shakes using the hashtag #FreeShakeDay on Twitter or Instagram, and leave a comment on Wayback Burgers’ Facebook page.

  • Free samples and fun coffee concoctions at La Vita Dolce Espresso and Gelato Cafe for Wellness Wednesday.

“Learn the nutrition of milk, almond milk, soy milk, sugar reduction and substitution, healthier chocolately drink options, and even ways to get a sweeter, creamier cup without any add-ins!” – La Vita Dolce

  • Free yoga class, Movement in Moonglow from Franklin Street Yoga at Duke University East Campus. This yoga class is open to all levels, come out from 7 PM to 8 PM.

“Join ADF, Lululemon Southpoint, and Franklin Street Yoga for a FREE yoga class! Yoga is about so much more than the physical postures. For the International Day of Yoga, come explore the practices of yoga and how they show up on the mat, off the mat, and everywhere.” – Franklin Street Yoga

  • Beer and brunch at Beer Study in Durham. Come out for the official launch of Deschutes Brewery in Durham plus beer brunch cocktails and food to purchase from Al’s Burger Shack. Check out this menu:

Sunshine Burger $10 — 4 oz beef burger with Fresh Squeezed IPA, Pimento Cheese, Salami, Pepper Jelly, and a Fried Egg
Chorizo Gravy Biscuit $10 — Chorizo gravy biscuit made with Obsidian Stout and a runny egg
Makin Bacon Pancakes $8 — Pancakes made with Black Butte Porter topped with bacon

*This event is free to attend. Beer and food are available to purchase.