Back To School Fair by Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine

Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine's 14th Annual Back to School Fair presented by Hillsborough County Public Schools will gather the best Tampa Bay has to offer at the ultimate back to school bash to make the upcoming school year the best one yet! … and yes, it’s FREE!

Back to School Fair is on Sales Tax Holiday Saturday! This means you won’t have to pay sales tax on your school related purchases! What a great time to get your school shopping done!


  • Meet and take pictures with ThunderBug from the Tampa Bay Lightning!
  • Get your face painted by Childlike Productions!
  • Watch out for Gasparilla Pirates at the event!
  • FREE Backpacks to the FIRST 500 Kids in line!
  • Keep an eye out for Captain Fear and the Bucs Cheerleaders!
  • Enjoy a performance by the students of Patel Conservatory!
  • Over 60 different vendors, non-profits including the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County
  • Enjoy performances, games, and activities throughout the event