Community Events at the Gymnasium

  1. City Gym Reopens for Members

    The City of Bowie Gymnasium is open with limited hours for members only. No guests are permitted. Hours are noon to 7:30 p.m. Other restrictions apply.
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Saturday Fun with Santa - Saturday December 12, 2020Saturday Fun with Santa 2019 

Santa Claus takes time out of his busy schedule to pay a visit to the Bowie Gymnasium each year on the second Saturday of December. The fun takes place between 10 a.m. and noon and kids can pose for a picture with the jolly old elf!

  • Moon bounces
  • Live holiday music
  • Face painting

Families with children age 12 and under are welcome. Admission is $3 or free with a donation of an unwrapped toy for the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots Toy Drive.


The Back To School Bash - 2020 Event CANCELEDBack to School Bash

The annual Back to School Bash is the City of Bowie Gymnasium’s signature community event attracting over 2,000 attendees each year. You’ll find a host of fun activities for the children. There is also a resource area for parents, offering information on local programs and services for families.

The event is held on the third Saturday in August. Admission is free. Children who make a donation to the Bowie Food Pantry in the form of a $3 cash donation or the donation of a non perishable food item will receive a backpack filled with school supplies (while supplies last).

Activities include:

  • Live demonstrations
  • Carnival games
  • Moon bounces
  • A DJ
  • Back pack give-away