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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Old Bowie Celebrates! Festival is October 1

Mark your calendar for a day of family-friendly fun at the Old Bowie Celebrates! Festival on Saturday, October 1, from 11 am. to 5 p.m. The second annual festival is co-sponsored by Old Bowie Arts & Heritage Committee and the City of Bowie. The festival features live music and dance, arts and craft vendors, street entertainers, children’s activities, a juried art show, and more. 

Enjoy a variety of music, from rock to blues to a bagpiper, on two stages. This year, a third stage is devoted solely to international dancers and music and will feature performers that have previously been seen at the Bowie International Festival. You can also savor local and ethnic foods; shop artisans and crafters.  

Children will find plenty to do. They can explore a special children’s area, which includes games and more hands-on activities. As they move through the festival, they can earn stamps on a festival “passport” and earn a prize. Children and the young at heart can marvel at the Unicycle Lady, a Balloon Comedian, and magicians, and ride the mini train along Heritage Trail. 

The festival spans 12th Street and Chestnut Avenue to Maple Avenue on 9th Street in Old Bowie. 

Attendees can park at Rockledge Elementary (MD 197), American Legion Post (Old Laurel Bowie Road), and Huntington South Park (11th Street) and ride a shuttle to and from the festival. Limited parking is also available on the streets of Old Town Bowie. For more information, visit

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