Back to School in Middle Tennessee

It’s time for students and teachers across Middle Tennessee to head back to school! It’s hard to believe how fast 2021 is flying by!


As we prep the kids for another school year, we are preparing ourselves as well. After all, we have school supplies to purchase, lunches to pre-plan and pack, and bedtime routines to adjust. As parents, we will take all of the help we can get! That’s why we put together this helpful list of resources for families heading back to school here in Middle Tennessee.

Tennessee Tax-Free Weekend

This year, Tennessee’s tax-free weekend will begin on Friday, July 30th, and last through Sunday, August 1st. Tax-free items include clothing, computers, food items, and more. For more details on what types of purchases will be exempt from sales tax, check out this resource.

Back-to-School Events

Middle Tennessee is a thriving, growing community. Cities throughout the region host events for holidays and occasions throughout the year. As students head back to school, several organizations are going all out to start the year off in high spirits.


On July 24th, The Experience Community will host a Back-to-School Bash to help single parents with school supplies. Then, on July 31st, an organization in Antioch will host its Back-to-School Celebration. This one will feature food trucks, vendors, and a 1,000+ backpack giveaway. And on August 7th, an event in Murfreesboro will guide teens through common challenges with boundaries and relationships. This event, Godfidence 2.0, centers around encouraging teens to be confident in who God says they are. Additionally, the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee is hosting a Back-to-School Bash and Pizza Party on August 2nd. Victory Baptist Church in Mount Juliet is the venue for this fun back-to-school event.


These aren’t the only events celebrating students before they go back to school. Check out more Middle Tennessee events here.

Discounts for Teachers and Students going Back to School

Some stores are offering discounts for students or teachers heading back to school. Target, for example, is offering a teacher discount of 15% through the Target Circle program. Staples is also offering a 20% discount to teachers. Additionally, Staples has a program to help everyone give back to educators.


College students going back to school can take advantage of a wide variety of discounts, as well. According to this helpful resource, college students can receive discounts on Hulu, Spotify Premium, SHOWTIME (more info here), and Amazon Prime memberships. Parents, teachers, and students looking for more deals can check out this resource for a few more tips and tricks. 

Great Locations for Planning Homeschool Field Trip Days

For some, the commute back to school is just a few steps from the bed to the kitchen table or home office. But even homeschooling families feel a little cabin fever every now and then. For those who are embracing homeschool routines this year, Middle Tennessee offers several educational sites for students.


Homeschooling parents can check out this list of local field trip sites. Venues like the Discovery Center, the Adventure Science Center, or the Earth Experience museum are great educational resources for young students. Some places, like The Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation, even offer dedicated homeschool days.

The Middle Tennessee Community

Middle Tennessee is an incredible place to learn and grow. Its desirable livability elements have inspired many families to move into the area over the last several years. Our team has experienced this growth first-hand as we assist our clients in the home buying and selling process.


Our experience within the Middle Tennessee market gives us the inside scoop on what venues and activities to recommend to our clients. Check out our blog page for more resources about Middle Tennessee. We also offer real estate insights and property search tools on our website. Any family seeking to buy or sell homes in Middle Tennessee can trust Holloway Home Group to serve them in any way we can. Feel free to reach out directly with any questions about the Middle Tennessee area—