2019 Back To School Events In Hampton Roads! (Updated)

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Back to School Events in Hampton Roads Virginia
 
Everyone is gearing up for the 2019-2020 school year in Hampton Roads! Here are some upcoming events to celebrate going back to school (some are also making free school supplies available to students!). To add an event to this FREE listing CLICK HERE!

 
 
 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2019
 
Back 2 School Bash (Chesapeake)
Date: Sunday, August 18, 2019 from 11:30am-1:30pm
Description:  School will be starting soon, and we're going to have a back to school bash to celebrate! This event is FREE and open to the public. Invite your friends! Join us after church on Sunday, August 18th, for lunch and tons of fun activities for the whole family! We'll be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers for lunch. Plus there will be bounce houses, games for kids, face painting, balloon sculptures, cotton candy, snow cones, and much more!
Location: Greenbrier Church, 1101 Volvo Pkwy, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
 
Date: Sunday, August 18, 2019 from 2-7pm
Description: Bring everyone you know. We are going to be giving out backpacks, school supplies and much more. Come enjoy some food and fun and music on a Sunday with your fellow neighbors. Let's come together.
Location: Norview Middle 6325 Sewells Point Rd, Norfolk, Virginia 23513 


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2019
 
Location: Achievable Dream Academy, 726 16th St, Newport News, VA 23605
Description: Come for games, crafts, face painting, food, music and fun. Registration begins at 9:30am. Child must be present to receive a bag. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to participate. Backpacks and school supplies will be distributed at the end of the event, but you must be registered to receive one. Available while supplies last. 
 
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2019
 
Date: Friday, August 23, 2019 from 11am-3pm JEB 
Description: JEB Fort Story Youth Center is hosting its annual Back to School is Cool Carnival on Friday, August 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and will feature food, fun, music, entertainment, face painting, games, inflatables and more! Open to children ages 5 to 18 of active duty, retirees and DoD/NAF civilians. Parents bringing children to community events need to remain throughout. No drop-offs please. 
Location: Fort Story - Youth Center 457 Vera Cruz Road Bldg. 457 Virginia Beach, VA 23459
 
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2019 from 5:30-7:30pm
Cost: Free
Description: Participants will be given bags and will have the opportunity to collect various school supplies for the upcoming school year at various checkpoints along the track. Refreshments and a snack will be provided for all participants. Open to all military/DoD civilians and eligible family members that are of school age. For more information please call 757-433-2199.
Location: NAS Oceana - Outdoor Sports Complex, Virginia Beach, VA 23460
 
 
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2019
 
Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 11am-3:30pm 
Description: LWOM will be giving schools supplies to anyone that has a need. We will also be giving away clothing, uniforms, sneakers, and other items. We have from infants to women and men size 5X. Please bring a friend and come and be blessed.
Location: Norview Recreation Center 6380 Sewells Point Rd, Norfolk, Virginia 23513 
 
Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 11am-2pm 
Description: FREE supplies, while supplies last, will be given away to every child in attendance. In September of 2015, Jonathan "Luke" Brabham, founder of DFG Kids presented the 1st DFG Kids Back to School Supply drive, held at Churchland Middle School in the heart of Portsmouth, VA. With no major sponsors or corporations behind it, just a few incredible spirited donors within the community, we were able to provide school supplies for over 250 children. Being able to assist that many households & their children was an incomparable feeling, one that we'd love to maintain by offering this opportunity to the community every year.
Location: Churchland Middle School River Shore Rd, Portsmouth, Virginia 23707 
 
Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 11am-2pm
Description: GEM Norfolk, in collaboration with the City of Norfolk & Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority, will have the pleasure of serving kindness to residents in the surrounding area for the 10th year straight!! In the spirit of celebrating our mission of outreach, our location has changed and this year’s theme is “Reaching”! The goal is to ensure that every resident is aware of the resources and services that our City has to offer to aid in a healthy and successful lifestyle (mentally, spiritually, and physically) in the City of Norfolk and to provide a day of encouragement to the community. Similar to last year, one can expect to explore over 25 vendor tables, music, kid activities (i.e. potato sack race, hula hoops, jump rope competitions, water balloons, & bounce houses), raffles, grilled refreshments, and a display of City vehicles! This event is free and open to the public.
Location: Huntersville Park 830 Goff Street Open Field Area Norfolk, VA 23504 
 
Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 11am-3pm
Description: Parents, please sign your kids up for Hope Church Newport News' Back 2 School Fair! Only one backpack per student. Students need to be present to receive a backpack. We will start the day with lunch and the rest of the day will be filled with educational resources, community information, art activities, games and more. Register today at HopeChurchVA.com
Location: Hope Church Newport News 4 Elmhurst Street, Newport News, Virginia 23603 
 
Back To School Fun Day (Virginia Beach)
Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 11am-3pm
Description: Join us for a fun FREE event as we give away FREE book bags and school supplies!! Also, there will be a 3 on 3 basketball tournament...the winning team will receive $150.00...FREE food and games for the children!!!
Location: Lake Edwards City Park 704 Hampshire Lane Virginia Beach, VA 23462 
 
Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 11am-4pm
Description: Looking for donors, volunteers, and sponsors to support our 3rd Annual Back to School Drive that will be hosted at C Waldo Scott Center this year. We are giving away 300 backpacks with supplies, hair cuts and hairstyles (first come first serve), along with free food. In order to make this possible we are raising funds and seeking sponsors to help make this event a success. 
Location: C Waldo Scott Center 3100 Wickham Ave, Newport News, VA 23607
 
Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 12-5pm
Description:  Kick off the new school year with a FREE fun day at your community center. Carnival style games, inflatables, face painting, art projects, treats and school supply giveaways while they last
Location: Doris Miller Community Center, 2814 Wickham Ave, Newport News, Virginia 23607

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 1-4pm
Description: Join Premier for our 2nd Annual Book Bag Giveaway on Saturday August 24, 2019 at 1pm.
Location: Premier Rental Purchase - Newport News,VA 13751 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, Virginia 23602 

Back to School Giveaway (Virginia Beach)
Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 1-4pm
Description: Our biggest event of the year is here! Please join us for free school supplies clothing and food! We can't promise we will have everything you need but we are here to help as much as we can!! 
Location: Beach Church 503 15th St Virginia Beach VA
 
Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 1-4pm
Cost: This event is free and open to the public.
Description: Come celebrate the start of the 2019- 2020 school year with us! We will have a variety of fun-filled activities that are accessible for children of all abilities. We will be giving much-needed school supplies to children of the community as well of teachers of Special Education classrooms. Supplies are limited and only available while they last.
Location: Pembroke Mall, 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
 
Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 2-5pm
Cost: FREE
Description: Christian Way Ministries is proud to announce our bookbag drive coming soon to a church near you! If you have young kids in school who are in need of a FREE book bag with basic school supplies, we are handing out 200 free bookbags on a first come, first serve basis! Our bookbag drive is just a small token of us giving back to our community. We will have music, food, and a bounce-house!
Location: Christian Way Ministries, 549 Newtown Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
 
AFC's Back to School Bash (Virginia Beach)
Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 4-7pm
Description: Ambassadors For Christ's Back to School Bash is here! Join us on August 24th @ 4pm for some end of the year fun, games and excitement. FREE FOOD AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR ALL CHILDREN. *Child must be present to receive supplies* There will be multiple prizes for children to win through games and contest.
Location: Ambassadors For Christ Deliverance Center (AFC) 129 N. Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 
 
 
MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2019
 
Date: Monday, August 26, 2019 from 6-9pm
Description: Back 2 School night with giveaways, games and outdoor movie
Location: Teens With a Purpose 700 E Olney Rd, Norfolk, Virginia 23504 
 
 
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2019
 
Date: Friday, August 30, 2019 from 11am-3pm
Description: Free & open to the public. Call 757-247-8603 for hair appointments. 
Location: Doris Miller Community Center, 2400 Washington Ave., Newport News, VA 23607
 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2019
 
Date: Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 10am-2pm
Description: Come and enjoy food, fun, games, prizes, and FREE BOOKBAGS. Your kids will leave happy, tired, and, most importantly, PREPARED for school!
Location: Gray's Missionary Baptist 380 Union St, Hampton, Virginia 23669 

Date: Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 12-2pm
Description: details to come soon!
Location: We Serve The City 2180 McComas Way Ste 113, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456
 
 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2019
 
Date: Sunday, September 1, 2019 from 11am-4pm
Description: For boys ages 5-18. The first 300 school age boys to receive haircuts, will also receive backpacks! In addition to free haircuts, there will be numerous opportunities for youth and their families to engage with Norfolk officers in a block party atmosphere of games, free food and fun activities, to include K-9 and other Specialty Unit demonstrations! This year, the list of corporate and community partners for back to school outreach, has grown to include Walmart, Sun Trust Bank and 7-Eleven, along with the Five-0 & Fades barbers, faith based partner, Calvary Revival Church and Norfolk Public Schools. Each community partner serves to share resources to positively encourage, engage and assist youth and their families for a new school year.
Location: Southside STEM Academy at Campostella, 1106 Campostella Rd, Norfolk, VA 23523  


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2019

Back to School Hair Affair (Virginia Beach)
Date: Monday, September 2, 2019 at 11am – 3pm
Description: MARK YOUR CALENDARS! JOIN US for our 2nd ANNUAL Back to School Hair Affair for Kids! Our professional stylists will be providing free hair cuts at the Chesapeake Beach Fire and Rescue Station. Come tour the station and check out an ambulance. Donations accepted and proceeds will go towards purchasing critical supplies to keep our ambulances stocked and street ready to serve our community. 
Location: Chesapeake Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad 2211 Greenwell Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019

Date: Friday, September 6, 2019 from 6-8pm   
Description: Naval Station Norfolk MWR presents the Pierside Bowling Center Back To School Bash. Bring your children in to bowl on Friday, September 6 between 6 and 8 p.m. The cost is $10 per person and includes two games of bowling, access to a dinner buffet, fun games, raffles, music and more! 
Location: NAVSTA Norfolk - Pierside Lanes B Ave. Bldg. CEP-127 Norfolk, VA 23511
 


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2019
 
Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 1-5pm
Cost: FREE
Description: This is an annual community effort to help youth and families prepare for the school year that is right around the corner. Come and join us in this fun event for children of all ages.
FREE backpacks & school supplies. MUSIC BY DJ NAKYLLA
Location: Military Circle Mall, 880 N. Military Circle Mall, Norfolk Virginia 23502
  
 
 

Back to School Events in Hampton Roads Virginia

PAST EVENTS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2019
 
Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 9:30am-1:30pm
Cost: Free
Description: Free Book Bags /School Supplies, Hair cuts, Games , Health Screenings, Food & more. Volunteers needed (757) 287-0277. Donate School supplies & book bags & drop off @ YH Thomas Community Center. For more info: (757) 287-0277
Location: Y.H. Thomas Community Center, 1300 Thomas Street, Hampton VA
 
Get On The Bus! (Chesapeake)
Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 10am-2pm.
Description: Get your child ready for school with the help of Great Bridge Rotary and Chesapeake Public Schools! Free Food, School Supplies, Physicals*, Immunizations, Community Resources and more! Plus FREE school supplies to every child that attends! 
Location: Oscar Smith Middle School 2500 Rodgers Street Chesapeake, VA 23324
 
Back to School Bash (Newport News)
Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 10am-2pm
Cost: This event is free, please RSVP with L.W.D. by email at WeCanLWD@gmail.com or by phone at 757-921-6876 if interested in participating in "Yoga with Let Me Great at Children Yoga LLC" with Mrs. Tiffany.
Description: Living with Disabilities is hosting our 3rd B2SB and you are welcome to join us. It is an Inclusive Free event where we will have school supplies and gently used clothes, informative information, games, yoga and more for attendees.
Location: C Waldo Scott Center for HOPE, 3100 Wickham Ave, Newport News, Virginia 23607
 
Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 10am-5pm
Cost: FREE
Description: Back to School specials, crafts, activities, giveaways and more. Including kid's yoga sessions from Let Me Be Great Children’s Yoga. 
Location: MacArthur Center, 300 Monticello Ave, Norfolk VA 23510
 
Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 10am-1pm
Cost: Free
Description: Kick-off the 2019-2020 School Year at your local NEX! We'll be celebrating with: FREE NEX drawstring bags for the first 300 kids, A scavenger hunt with Back to School giveaways, A bounce house, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, coloring mural, rock wall & balloon artist provided by MWR, A LEGO City's Great Vehicles building station, Face Painting, Crafts, Enter to Win Prizes, Music, Vendors including Crayola, Playdoh, USO, Navy Lodge, Fleet & Family Support Center, FUJI, Kellogs, Enterprise, COX, Ray-Ban & much more! *WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. FOR AUTHORIZED NEX PATRONS & SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN ONLY.*
Location: Navy Exchange (Little Creek), 1170 Amphibious Dr Bldg 3443, Virginia Beach VA
Location: Navy Exchange (Oceana), 1449 Tomcat Blvd, Virginia Beach VA
Location: Navy Exchange (Norfolk), 1560 Mall Drive Building, Norfolk VA
 
Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 10am-2pm
Cost: Free. Call TODAY to sign up for a book bag for your student 757 806.6339. or click the link above.
Description: We will be providing school supplies for students going back to school for the 2019-2020 school year. Families will also have the opportunity to get clothes and a meal for their student. We are stuffing out book bags with the tools for our children to conquer their Dreams for the school year! 
Location: Dreams of Hope Foundation, 6910 Warwick Blvd, Newport News VA
 
Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 11am-1pm
Cost: Free
Description: Are you looking to give back to the community in a FUN & POSITIVE way? How would it feel to serve a community that serves you? Do you want to get your kids off of the video games for a bit? Are you looking for an opportunity to set a positive example within your neighborhood, city or school district? Maybe you are a nature lover who takes pride in the earth and your surroundings? Or maybe, you know a child that could benefit from this giving and taking experience? This is the event for you! Come on out for 2 hrs to help other like-minded individuals and families keep Chesapeake Fun Forest clean. 
Location: Chesapeake City Park, 900 City Park Drive, Chesapeake Virginia
 
Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 12-2pm
Cost: Free
Description: Join us in Town Square for annual Back to School Bash! PTC will be giving away over $10,000 in gift cards! Enjoy face painting, balloons, our Imagination Playground & so much more!
Location: Peninsula Town Center, 4410 East Claiborne Square, Hampton VA 23666
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2019
 
Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 9am-2pm
Cost: FREE
Description: The school year is quickly approaching, do you have all of your ducks in a row? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Head out to Booker T. Washington Elementary School for all of your back to school needs from school registration to haircuts and school supplies. Free food and kids activities will be available.
Location: Booker T. Washington Elementary School, 204 Walnut Street, Suffolk, VA
 
Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 12pm
Cost: Free
Description: PreK-8 th graders! It's year TWO of our annual School supply giveaway! We'll be in the "Community Room" giving away school supplies for children. Some will receive book bags empty or filled. Children MUST be present! We do not have a certain quantity to give away, therefore we will give away supplies, Etc. until we run out.
Location: West Hampton Community Center, 1638 Briarfield Rd, Hampton VA
 
Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 12-4pm   
Description: Centura Virginia Beach invites you and your family to join us for food, fun, and games at our Back to School Community Bash. Children in attendance will receive school supplies, while supplies last. Vendors will be in attendance to provide services and activities are: - Walmart - Allstate - Happy Feet Daycare - Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts - Department of Human Services - And more! Call 757.340.2121 for more information.  
Location: 2697 Dean Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
 
 
 
 
THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2019
 
Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 3:30-7pm
Cost: Free
Description: NAS Oceana MWR presents its annual Back to School Family Fest. Join us at NAS Oceana Main Gate Park on Thursday, August 156 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. for music, entertainment, activities and food. Concessions will be available at minimal cost. Event activities include and assortment of games, prizes, inflatables, DJ, magician, balloon artist, face painting, glitter tattoos, laser tag, caricaturist, rock wall, hayrides, pony rides and more! For more information, please call 757-578-2179 or 757-492-7053 
Location: NAS Oceana - Main Gate Park, Virginia Beach VA
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2019
 
Date: Friday, August 16, 2019 from 5-8pm
Description: NSA HR Headquarters MWR presents its Back To School Bash on Friday, August 16 at 5 p.m. Bring the family and join in on the fun. The event is free and includes, giveaways, a live DJ, bounce houses, caricature artist, temporary tattoo artist, carnival games, face painting, hot dogs, chips & drinks and more! 
Location: NSAHR Headquarters - Cutter Park 100 Elementary Dr. Norfolk, VA 23551 
 
Date: Friday, August 16, 2019 from 5-9:30pm
Cost: This event is free and open to the public.
Description: Say ALOHA to summer as we prepare for the start of a new school year! Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation will be celebrating with a variety of fun-filled, family-friendly activities along with giveaways and door prizes. We will be giving away much-needed school supplies starting at 5 p.m. Supplies are limited and available while they last. The fun will continue with a family movie night featuring "Moana" in Williams Farm Park beginning at dusk. Bring blankets and beach chairs for the movie.  NEW! Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation’s Inclusion Unit will be hosting a Sensory Tent during the event. This dedicated area is meant as a calming space and will provide various forms of organized sensory input should an individual become over-stimulated. 
Location: Williams Farm Recreation Center, 5252 Learning Circle, Virginia Beach VA 23462
 
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019
 
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 9am-12pm 
Description: uplifting communities through the spirit of giving, health and family unity. The Stanky Wanky Back to School Kids & Family Fun Day will offer the gift of giving families a helping- hand with school uniforms, book bags and school supplies for children ages 4-13. The day will be filled with a youth dance, school supply giveaway, speakers and much more. The event targets economic challenge families providing them with informative knowledge on the importance of education, health awareness, behavior, and community unity. This event will be free to youth in the city of Hampton and Newport News public schools. 
Location: Full Gospel Kingdom Church 3114 Washington Avenue Newport News, VA 23607 
 
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 10am-2pm
Description:  We will be providing school supplies for students going back to school for the 2019-2020 school year. Families will also have the opportunity to get clothes and a meal for their student. We are stuffing out book bags with the tools for our children to conquer their Dreams for the school year! Call TODAY to sign up for a book bag for your student 757 806.6339
Location: 6910 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, Virginia
 
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 10am-1pm
Cost: FREE
Description: Truth Transformation Ministries will host our annual "Call To Duty: Back-to-School Kickoff and Community Day" on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 10:00am-1:00pm! This is a FREE event! We will be distributing at least 300 backpacks filled with school supplies to all school-aged youth attending. Families will also enjoy free food, bounce houses, games, a basketball free-throw contest, resource information, free children's books, free raffles, children's crafts, music, and more! First come, first served, so come early!  This event will be held RAIN or SHINE!  Child must be present to receive a backpack and must be accompanied by a parent/guardian for the duration of the event.
Location: Truth Transformation Ministries, 3268 South Military Hwy, Chesapeake, VA 23323
 
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 12-3pm
Description: Come out and support One Stop Essentials as we show love to our community for our 4th annual Back to School event!! We’ll be handing out free school supplies, and will have hotdogs, snow cones, popcorn, and cotton candy available for the kids! Raffle prizes will also be awarded. Music provided by DJ Sid Nastyyy, and tasty treats will be served by Fiesta’s Events.**School supplies and food while supplies last** 
Location: Lafayette Park 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23504
 
 
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