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. 20, 2018.
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:
Aug. 10: Model City Back to School Gala where supplies will be given to the first 800 children along with a DJ, live entertainment, bounce house, backpacks, free haircut and food for the kids. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Belafonte Tacolcy Center, 6161 NW 9 Ave., Miami, FL 33127.
Aug. 11: 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. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Joe Celestin Center, 1525 NW 135th St., North Miami, FL 33161.
Aug. 11: Miami Kids Magazine Back to School Event will include giveaways, free food, snow cones, games, face painting, music and free eye exams for kids in Pre-K through 12th grade provided by Florida Heiken’s Children’s Vision Program part of the Lighthouse for the Blind. The first 50 kids receive a free welcome kit. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Shops at Sunset Place, 5701 Sunset Dr., South Miami, FL 33143
Aug. 11: 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 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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: CityPlace Doral End of Summer Bash is a block party with face painters, arts & crafts booth, live music, strolling entertainers, bubble machines, inflatable sports games and carnival-themed amusements. The Florida Panthers video game truck will also be on site with PlayStation 4 consoles and the new NHL ’18 EA Sports Game. 1-4 p.m., CityPlace Doral, 8300 NW 36 St., Doral, FL 33166.
Aug. 13: Back-to-School Party where kids of all ages can explore the library resources, programs and services to help them succeed for the upcoming school year. Snacks and crafts will be provided. 6:30 p.m., JFK Library, 190 W. 49 St., Hialeah, FL 33012. (305) 821-2700 ext. 227.
Aug. 15: Back to School Bash including free backpacks and school supplies, raffles and other giveaways like pop sockets and phone wallets. They’ll also have live music and food trucks will have food for sale. 4-8 p.m., Milander Center for Arts & Entertainment, 4800 Palm Ave., Hialeah, FL 33012.
Aug. 18: Back to School Food Demo & Tasting is ideal for parents who struggle to prepare a healthy lunch for the kids. The UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Team will teach attendants how to prepare low-cost, tasty, healthy and easy meals in 30 minute sessions. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fullei Fresh Marketplace, 400 NE 67 St., Miami, FL 33138.
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Hialeah, FL 33012
Belafonte Tacolcy Center