Back To School Fair 2022

Tampa Bay Parenting’s 15th Annual Back to School Fair 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!

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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 2pm on Saturday, July 30th, 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!
  • 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 15th 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 15th 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.

Presenters, Sponsors, Partners and Exhibitors

Class Sponsors

Burnetti, P.A.
Corbett Preparatory School of IDS
Elite Pediatric Healthcare
Florida Blue
Watermelon Swim School


Children’s Board of Hillsborough County
Barbizon Modeling & Acting
Boy Scouts of America
CodeFu Tampa
Esports Players Club
Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office
Humane Society of Tampa Bay
i9 Sports
Playa Family Dentistry
SailFuture Academy
Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library

Click Here for information on becoming an Exhibitor or a Sponsor, or contact Tampa Bay Parenting at 813.949.4400 or email today – exhibitor and sponsor space is very limited!