Back To School Fair 2018

Tampa’s Largest Back to School Fair Returns August 4, 2018!


presented by Coast Dental & Orthodontics


Are you ready for Back to School Fair on August 4th at WestShore Plaza? Sign up for Back to School Fair updates by entering your email address below!

The 11th Annual Back to School Fair presented by Coast Dental & Orthodontics will gather the best Tampa Bay has to offer to make the upcoming school year the best one yet! … and yes, it’s FREE!

Back to School Fair is on Sales Tax Holiday Saturday! This means you won’t have to pay sales tax on your school related purchases! (Click here for more info on Sales Tax Holiday) What a great time to get your school shopping done!

Back to School Fair presented by Coast Dental & Orthodontics is taking over WestShore Plaza mall in Tampa, a giant air conditioned indoor mall from 10am to 3pm on Saturday August 4th, and you won’t want to miss it!

** Meet and take pictures with ThunderBug from the Tampa Bay Lightning!
** Meet and take pictures with Captain Fear from the Bucs!
** Pose for pictures, listen to a story, and sing with Princesses!
** Watch out for Gasparilla Pirates at the event!
** Over 60 different vendors, non-profits including the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County
** FREE Backpacks to the FIRST 500 Kids in line
** SIX prizes ($500 each) awarded to help with school purchases
** Drawings and contests throughout the day!

Back to School Fair Saturday will start off bright and early at 10 a.m. with the first 500 kids who arrive receiving a FREE back to school book bagFrom there, the 11th Annual Back to School Fair presented by Coast Dental & Orthodontics will continue to rev up with live entertainment, hands on activities, workshops, speaker sessions, and so much more. In addition, local exhibitors will be providing all sort of back to school related information including health & wellness, safety, private and public schools, resources, childcare, after school programs, school supplies, tutors, children’s retailers, finances and much more! And with 60+ retailers, the 11th Annual Back to School Fair presented by Coast Dental & Orthodontics at WestShore Plaza will give families the chance to get all of your back to school shopping done at the same time.

Presenters, Sponsors, Partners and Exhibitors include:

Coast Dental & Orthodontics – Principal Sponsor
Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County – Favorite Teacher Sponsor

Class Sponsors

Burnetti P.A.
GTE Financial
iFly Tampa
Patel Conservatory
TGH Pediatric Trauma Program
The Children’s Doctor


AfterHours Pediatrics
Atena Better Halth of Florida
B2 Communications
Brandon AllStars
Bullseye Learning
Children’s Board of Hillsborough County
Color Me Mine
Corbett Preparatory
Crunch Fitness
ELC Pasco/Hernando
Florida Wellness Medical Group
i9 Sports
Junior League of Tampa Bay
McIlwain Dentistry
Pepin Academies
Tampa Bay Rowdies
State Farm
STEMSpring Academy
TB Lightning
Total Communication Therapy, LLC
Tower Radiology Centers


For information on Exhibits and Sponsorships, please contact Tampa Bay Parenting at 813.949.4400 or email today!

13 thoughts on “Back To School Fair 2018”

    1. Laura Byrne

      No need to register to attend – it’s free, just show up at Westshore Plaza on Aug 5 between 10am and 3pm. 500 free backpacks are distributed first come first serve beginning at 10am, and the line usually begins to form before 9am.

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