Back to school events in Austin, TX

It’s back to school, Austin… well, almost. Students in AISD officially return on Mon., Aug. 15, and other area districts have start dates up until Tues., Aug. 23.

Whether your child has recently started their school year or is preparing to start, we’ve rounded up seven back-to-school drives + celebrations in the Austin area that are sure to get the kids excited for a new year of learning.

These back-to-school celebrations will have families excited for the new school year. | Gif via GIPHY

Back to School Supply Drive | Wed., Aug. 10 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Gusto Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar | Free | Guests are encouraged to donate school supplies at this mixer celebrating the new school year. 📚

Teacher’s Colorful Back to School | Thurs., Aug. 11 | 7-9 p.m. | Painting With a Twist, 1401 I-35 | $22+ | Teachers are welcome to join this painting event + create colorful art for their classroom — teachers get a $15 discount. 🎨

Back to School Bash | Fri., Aug. 12 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area | Free | Join the Boys & Girls Club for a back-to-school event with free school supplies. ✏️

Rebels For Humanity 2nd Annual Community Back To School Drive | Sat., Aug. 13 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Pflugerville Community Church, 1214 Pfennig Ln. | Free | Register for this community event that will offer Central Texas students basic school supplies needed to start the school year. 📓

Back-2-School Community Fair | Sat., Aug. 13 | 12-2 p.m. | The Colony, Amenity Center - Event Hall, 368 Stephen F. Austin Blvd. | Free | Celebrate the new school year at this community fair + register for supply giveaways for K-12 students. 🖊️

Back to School Extravaganza! | Sat., Aug. 13 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | East Communities Y | Free | Register for this event featuring music, food, games, and free backpacks + school supplies. 🎒

Family Day: Back to School | Sun., Aug. 14 | 12-4 p.m. | UMLAUF Sculpture Garden | Free | Join for a day of yoga, live music, crafts, and activities at this event — make sure to register in advance. 🎶

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