Each year Bookmans hosts our Summer Kids Events Series that includes weekly activities for young people to keep them busy during the dog days of summer. These events are open to all kids, feature new events each week, are super fun and totally free. As our season winds down our Tucson stores have one more left — our Back to School Carnival.

Back to School Carnival

Our Back to School Carnivals start at Bookmans Speedway on Wednesday, July  29. The next carnival is at Bookmans Ina on Thursday, July 30. The final one is Friday, July 31 at Bookmans Grant. All our Back to School Carnivals begin at 11 a.m.

As with many of our events, our community partners help us run our summer kids events. Our summer season kicked off with a Harry Potter Party. We had No Strings Attached Puppet Theater here for a wonderful puppet show. The Civic Orchestra of Tucson hosted their Instrument Petting Zoo where kids were able to try out different types of musical instruments first hand. Bens Bells taught us the value of kindness and Kate Titus with A Loyal Companion held her Pet Talks workshop for pet and water safety. With the heat raging outside it was fun to cool down with a viewing of Frozen and our Frozen Party — ice cream included! Kidz Art helped us go crafting crazy and the Arizona-Sonora Dessert Museum brought their desert animals for an up close look at our native creatures. Our Harry Potter and our Frozen events where hosted by our very own Silly Tassie (a.k.a. Stephanie to us adults).

Silly Tassie brings the fun one last time for our Back to School Carnivals. Try your hand at games like ring toss to win prizes at our Prize table! There will be face painting and balloon animals. Don’t miss this last event of our Summer Kids Events Series before we start getting ready for school again. It’s been a wonderful summer here at Bookmans, and all our little ones are invited to celebrate the season with us in carnival style.