Back to School Bash & Safety Fair

BASH—Supporting AISD Students and Families

On Aug. 3, Austin ISD, in collaboration with the city of Austin, will host its 14th Annual Back to School Bash and Safety Fair from 8 a.m.–noon at the Palmer Events Center. More than 120 community organizations and district departments will provide information and activities to prepare AISD students for a safe and successful school year. 

Austin ISD is also providing free transportation at select locations throughout the city. 

Key services

  • Presentations on safety and educational best practices will help prepare students and parents for their first day of school and beyond.
  • Free health screening and booster seats.
  • Interpretation available in American Sign Language, Arabic, Burmese, Dari, Farsi, Kinyarwanda, Mandarin, Spanish, Pashto, Swahili and Vietnamese.
  • FREE BACKPACKS! Austin ISD students must be present to receive a free backpack filled with school supplies, while supplies last. 

For more information, please contact Griselda Rodríguez at or 512-414-9955.

Bash 2018

Watch the 2018 Bash video produced by AISD.TV to learn more about the amazing work accomplished by our wonderful partners, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers and staff. 

Bash 2019

The 14th Annual Back to School Bash is presented by Austin ISD and the City of Austin. We thank the following sponsors:


Ambassador Sponsors ($20,000+)

  • Chalk Ink
  • Undies for Everyone

Leader Sponsors ($10,000–$9,999)

  • A+ Federal Credit Union
  • Dell Children's Medical Center | Kids in Cars
  • Spectrum News
  • The Neighborhood
  • Univision

Partner Sponsors ($5,000–$9,999)

  • BookSpring
  • Capital Metro
  • Children's Health Express
  • The Anderson Foundation
  • Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park

Community Sponsors ($1,000–$4,999)

  • AAA
  • Ascension Seton
  • Austin Apartment Association

  • Austin Oaks Hospital
  • Crockett ECHS Cosmetology
  • Cross Texas Transmission
  • Google Fiber
  • Half Price Books - North Lamar
  • Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union

Special Thanks

  • Amplify Snack Brands | SkinnyPop Popcorn
  • NFP
  • Redwood Logistics
  • Staples - Austin
  • Texas Association of School Boards
  • Timely Early Age Mentoring

Back to School Bash is presented by

  • Austin ISD
  • City of Austin