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August 3, 2018

THANK YOU for Celebrating Our 11th Annual Back to School Fair!

By Tampa Bay Parenting

Thank you everyone for coming out to celebrate our 11th Annual Back to School Fair presented by Coast Dental and Orthodontics! We had a great time and can’t wait to get started on planning next year’s bash to celebrate the new school year!

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The Patel Conservatory’s Showstoppers performed a crowdstopping number! Watch out Broadway, here they come!


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We gave away 500 FREE backpacks to the first kids in line!


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The pirates of YMKG invaded our Back to School Fair! Arrrghh..we can’t wait for Gasparilla!


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The princesses of Parties with Character posed with some excited students!!


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MOSI performed some science experiments!


Check out the magic show by our presenting sponsor Coast Dental & Orthodontics:

The Showstoppers from Patel Conservatory were amazing! Watch out Broadway, here they come:

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 held during the Back to School Sales Tax Holiday ! This means you won’t have to pay sales tax on most your school related purchases (tax break applies to certain school supplies priced at $15 or less and certain clothing, shoes and accessories priced at $60 or less)! 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!


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  • Meet and take pictures with ThunderBug from the Tampa Bay Lightning!
  • 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
  • FOUR 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 bag! From 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.