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2022 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 2022-2023 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!).

More events will be added to this list as they are announced. To add an event to this FREE listing CLICK HERE!

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Upcoming Events: 

Military – Back to School Bash (Norfolk) 
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2022 from 5-8pm
Location: NSAHR Cutter Park, Norfolk, VA
Description: This event is free and there will be a petting zoo, snow cones, popcorn, bounce houses, carnival games, music, and giveaways while supplies last. Hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be served at 6 p.m.

Back to School Care Fair (Virginia Beach) 
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 10am-2pm
Location: Landstown High School, 2001 Concert Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Description: This family friendly event includes hearing and vision screenings, haircuts, a backpack giveaway, food, prizes, and fun activities.

Free School Supplies & Lunch For Kids (Virginia Beach) 
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 10am-12pm
Location: Light Of Hope United Methodist Church, Virginia Beach, VA
Description: Stop by for lunch and pick up school supplies for EVERYONE that has a need!! (or until supplies are gone).

IMPACT 2022 Back to School event (Newport News) 
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 10am-1pm
Location: Brittingham-Midtown Community Center, 570 McLawhorne Drive, Newport News, VA 23601
Description: Supplies are limited, and pre-registration is available for a limited time. Attendees will pick up a free backpack stuffed with school supplies and more. Come and enjoy a day filled with fun, food, and music!

Back-2-School Gear Up (Smithfield) 
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 11am-2pm
Location: Healing Waters Worship Center, 12172 Smiths Neck Rd, Carrollton, VA
Description: Join us for our 5th annual Back-2-School Gear-Up from 11 am to 2 pm. Will we use our Drive-Thru model to give away backpacks and hot dogs while having a fun party drive-thru atmosphere! We can’t wait to celebrate the end of summer with the families from our community while helping them kick off the fall with a great start.

Urban League of Hampton Roads Back to School Bash (Norfolk) 
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2022 from 10am-3pm
Location: Urban League of Hampton Roads, 7300 Newport Avenue, Suite 500, Norfolk, VA 23505
Description: Join us as we celebrate the new school year with backpacks and school supplies.

Bacon Street Backpack Distribution (Hampton) 
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022 from 2-6pm
Location: Bacon Street Youth & Family Services, 329 Buckroe Avenue, Hampton, VA 23664
Description: This year is going to be our biggest yet! We will be distributing 300 backpacks across three of our offices (Williamsburg, Hampton, and Gloucester).

Military – Back to School Splash (Chesapeake) 
Date: Friday, August 19, 2022 from 5-8pm
Location: HSA HR Northwest – Outdoor Pool, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Description: This event will take place in the field next to the Northwest Annex Pool. There will be bounce houses, a rock wall, and other fun activities. In addition, there will be school supply giveaways while supplies last.

Bowman’s Annual Book Bag Giveaway (Hampton) 
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Location: 1899 N. Armistead Ave, Hampton, VA
Description: Read to succeed by engaging with a book to sharpen your tools before the school year begins. To receive a backpack of supplies, you must submit a book report on a book of your choosing.  Once you have completed the requirements, you will be contacted when you will be able to pick up your bags on August 20, 2022.

Military – Back to School Bash (Norfolk) 
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 10am-12pm
Location: NS Norfolk – Pierside Entertainment Center, Norfolk, VA
Description: Celebrate back to school with NAVSTA Norfolk MWR Community Recreation. Stop by for some bowling and free school supplies while supplies last.

Back to School Supply Drive (Hampton) 
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 10am-12pm
Location: Tarrant Middle School, 1435 Todds Lane, Hampton, VA 23666
Description: Music, free giveaways while supplies last.  Student must be present to receive school supplies.

2nd Annual Back to School Backpack Drive (Norfolk) 
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 2pm
Location: Premier Pawn, Chesapeake, VA
Description: There will be food, refreshments, and a good time provided at the event! 100 back packs to be given away full of school supplies to those in need.

Back to School Bash (Chesapeake) 
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 5-7pm
Location: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 437 Providence Road, Chesapeake, VA
Description: Backpacks and school supplies for children/youth kindergarten – 12th grade.  Join us for some tips on homework, tutoring, and positive communication with your child’s school. Hotdogs and ice cream. RSVP BY AUGUST 15TH WITH CHILD’S NAME AND GRADE IN SCHOOL.

End of Summer Bash (Norfolk) 
Date: Friday, August 26, 2022 from 4-7pm
Location: Teens With a Purpose, 700 E. Olney Rd, Norfolk, VA
Description: Join Teens With a Purpose and Community Partners as present an end-of-summer bash for the community to remember! The event will include sharing resources, and school supplies, community art making, music, and more!

Military – Back to School Extravaganza (Portsmouth) 
Date: Friday, August 26, 2022 from 6-10pm
Location: NSAHR Portsmouth – Community Recreation Center, 860 Sterling Cook St. Bldg. 256, Portmsouth, VA 23708
Description: Come and enjoy an outdoor movie and BBQ.

Military – Back to School Bash (Virginia Beach) 
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 11am-2pm
Location: JEB Little Creek Library, Virginia Beach, VA
Description: End the summer with a fun-filled afternoon. There will be music, a bounce house, games, snow cones, and giveaways.

Complete the Puzzle presents a Back to School Backpack Giveaway (Portsmouth) 
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 11am-2pm
Location: Portsmouth City Park, Portsmouth VA
Description: Vendors, DJ, raffles, food, backpacks and school supplies will be distributed.

CWM 4th Annual Book Bag Drive (Virginia Beach) 
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 12-4pm
Location: 549 Newtown Rd, Virginia Beach, VA
Description: Free book bags with school supplies for school age children

W.O.W. Youth Summit & Back To School Giveaway (Virginia Beach) 
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022. Summit from 11am-1pm. Giveaway beginning at 1pm.
Location: 6204 N Military Hwy, Norfolk, VA
Description: The annual back-to-school drive will follow the summit and is for all students/families in the Hampton Roads area.

“It Takes a Village” Back to School Give-Away (Hampton) 
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2022 from 3-6pm
Location: Boo Williams Sportsplex, 5 Armistead Pointe Parkway, Hampton, VA 23666
Description: Back to School Giveaway. This year, we are excited to partner with TV Personality, Cory Taylor. Be sure to register you and your child(ren). Skip the line and preregister today!

Back 2 School Bash (Chesapeake)
Date: August 31, 2022 from 2-6pm
Location: Elizabeth River Park, 1400 Elizabeth River Way, Chesapeake VA
Description: Families join The Mount at Chesapeake for an afternoon of fun, food, games, and prizes. We will also be distributing school supplies and hosting a vaccination clinic (insurance cards are required).

Previous 2022 Events:

Back to School Supplies Giveaway (Hampton) 
Date: Friday, July 29, 2022 from 12-3pm & 5-7pm
Location: Sentara CarePlex Hospital, 3000 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA 23666
Description: Sentara CarePlex Hospital is here to ensure students are equipped to learn, by getting them the supplies they need to succeed.

Southeast Community Summer Celebration (Newport News) 
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 11am-3pm
Location: Heritage High School, 5800 Marshall Ave, Newport News, VA
Description: Join us for a summer block party celebration featuring free food, music, games, family and student resources, and free school supplies (while quantities last)!

Military – Back to School Bash (Newport News) 
Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2022 from 4-6pm
Location: WPNSTA Yorktown Sports Zone Gym, Newport News, VA 23603
Description: Backpacks full of school supplies and other goodies will be given out while supplies last.

Izzy’s 3rd Annual Community Day (Norfolk)
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 12-6pm
Location: David Gilbert Jacox Elementary School, 1300 Marshall Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23504
Description: We are back for Izzy’s 3rd Annual Community Day! This year is all about “4 The People, By The People”! There will be a scholarship giveaway, free food, resources, games, sports clinics, music, vendors, school supplies, shoe haul, and more!

Get On The Bus (Chesapeake)
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 1-5pm
Location: Oscar Smith Middle School. 2500 Rodgers Street, Chesapeake, VA
Description: Enroll your child for school and receive FREE school supplies! Free school physicals, immunizations and TDAP shots. Free food, community resources, games, and giveaways. Pre-registration is encouraged for immunizations/school physicals!

Back to School Events in Hampton Roads Virginia