To mark summer’s end nearing, Desert Ridge Marketplace is celebrating with a back-to-school event, “Bye, Bye Summer Bash,” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5.
Guests are invited to enjoy the Splash Pad for live entertainment, prizes, photo-ops, school supply decorating zones, a supply drive for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, goodie bags and more, according to a press release.
In addition to balloon twisting and decorating school supplies — bring a backpack, folders and notebooks to customize for free — attendees are welcome to “snap a shot at the photo op worthy of your first day photo,” near AMC Theatres, the release said, adding to Tag @desertridge and use #starstudentdrm on Instagram.
Win a $250 grant for the school with the most photos collected by the end of the evening, courtesy of Desert Ridge Marketplace. Activities and prizes are on a first come, first served basis. The first 100 guests get a free back-to-school goodie bag with a Desert Ridge Marketplace branded color-changing cup, special deals from favorite retailers and surprise goodies.
Bring new school supplies or gift cards for The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, the release said, noting for larger donations such as a backpack full of supplies, donors will be entered to win a grand prize.
For more details: shopdesertridge.com/event/bash.