Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson announced the 28th Annual Mayor’s Back to School Fair earlier this week.

Photo courtesy of Eric Johnson.

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Surrounded by sponsor mascots like the Mavs Man and Little Big Tex, Johnson was joined by Dallas ISD Superintendent Dr. Stephanie S. Elizalde and Junior League of Dallas President Tandra Allen for Tuesday’s announcement. 

The Mayor’s Book Fair, hosted in Fair Park in Centennial Hall and the Automotive Building, will take place on Friday, August 2. The Fair’s purpose is to provide school supplies, medical screenings and social services to economically disadvantaged Dallas families. According to the Mayor’s Office, the event benefits more than 10,000 K-12 students each year.

To qualify for the Fair, a student must be enrolled in a DISD school or live in the City of Dallas. Additionally, the student’s household must fall within the 2024 Federal Poverty Guidelines, an overview of which can be found here

According to the Mayor’s Office, school supplies, immunizations, dental screenings, vision exams, and other health and social services will be available through more than 100 vendors. 

In order to attend the event, families must register here.

The Junior League of Dallas will recruit and train close to 700 volunteers for the event. The event is made possible through various city departments, nonprofit organizations and corporate sponsors.