Helpful and Fun Back to School Events in the Orlando Area

Can you believe it? Back to school season is here and it’s time to make preparations. Thankfully there are lots of back to school events in Orlando and the surrounding area to help out families like yours. Get your family ready for the busy return to school by checking out one of these exciting and helpful events.

The events below are listed chronologically and include Orlando and nearby areas too.

Also, if you know anyone in the Tampa area, check out the Back to School Fair on Saturday, July 29, 2023.

Back to School Events in the Orlando

Back To School – Orlando (from Florida Technical College)
Saturday, July 29, 11am – 1pm
Florida Technical College – Orlando Campus

  • Free Backpacks with School Supplies!*
  • Electronic Device Raffles
  • Star 94.5 Broadcasting Live on Campus
  • Food Truck [Kona Ice]
  • Carnival Games [by The DAVE School]
  • Family Activities
  • Community Partners
  • Program Demonstrations
  • Campus Tours Available

* Reservation of a ticket to the event does not guarantee the provision of a backpack. Limited quantities available. Backpacks will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis. Only one backpack per child. The child must be present to receive the backpack and must be accompanied by an adult/guardian.

Additional Back to School Fairs by Florida Technical College are happening all throughout the Orlando area, on Saturday, July 29.

Men’s Closet Back 2 School Backpack Giveaway (3rd Annual)
Sunday, July 30, 10am – 2pm
Men’s Closet 5510 West Colonial Drive #STE 102 Orlando, FL 32808

giving away backpacks, school supplies, personal hygiene items, free hair braiding and free haircuts to kids and teens. The event will feature family friendly activities like face painting, balloon animals, free food, and a video gaming truck.

This is a local neighborhood event to give back to our community. Entrance is free for everyone!

  • School age child must be present with parent to receive a backpack
  • 1 backpack per child
  • Ticket does not guarantee backpack

Oviedo Mall’s Kid Crew: Back 2 School Bash presented by Precious Fine Jewelers
Saturday, August 5, 2023, from 11:30am to 12:30pm (or while supplies last)
Oviedo Mall
This back-to-school extravaganza promises a day filled with fun and freebies that will leave kids and parents alike with smiles from ear to ear. The highlight of the event is the thrilling school supply scavenger hunt, where participants will embark on a thrilling adventure through the mall to collect essential supplies for the upcoming academic year.

Thanks to the generous support of Precious Fine Jewelers, each participant will receive a beautiful new backpack, making the return to school even more exciting. The Supply Stop Map will guide the way, leading the young explorers to various stores around the mall to collect their much-needed school supplies.

The Back 2 School Bash operates on a first come, first serve basis, so we encourage families to arrive early to secure their spot.

While registration is free, it does not guarantee participation.

It is essential that your child is present to receive the backpack and scavenger hunt map, so make sure to mark your calendars and be ready for a fantastic day of back-to-school fun!

“Oviedo Mall is committed to creating memorable experiences for our community, and we’re thrilled to partner with Precious Fine Jewelers to present the Kid Crew: Back 2 School Bash. We invite all families to join us for this special event as we gear up for a successful new school year together.”

said Josh Gunderson, Director of Marketing at Oviedo Mall
District Kids at Oviedo Mall Dani Meyering

Saturday, August 5, 10am – 2pm
Krush Brau Park, West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL, USA
Food, music, door prizes, kids haircuts, and school supplies
Registration required

Back to School Bash
Saturday, August 5, 2023, 11am – 4pm
Zanders Park & Bouler Pool, 362 11th Street, Winter Garden
Back to School Bash Free Backpack & School Supplies Giveaway
Get the supplies you need to head back to school while enjoying a fun end-of-summer event! Hosted by the City of Winter Garden, the Back to School Bash is a free family-friendly event for Winter Garden families.

The fun, end-of-summer event includes a FREE backpack & school supplies giveaway, free food, an interactive DJ, a foam party, water activities, relay races, community vendors, free limited haircuts by Orlando Technical College-West Campus, and more!

13th Annual Back to School Expo
Saturday, August 5, 11am – 4pm
Altamonte Mall

Connect face-to-face with education, health and family-focused organizations and companies. It’s also Florida’s tax-free school shopping weekend, so stock up on clothing and other items at the mall and save money

  • Representatives from the Orlando Magic
  • Animals from the Central Florida Zoo
  • Live gators from Gatorland
  • Learn about college savings, educational aids, sports activities and more
young boy sitting in Race Car Stroller at Altamonte Mall
Race Car Stroller at Altamonte Mall image by Dani Meyering

See also: Space Coast Back 2 School Bash, Saturday August 5 in Merritt Island

Back to School Bash
Sunday, August 6, 4pm – 7pm
Reiter Park 311 West Warren Avenue Longwood, FL 32750

FREE haircuts, backpacks, school supplies, and first day of school photos (while supplies last. First come, first serve).

Music by DJ Jewce Kidd. Woman-owned Vendor Market. Food and Games.

Educ8 Back-to-School Extravaganza
Tuesday, August 8, 12pm – 10pm
Spirit Night for Seminole County Public Schools
Elev8 Sanford

Elev8 Fun is proud to present the second annual (but first ever Seminole County-wide) Educ8 Back-to-School Extravaganza, where all schools in the county can compete to see who can raise the most funds. The winning school will receive a fantastic prize from Elev8 Fun!

Our spirit night bundle includes the following;

  • Two gatepass activity credits (Valid for either laser tag, mini golf, ropes course or omni vr)
  • 2hrs unlimited play in the arcade (this works on all arcade games other than claw machines or instant win games. Timed play does not collect redemption points)
  • A meal voucher (The PL8 Bar & Grill, onsite restaurant will honor this voucher)
  • Each bundle is $30 +tax

$5 from each bundle sold for your school will go right back to them as funds raised. Make sure to tell the Elev8 team what school you are supporting upon checkout to receive the credit!

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Born and raised in the land of sunshine and dreams come true, Dani is a proud Orlando native. She loves sharing her hometown with others from the theme parks to Florida's natural beauty. With over 15 years of experience, Dani is thrilled to serve as our Managing Editor at Orlando Date Night Guide, Orlando Parenting, as well as Tampa Bay Date Night Guide.