Are you dreading or rejoicing that the children will soon be going back to school? Miami-Dade County Public School children start school on Aug. 19, 2019.
To make it easier, we’ve rounded up these back-to-school events and parties, many of which include free school supplies for children.
Aug. 3: Back to School Giveaway hosted by North Miami District 3 Councilwoman Marie Estime-Irvin and in partnership with State Representative Dotie Joseph, District 108 and Miami-Dade County School Board Member Dr. Steve Gallon, III. Kids receive backpacks filled with school supplies, there will also be food, games and fun family activities. Valid ID required for backpack distribution which is on a first-come first-serve basis. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Griffing Park, 12220 Griffing Blvd., North Miami, FL 33161.
Aug. 3: Back to School Block Party hosted by Love.Unltd. Kids received book bags and school supplies and enjoy a barbecue, bounce houses, face painting, snow cones, games, prizes and more. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gibson Charter School, 1498 NW 4 Ave., Miami, FL 33136.
Aug. 6: National Night Out and Back to School Event. The City of Doral is joining their National Night Out and Back to School events providing beneficial tips on crime watch and public safety and hosting and backpack and school supply giveaway. 5-8 p.m., Doral Legacy Park, 11400 NW 82 St., Doral, FL 33178.
Back to School Bash and Resource Fair hosted by North Miami Mayor Philippe Bien-Amie. Backpack giveaway for North Miami residents on a first-come, first-served basis with health and back to school preparedness tips, giveaways, food and entertainment. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Joe Celestin Center, 1525 NW 135 St., North Miami, FL 33167.
Bookbag Giveaway and Health Fair hosted by Chairwoman Audrey Edmonson. Book bag giveaways, free food distribution, music, bounce houses, raffle prizes and refreshments plus, free health screenings by various health providers, free eye exams by UM Doc’s Program, on-site pet adoptions by Miami-Dade Animal Services and on-site Miami-Dade Public Library
System Techno Bus. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Olinda Park, 2101 NW 51 St., Miami, FL 33142.
End of Summer Bash. “Welcome to the Enchanting Creative World of Arts,” a free community event with water and foam slides, a dunk tank, pony and train rides, face painting, arts & crafts, a bubble show and interactive Zumba demonstration. They’ll also be giving one free snow cone per child and end with a City of Miami Fire Rescue Department hose soak so bring your towels. Police and fire departments, Mercy’s Health & Wellness team and Department of Transportation will all be on hand with tips and advice for starting the school year right. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mercy Hospital Campus South Shore by the Bay, 3601 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33133
Miami Kids Magazine Back to School Bash. They’ll be giving away free school supplies and bowling passes and for the first 50 people in attendance, a backpack filled with tickets to various South Florida attractions. Festivities include face painting, raffles, free eye exams and glasses if prescribed by Florida Heiken’s Vision Children’s Program, games, hair styling, manicures, photo opportunities with Toy Story characters and robot fighting. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Shops at Sunset Place, 5701 SW 72 St.
Tech Neck Workshop and Backpack Giveaway. Cloverleaf Chiropractic teaches about the importance of proper posture and gives away backpacks filled with school supplies. 11 a.m., 177 NE 167 St., North Miami Beach, FL 33162.
Aug. 11: Book Bag Giveaway is hosted by Three Hearts Lawn Care. Kids receive book bags filled with school supplies and enjoy live music, fun giveaways and light refreshments. 2-5 p.m., NW 22 Ave. and 82 St., Miami, FL. 33162.
Aug. 14: Back to School Bash presented by Patrick L. Cordero P.A. Backpack and school supply giveaways, raffles, live music and food trucks. 5-8 p.m., Milander Center for Arts & Entertainment, 4800 Palm Ave., Hialeah, FL 33012.
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Joe Celestin Center
NW 22 Ave. and 82 St.