22nd Annual Mayor’s Back to School Fair, Presented by Walmart, set for Friday, Aug. 3, at Fair Park
Free event to provide school supplies for 15,000 qualifying Dallas schoolchildren, plus immunizations,
vision and dental screenings, haircuts, information, kids activities, entertainment and much more
With summer flying by, the 22nd-annual Mayor’s Back To School Fair, presented by Walmart, is just around the corner! Families can stock up on everything they need at the Fair, which takes place Friday, Aug. 3, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Centennial Building at Fair Park.
A one-stop shop with all the back-to-school essentials, the Fair will offer free school supplies for Dallas schoolchildren Pre-K through 12th grade (who meet eligibility requirements), free services including health, dental and vision screenings, immunizations and haircuts, plus the latest information on education, health and social services. Backpacks will be given away to kids in pre-K through 5th grade. Musical entertainment, kids activities, games, interactive demos and more make for an exciting event that’s not to be missed!
IMPORTANT: Although the Fair’s activities and services are free and open to the public, free school supplies are available only to Pre-K through 12th grade students who attend a Dallas ISD school or live in the City of Dallas and meet certain eligibility requirements. For Dallas ISD students, families must provide proof that the student attends a Dallas ISD school by providing documentation with student ID number. For students attending other schools who live in the City of Dallas, families must provide a valid photo ID, City of Dallas proof of residency and verify income is at or below the 2018 Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Families can pre-register online May 20-June 30, attend a pre-registration event in July or register at the Fair Aug. 3. Families who pre-register will save time and be guaranteed receipt of school supplies at the Fair.
Presenting sponsor is Walmart, and major sponsor is Texas Instruments. Other sponsors are Amerigroup; Baylor Scott & White Health; Boost Mobile; Children’s Health; Cigna; Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages; Dallas Mavericks; DART; Energy Transfer Partners; First United Methodist Church Dallas; Half Price Books; Gene and Jerry Jones Family Charities; Methodist Health System; State Fair of Texas; Trilogy; TXU Energy; and UPS. Donors are Billingsley Company; Barbara and Randal Brown; Columbus Realty Partners, Ltd.; Dallas Citizens Council; David Deniger and Mara Batlin; HALL Group; Al G. Hill, Jr.; Lyda Hill; JLL; KDC Real Estate; Herb Kelleher; Lisa and Peter Kraus; Sarah and Alan Losinger; Lottye and Bobby Lyle; Mankoff Family Foundation; Muse Family Foundation; Mike A. Myers; Aileen & Jack Pratt Foundation; Erle A. Nye; Cindy and Howard Rachofsky; Deedie Rose; The Hegi Family; The Perot Foundation; The Stanford C. and Mary Claire Finney Foundation; and Mike and Mary Terry.
Community partners are Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation; Cedric B’s Barber and Beauty Salon; City of Dallas; Dallas County Health and Human Services; Dallas ISD; Essilor Vision Foundation; Mayor’s Youth Fitness Initiative (MyFi); Ogle School of Hair, Skin and Nails; and Texas A&M University College of Dentistry.
Media partners are WFAA, Univision 23, Greensheet Media, 106.1 KISS FM, Qué Buena 94.1 FM, Latino Mix 107.9, K104, Smooth R&B 105.7, 97.9 The Beat, Majic 94.5 and 101.7 FM Air1 Radio.
Admission is free. Parking is free, or visitors can ride DART. Shuttle service within Fair Park will be available at Gate 5 (the Fair’s main entrance) to and from the Centennial Building. The Centennial Building at Fair Park is located at 1001 Washington St. in Dallas.
For more information, please call 311 or go tomayorsbacktoschoolfair.com.