National Bowling Day – August 12, 2023

National Bowling Day Introduction, National Bowling Day Activities, Why We Love National Bowling Day, Upcoming Dates.

Let’s get rolling! The second Saturday in August marks National Bowling Day.

Now, do you know how to score a bowling game? It’s not as simple as knocking down 10 pins per frame, with 10 frames per game totaling 300 for a perfect score. In bowling, strikes, and spares have unique bonus scoring systems, and in the 10th frame, you can earn one or two extra balls if you manage to knock down all the pins.

But let’s take a moment to appreciate the history of this beloved game. While bowling-style games have traces in ancient civilizations, we owe the modern game of bowling to Germany. Back then, kegels were set up at the end of an alley, and Germans would skillfully roll a stone, attempting to knock them down (yes, we did our research!). Interestingly, the motivation behind this game was the belief that knocking down the kegel would reconcile a person’s sins.

So, let’s celebrate National Bowling Day by embracing the complexity and fun of the game while acknowledging its fascinating origins. Whether you’re a seasoned bowler or a first-timer, it’s the perfect occasion to enjoy a day at the bowling alley with friends and family. Strike or spare, let the good times roll!



Get ready to strike up some fun on National Bowling Day with these exciting activities:

1. Go out and bowl: Head to your nearest bowling alley with friends and family for a fantastic time on the lanes. Don’t worry if you don’t have your own ball and shoes; most alleys offer rentals for a hassle-free experience.

2. Throw a bowling party: Embrace the retro vibes and throw a groovy bowling party for one of your good friends or family members. Plan a lively event with refreshments for the whole team, and soon you’ll be the go-to person for epic bowling nights.

3. Watch “The Big Lebowski”: Celebrate the day by enjoying a movie night with the classic film “The Big Lebowski.” Join The Dude in his laid-back adventures, sipping on a White Russian while laughing along with his quirky escapades. Fun fact: The scenes were shot at the old Hollywood Star Lanes in Los Angeles, an alley that sadly closed in 2002. But the movie keeps the bowling spirit alive!

These National Bowling Day activities promise a strikingly good time, whether you’re hitting the pins, throwing a memorable party, or enjoying the humor of “The Big Lebowski.” So gather your crew and make the most of this fun-filled day!



We absolutely adore National Bowling Day for several fantastic reasons:

1. Bowling equals bonding: It’s a fun-filled activity that brings friends together, inspiring friendly competition and laughter. Whether you’re a seasoned bowler or a casual player, it’s an opportunity to bond and create lasting memories.

2. Bowling + food = good times: The joy of bowling extends to the delightful food options available at the alley. You can enjoy delicious snacks and meals without having to step away from the fun and excitement of the game.

3. You define your own style: Bowling allows you to express yourself and develop your unique bowling style. Whether you prefer throwing straight shots or curving the ball with finesse, finding your signature move is part of the thrill.

National Bowling Day is celebrated with enthusiasm on these dates:

•             2021: August 14, Saturday

•             2022: August 13, Saturday

•             2023: August 12, Saturday

•             2024: August 10, Saturday

•             2025: August 9, Saturday

Mark your calendars and get ready for a day of camaraderie, friendly competition, and loads of fun on National Bowling Day! It’s a time to embrace the joy of the game and create lasting memories with friends and family. Whether you’re a casual bowler or a seasoned pro, the celebration promises good times and great moments on the lanes.

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