With the first day of school, Aug. 19, fast approaching, the Star has compiled a list of local back-to-school events and giveaways in the Aiken County area.

Back-to-School Bash

Walking Tall Ministries, 2195 Augusta Road, Gloverville

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2

Walking Tall Ministries will host its third annual back-to-school bash. Students can receive free book bags, supplies and free kids' clothing upon availability. Free Pelican snowballs will be available as well as a free-to-visit reptile zoo.

Fit 4 School

Aiken County Family Y, 621 Trolley Line Road, Graniteville

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3

Chandler Law Firm is sponsoring the ninth annual Fit 4 School event, which will help Aiken County students get ready to go back to school. The event will feature free school supplies; free health, vision and hearing screenings from Hearing Associates of South Carolina, Aiken Ophthalmology, Rural Health Services and Aiken Professional Association; free haircuts from the Aiken School of Cosmetology & Barbering; inflatables; music; food; and vendors including Chick-fil-A, Kona Ice, Sprint, Frank the Magician, Sprint Food Stores and more.

Back to School BASH 2K19

The Beauty Hair Salon, 1832 Georgia Ave., North Augusta

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10

Stop by The Beauty Hair Salon to get free school supplies, haircuts and food for your student.

Fourth Annual Prospering Young Dreamers Back to School Book Bag Drive

Aiken County Career Center, 2455 Jefferson Davis Highway, Warrenville

9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 10

Free and open to all students grades K-12. SUCESSTEAM will provide free backpacks and school supplies to all in attendance.

School Supply Give-Away

Aiken County Recreational Center, 917 Jefferson Davis Highway, Graniteville

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17

Free school supplies and light refreshments while supplies last. Guests swim for free during the event.

True To Your Sole STEM and Sneaker Drive

South Aiken High School, 232 E. Pine Log Road

10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17

Free school supplies, bookbags, keynote speakers, food and drinks. Register at ttysbacktoschooldrive.eventbrite.com. Registration does not guarantee merchandise.

Don't see your event? Email information on your back-to-school event to editor@northaugustastar.com or editorial@aikenstandard.com.

Matthew Enfinger is a general assignment reporter with the Aiken Standard. Follow him on Twitter: @matt_enfinger