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

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!


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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.

Presenters, Sponsors, Partners and Exhibitors

Coast Dental & Orthodontics – Principal Sponsor
Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County – Favorite Teacher Sponsor
Seacoast Bank – Straight A’s Sponsor
MOSI – Recess Sponsor

Class Sponsors

Burnetti P.A.
GTE Financial
Patel Conservatory
Plus Tutoring
Pediatric Trauma Program @ Tampa General Hospital
The Children’s Doctor


AfterHours Pediatrics
ABC Action News
Aetna Better Health of Florida
B2 Communications (Prevent Needless Deaths)
Barbazon USA
Brandon All-stars
Bullseye Learning Academy
Chef Ami Tampa Bay
Childcare Licensing
Childlike Productions
Children’s Board of Hillsborough County
Color Me Mine Tampa
Corbett Preparatory
Cricket Wireless
Crunch Fitness
Edward Jones
ELC Pasco/Hernando
Eyeglass World
Florida Hospital Center Ice
Florida Wellness Medical Group
GoGo squeeZ
i9 Sports
Jeremiah’s Ice
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
Junior League of Tampa
McIlwain Dentistry
National Pediatric Cancer Foundation
New York Life
Pepin Academies
State Farm
STEMSpring Academy
Tampa Bay Date Night Guide
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay Rowdies
Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library
The Family Healthcare Foundation
The Speech Center of Tampa
Total Communication Therapy, LLC
Tower Radiology Centers
Victory Gymnastics
Your Kid’s Urgent Care

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