Dallas Mayor’s Back to School Fair Registration
Pre-registration has begun for the 22nd Dallas Mayor’s Back to School Fair.
On Aug. 3 at Fair Park, the fair will support students from pre-k through 12th grade. Free health and dental screenings will also be available for students who attend the fair.
“The Mayor’s Back to School Fair is a one-stop shop where we provide school supplies,” said Angela Schellene, event coordinator for the fair. “As well as really critical services, such as immunizations. We do vision screenings with free eyeglasses for children that need them. We also do free haircuts.”
Partners of the fair will offer families information about social, educational and governmental services, in both Spanish and English.
Free supplies are available to all students in the Dallas Independent School District. Other students who live in Dallas and meet federal poverty guidelines will also be eligible to attend.
“For more than two decades, the Mayor’s Back To School Fair has been playing a crucial role in ensuring our youth have everything they need to start their first day of school,” Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said in a statement. “For families, the fair eases the burden of buying supplies, getting immunizations and haircuts, and seeing the dentist. I am so proud of how this event has grown and am grateful to the incredible sponsors, donors and community partners who keep it thriving year after year.”
Organizers expect to hand out about 15,000 school supply packs and 3,500 backpacks.
The first Mayor’s Back to School Fair, held in 1996, was organized by former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk. This year’s event is expected to draw around 35,000 people.
Families can pre-register in person at 19 events across the city this month, or online at mayorsbacktoschoolfair.com.