Whether you are skipping through the school supply aisle or tearing up in your coffee cup, the first day of school is right around the corner. As you prepare for packing lunches, checking homework, and filling water bottles, stop by these back to school festivities to get you in the spirit!
A big thanks to our sponsor, Austin Emergency Center, who is throwing their annual Back to School Bash at the end of August! On Sunday, August 26 head to their Far West Blvd location for games, a princess booth, DJ, snow cones, and raffle prizes and giveaways throughout the day. All activities are FREE!
Back To School Bash At Wolf Town Ranch Center Georgetown
Saturday, August 4 | from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. | 1015 West University Ave. Ste 601 Georgetown, TX 78628
Looking for a RAWRing good time before school starts again? Head out to Wolf Ranch on Saturday August 4 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and hang out with some of our dinosaur friends, Rocket and Reese! We will have our amazing Georgetown Police Department at the event and will be collecting school supplies for their Stuff the Patrol Car campaign. For every school supply donated during our event, Wolf Ranch will match it. We will also have a raffle going and for every school supply donated, you will receive one raffle ticket for a chance to win giftcards, prizes, and more.
Back To School Splash
Saturday, August 4 | from 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. | Barton Creek Square, 2901 S Capital of Texas Hwy
The Barton Back to School Bash is presented by Nordstrom, benefiting The Kindness Campaign. The day will include Enoughie’s Magic Mirror™, a Kindness Garden coloring wall, a popcorn and cotton candy bar, face painters, balloon artists, a performance by The Mrs, a fashion show by Nordstrom and much more! The event is free to the public. Get the VIP Experience with a qualifying donation!
Mueller Back to School Bash
Saturday, August 4 | from 10 a.m. to Noon | Browning Hangar, 4550 Mueller Blvd
This free, family-friendly event will feature live music from the The Mighty Pelicans, a bounce house, martial arts demonstration, soccer shots, Photo Booth from Pixster Photo Booths and giveaways, including AISD-recommended school supplies.
Dittmar Recreation Center The Last Sip Of Summer
Friday, August 10 | from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Dittmar Recreation Center 1009 W Dittmar Rd
The Dittmar Recreation Center is hosting an end of summer gathering for the local Community called ‘The Last Sip of Summer.’ At this event we will have family friendly activities along with live music. We will also include information vendors for the participants. We will not be having any food vendors as we will not be selling any food, however, we will be using the popcorn machine and snow cone machine for free snacks. This event is meant to bring the local community together for one last family friendly and fun event to cap off the summer. There will be games with prizes and open play opportunities for the community while the music plays. Local Band Texas Inc. will be our musical guest and will be performing from 6:30-8 pm.
Easter Seals Sensory-Friendly Back To School Fair
Saturday, August 11 | from Noon to 2 p.m. East Communities YMCA | 5315 Ed Bluestein Blvd
Join Easter Seals for a FREE event for families with children with special needs. There will be backpacks filled with school supplies for students in PreK-12, games and activities, snacks, information on local resources, and more!
Back to School Splash Bash
Saturday, August 11 | from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. | Town Lake YMCA, 1100 W. Cesar Chavez St
Come swim and play with us! We pull back the pool dividers, invite the community, have free snacks and treats, free giveaways, fun music, a bouncy house, and turn our pool into a party. Please invite your friends and mark your calendars. This event is free and open to the public.
AISD Back to School Bash & Safety Fair
August 12 | from 9 a.m. to noon | Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd
On Aug. 4, 2018, Austin ISD, in collaboration with the city of Austin, will host its 13th Annual Back to School Bash and Safety Fair from noon – 3 p.m. at the Palmer Events Center. Almost 150 community organizations and district departments will provide information and activities to prepare AISD students for a safe and successful school year.
Austin ISD is also providing free shuttles at locations throughout the city.
Back To School Haircuts Hosted By Trinity Abundant Life Church
Sunday, August 12 | from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. | South Austin Recreation Center 1100 Cumberland Rd
Free haircuts and backpacks (while supplies last) for kids grades Kinder through 12th. Bring the kids for that fresh new look before school starts. If you are looking to build your business or you just want to be a part of a great event, here is your chance. We are currently seeking sponsors for our annual back-to-school haircut event. If you would like to donate school supplies and/or backpacks or if you own a business and would like to come to the event set up a table and advertise Please contact Marina Ortiz at (512)945-0336. Please bring a non-perishable food item to help support the JLG food pantry at Trinity Church.
Back To School Bash At Metz Recreation Center
Friday, August 17 | from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. | 2407 Canterbury Street
Come out to Metz Park to celebrate the start of a new school year with music, games and prizes. Afterward, enjoy a FREE movie in the park. Showing: Cars 3
18th Annual School Resource Fair & School Supply Distribution (Manor)
August 17 | from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Manor High School Gym, 12700 Gregg Manor Road Manor, TX 78653
The event provides free school supplies to Manor ISD families who attend. Furthermore, there will be free haircuts and information about resources from the Manor and Austin communities. Attendees are encouraged to donate two to three canned food items to help replenish the Manor ISD Food Pantry. Those with questions can call the Student and Family Support Services Department at 512-278-4095.
Back To School Storytime
Saturday, August 18 | at 10:30 a.m. | Book People, 603 North Lamar Blvd
Grab your pens, notebooks, and pencils, because school is back in session! We’ll be reading Ryan T. Higgins’ hilarious book, “We Don’t Eat Our Classmates”, about a T-rex named Penelope who’s got an appetite for delicious children, and more great stories about going back to school. Whether you’re an old pro or experiencing first-year jitters, you’ll love these great stories. See y’all in the amphitheater at 10:30 AM!
Back to School STEM Saturday at Girlstart (RSVP)
Saturday, August 25 | from 9:30 a.m. to Noon | Girlstart 1400 W. Anderson Ln
Kick off the school year with Girlstart’s Back to School STEM Saturday! Join us for free and exciting science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) hands-on activities for the whole family at the Girlstart STEM Center in Austin, Texas. Hand-on STEM activities include air cannons, ooey gooey slime, LED bracelets, foam rockets, ring wing gliders, bee hummers, laser blasters, virtual reality experiences, mini planetarium star shows, and more! Chaperones are required and adults must stay with children throughout event. FREE with RSVP.
Austin Emergency Center Far West Annual Back To School Party
Sunday, August 26 | from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. | 3563 Far West Blvd., Suite 110 , Austin TX 78731
Join us for games, princess booth, DJ, snow cones, raffle prizes and giveaways. All activities will be FREE!