Community Events at the Gymnasium

Saturday Fun with Santa - Saturday December 14, 2019Breakfast with Santa 

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 - August 15, 2020Back 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