Families Win At KCPS Summerfest 2017

KCPS encourages parents to pre-register for a free backpack leading up to Aug. 5 event


Kansas City, July 14, 2017:  About three weeks remain until the Kansas City Public Schools Education Foundation hosts the region’s largest back-to-school celebration for families, Summerfest 2017, and parents are encouraged to pre-register their children to get a free backpack at the event.

Summerfest will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5 at the KCPS BOE park, which is located on the northeast corner of 29th Street and Troost Avenue in Kansas City, Mo.

Summerfest is an opportunity for school children of all ages to celebrate and get ready for the arrival of the new school year. This event will feature live entertainment, athletic competitions, educational games and free food.

In preparation for school, students will have the opportunity to receive a free backpack, school supplies, athletic physicals and immunizations. Summerfest is open to the community and will include a variety of community resources and children’s activities.

Summerfest 2017 will feature:

  • Loads of free giveaways: backpacks, school supplies, uniform vouchers, immunizations, physicals, etc.
  • An opportunity for families to meet their principals and teachers
  • Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year
  • A play area for the young kids, including face-painting, arts and crafts, a book nook, bouncy houses and more
  • Athletic and gaming zone with basketball skills, 3-on-3 tournament, kickball, wall climbing, video games and more
  • Live entertainment
  • Free food and water

To learn more about Summerfest 2017 and to pre-register for a free backpack, visit kcpublicschools.org/Summerfest.