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Tampa Bay 2015 Back-to-School Fairs

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Get ready for Back-to-School by exploring the family-friendly events around the Tampa Bay area. Many locations are offering free school supplies, back packs and lots of great resources for parents.

Check out our top list of Back-to-School events for 2015:

Bounce Back-to-School with Family-Friendly Tampa Bay and Gator Fred’s

Cost: $6 for all day bounce house admission and free activities/school supplies
Dates: Friday, July 31st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Description: Discounted admission to Gator Fred’s party center offers free school supplies for the first 75 kids, free parent workshops, family portrait, chair massages and… read more.

Gator Fred‰Ûªs Fun & Party Center
5360 Ehrlich Rd
Tampa, FL 33624

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Back to School Bash at The Shops at Wiregrass

Cost: Free
Dates: Saturday, August 1 from Noon-3 p.m.
Description: If you’re a fan of the Hunger Games, then you’ll love the opportunity to meet Willow Shields “Primrose Everdeen” from The Hunger Games movie. The first 1,500 fans will get a chance to meet Willow Shields for an autograph. The first 500 fans in line will win a Macy’s Back-to-School Style Guide. There will also be a mini fashion show of all the back-to-school…read more.

The Shops at Wiregrass
28211 Paseo Drive
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
(813) 994-2242



Back-to-School Care Fair in St. Petersburg

Cost: Free
Dates: Saturday, August 1 from 8 a.m.- Noon.
Description: Come to the annual Back-to-school fair in St. Petersburg at the Enoch Davis Recreation Center. This event provides free back packs and school supplies to the first 2,000 school aged children and free…read more.


Enoch Davis Recreation Center
1111 18th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL



Camp Bayou‰Ûªs Back-to-School Event in Ruskin

Cost: Free
Dates: Saturday, August 1 from 9 a.m.- Noon.
Description: Camp Bayou is hosting their 8th Annual Back-to-School Back-to-Nature event. Families canåÊ enjoy the outdoors while learning about nature at educational stations. Before leaving each station, children will be given a free school supply item. For a possible extra bonus, children will be given a free raffle ticket after…read more.


Campa Bayou
4202 24th St Se
Ruskin, FL
(813) 641-8545


Back to School Fair at WestShore Plaza

Cost: Free
Dates: Saturday, August 8 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Description: 8th Annual Back to School Fair event at WestShore Plaza mall.åÊ Free back packs and school supplies while they supplies last. Informational workshops and booths for parents. Enjoy live entertainment and visit with MOSI, the Glazer Children’s Museum and…read more.

WestShore Plaza
250 WestShore Plaza
Tampa, FL 33609



MOSI’s Home School Fair

Cost: Free
Dates: Wednesday, August 26åÊ from 10 a.m. ‰ÛÒ 4 p.m.
Description: Enjoy a FREE day of fun and exploration in MOSI exhibits and Kids in Charge! Meet the MOSI Home school Educators and discuss 2015-2016 program options. Families can view an educational IMAX film at $5 discounted rate per person. Home school children canåÊ participate in special S.T.E.A.M. activities in Idea Zone on that day.

4801 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33617

Back-to-School Expo and Open House

Cost: Free
Dates: Saturday, August 29 from 10 a.m. -2 p.m.
Description: Get ready for back-to-school in Largo.The open house at the Highland Recreation Complex will include back to school goodies, wellness exams and back-to-school resources. There will also be…read more.

Highland Recreation Complex
400 Highland