Even though it feels like summer shouldn’t be ending soon, it’s close to back to school time for Central Ohio students! Scour the sales, get your shopping done, and make sure you finish the summer with some FUN!
We’ve gathered the best back to school deals and events below, as well as some other useful links for getting ready for the start of a new school year!
KidsLinked Back to School Events
Kidslinked.com hosts fun back-to-school events throughout the city featuring school supply giveaways, games, contests, and tons of fun activities for kids, as well as resources for parents. See the upcoming events here.
Back-to-School Meet & Greet with Booboo Stewart (Jay from Disney’s Descendants)
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Don’t miss the Back-to-School Meet & Greet on Saturday, Aug 20 from 12 pm – 2 pm! Disney star Booboo Stewart, “Jay” from Descendants will be on-site to meet fans, take photos and sign autographs. Event is completely FREE and open to the public. All ages welcome! See Facebook event.
Celebrate Back-to-School savings with music and FREE gift cards giveaways! Save on Back-to-School shopping from your favorite retailers including: American Eagle, Finish Line, H&M, Claire’s and Buckle.
Kingdom Image Arts Back to School Carnival
August 20, 2022 from 1 pm – 7 pm. Bring the family to a Back to School Carnival with Live Entertainment at Kingdom Image Arts. This is a safe space for students to gather, have fun, and explore their creativity. Students will receive a back-to-school bag with supplies that will help them feel comfortable and confident in their upcoming school year. Live Entertainment will feature The Dealbreakers in an outdoor concert.
Kingdom Image Arts, 4142 Westerville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43224
Ohio Sales Tax Holiday for Tax Free Back-to-school Shopping
Items included in Ohio Sales Tax Holiday for Tax-free Back-to-school Shopping from August 5-7, 2022.
-Clothing and shoes priced at $75 per item or less. Items over $75 will have the standard sales tax applied to the entire price of the item. (Note: items that are worn for specific sports or recreation are not included, such as ballet/tap shoes, football/baseball cleats, sport specific gloves, etc)
-School supplies priced at $20 per item or less (see qualifying list below)
-School instructional material priced at $20 per item or less
Items not included are most accessories, protective equipment, sewing supplies, sports and rec equipment or sports-specific clothing, or items specific to trade or business.
$12 Haircuts for kids at JCP Salons
Make sure the kids have a fresh haircut for their first day (or school photo day). See the offer for a $12 haircut at JCP Salons, or $12 off $30 for kids hairstyles!
School Clothing Program
If you know of a child in need of back to school clothing or supplies, contact Charity Newsies to find out how to register for the School Clothing Program.
Finish off your summer with some fun!
Upcoming Central Ohio back to school deals and events
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School Supplies deals
Looking for the best deals on school supplies? Grab your list and check out this link for a list of all of the ads and back to school deals for supplies.