Bowie International Festival

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A Day of Celebration and Exploration!

On the first Saturday in October each year, Bowie celebrates the International Festival with a variety of entertainers, artists, crafters, food, and children's activities at Allen Pond Park. This year's festival is on Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

You'll find:

  • Entertainment on two stages
  • Food from the far reaches of Asia to right here in our own backyard
  • Children’s activities with a "passport" to earn a prize
  • Vendors selling crafts, clothing, jewelry and other offerings from around the world

2021 International Festival Brochure

Children's Activities

Children may pick up a passport at any children’s activity booth or the event information booth and participate in various activities and accumulate stamps on their passport.

Activities include dance/music from different cultures, fitness, and arts and crafts from around the world. At the end of the “trip,” those who earn enough stamps will be eligible to receive an international prize.

If your organization would like to be part of the Children's Activities passports please contact Matt Corley at 301-809-3078 or mcorley@cityofbowie.org.

Please see the link below from The Prince George's County Memorial Library on how to complete their craft. They will be handing out materials for this craft on the day of The International Festival.


Sponsors Needed
The International Festival Planning Committee is seeking sponsorship to help cover the cost of children’s activities and entertainment at the festival. If you own, manage, or work for a local business that would like to be a sponsor, please contact Matt Corley at 301-809-3078 to learn more about sponsorship opportunities. Names of sponsors will be included in advance publicity and will be posted at this fun, entertaining event.

International Fest Ampitheater Stage
International Fest