It’s almost that time again for summer to wind down and school to ramp up in Central Florida. To help your family prepare, mark your calendar for sales tax holiday in Florida, August 3-5, 2017, and for special back-to-school events in Orlando.
Florida tax-free shopping days
You’ll get a bit of a break when stocking up for the new school year by shopping during the designated tax holiday period. August 3-5, you can purchase all of your back-to-school supplies without paying the tacked on state fees. Tax-free eligibility includes school supplies $15 or less per item, as well as clothing, footwear and accessories that are $60 or less per item (does not include computers).
Make the most of what’s left of the summer days with these fun ideas for free and cheap things to do in Orlando this summer. Before school starts, enjoy free and cheap movies, splash pads to cool off, and plenty of attractions to visit.
BACK TO SCHOOL EVENTS
Back 2 School Bash
Sunday, July 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
This free event supplies many of the items and services you need to get ready for another year including free back packs, dental & health screenings, haircuts and school supplies.
Back to School Expo
Saturday, August 4, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Seminole Towne Center
Free event while you shop during the tax-free weekend. Enjoy games and fun activities for the kids.
Back 2 School
Saturday, August 4, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The mall will donate more than 2,000 backpacks with free school supplies. They’ll also have entertainment and free haircuts for kids ages 2 – 17 years old, courtesy of Paul Mitchell The School. Arrive early; free while supplies last.
Avalon Back to School Bash
Saturday, August 4, 10 a.m. – noon
Avalon Park Foundation
Free backpacks and supplies will be distributed to the community.
Back to School Fashion Event
Saturday, August 5, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Mall at Millenia, Grand Court
FREE (limited seats available). Bring new or gently used school supplies to help benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida. Here is a list of what is needed.
Back to School Expo Community Expo
Saturday, August 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Florida Technical College
Free event featuring live music, fun activities, free medical check-ups, and free backpacks (limited quantities).
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