Local community partners are offering a variety of Back to School events for students and families. For more information about a specific event please contact the event sponsor. If you have an event to add please email lexfun4kids@gmail.com


YMCA Back to School Rallies
July 27, 2024
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

The rallies provide elementary, middle and high school students with free full-size backpacks and school supplies. Each site distributes supplies for all grade levels. The Back to School Rallies is an initiative of the Y, which has served as the central coordinator of this event since 2011. Since that time, more than 52,000 backpacks have been given out to children in Central Kentucky communities.

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2024 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Registration will be in-person, the day of the event
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Registration and sign-up
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Music, games, food, and more
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Backpack distribution

2024 YMCA Rally

Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
Back to School Bash
Saturday, July 27, 2024 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Free

Join us for a celebration of going back to school! Children will receive a free backpack filled with school supplies and a new book to start the year! We will also have face painting by Dynamic Face Painters, carnival games provided by Thompson Catering, children’s crafts provided by On the Move Art Studio, stilt walking, balloon twisting, and juggling by Best Party Ever as well as music and free food.

Backpacks will be distributed to kids in grades K-12. The event is geared toward elementary and middle school children. Supplies are limited.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Youth Programs & Volunteer Director, Jonathan Hall, at jhall@carnegiecenterlex.org.

Back 2 School Bash 2024 is sponsored by Quantrell Subaru, Kentucky, LG&E and KU Foundation, William Stamps Farish Fund, Kentucky Social Welfare Foundation and Clark Raising Hope


Back to School Fun at the Gardenside Community Market
Watch for 2024 Info


TransParent Lex Back to School Bash
No info for 2024 yet


Cuts and Curls
Vouchers will be given out this year in August for free haircuts to be redeemed at area shops. Watch for more info!

Cuts & Curls

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