Community Events at the Gymnasium


Back To School Bash
Photo of City Gym with Tents Outside
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 and there is also a resource area for parents, offering information on local programs and services for families.
  
The event is usually held on a Saturday in late August. The event is always free but a donation of a non perishable food items or $3 to benefit the Bowie Food Pantry is welcome.

Activities include:


  • Live demonstrations
  • Carnival games
  • Moon bounces
  • A DJ
  • Back pack give-away. 
Saturday Fun with Santa
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Saturday Fun With Santa is held between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. annually on the second Saturday of December.  Santa takes time out of his busy schedule to be on hand each year for photos. This event is also a United States Marine Corps (USMC) Toys for Tots toy drive.

There will also be live holiday music, moon bounces, face painting. Families with children 12 years and younger are welcome. Admission is a new unwrapped gift for the USMC Toys for Tots Toy Drive or $3 without a new unwrapped gift.

The Annual Camp Fair
The City of Bowie Gymnasium collaborates with the Chesapeake Family Magazine to host this annual camp fair held each April. More than 40 camps are on hand each year. This is an rare opportunity for families to discover the many summertime opportunities for youth ages 6 to 16 years of age. Participants include local and regional day and overnight camps. This community event is free to all that attend.