Summer’s coming to a close and you can start getting ready for back-to-school time with a host of fairs, expos and other bashes. Several include school supply giveaways, local after-school enrichment programs and other perks.
Mark your calendars for these happenings:
RAINFOREST CAFE BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASH
Wednesday, Aug. 8 | 5 – 11 p.m.
Rainforest Cafe at Opry Mills, Nashville
The kids’ buffet features mac n cheese and a full pasta station. Plus, meet Cha! Cha! and other characters, play games and enjoy other activities. Register in advance.
FAMILY FUN NIGHT: BACK TO SCHOOL
Friday, Aug. 10 | 5 – 8 p.m.
Outdoor Adventure Center, Smyrna
An animal show, watermelon eating contest and a chance to win school supplies.
BACK-TO-SCHOOL BLOCK PARTY
Saturday, Aug. 11 | 4 – 7 p.m.
Mpact Sports, Franklin
Martial arts, gymnastics and tricking exhibitions, an open play area, Nerf Wars and more.
SHARKEY’S BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASH
Thursday, Aug. 16 | 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Aquarium Restaurant at Opry Mills, Nashville
Celebrate the start of a new school year with Sharkey, complete with games and activities, a touch tank experience and $3.99 kids’ meal with the purchase of an adult entree. Register in advance.