If the idea of back to school shopping has you in frenzy, have no fear! We have three great events coming up this weekend for all your back to shopping needs. There will be plenty of sales and fun events for parents and children of all ages.

Lehigh Valley Mall has a Kidgets Back to School event in conjunction with Lehigh Valley Zoo. Kidget Club members will celebrate the end of summer and back-to-school at this fun event on Saturday, August 22 from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.. Plus, the friends from Lehigh Valley Zoo will be stopping by with some of their special residents to give fun and informative presentations at 11:oo a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley has a free family fun day on Saturday, August 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Explore fire trucks, police cruisers and other emergency vehicles near Barnes & Noble. Take part in activity stations, contests, strolling entertainers, mascots, and more. Plus enjoy back-to-school shopping specials and great in–store events.

The Outlet at Sands Bethlehem will have an End of Summer Flare on August 22 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Kids 10 - 15 years of age can enter a drawing contest for a chance to win a backpack filled with school supplies. There will be games and activities at Kids Quest. Free gifts will be provided and other great raffle prizes will be awarded.

Depending on where you live and if you plan your day right, you may even be able to make it out to two or even all three of these events. No matter where you go, you’re guaranteed to find some great savings while also having fun along the way.

If you can’t make it to any of these events, be sure to check back with Discover Lehigh Valley’s contest in September called Shopping Madness. Each day during the month of September, we’ll be giving away a $25 gift card from a different retail store. The sweepstakes will be featured on our website where you can enter for a chance to win daily.

Good luck and happy shopping!