National Donut Day is June 5 – Here’s How Local Bakeries Are Celebrating

Donut Day is an event that happens each year on Fountain Square but, like everything else, 2020’s Donut Day will be a bit different. There’s no downtown celebration this year, but many local bakeries are still offering deals to help us celebrate.

Donuts at Holtman's

Just because this year’s celebration is different doesn’t mean it can’t be fun! Here are a few ideas to celebrate this year’s National Donut Day at home:

  • Past celebrations downtown have included a donut eating competition This year, gather up your favorites from the selections below and have your own competition.
  • Make a donut sampler. Pick up one donut from each of your favorite participating spots and see which is your favorite!
  • Some restaurants offer online ordering and delivery. Send a donut as a thank you to a teacher, healthcare worker, first responder, or someone who you’d like to celebrate.

Here are the specials from Cincinnati bakeries participating in this year’s National Donut Day:


Busken Bakery

Visit select Busken locations on Friday, June 5 and receive a FREE Creme Filled Donut. If you take a bite and find the Blue Creme, you win a dozen donuts! 🍩 valid at their Springdale, Highland Heights, or Hyde Park locations!


Duck Donuts

5635 Deerfield Blvd., Mason, Ohio 45040

“Ducker up!” Duck Donuts will give one free cinnamon sugar donut to customers on June 5-7 to celebrate National Donut Day. To get the free donut, customers must download the Duck Donuts app and register for Duck Donuts Rewards.


Dunkin’ Donuts

Grab a free classic donut of your choice when you purchase a beverage on June 5 (while supplies last at participating locations). If you can’t make it out on Friday, Grubhub will add a free half-dozen donuts to orders of $10 or more on June 6-7.

Visit the Dunkin’ Donuts website to find the location nearest you.


Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme is leveling up Donut Day for 2020 and making it Donut WEEK! Stop by your local Krispy Kreme between June 1-5 and pick up a free donut of your choice. Online ordering is available – just add a single donut to any purchase and use code NDW at checkout!

Visit the Krispy Kreme website to find out where to celebrate.


North College Hill Bakery

1807 W. Galbraith Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45246

North College Hill Bakery is offering a deal for Friday – buy 2 donuts and get a glazed donut free. They will also be donating donuts to the local NCH police and fire departments.