Back to School Events


Aug. 6, 20, 27
Chicago Family Health Center Back to School Fairs
Various locations | 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. | FreeChicago Family Health Center (CFHC) is hosting two back-to-school health fairs in August offering school physicals and dental screenings before the start of school this fall. The health fairs will also feature fun activities for kids and families, lunch for students, school supplies and other give-aways.The fairs will take place on:
Aug. 20 at CFHC Pullman, 556 E. 115th St.
Aug. 27 at CFHC Chicago Lawn, 3223 W. 63rd St.Physicals are limited to the first 200 patients at South Chicago and Pullman, and the first 100 patients at Chicago Lawn. Only Illinois residents qualify for this service and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the time of their visit. Parents should bring their child’s immunization record and their insurance or Medicaid card if they have one. Chicago Public Schools and private and parochial schools require students to receive physicals, immunizations and dental exams before entering school. For more information about the health fairs please call 773-768-5000.
Aug. 8
Back-to-School Health & Resource Fair
Moos Elementary, 1711 N. California Ave. | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Free
You’ll be able to pick up a free backpack and school supplies at this free event. Parents will also be able to learn more about immunizations, vision screenings, dental information, health resources, social services, after school programming alongside fun activities and other giveaways for their children.

Aug. 13

WGN-TV Back to School Kids’ Fair
2501 W. Bradley Place | 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. | Free
Event features health screenings, safety tips, entertainment, refreshments, face painting, inflatables, Chicago sports team mascots, and a visit from the StoryBus. Try your skill at the Chicago Fire penalty kick inflatable.

Aug. 15

Night Out: Back to School Fair at Fuller
Fuller Park, 331 W. 45th St. | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Free
Get the supplies you’ll need to start school off on the right foot. Ald. Pat Dowell invites you to go back to school in Style! Stop by the fair for treats and school supplies. Make this year a great school year.

Aug. 30

24th Annual 49th Ward Back to School Picnic
Loyola Park, 1230 W Greenleaf Ave. | Noon – 4 p.m. | Free
Join us for an afternoon of Family Fun with activities that include music by Norman Polk, face painting, free food, games and prizes, a dance contest, The Dusable Mobile Museum, the Chicago City Clerk Kids ID Program, Chicago Children’s Museum FREE passes and bright Smiles Bright Futures Colgate Mobile Dental Van. For more information, contact the 49th Ward Service Office at 773-338-5796.

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