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During the 2017 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday (August 4, 2017 through August 6, 2017) qualifying items will be exempt from tax including: certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item; and personal computers and certain computer-related accessories purchased for noncommercial home or personal use selling for $750 or less per item. For more information and a list of qualifying items, visit www.floridarevenue.com.

This is not an exhaustive list of events. The list is for informational purposes, and the Department does not endorse or sponsor any of the events listed.

  • August 4, 2017 5pm-7pm
    Back 2 School Bash – Pensacola, FL

    Hosted by My Brothers and Sisters and Real Women Radio
    Bayview Park
    N 20th Ave & E Blount St
    Pensacola, FL 32503
    Free school supplies and fun.

  • August 5, 2017 10am-1pm
    Back to School Bash – Englewood, FL
    Sponsored by the Englewood YMCA, local churches and businesses
    881 South River Road
    Englewood, FL 34223
    Free supplies and services: backpacks and school supplies, haircuts, dental screenings, physicals

  • August 5, 2017 10am-2pm
    MWUGL School Supplies Giveaway – Jacksonville, FL
    Sponsored by Most Worshipful Union Grand Lodge
    410 N Broad Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32202
    Free school supplies, lunch, clothing, haircuts, snow cones, vision screening, health education, bounce houses and MORE!

  • August 5, 2017 10am-3pm
    Back to School Fair 2017 – Tampa, FL

    Westshore Plaza Mall
    250 Westshore Plaza
    Tampa, FL 33609
    The first 500 kids get a free book bag. Free for everyone: live entertainment, hands-on activities, workshops, exhibits and speakers.

  • August 5, 2017 10am
    Rock the Block Back to School Bash – Lakeland, FL

    Hosted by Harvest Assembly of God, sponsored by the City of Lakeland and Lakeland Electric
    The Lakeland Center
    701 Lime Street
    Lakeland, FL 33815
    Free: haircuts, family portraits, backpacks, school supplies and immunizations by the Florida Department of Health.

  • August 5, 2017 1pm-5pm
    Hawthorne Library Backpack Giveaway – Hawthorne, FL

    Hawthorne Library Branch
    6640 SE 221 Street
    Hawthorne, FL 32640
    The Youth Training Program will hand out backpacks and school supplies to all school aged children and teens.

  • August 5, 2017 9am-12pm & August 12, 2017 9am – 12pm
    The Mayor’s Backpack Give-A-Way 2017 – Daytona Beach, FL

    August 5, 2017 9am-12pm
    Daisy Stocking Park
    555 Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd
    Daytona Beach, FL 32114
    August 12, 2017 9am – 12pm
    Sunnyland Rec Center
    825 Washington Avenue
    Daytona Beach, FL 32114
    Free backpacks filled with school supplies. Children must be Daytona Beach residents to receive a backpack and parents' identification indicating residency may be requested. http://www.codb.us/index.aspx?NID=642

  • August 6, 2017 10am-1pm
    2017 Hope Now Back 2 School Bash – Orlando, FL

    Camping World Stadium
    1 Citrus Bowl Place
    Orlando, FL 32805
    All services and supplies are free: backpacks, dental screenings, haircuts, health screenings, school supplies.

  • August 12, 2017 8am
    Jumpstart 2 Success Back to School Event – Tallahassee, FL

    Jacob Chapel Baptist Church
    2333 Lake Bradford Road
    Tallahassee, FL 32310
    Free backpacks, school supplies, haircuts and braiding.

  • August 12, 2017 10am-1pm
    Free Back to School Health Fair – Jacksonville, FL

    Florida Blue Center | North Jacksonville - River City Marketplace
    13141 City Station Drive No #106
    Jacksonville, FL 32218
    Free vision and hearing screenings. Jacksonville Jaguars D-Line and the new Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp mascot, ”Scampi”, will be in attendance. Free face painting balloon art and back to school giveaways.

  • August 12, 2017 10am – 2pm
    Back to School Event – Miami, FL

    Juan Pablo Duarte Park
    2800 NW 17th Ave
    Miami, FL 33142
    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.

  • August 12, 2017 10am-1pm
    Back to School Round-Up – Sunrise, FL

    Sunrise Civic Center
    10610 W Oakland Park Blvd
    Sunrise, FL 33351
    Drawstring backpacks with school supplies and grade-appropriate books will be distributed free* to the first 1,000 K-12 students with proof of Sunrise residency. (*Quantities are limited. One book and one backpack per child. Parent/guardian must be present.)

  • August 19, 2017 10am-4pm
    Free Community Back to School Health Fair – Orlando, FL

    Sponsored by the City of Orlando, Commissioner Samuel B. Ings of District 6 and Wellness Mission Foundation
    Dr. James R. Smith Center
    1745 Bruton Boulevard
    Orlando, FL 32805
    Free: physicals, vision, hearing, cholesterol screening, dental, CPR, legal advice, financial health screening, live music and entertainment, fun workouts, prize give-a-ways, free food