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Whether you are skipping through the school supply aisle or tearing up in your coffee cup, the first day of school is here. As you prepare for packing lunches, checking homework, and filling water bottles, stop by these events to get you ready to go back to school in Austin and beyond!
Please keep in mind that the world is constantly changing an events could be canceled or re-scheduled at any time. Confirm with event organizers before heading out.
Back to School Events
Back 2 School Bash at Furniture Mall of Texas
Thursday, August 12 | from 5 to 8 p.m. | Furniture Mall of Texas, 12901 North Interstate Highway 35
Furniture Mall of Texas is excited to announce its first ever Back 2 School Bash Event! Stop by Furniture Mall of Texas for an evening full of free food, games, and fun! To help staff and students kick off the new 2021 school year, Furniture Mall of Texas will be giving away free school supplies all night long! All supplies is on a first come, first serve basis or until supplies runs out. Be one of the first 21 faculty members to attend and receive a $50 gift card! Must show school badge to receive gift card. Austin Public Health will be on site with free Covid-19 Vaccines from 4 to 6 p.m. Celebrate the 2021 school year in style!
Back to School Bash at Wolf Ranch Town Center
Friday, August 13 | from 6 to 10 p.m. | Wolf Ranch Town Center, 1015 W University Avenue, Georgetown
Go back-to-school in Rockstar Style! After the activities, sit back and enjoy the drive-in Moonlight Movie presentation of School of Rock – starting at 8:30 p.m. Plus, help “stuff-the-patrol-car” in partnership with Georgetown Police Department. Drop off new school supplies benefitting The Georgetown Project’s after-school programs. Join starting at 6 p.m. for: School of Rock student bands, temporary hair color by Great Clips, rockin’ crafts, temporary tattoos, red carpet photos, giveaways, and more!
AYF Back to School Bash
Saturday, August 14 | from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. | The Sanctuary, 2614 exposition Boulevard
Bring your bikes and family to learn all about after school programs happening in the fall and how to commute safely to school! Come learn about enrichment programs with AYF and other organizations. They’ll be offering safety checks and fun GIVEAWAYS!
Tomorrow’s Promise Foundation Back 2 School Bash
Saturday, August 14 | from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park
Free event happening at Lakeline Mall.
Back to School Block Party
Saturday, August 14 | from 1 to 4 p.m. | Gattis Elementary School, 1100 Gattis School Road, Round Rock
Bring your kids for this Back to School Block Party. They will have tons of fun, games, activities, live music, face painting, and will be giving away free school supplies.
Sunday, August 15 | from 4 to 6 p.m. | Mosaic Student Center, 112116 Jekel Circle
Back-2-School Bash is a FREE event to give students and families hope to face this school year with confidence. We will be giving away FREE backpacks with school supplies, prizes, and more! You must be registered and present to receive your school supplies.
BACK-TO-SCHOOL PARTY: Dino Edition
Saturday, September 4 | from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. | The Arboretum Lawn
School is back in session and you can celebrate in a DINO-mite way. Join on Saturday, September 4 from 10 a.m. to noon with your favorite dinosaur friends from Jurassic Extreme! There will be balloon art, music, and snacks!
And because we know heading back to school in Austin and beyond can take its toll on parents, this one is just for you!
Parents Back to School Skin Care Retreat
Thursday, August 12 | from 12 to 6 p.m. | Sanctuary Holistic Kitchen, 1911 N Austin Avenue, Georgetown
“Back-to-School” time is a whirlwind, and it’s just as hectic for parents as it is for the kiddos. It takes at least a week to get back in the swing of the new schedules. You survived, but you’re looking like you could use a little extra love. So you are welcome to stop by the shop for a bit of luxurious pampering on the house. You’ll have access to try their full line of skincare products. If you find something you love, enjoy 20% off your in-store purchases the day of the event. Why? Because being a parent is hard, and you deserve it!
For more events, check out our Free Fun in Austin calendar!
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