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2022 Back To School Events In Hampton Roads! (Updated)

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: 

Back 2 School Bash (Chesapeake)
Date:Wednesday, 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).

CNOR Family & Friends Back to School Event (Norfolk)
Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022 from 1-6pm
Location: 7020 N Military Hwy, Norfolk, VA 23518
Description: CNOR College Allied Health & Trades is holding a family and friends back to school event, that is also open to the community. There will be food vendors, a giveaway of back-to-school book bags, activities, bounce house, and more.

Back To School Giveaway! (Norfolk)
Date: Friday, September 2, 2022 from 12-2pm
Location: Monument of Joy, 8600 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23503
Description: BOOKBAGS ARE GIVEN ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS. Hot food will also be provided with a Fire Truck on site for the children to enjoy! This event is FREE and open to the public!

Back 2 School Bookbag and Supply Bash (Norfolk)
Date: Sunday, September 4, 2022 from 2-6pm
Location: 900 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
Description: Promo Kings Radio Podcast is doing something for the kids by donating free school supplies, free haircuts, children’s activities, free food and games.

Back To School Family Movie Night (Newport News)
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022.  Time TBD
Location: NN Outdoor Event Space, 401 Oriana Road, Newport News, VA
Description: Family Movie Night presents Sing 2. Bring your blankets and chairs and view the movie under the stars from the comfort of our 3-acre lawn. Free popcorn while supplies last. Free children’s inflatable. Food vendors $. Free Admission. Free Parking.

Back To School Bash (Chesapeake)
Date: Sunday, September 11, 2022 from 11am-1pm
Location: Chesapeake Community of Hope, 1009 Scenic Pkwy, Ste J, Chesapeake, VA 23323
Description: Kids and families, join us for a day to celebrate kids, launch our new mission plan, and make memories with the community. We have: Bounce Houses, FREE ice cream from Chesapeake’s infamous “HEY ICECREAM MAN”, food, Crafts and Games.

Free Haircuts (Hampton Roads)
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Description: With back-to-school just around the corner, STM has teamed up with Wavy News 10, Operation School Supplies, to provide kids in Hampton Roads with the tools they need to succeed this school year. As you know, Southern Trust has always been rooted in our community, and we’re honored to have this opportunity to give back. Loan Officer Kylie Raffi NMLS #2233835 and Realtor Partner Donny Pascal have teamed up with local barbers and hairstylists to hand out vouchers for FREE haircuts to children entering the new school year. Please reserve your spot with one of the barbers that have volunteered haircuts for the 2022-2023 school year!


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!

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.

Back 2 School Community Event (Hampton) 
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022 from 10am-4pm
Location: Phoebus High School, 100 Ireland Street, Hampton, VA 23663
Description: Free food, games, prizes, DJ.  Free haircuts & braids.  Free Covid-19 vaccines.

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.

3rd Annual Lunch on Us at Chick-fil-A (Hampton) 
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 12-2pm
Location: Chick-fil-A Mercury Blvd, 110 Market Place Dr, Hampton, VA 23666
Description: It’s #BackToSchool time. JASH Initiativeand Chick-fil-A Mercury Blvd present “3rd Annual Lunch on Us” for ages 1-18. DRIVE THRU ONLY!

2nd Annual Back to School Backpack Drive (Chesapeake) 
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.

Portsmouth Health Department Back to School Vaccination Clinic (Portsmouth) 
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 4-6pm.  Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 11am-2pm.
Location: Portsmouth Health Department, 1701 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
Description: Does your child still need their back-to-school vaccinations? The Portsmouth Health Department is holding three vaccination clinics. Please be sure to bring your child’s shot record and insurance card.

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.

O Lord School Supply Giveaway (Chesapeake) 
Date: Friday, August 26, 2022 from 3-7pm
Location: Chesapeake City Park, 900 City Park Drive, Market Place Shelter, Chesapeake, VA
Description: Come out for some great food, fun, giveaways and of course free school supplies. You must register in order to receive the supplies. You will also get a chance to learn about our organization and decide if you want to sign your child/children up for our services.

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, Portsmouth, 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.

Back to School Backpack Giveaway (Norfolk) 
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 9am-12pm
Location: 870 N Military Hwy Ste 300, Norfolk, VA 23502
Description: Vendors, DJ, raffles, food, backpacks and school supplies will be distributed.

2022 Back 2 School Bash (Norfolk) 
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 10am-12pm
Location: 5520 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502
Description: This year at our annual BACK 2 SCHOOL BASH, we will have FREE school supplies, FUN GAMES, and INSIGHTFUL TIPS for students and parents to help with this upcoming school year.

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.

Parks & Rec Back To School Drive 2022 (Norfolk) 
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 11am-2pm
Location: The STEM Academy, 1106 Campstella Road, Norfolk. VA 23523
Description: The event is free to the public and will feature vendors, free haircuts, games, music and more. The donated supplies will be distributed at 1pm and the site that gathers the most donations will receive a pizza party!

Back to School Giveaway Event (Virginia Beach) 
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 11am-2pm
Location: Covenant Community Worship Center, 5245 Challendon Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Description: Giving out FREE school supplies.  Food, Fun, Much More!

Back to School Free Supply Store (Chesapeake) 
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 11am-2pm
Location: Laurel Avenue Church of Christ, 1126 Laurel Avenue, Chesapeake, VA 23325
Description: We know times are tough and expensive, especially getting ready for school. We’d like to help. For elementary ages, All are welcome. All school items are free.

Back to School Block Party (Newport News) 
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 11am-2pm
Location: East End Physicians, 1033 28th Street, Newport News, VA 23607
Description: DJ, fun, free entry.  Sneaker gift card giveaway every 30 minutes.

Back to School Get Together (Newport News) 
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 12-2pm
Location: Patrick Henry Mall, 12300 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA
Description: Get social with us at our Back to School Get Together! Join us in Center Court to get excited about the new school year! The fun will include: Notebook decorating, Music, Games and more!

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

VA is for Buyers Back-To-School Market (Norfolk) 
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 12-5pm
Location: O’Connor Brewing Co, 211 West 24th Street, Norfolk, VA
Description: VA is for Buyers is putting on a Back-To-School Market like no other. Aug 27th from 3-5pm come check out unique sportswear, vintage apparel, sneakers, accessories, and other back-to-school supplies from a variety of local vendors that will have you looking and feeling your BEST! Food Vendors will be here all day with live music from 3-5pm. And Don’t forget, free haircuts from 12-2pm (first come, first serve).

2nd Annual Cruise-In & Backpack Giveaway (Virginia Beach) 
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 12-6pm. Giveaway beginning at 2pm.
Location: 3812 George Washington Hwy, Portsmouth, VA 23702
Description: For the car enthusiast, come enjoy live music and the beautiful display of classic cars. While there bring your children and grab some free school supplies for the upcoming school season.

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.

Build The Block Youth Festival & Community Pop-UP (Virginia Beach) 
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2022 from 10am-6pm
Location: Janaf Office Building Parking, 5900 East Virginia Beach Boulevard, Ste 301, Norfolk, VA
Description: Build The Block Youth Festival & Community Pop-Up is a fresh perspective on traditional “Back to School” Events. Hampton Roads Youth Entrepreneurs & Inventors will wow you with their products while earning their own money. Youth & Inventor Vendor tables are Free! This is event is Free & Open to the Public.

“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 to School Events in Hampton Roads Virginia