CitySurfing Orlando’s Guide to 2019 Back to School Events  #BacktoSchool #FreeSchoolSupplies

CitySurfing Orlando's Guide to Back to School Events 

The start of school is coming and that means kids need school supplies. To help out those who need it, many organizations around Central Florida are hosting Back to School events, offering free supplies and more to kids.

Here is a list of Back to School events happening around Orlando and Central Florida. All are free to attend, unless otherwise noted.

All supplies are on a first-come-first-served basis, so we suggest you get to an event early. The children receiving these supplies need to be present, as well.

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Florida Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday Returns August 2018

the Florida Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

Just in time to shop for school supplies, the Florida Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday returns from August 3-5, 2018.

During this holiday period, Florida law directs that no sales tax or local option tax (also known as discretionary sales surtax) will be collected on purchases of:

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Seminole Towne Center and Waterford Lakes Town Center Host Back-To-School Promotions

Seminole Towne Center and Waterford Lakes Town Center Arrive in Style

It’s almost time to start preparing for another year of school and Central Florida’s Seminole Towne Center and Waterford Lakes Town Center say they’ve got students covered with Back-To-School promotions.

The promotions will coincide with Florida’s Tax-free Weekend taking place August 5 – 7. Tax-free items will include clothing, footwear and bags that cost $60 or less and school supplies worth $15 or less.

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Enter to Win a $50 Gift Certificate For #BacktoSchool Shopping at Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores #lbvfs

It’s almost August and that means it’s time to start thinking about back to school shopping for most families. We want to help you out by giving you a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores.

Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores

The Florida Sales Tax Holiday will run from Friday, August 7 to Sunday, August 16, and you can stretch those savings even further at the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores, where shopping is hassle-free and you can find can find factory-direct premium quality merchandise at savings up to 75% off (and sometimes more).

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Bring the Kids to The HopeNow International Back 2 School Expo at the Amway Center August 9, 2014

Need help getting the kids ready for school? Then bring them to The HopeNow International Back 2 School Expo at the Amway Center on August 9.

The HopeNow International Back 2 School Expo at the Amway CenterThis free event will offer school supplies and services to Orlando area families from 10am to 2pm. While supplies last, you can get back packs and school supplies, along with immunizations, dental and health screenings, and haircuts, all of it free for the kids. There will also be a red carpet lounge for the teachers.

Registration is required for immunizations and the teacher lounge. The rest is first come, first served. You can even park for free at the GEICO garage attached to the Amway Center.

For more information or to register, visit

Florida Sales Tax Holiday will Run from August 12-14, 2011

Just in time for back-to-school shopping, the state of Florida will be holding a sales tax holiday from August 12-14, 2011.

During this time period, select purchases will not be charged a sales tax. Clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $75 or less will be tax-exempt, as will certain school supplies selling for $15 or less.

“Clothing” means any article of wearing apparel, including all footwear (except skis, swim fins, roller blades, and skates) intended to be worn on or about the human body. However, “clothing” does not include watches, watchbands, jewelry, umbrellas, handkerchiefs, or sporting equipment.

“School supplies” means pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, notebooks, notebook filler paper, legal pads, binders, lunch boxes, construction paper, markers, folders, poster board, composition books, poster paper, scissors, cellophane tape, glue, paste, rulers, computer disks, protractors, compasses, and calculators.

Among the items not included in the tax-free status are books, including text books, and clothing bought at theme parks. No writing off that Mickey sweatshirt this year.

A complete list of rules and  items allowed can be found online at the state’s official website.

This weekend would be a good time to hit up the clearance sales at local outlet malls. Makes a good deal even better when you don’t have to pay that 6% or so sales tax.

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