The North Suncoast Back to School Bash has free resources for children of all ages including school supplies, backpacks (limit two per family)and more. Free. Nature Coast Technical High School, 4057 California St., Brooksville.
Back To School With The Bucs with school supply giveaways Saturday Aug.4 8-4pm at Raymond James Stadium
Back to School Care Fair is when The Junior League of St. Petersburg has an event where Children can receive medical exams, screenings, immunizations and backpacks filled with school supplies. Free. 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. Johnnie Ruth Clarke, 1344 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg.
How about the “Back to School Dizzy Kickball Classic” and Public Carnival with DJ dancing, free haircuts, little league baseball registration, dance performances, a raffle and more than 100 free backpacks full of school supplies. Free. Noon-6 p.m. Aug. 5. Thomas “Jet” Jackson Park and Recreation Center, 1000 28th St. S, St. Petersburg
Tampa Bay Youth Sports Expo: skills zones, live demonstrations, DJ dancing, games, food, vendors and a backpack giveaway. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 4. The Skills Center, 300 E Sligh Ave., Tampa. (813) 703-1324. theskillscenter.org.
Operation Backpack: Children K-8 attending Hernando County schools can pick up a free backpack full of supplies. Free. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, (352) 263-7829; and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville. (352) 540-3835. business.hernandochamber.com.
Back to School Fair: Starting at 10 a.m., the first 500 kids get a free book bag. There will also be a princess sing-along, entertainment, exhibits, appearances by ThunderBug and Captain Fear and roaming pirates. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 4. WestShore Plaza, 250 WestShore Plaza, Tampa. (813) 286-0790. tampabayparenting.com.
Back to School Swap: Families can save money and swap out unwanted, gently used clothing, shoes and accessories for something they can use. Free. Noon-4 p.m. Aug. 10 and 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 11. New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St. (727) 853-1279.