Back 2 School Bash 2024

Saturday, July 27, 9:30–11:30 AM in Gratz Park, Lexington, KY 

Join us for a celebration of going back to school! Children will receive a free backpack filled with school supplies and a new book to start the year! We will also have face painting by Dynamic Face Painters, carnival games provided by Thompson Catering, children's crafts provided by On the Move Art Studio, stilt walking, balloon twisting, and juggling by Best Party Ever as well as music and free food.

Backpacks will be distributed to kids in grades K-12. The event is geared toward elementary and middle school children. Supplies are limited.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Youth Programs & Volunteer Director, Jonathan Hall, at

Back 2 School Bash 2024 is sponsored by Quantrell Subaru, Kentucky, LG&E and KU Foundation, William Stamps Farish Fund, Kentucky Social Welfare Foundation and Clark Raising Hope

July 27, 2024
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Gratz Park
250 W. Third Street

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Contact Us

251 West Second Street
Lexington, KY 40507

(859) 254-4175

Monday–Thursday: 10:00 AM–7:30 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM–7:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED