Take advantage of the tax-free weekend to help other local children in need. Throw a few extra school supplies in the cart to donate to the KidSmart Push for Pencils, an initiative designed to help St. Louis children in need have the tools necessary to learn and succeed. Several drop-off points are offered throughout the St. Louis area. Monetary donations can be made online as well. Get the details.
Back-to-School Immunizations | Aug. 4
St. Charles County is offering Immunization Clinics Aug. 4 from 8:30-11 a.m. and 1:30-7 p.m. to help parents and students get the necessary immunizations required by the state. Get the details.
Back 2 School Blast at St. Louis Dream Center | Aug. 6
Students in St. Louis Public Schools can get equipped for the first day at the Back 2 School Blast at the St. Louis Dream Center. Pick up a free backpack and fill it with school supplies, then enjoy fun activities like rides, games and inflatables. Safety resources will also be available. Get the details.
Back to School Fun Fair at Purina Farms | Aug. 6-7
Celebrate the excitement of a new school year with games, pony rides, stories, inflatables and more at the free Back to School Fun Fair at Purina Farms from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 6 and 7. Get the details.
Back to School Art | Aug. 6
Children ages 5 to 10 are invited to the Back to School Fun Free First Saturday event at the St. Louis Artists Guild. Budding artists will relive their summer vacation by drawing and painting it. Get the details.
Decorate School Supplies at St. Louis Public Library | Aug. 9 and 11
New school year, new look. This Back to School craft activity at the Carpenter Branch of the St. Louis Public Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 6 helps teens start the year in style, with the opportunity to personalize their school supplies. Get the details.
Tax-Free Weekend | Aug. 5-7
Take some of the sting out of school supply shopping by skipping the state sales tax during Missouri’s Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday. Get the details.
Wentzville School District Back to School Fair | Aug. 6
Families in the Wentzville School District can save money on school supplies when they stock up at the Wentzville School District’s Back to School Fair 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 6 at Holt High School in Wentzville. The event also includes games, activities and free child ID kits. Get the details.
Kindergarten Prep | Aug. 13
Kindergartners and family are invited to learn what to expect on that first day of school at this free library event. A glimpse into a day in the life of a kindergartner will run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Eureka Hills branch of the St. Louis County Library. Get the details.
Six Flags Back to School Supply Drive | Aug. 8-12 and Aug. 15 and 16
Give back to the community and receive a discount ticket at Six Flags. Visitors bringing at least five of the KidSmart most-needed school supplies are eligible to purchase a half-price general admission one-day ticket to the park. Get the details.
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