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Back To School Back to Wellness with Florida Blue

I know if feels like summer just started but it’s also time to start thinking about sending the kids back to school. Some free school supplies are offered at lots of events in Miami-Dade County for students returning to school for the 2024 fall session.

Events sometimes include free physicals, food vouchers, or even free haircuts. Back To School events occasionally include fun activities and entertainment, plus many provide free backpacks stuffed with school supplies for pre-registered students.

Eligibility requirements vary at different events and often the events require students to show proof of residency in that town to qualify for free items.

Some of the events listed below may allow limited walk-in traffic or are open to the public without pre-registration. We are providing this information to you as a community service, so that hopefully you can find something that will help make sending the kids back to school a little easier. The information is subject to change without notice, so please check the resources and verify details before heading out.

Remember: Back to School Sales Tax Holiday is from July 29 to Aug. 11, 2024No sales tax is collected on purchases of uniforms, clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $100 or less per item. Certain school supplies selling for the price of $50 or less. Check this website for details.

This post is still being updated, check back frequently as many more events will be added.

There are also back-to-school events with free supplies in Broward and back-to-school events with free supplies in Palm Beach County.

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South Miami

Back to School Celebration with Miami Kids Magazine is 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2024 at Sunset Place, 5701 Sunset Dr., South Miami. The free annual Back to School Celebration at Shops at Sunset Place will be offering various amazing giveaways for the whole family. Don't miss out on a free eye vision test and glasses when prescribed (by appointment only). Please call (305) 856-9830 to book your appointment. Click here for full details.

Hialeah

Hialeah Cares: Back to School Food and Backpack Distribution Drive-Thru 10 a.m. to 1 p.m on Saturday, Aug. 3 at Miami Dade College Hialeah Campus, 1780 W 49 St., Hialeah. Free food provided by Farm Share, plus free backpacks, toiletries, books and more. Distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click here to RSVP.

Kendall

Back to School Bash – West Kendall 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3 at Westwind Lakes Park, 6805 SW 152 Ave., Miami with free backpack giveaway, haircuts for kids, food, music and kids activities. Click here for details and to RSVP.

Back to School – Back to Wellness with Florida Blue Miami Center 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3 at Florida Blue Miami Center, 8895 SW 136 St., Miami. Backpacks filled with supplies, popcorn, food, beverages, water bottle, pencil case to decorate and game truck. Click here to RSVP.

North Miami and North Miami Beach

Back To School Back to Wellness with Florida Blue is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2024 at Florida Blue North Miami Beach, 13665 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach. Free bookbags filled with supplies giveaway. Event includes free popcorn, Italian ice, food and beverages, water bottles plus entertainment. Information is online.

2024 Annual Back to School Community Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at 12600 NW 7 Ave., North Miami. Backpack and school supply giveaway, games and activities. Click here to RSVP. 

Doral

Kiddos Magazine 2024 Back to School and 11th Anniversary Event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at CityPlace Doral, 8300 NW 36 St. Arts and crafts, face painting, science and art projects, toddler zone, reading corner and storytelling, safety, performances, character meet & greet, free backpacks, hula hoop contest, food, goodie bags, music, raffles, and much more.

 

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Miami

Back 2 School with Love 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 3, Love Tabernacle of God Praise and Worship Christian Center, 6248 NW 15 Ave., Miami. Giveaway of 200 backpacks filled with school supplies (while supplies last). Click here to RSVP.

VOUS Back to School Bash is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at Charles Hadley Park, 1350 NW 50 St., Miami. Giveaway of school supply-filled backpacks, games, food and activities. Click here to RSVP.

Free Back 2 School Drive is noon to 3 p.m., Sunday, July 28 at 2603 NW 20 St., Miami. School supply and backback giveaway and fun-filled activities. Click here to RSVP.

South Dade 

Back to School Giveaway is 10 a.m. to 1 noon Saturday, July 27, at Florida Technical College, 20505 South Dixie Hwy, 33189. The event includes multiple activities, live music broadcast by Hot 105 FM, and more! Backpacks filled with school supplies will be given away. Full details here.

Backpack & School Supplies Giveaway/Food Distribution is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at The Way Miami, 14105 SW 184 St., Miami (entrance on 142 Ave.) The community event will include backpack and school supply giveaways, games and activities, a bounce house and grocery boxes and hot meal giveaways too. No RSVP needed. Click here for details.

Here is a day-to-day schedule of Miami-Dade back-to-school events and giveaways

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Back To School Back to Wellness with Florida Blue
When
August 3, 2024 @ 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Cost
FREE
What
Back To School Back to Wellness with Florida Blue
Where
Florida Blue North Miami Beach
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