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!
Back to School Events
Back to School Bash
Friday, August 12 | from 5 to 7:30 p.m. | Boys and Girls Clubs of the Austin Area, 6648 Ed Bluestein Boulevard
Head to the Home Club for this FREE Back to School event. Expect food, fun, and free school supplies! This event is open to the community.
Back-to-School FREE Clothing Give-Away
Saturday, August 13 | from 6 to 10 p.m. | Leander ISD, 324 S W Drive
FREE Back-to-School Clothing at our Leander and River Place Locations! They’ll provide free, gently used school clothes and new socks/underwear to any LISD student.
Rebels For Humanity 2nd Annual Community Back To School Drive
Saturday, August 13 | from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Pflugerville Community Church, 1214 Pfennig Lane
Rebels For Humanity are back with their second annual community back to school drive. Serving 300 (150 Elementary 150 Middle School) central Texas students with the basic school supplies, in hopes of starting them off to a successful school year. There will be a library provided by Literati for students to choose books of their choice, promoting literacy in reading. Free sock give away by Bombas. Free bus passes provided by Cap Metro. Free hair cuts by Kuts for Christ. Free food. We will have music and a live performances from Kay Jay SD1 and some other special guest. A playground for the children to play and many more fun activates. All you have to do is register and come out to enjoy this free community event.
Free Back to School Celebration
Saturday, August 13 | from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | East Communities YMCA, 5315 Ed Bluestein Boulevard
Join us for a free family event to help prepare for the school year! We’ll have music, food, games, and a limited number of free backpacks & school supplies.
Sunfield Sounds of Summer: Back to School Bash
Saturday, August 13 | from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Sunbright Ampitheater, 1328 Sunbright Boulevard, Buda
This concert and event is a BACK TO SCHOOL BASH with music by the Deja Vibes. The event will be packed with many bounce houses (dry & wet so be sure to put your kids in their swim suits!), FREE sno cones, raffle prizes, FREE pizza, FREE popcorn, and more!! Please note, all of the free goodies are while supplies last. This event is a great way to end the summer right! They are also hosting a school supplies drive so be sure to bring your donations to the event as we will have a collection area! These supplies will be donated to Sunfield Elementary.
Back to School Fiesta
Saturday, August 13 | from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Cypress Creek Church, 211 Stillwater Road, Wimberley
Barnabas Connection is hosting its 2nd Annual Wimberley Community Back-to-School Celebration event. The free event will have lunch, games, snow cones, door prizes, and information about family resources from community agencies.
FREE Back to School Pictures
Saturday, August 13 | from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Precision Camera and Video, 2438 W Anderson Ln
Head to the store in South Austin and get a free 8×10 and two free 5×7 prints of your kid’s back to school portraits! They’ll provide a digital file and you can pick up the prints at our Anderson Lane store by 8/16.There are 10 minute time slots from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a dedicated walk in time from 4 to 5 p.m. Space is limited! Time slots will take priority over walk ins.
Back to School Bash
Sunday, August 14 | from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Good News United Methodist Church, 1610 East New Hope Drive, Leander
Celebrate the beginning of the new school year! During the service, they’ll have a special gift for every student. And, then they will celebrate our educators with a gift for them! After service there will be food, games, bounce houses, water slides, and more.
Family Day: Back to School at UMLAUF
Sunday, August 14 | from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Azie Morton Road
Take advantage of the end of summer and join the UMLAUF for a free day of fun! Enjoy free family yoga, live music, crafts, and independent activities. Free and open to the public.
Back to School Bash: Community Event
Sunday, August 14 | from 3 to 6 p.m. | Cuauhtemoc Hall, 1100 Patton Street, San Marcos
ICI is partnering with LoteriaFest to host a end of summer event for our central Texas community! Join for an afternoon of fun, food, family, and Loteria with free backpacks and school supplies. Backpacks are 1st come 1st serve; children must be present.
For more events beyond Back to School, check out our Free Fun in Austin calendar!
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