Community Events at the Gymnasium

  1. Free Flu Shot Clinic at the Bowie Gymnasium - Dec. 7

    Flu season is upon us. Obtain a free flu shot this Saturday, December 7 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Bowie Gymnasium. This event is being held in collaboration with the University of Maryland Capital Region Health and Trinity University. Read on...
  2. Saturday Fun With Santa at the Bowie Gym on December 14

    Santa & Mrs. Claus will take time out of their busy schedule to visit the Bowie Gym on Dec. 14. Children ages 10 and under can have their photo taken with the pair & have some holiday fun. Admission per child is $3 or a new toy donation to Toys for Tots. Read on...
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Saturday Fun with Santa - Saturday December 14, 2019Saturday 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 - 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