Community Events at the Gymnasium

The Back To School Bash - Saturday September 4, 2021Back 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.

Normally held the 3rd Saturday in August, the event will be held this year the first Saturday in September. Admission is free. The event will include live demonstrations, Moon bounces and Dj Music. Donations of non perishable food items for the Bowie Food Pantry will be accepted. 

Activities include:

  • Live demonstrations
  • Carnival games
  • Moon bounces
  • DJ

Saturday Fun with Santa 

Saturday 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.