Edison Mall Welcomes the Lee County Community Back to School

August 1, 2021 Events Manager

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Memorable events at town center celebrate start of a new school year

The start of a new school year can bring about excitement, whether through reconnecting with friends or preparing for a year full of new things to learn. Whether students and teachers are reentering the classroom for the first time, continuing to learn virtually, or have remained in-person throughout the past year, Edison Mall is providing the community with many different ways to celebrate the fresh start of a new school year. Through a selection of upcoming events, guests will be able to savor the last moments of summer and prepare for school in style.

“We are excited to help prepare kids, families, and educators in the Lee County community for this upcoming school year,” said Brad Lunn, General Manager at Edison Mall. “This school year will be especially memorable as many students return to in-person learning, and at Edison Mall, we want to support guests and offer ways to celebrate the start of an exciting new year in the classroom.”

To help local students and educators prepare for the upcoming year, Edison Mall will host a Stuff the Bus Supply Drive kicking off Saturday, July 24th from 10 am to 1 pm with a Chalk It Up sidewalk art. Guests are encouraged to drop off a variety of school supply items at the town center office from July 24th to August 7th to benefit the underserved schools within the community.

Chalk It Up is an opportunity for guests to be creative, share their favorite part of a new school year, or a memory from a time when they used to be in school. The community is invited to draw and write what they are looking forward to, while also offering notes of appreciation to their teachers. The Chalk It Up Sidewalk will be located on the sidewalk outside Entrance A by the Sears Center.

Children will also have the opportunity to celebrate going back to school through the KidX Club® Back to School Fest on Saturday, July 31st from 12 pm to 5 pm. The event will feature hands-on activities, including art, Too Tall Torie, live DJ, fashion show and more. Families are encouraged to attend as the School District of Lee County will be on hand to answer any questions parents may have regarding the start of school.  In addition, many nonprofits including, but not limited to the United Way, Dunbar Festival Committee, Junior Achievement, Childcare of SW Florida and more, will be on hand with information and resources for families. Mayor Kevin Anderson will be here to engage with the community and speak on education in Lee County at 2 pm.

The town center will also help guests prepare for a new academic year through participating in a Tax-Free Week from July 31st to August 9th. Community members can spend ten (10) days shopping tax-free for their back-to-school needs.

As teachers transition back into the classroom, Edison Mall will show them some love through Teacher Appreciation Day on Saturday, September 25th from 12 pm to 4 pm. Educators can enjoy teacher-exclusive promotions and discounts at retail space. Live music, canvas pours, drinks and more.

From end of summer celebrations to school year preparations and everything in between, Edison Mall’s back to school events are sure to offer a unique and memorable experience for every guest.

Edison Mall remains focused on providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. All Back to School festivities will adhere to our rigorous cleaning and disinfectant practices.  We ask all guests to conduct themselves in a safe and respectful way in accordance with all federal, state, and local regulations, recommendations and mandates, while also adhering to each individual tenant’s policies.

For more information about Edison Mall and the back to school event lineup, follow Edison Mall on Facebook and Instagram @shopedisonmall.

About Edison Mall

The only enclosed, climate-controlled shopping mall in Lee County, Edison Mall is a great escape on warmer or rainy days. Serving the greater Fort Myers and Naples area, and conveniently located at the intersection of US41 and Colonial Boulevard, Edison Mall is the perfect spot for shopping, dining, entertainment and more!

Home to over 160 retail and specialty shops, like Macy’s, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works and Books-A-Million, Edison Mall has a store for everyone. During your visit enjoy a meal at one of the many dining options.

Along with shopping, Edison Mall is focused on providing a place for the community to visit and enjoy! Stop by and relax in a comfortable seat around the flowing fountains, enjoy one of the mall-hosted events, or take part in health & wellness programs like the Fitness Loop.

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