Back to School Events in Tulsa and Surrounding Communities

Get back-to-school ready with the help of these back to school events in Tulsa and surrounding areas! This list will be updated as more information becomes available. If you have an event you think should be added, feel free to email with information.

Back to School Events in Tulsa and Beyond

Cuts for Kids

  • August 9-10, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Clary Sage College, 3131 S. Sheridan Rd.

Clary Sage Barber and Cosmetology students and faculty will provide free haircuts to school-aged kids. Walk-in only, no appointment necessary.

Community Back to School Bash

  • August 9, 5-7:15 p.m.
  • OSU Tulsa, 700 N. Greenwood ave.

It’s that time again, back to school! Come check out the Community Back to School Bash where families and students Pre-K through 12th Grade can:

  • Hear about programs and services to help students have a successful school year
  • Receive free school supplies while supplies last
  • Get free immunizations provided by the Tulsa Health Department
  • Meet members of the OSU-Tulsa Police, Tulsa Police Department, EMSA, Tulsa Fire Department and Tulsa Water Quality Assurance Department

There will also be performances from local high school bands, dance groups and youth organizations!

This event is free and open to the public.

Back to School Bucket List Event

  • August 12, 4-8 p.m.
  • 5635 MLK Jr. Blvd.
There’s still a lot to do this summer without much time left, so Tulsa Health Department is here to help. From sport physicals to immunizations to fun activities, we have you covered at our Back-to-School Bucket List event.
– Free food
– Immunizations/COVID-19 vaccines
– Sports physical
– Kids activities
– Informational booths
– Door prizes
– School supplies giveaways
Masks required.

Back to School Community Resource Fair

  • August 13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Tulsa Tech – Lemley Campus, 3420 S. Memorial Dr.

Get FREE backpacks and other school supplies. Plus, 50+ community organizations will be on-site to provide services and resources for a successful school year.

Back to School Bash

  • August 13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Southminster Presbyterian Church, 3500 S. Peoria Ave.

Join Southminster Presbyterian Church for a Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 13. They will have backpacks with school supplies for children attending.

Back to School Block Party

  • August 13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Lacy Park, 2134 N. Madison Pl.

Come hang out with Tulsa Parks before school starts! There will be free food, a Jupiter Jump, rock painting, free haircuts and styles and much more!

Back to School Supply and Resource Extravaganza

  • August 15, 3:30-6 p.m.
  • Tulsa Tech – Peoria Campus, 3850 N. Peoria Ave.

North Tulsa Economic Development initiative (NTEDi) will host its 18th Annual BACK 2 SCHOOL SUPPLY AND RESOURCE
EXTRAVAGANZA on August 15. The George Kaiser Family Foundation, Public Schools, Pine Premier Child Care, Tulsa
Technology Center, and many other organizations have provided financial support or information at their booths. Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma will be distributing groceries. There will be door prizes and surprise services including gift baskets and gift cards!

Back to School Night with FC Tulsa

  • August 20, 6:30-9:15 p.m.
  • ONEOK Field, 201 N. Elgin Ave.

FC Tulsa is playing Indy Eleven! In addition to the game, attendees can meet with local companies and nonprofits, who will be providing fun activities for kids.

School Supply Drives, Donations and Assistance

Tulsa Public Schools Uniform Assistance

From the TPS Website: “Tulsa Public Schools works with local organizations to help provide those in need with items including clothes, school supplies, shoes, and even specially requested items. Please contact your school’s counselor for assistance with uniforms or supplies for the school year.”

Union Public Schools Clothing Closet

From the Union Public Schools Website: “The Caring Center (Clothing Closet) proudly serves Union Schools and families throughout the year. We are excited and eager to serve our community!

CenterCross Clothing Closet, 6110 S 99th E Ave


Monday – Friday 9-11 a.m. &  Monday 6-8 p.m.
When Union Public Schools is in session

New & gently used clothes are also available to community members once a month through the Caring Center South, a ministry of First Baptist Tulsa. One form of identification for each person receiving clothing is required. Forms of ID accepted are: Social Security Card, Vaccine Record, Birth Certificate, Caring Center Card or picture ID. All information collected is for internal use only and will not be shared publicly.

The CenterCross Clothing Closet is open every weekday that the Union School District is in session, for the hours 9 -11 a.m.  Volunteers, please show up no later than 8:30 a.m. and plan to finish up by noon.”

Sand Springs Community Services, Inc.

Families living in the Sand Springs school district who need assistance with food or clothing can visit for information about how Sand Springs Community Services serves families.

The Pencil Box

The Pencil Box, which provides a place for teachers from eligible schools to “shop” for free school supplies, is always accepting donations of school supplies, as well as monetary donations. Learn about how to donate here.

Sequoyah Elementary School Supply Drive

Dates: through August 12, 2022

Kendall Whittier Main Street is hosting a school supply drive for the students and teachers of Sequoyah Elementary! Find a list of drop-off locations and needed supplies at

Restore Hope Ministries’ School Supply Drive


“Stock the Bus” with Fostering Connections


Consignment Sales

Just Between Friends:

Rhea Lana’s:

Oklahoma Caring Van Public Clinics

The Oklahoma Caring Van provides immunization services to children who are uninsured, Medicaid-eligible or American Indian. Learn more at

Tax-Free Weekend: August 5-7, 2022

Enjoy tax-free shopping on select back-to-school-related items.

*See our list of Places to Buy School Uniforms here

School Start Dates

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