Are you dreading or rejoicing that the children will soon be going back to school? Miami-Dade County Public Schoolchildren start school on Aug. 21, 2017.
To make it easier, we’ve rounded up these back-to-school events and parties, many of which include free school supplies for children. Check back often as we update this list:
July 28: Back to school event with Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Commissioners. 9 am-1 pm at Regatta Park, 2699 SW 27 Ave., Miami, FL 33133. Call the mayor’s office at 305-250-5300 for more info.
Aug. 5: Kiddos Magazine Back to School event includes the WalkSafe and BikeSafe teams, who will will distribute goodies to participants. This fun filled event includes arts and craft activities, face painting, balloon artist, science and arts projects, safety, storytelling, sports demonstrations, dance, shows, meet & great characters, food, goodie bags, music, raffles and much more. Noon-5 pm at The Falls, 8888 SW 136 St., Miami, FL 33176.
Aug. 5: Macaroni Kid Kendall’s 3rd Annual Back-to-School Resource Fair includes free backpacks and other freebies, and fun. 9 am-noon at West Kendall Toyota, 13800 SW 137 Ave., Miami, Florida 33186.
Aug. 5: Overtown NET Book Bag Giveaway presented by Miami Commission Chairman Keon Hardemon features bookbags, music and more. Bookbags will be distributed to pre-registered residents. Call 305-960-5133. 10 am-1 pm at Reeves Park, 600 NW 10 St., Miami, FL 33136.
Aug. 5: North Miami Councilman Alix Desulme’s Backpack Giveaway in partnership with the Empowered Youth of Tomorrow Foundation features backpacks, school supplies, food, games and more. Pre-registration required by calling 305-895-9815. 9 am-1 pm at Clyde W. Judson Community Center, 12100 NW 16th Ave., North Miami.
Aug. 12: Back to School Island Adventure features Bubbly Foam Pool, Water Slide, Dunk Tank, Pony Rides, Train Rides, Face Painting, Arts & Crafts, Back to School Safety Tips, 1 FREE Snow Cone Per Child, Giveaways While Supplies Last and Food available for purchase. Bring your towel! 11 am-2 pm at Mercy Hospital Campus, South Shore by the Bay, 3663 S Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33133. Space is limited so register for free by calling (305) 285-2929.
Aug. 12: Young Dreams and Miami Commissioner Willie Gort will provide 1,000 under-privileged children with free book bags, school supply packages, books, career stations, vocational and higher learning assistance, animal show, free drinks, food, face paint, bounce houses, photo booth with the Justice League and more. 10am-2pm at Juan Pablo Duarte Park, 2800 NW 17th Ave.
Aug. 12: North Miami Councilman Philippe Bien-Aime’s Education Enrichment Resource Fair in partnership with the Association of Haitian Educators of Dade features backpacks, school supplies, information for parents and coincides with North Miami Public Library’s annual Family Fun Day. 9 am-1 pm at North Miami Public Library, 835 NE 132 St., North Miami.
Aug. 14: The John F. Kennedy Library in Hialeah will host a back-to-school party for children of all ages. Celebrate the start of an exciting new school year, get a library card if you don’t have one, and explore their fall lineup of library programs for all ages. 2-3 pm at 190 W. 49 St., Hialeah, FL 33012. For more information, call 305-821-2700 ext. 234 or visit the library.
Aug. 19: Back to School Jumpstart Summit for Girls (Teens and Tweens) with activities that include workshops, teen discusssions, and give-a-ways. 10 am-2 pm at Miami Dade College North Campus, 11380 NW 27 Ave., Building 3, Conference Center, Miami, FL 33167. For sponsorships and more information, please contact Daniella Pierre at email@example.com or Suze Guillaume at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug. 19: North Miami Mayor Smith Joseph’s Back to School Bash and Resource Fair features backpacks, school supplies giveaways, community resource informational booths, music, and fun entertainment. 10am-1 pm Joe Celestin Center, 1525 NW 135th St., North Miami, FL 33161.
Aug. 19: Back to School Gala. The first 500 children will receive backpacks filled with school supplies. DJ, bounce house, food for the children, backpacks, and free haircuts. 10 am-2 pm at Belafonte Tacolcy Center, 6161 NW 9th Ave., Miami, FL 33127. For more info, call Model City NET at 305-960-2990.
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