Back to School Events in Central Florida 2022

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Back to School Events in Central Florida 2022

Back to School Events in Central Florida 2022 – We’re working to look ahead and find fun family events for back to school happening in Central Florida for your family. This is our Back to School Events Guide for 2022! If you think we’ve missed something, email us at Newsletter@MyCentralFloridaFamily.com or click here. We’ll continue adding fun back to school events as we find them.

And be sure to check out our DAILY CALENDAR for even more back to school events.


There are tons of Back to School Events happening in Central Florida. We’ve started our list, but more events are sure to pop up leading up to back to school season. Be sure to check back often!

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Florida Kids and Family Expo

Orange County Convention Center
August 20-21, 2022
More Info: While not officially a back to school event, the Florida Kids and Family Expo offers connections to resources for back to school. This event happens the week after the first week of school for most students. We hope to see you there!

12th Annual Back to School Expo

Altamonte Mall
August 6, 2022 | 11 AM to 4 PM
More Info: 12th Annual Back to School Expo Presented by Orlando Health Physician Associates Saturday, Aug 6, 2022 11 am – 4 pm Altamonte Mall A Free Family Event. Your One-Stop for […]

Elev8 Back 2 School Extravaganza

Elev8 Fun Sanford
August 8, 2022 | 12 PM to 8 PM
More Info: On Monday, August 8 from 12 to 8 pm, Elev8 Fun is sending kids back to school with one last blast of FUN at their Back 2 School Extravaganza.

Orange County Library Countdown to Kindergarten

Various Orange County Libraries
Various Dates
More Info: Who says you can’t play with your food? Strengthen important early literacy skills through food-themed stories, activities and a craft. Recommended for ages 4–5. South Creek Branch – July 5th and July 12th REGISTRATION Southeast Branch – August 11, August 18, and August 25 – (No registration necessary)

Florida Tax Savings Events


More Info: Once only a 3 day weekend, the Back to School Tax Free Weekend in Florida is 14 days long! The School Sales Tax holiday runs from Monday, July 25, 2022 to Sunday, August 7, 2022. These are dates that you can purchase clothing, shoes, backpacks, and school supplies without paying the sales tax.

True Health Back to School Bash

True Health Locations
Various Dates in July and August
More Info:  It may be summer, but the first day of school will be here before we know it! Make sure your child is prepared with their back-to-school physicals. During True Health’s Back to School Bash, students will also receive a free backpack, so make your appointment today! 

Back to School Bash Supply Drive

Avalon Park
July 30, 2022
More Info: We will be collecting school supplies to hand out to students in our community. Please drop the following items off at Encore or the Avalon Park YMCA before July 29th

Back to School Festival

Umatilla
July 30, 2022
More Info: Games & bounce houses, Food, music, many local vendors with amazing gifts

Back to School Event: Orlando

Orlando
July 30, 2022 | 10 AM to 1 PM
More Info: Lake Lorna Doone:

Join City of Orlando Commissioner Regina Hill, Florida Justice Center, Orlando Magic, Orlando City Soccer Foundation, Inc., Humana, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, and Jack and Jill of America, Inc. on Saturday, July 30th for a FREE Family Back-to-School Event at Lake Lorna Doone Park in Orlando from 10am to 1pm. Come pick up a free bookbag, supplies, tennis shoes, underwear, socks, and important information that will benefit both parents and children! Enjoy free food & entertainment, educational resources, health and wellness information and job opportunities.

Back to School Bash at Faith Assembly

Orlando and Casselberry locations
July 30, 2022
More Info: The can’t-miss bash is designed to provide 2,500 backpacks to at-risk and low-income families in Central Florida. Attendees have the opportunity to enjoy our interactive Kids Zone and receive free food, haircuts, school physicals and “Back to School” themed photos. Dress your student for success for a photo taken by one of our professional photographers.

Back to School Bash

Kissimmee
July 30, 2022 | 11 AM to 3 PM
More Info: We are excited to announce the return of our annual Back 2 School Bash, taking place July 30th this year. Put this on your calendar and plan to join us […]

Back to School Bash

Wayne Densch and South Orlando YMCAs
July 30, 2022 | 10 AM to 1 PM
More Info: Open to the entire community! This event will help children and their parents prepare for the upcoming school year. Participants will receive backpacks with school supplies to help them get started in elementary, middle, or high school. The event will also consist of other fun activities like free haircuts, prize giveaways, games and music, and additional parental resources.

Longwood Police Explorers Back to School

Longwood
July 31, 2022 | 8 AM to 2 PM
More Info: The Longwood Police Department is hosting our annual back-to-school event at Longwood Community Building. There are 450 backpacks filled with school supplies and a gift card from Shoe Carnival (backpacks are first come, first served). The first 100 kids will get a free haircut. Officers will be grilling hotdogs and hamburgers and there will be chips, popcorn, and drinks as well. In addition, there will be Ice cream from Nan and Pop’s, snacks from Publix, and more!

Back to School at Florida Technical College

Florida Technical College at Orlando and Kissimmee campuses
July 30, 2022 | 11 AM to 1 PM
More Info for Kissimmee; More Info for Orlando: Come and visit us to enjoy multiple activities, music, and more! We will be giving away hundreds of backpacks filled with school supplies. -Free Backpacks with School Supplies!* -Electronic Device […]

Annual Back to School Bash

Sanford
July 30, 2022 | 12 – 3 PM
More Info: Community Back Pack Giveaway hosted by Seminole County Coalition for Change. There will be food, games and fun for all!!

Oviedo Family Fun Day with Action Church

Oviedo Mall Parking Lot
July 30, 2022 | 10 – 2 PM
More Info: Action Church Oviedo is hosting a free event with bounce houses, games, and prizes at the Oviedo Mall (parking lot adjacent to The Zoo Health Club). backpacks and school supplies*
*while supplies last

Winter Park Family Fun Day with Action Church

Action Church
July 30, 2022 | 10 – 1 PM
More Info: Join us for Action Church Winter Park Family Fun Day! We will have FREE backpacks, haircuts & school supplies. Grab a hotdog, snow cone and have some fun on the many bounce houses!

Sanford Elks Lodge Family Fun Day

Sanford
July 30, 2022 | 11 – 2 PM
More Info: The Sanford Elks Lodge will have backpacks & school supplies for the 1st 300 kids to visit our Family Fun Day celebration. Enjoy a free lunch, games and activities, and see what else the Elks have to offer our community. We are happy to give back! 

Kids Day at Advanced EyeCare of Central Florida

Sanford
July 30, 2022 | 10 – 1 PM
More Info: Advanced EyeCare in Sanford is hosting our annual back to school day for kids from ages 5-17
• FREE vision screenings
• Same day full exams for kids that don’t pass the screenings
• $49 Eye Exams
• Face Painting
• Balloon Art
• Italian Ice
• Backpack Giveaway 

Back to School Block Party

Kissimmee
August 6, 2022 | 9 AM to 4 PM
More Info: Come out to our Back to School Community Block Party. We will have food, donations, kids activities, bounce house, different vendors, and more! Donations: FREE clothes, accessories, shoes, and much […]

Back to School Bash at Poinciana Community Center

Poinciana
August 5, 2022 | 6 PM to 9 PM
More Info: Join us for the fun, free, family event as we prepare to head back to school! There will be a laser & bubble show plus backpack giveaway, bounce houses, food trucks, face painting, DJ dance party, craft table, vendors and so much more!

Back to School Bash

Trotwood Park, Winter Springs
August 6, 2022 | 10 AM to 2 PM
More Info: Join us August 6th for food, music, and family fun before the school year starts. We will have balloon artist, face painting, music, karate and Zumba demos…something fun for everyone! […]

Back to School Bash

Volusia Mall, Daytona Beach
August 6, 2022 | 10 AM to 4 PM
More Info: Get everything you need for Back-to-School and have some fun too! Join us at the Volusia Mall to learn about local family-friendly businesses & resources and fun after school programs. […]

4th Annual Back2School Celebration

St. Cloud
August 6, 2022 | 11 AM to 1 PM
More Info: Our 2022 Back 2 School event will be held in the Staples Plaza on 13th Street in Saint Cloud. Saint Cloud families will be able to register for FREE backpacks […]

Back to School Extravaganza and Supply Giveaway

St. Cloud
July 23, 2022 | 5 PM to 6:30 PM
More Info: Helping Hand Community Counseling in St. Cloud presents this collaboration of over 70 local businesses & community leaders celebrating the amazing kids from around our community & help them prepare for the upcoming school year in style.

Back-2-School Bash in Hopkins Park St. Cloud

St. Cloud
July 23, 2022 | 5 PM to 6:30 PM
More Info: Participants will need to pre-register to receive a school supply filled backpack. For more information, please call St. Cloud Parks and Recreation at 407-957-7243.

Back 2 School Jam

Orlando
August 6, 2022 | 12 PM to 6 PM
More Info: defining movement presents… Back 2 School Jam, Saturday, Aug 6, 2022 A community party with a backpack giveaway & school supply drive FREE entry (school supply donations suggested) What’s happening? […]

Back to School Bash

Sanford
August 6, 2022
More Info:  FREE backpack and school supply giveaway. Games, snacks and prizes! All children must be registered and parent or guardian must attend.

Back2School Block Party School Supply Stroll

Kissimmee
August 6, 2022 | 5-7 PM
More Info: SAVE THE DATE!!! We are excited to announce the return of our annual Back 2 School event, taking place August 6th this year. We have LOTS of exciting details to […]

School Schedules

If you’re wondering when school starts for your kiddos or what their vacation days will be…we have them for you! Click here or the image below.


Don’t forget to check out the 2022 Florida Kids and Family Expo August 20-21, 2022 at the Orange County Convention Center. Tickets are on sale now! Click here for details.

Disclaimer: Events and information listed on this site are subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this MyCentralFloridaFamily.com post. Please always confirm with this family-friendly business by calling or clicking the links for the most up-to-date information.

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