The Marvel Comics character Iron Man will bring his fight against crime to the Bowie area as part of the city’s National Night Out Celebration on Tuesday.
This year’s festivities, which will include free hot dogs, ice cream and more, are scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. at Allen Pond at 3330 Northview Drive.
National Night Out is a nationwide event which aims to get residents out of their homes and onto the streets where they can meet with first responders and show solidarity against crime.
Beyond the superhero, there will also be a moonbounce and other games, said John Nesky, chief of the Bowie Police. Attendees will also get a chance to test their arms at the dunk tank where Nesky and Bowie City Councilman Todd Turner (At large) will be enthroned.
This year’s NNO isn’t the first one to merit superhero attention in Bowie. Prior events have brought Spider-Man to the festivities, Nesky said. The event usually attracts several hundred people and Nesky expects similar numbers this year.
“Every year we try and add something different,” he said.