The Maryland General Assembly granted Bowie the authority to be its own town on April 16, 1916.
One hundred years later, the City of Bowie is proud to celebrate the centennial of the City government. The celebration began with an opening ceremony on Saturday, April 16th at City Hall. It continues throughout the year with a variety of events planned to entertain and teach about the evolution of Bowie over the years.
The City encourages residents, businesses, schools and social, fraternal, and religious organizations that are based in Bowie to join in the celebration by taking a look at their history and perhaps planning their own Centennial events.