UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel our annual Back to School Fair for the first time in its history. We could not host this beloved event in good conscience knowing that it would be bringing together so many people in one place. This is an event that attracts thousands of families each year and we just didn’t want to risk it for your safety.
Stay healthy, stay safe and have a wonderful back to school week! We look forward to hosting you next year!
The 13th Annual Back to School Fair presented by Coast Dental & Orthodontics will gather the best Tampa Bay has to offer at the ultimate back to school bash 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 is taking over WestShore Plaza mall in Tampa, a giant air conditioned indoor mall from 10am to 3pm on Saturday August 1st, and you won’t want to miss it!
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Last year we had some awesome entertainment and this year we are at it again! Bringing back the favorites and more.
- Meet and take pictures with ThunderBug from the Tampa Bay Lightning!
- Pose for pictures, listen to a story, and sing with the Princesses of Parties with Character!
- Get your face painted by Childlike Productions!
- Watch out for Gasparilla Pirates at the event!
- FREE Backpacks to the FIRST 500 Kids in line!
- Keep an eye out for Captain Fear and the Bucs Cheerleaders!
- Enjoy a performance by the students of Patel Conservatory!
- Over 60 different vendors, non-profits including the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County
- Enjoy performances, games, and activities throughout the event.
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 13th Annual Back to School Fair 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 13th Annual Back to School Fair at WestShore Plaza will give families the chance to get all of your back to school shopping done at the same time.
Last year we had an awesome line up of Presenters, Sponsors, Partners and Exhibitors. (see below)
Check back in the new year for our 2020 exhibitors!
Coast Dental & Orthodontics – Principal Sponsor
Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County – Favorite Teacher Sponsor
MOSI – Recess Sponsor
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Backpack Sponsor
Hillsborough County Public Schools – Sponsor
Tampa Bay Lightning – Sponsor
USF Office of Corporate Training and Professional Education
Aetna Better Health of Florida
B2 Communications (Prevent Needless Deaths)
Bayshore Christian School
Boy Scouts of America
Children’s Board of Hillsborough County
Color Me Mine
Early Childhood Council
Florida Financial Advisors
Gulf Coast Eye Care
Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance
Hillsborough County Sheriffs Department
Home Care Associates
Laser Ops Extreme Gaming Arcade
National Pediatric Cancer Foundation
New York Life
Parties With Character
Patel High School
Pediatric Cardiology Associates
Salt. The Natural Spa
Staywell a Wellcare Comapny
Tampa Bay Date Night Guide
Tampa Bay Humane Society
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library
Tampa Police Department
The Family Healthcare Foundation
The Steward Foundation, Inc.
Tower Radiology Centers
WFTS Morning Team
Click Here for information on becoming an Exhibitor or a Sponsor, or contact Tampa Bay Parenting at 813.949.4400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today – exhibitor and sponsor space is very limited!