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Mayor Turner announces Back 2 School Festival will take place at NRG Park on Aug. 7, 8

25,000 free backpacks full of school supplies will be handed out to families who attend the drive-thru festival.

HOUSTON — Editor's note: The above video about delaying school reopenings in Houston and Harris County originally aired on Friday, July 24.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has announced changes for the City of Houston's Back 2 School Festival next month.

The 10th annual Back to School Fest will take place outdoors at NRG Park on August 7 and 8. The two-day event will be held in NRG's Yellow Lot, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Along with 25,000 free backpacks full of school supplies for children K-5, the Houston Food Bank will hold another massive food distribution for families who attend. 

Masks will also be provided during the drive-thru festival which is sponsored by Shell.

You can register your student here.

RELATED: Houston, Harris County schools to remain closed to in-person learning until Sept. 8

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On Friday, Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo ordered all Houston-area school districts to postpone in-person learning through at least Labor Day.

All extracurricular activities, athletic and academic competitions -- on or off campus -- are included in the order.

Hidalgo said the order could be extended beyond Sept 8., depending on the status of COVID-19 in our community.

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