Daily Bulletin: Back to School Expo

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Going back to school can be hard. Columbus Parent and ThisWeek Community News want to help make it a little easier with a special event that assembles numerous resources in one place.

Our Back to School Expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, along Fenlon Street at Easton. More than two dozen exhibitors will offer information about education, extracurricular activities, healthy living, tutoring, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and more.

Attendees can find games and activities in the family fun zone. Onstage entertainment, demonstrations and contests will take place throughout the day on the main stage. Pick up an event passport at the welcome table and collect stamps for a chance to win prizes. And don’t forget to take advantage of Ohio’s sales tax holiday on certain back-to-school clothing and supply purchases from Aug. 4-6. 

We also will be collecting donations of new school supplies to benefit children in need who attend Columbus City Schools. Drop them off at the Grand Prix Karting booth for a chance to win a Grand Prix Karting prize package.

The Back to School Expo entertainment lineup includes:

  • 11:05 a.m. – Representatives of Sprint will discuss tips for keeping children safe on smartphones, as well as home security.
  • 11:20 a.m. – Brain games from LearningRx
  • 11:30 a.m. – Group sports games from Stars Indoor Sports
  • Noon – Columbus Children’s Theatre will perform and present interactive games.
  • 12:30 p.m. – Fitness contests for kids and parents from Fitness 19
  • 1:30 p.m. – Pie-eating contests from the Nutcracker Family Restaurant. Participants must register in advance by calling 740-964-0056.
  • 2:30 p.m. – Children’s game from Lazer Kraze
  • 3 p.m. – Representatives of Sprint will discuss tips for keeping children safe on smartphones, as well as safety technology.
  • 3:15 p.m. – Games with Grand Prix Karting
  • 3:30 p.m. – Dodgeball skills from Sky Zone Trampoline Park

The 2017 Back to School Expo sponsors are:

  • Performance Academies
  • Grand Prix Karting
  • Lazer Kraze
  • Stars Indoor Sports
  • Sky Zone Trampoline Park
  • Cool Cat Sites Entertainment
  • Fitness 19

For more information, go to back2schooleaston.com. We hope to see you there. Follow the event on social media at #B2SEaston.