Summer is flying by! It’s already time to start thinking about the kids going back to school! There are lots of back to school events with school supply giveaways going on in Southwest Florida. Whether you are in need of free school supplies or you are in a position to donate school supplies for those in need, I hope you find this list helpful. Below are details on locations and events across Sarasota, North Port, Englewood, Fort Myers, and Naples where backpacks and school supplies will be given to area children and other fun back-to-school events.
Back 2 School Bash & Open House at Tringali Park
Saturday, August 5th from 11Am-3PM at Tringali Park (3460 N. Acess Rd. in Englewood). There will be free physicals for kids, bounce house, hair cuts, and school supply giveaway!
Foster Genies Zoomers Back to School Bash
Friday, August 4th from 6-9PM at Zoomers Amusement park (17455 Summerlin Rd. in Fort Myers). $10 each gets unlimited rides, including go-karts! In order to get this deal bring a solid colored polo in any size/gender to donate. Get more information about Zoomers Amusement Park here.
Back to School Bash at Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers
Saturday, August 12th from 11AM-1PM at Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers (8016 Summerlin Lakes Dr. in Fort Myers). There will be face painting, games, costume character meet and greets and more!
Back to School Bash at Tice United Methodist Church
Tuesday, August 8th from 5-6:30PM there will be free school supplies, hotdogs, fun and prayer. Tice United Methodist Church is located at 4545 Tice St. in Fort Myers.
Back to School Bonanza with Junie B. Jones
Head over to the Children’s Museum of Naples on August 5th from 10AM-4PM for activities to help kids get ready to go back to school. Regular admission applies. Get more information about C’MON here.
Neapolitan Family Back to School Expo and Cover Kid Contest
Saturday, August 12th from 10AM-2PM at the Greater Naples YMCA will be free school supplies, games and arts and crafts, face painting and more! Get more information about Neapolitan Family Back to School Expo here.
Sarasota Jungle Gardens Back to School Bash
Free admission for kids at Sarasota Jungle Gardens on August 5th and 6th. Enjoy one last family friendly event before going back to school! Adults may bring up to three children for free with purchase of a full-priced adult admission. Get more information about Sarasota Jungle Gardens here.
Back to School Social at La Dona Donuts
This event is free with donuts for purchase. There will be games, music and fun for the whole family! This will be held on Friday, August 4th from 5-8PM at La Dona Donuts (4567 Bee Ridge Rd. in Sarasota).
Back to School Bash at Sky Zone Sarasota
Head over to Sky Zone in Sarasota on Saturday, August 12th from 8:30-11AM. Kids can bounce while parents get to hear guest speakers and presentations. Get more information about Sky Zone Sarasota here.
Back-to-School Backpack Brigade
Saturday, August 5th from 10AM-1PM at the Boys & Girls Club (3100 Fruitville Rd. in Sarasota). This is hosted by Tiny Hands Foundations.
Back to School at Sarasota YMCA – Frank G. Berlin, Sr. Branch
Free and open to the public! The first 100 kids will get free school supplies. There will be a bounce house, slip & slide, facepainting and more! This will be on Friday, August 11th from 5-8PM at the Sarasota YMCA (1075 S. Euclid Ave. in Sarasota).