Ysleta ISD and Western Tech present the Back 2 School Expo! Join us for a full day of back to school fun at Cielo Vista Mall on Saturday, August 11, 2018. Don’t forget, this is Tax-Free Weekend, so be ready to shop and check out all of our vendors! Read below for an outline of things going on at the expo including prizes and giveaways.

The day will kick off with Ysleta ISD’s community backpack giveaway. For nine years, thanks to generous Partners in Education, The District has given away thousands of backpacks. This year, they will team up with the Back 2 School Expo and give them away at the event!

Here’s what you need to know about the 2018 backpack giveaway: The first two thousand students ages 4 - 18 wearing a school shirt or school ID will receive a free backpack filled with school supplies courtesy of Ysleta ISD and their community partners. The giveaway will be hosted from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., prior to the mall’s regular opening hours. The general public can begin to line up starting at 7 a.m. at the Mall’s main entrance (South Entrance) off of I-10, between James Avery and Starbucks. Please be sure to enter through this entrance as the line for the backpacks will begin at this point. Child must be present to receive a backpack.

Shopping will begin with a 10 a.m. mall opening, expo vendors will start showcasing their goods. Thousands of tax-free goods will be available for purchase including school necessities such as uniforms, shoes, and more.

The Expo will be hosting fashion shows and exhibitions throughout the day on the YMCA Stage. The stage will be located in front of women’s Dillard’s.

Make sure you check out Planet Fitness at the expo! They'll be donating $1000 to the local Candle Lighters and you'll have the opportunity to donate, too.

Stop in at the KISS FM tent by the YMCA stage. You can register for hourly giveaways and a variety of prizes.

It’s almost time to get back to school, get yourself ready at the Back 2 School Expo!