HCS Back to School Bash
Saturday, August 5th


Tennessee Riverpark
4301 Amniocola Highway

To celebrate and kick off the new school year, Hamilton County Schools (HCS) hosts an annual Back to School Bash on the Saturday before the first day of school each year. Families attending will have the opportunity to participate in many activities and learn about important community resources such as:

  • Learning & Fun: learning activities and resources with HCS educators and community partners; an interactive art exhibit; fun STEM activities; face painting; and so much more!

  • Health & Wellness:  The Health Department will be able to print vaccination records; BlueCare Tennessee will be offering well-check screenings for students who are BlueCare members; lots of health resources for families; therapy dogs on site; and sports activities.

  • Resources: There will be many community resources for families available at the event from free WIFI for eligible families through HCS EdConnect, powered by EPB; energy assistance programs; and job opportunities.

  • Food:  free snacks and meals for families while supplies last; food trucks will also be there to add to the delicious food options.
Join us for a day in the park to celebrate the new school year together! 

The entrance to the Back to School Bash will be through the North Robinson Bridge Riverpark Entrance closest to Chattanooga State campus. Look for the HCS event signs and balloons! You will be directed to the parking area upon entrance. Walk along the scenic Tennessee Riverwalk under the bridge to get to the event and enjoy the storybook trail along the way! 

Note: The south entrance to the Boat Ramp will be closed to through traffic. Parking at the boat ramp parking lot is reserved for boaters only. BTSB guests parking in this area may be towed. Please follow signs to the event entrance and parking. 

BTSB Event Map

Ample free parking is available! Please drive slowly and follow parking directions. Once the first two parking lots are full, all traffic will be directed to Lot 3. 

Parking Map
BTSB Flyer
BTSB Flyer Spanish

Interested in volunteering at the event?
Sign up here or contact [email protected]

All spaces for partner tables at this event have been filled. Please check back next year for applications.