Bowie International Festival

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 7, 2017 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
• Vendors selling crafts, clothing, jewelry and other offerings from around the world.


Entertainment is planed by the International Festival Committee, which is made up of Bowie residents. If you would like to be considered to be part of this committee call Matt Corley, Special Events Coordinator at 301-809-3078 for more details,

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 at each activity booth. 
Activities include dance/music from different cultures, story time, 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.

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.

Vendor Application

Vendor applications are being accepted now. The deadline to submit food vendor applications has passed. Arts and Crafts Vendor applications will be accepted until September 29, 2017.  If you wish to be a vendor, please review and complete the form below along with any necessary attachments and payment.

2017 Vendor Guidelines and Application