Community Events at the Gymnasium

Back To School Bash - August 17, 2019
Photo of City Gym with Tents Outside
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. Those 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
Saturday Fun with Santa-  Saturday December 14, 2019 
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Saturday Fun With Santa is held between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. annually on the second Saturday of December.  Santa takes time out of his busy schedule to be on hand each year for photos.This event is also a United States Marine Corps (USMC) Toys for Tots toy drive.

There will also be live holiday music, moon bounces and face painting. Families with children 12 years of age and younger are welcome. Admission is a new unwrapped gift for the USMC Toys for Tots Toy Drive or $3 without a new unwrapped gift.