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4th of July Weekend Party

July 4th- 6th

Whether you want to spend a day, or spend a long weekend with us, we’ve got you covered this 4th of July weekend!

We’ll be celebrating Independence Day, July 4th—6th, at OWA with family-friendly activities, a Dive-In movie night, live music, and one incredible fireworks show! From photo ops with Uncle Sam to a patriotic Costume Contest to a Hot Dog Eating Contest, this free event has it all! Grab your friends and celebrate with a fun day on the streets of Downtown!

PLUS, enjoy a spectacular fireworks show on Saturday, July 6th, synchronized with patriotic music playing throughout the property. The fireworks will go off at 8:50 pm sharp and can be seen in the air over Downtown OWA & Tropic Falls. Grab your Season Pass, Day Ticket, or Twilight ticket to enjoy the show inside the gates of Tropic Falls!  

*Tropic Falls admission ticket or pass is required for the Dive-In movie night and entrance into Tropic Falls.  Tropic Falls tickets here! 

So, arrive early and take advantage of all the fun to be had at OWA all weekend long! Downtown OWA shops and dining will be open along with Tropic Falls. Remember to purchase your Tropic Falls ticket here.

This event is FREE to attend in Downtown OWA for guests. *Tropic Falls admission ticket or pass is required for the Dive-In movie night along with entrance into Tropic Falls. 

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Schedule of Events:

  • 12 – 4pm: Tuki Appearances intermittently in Downtown OWA & Tropic Falls
  • 12 – 4pm: Uncle Sam photo ops intermittently in Downtown OWA & Tropic Falls
  • 12 – 5pm: 4th of July Sidewalk Murals in Downtown OWA
  • 1-5:30pm: 4th of July kids craft at Downtown OWA Fountain
  • 1-2:30pm: Uncle Sam Hat Competition on the Island
  • 3-6pm: Water Balloon Revolutionary War at the Splash Pad
  • 1-5:30pm: Watermelon Bowling on the Island
  • 7-until: Dive in Movie at Big Water Bay featuring Top Gun (1986)*
  • 12 – 4pm: Tuki Appearances intermittently in Downtown OWA & Tropic Falls
  • 1-8pm: Lawn Games on the Island
  • 1-4pm: Flag Scavenger hunt in Tropic Falls*
  • 1-3pm: Patriotic Costume Contest on the Island – Register Below!
  • 2-6pm: Flag Relay on the Island
  • 4-5:30pm: Live entertainment by Aaron Tanner
  • 6-8pm: Live entertainment by Fly By Radio
  • 7:30pm: Purple Madness – A Tribute to Prince at OWA Theater
  • 12 – 4pm: Tuki Appearances intermittently in Downtown OWA & Tropic Falls
  • 12:30-1:30pm: Hot Dog Eating Contest on the Island – Register below!
  • 1-6:30pm: Abraham Lincoln Spoon Race on the Island
  • 1-6:30pm: 4th of July Word Search at Downtown OWA Fountain
  • 2-3pm: Watermelon Toss on the Island
  • 2-5pm: Bubble Truck across from TU20
  • 3-8pm: Lawn Games on the Island
  • 4:30-6:30pm: OWA Live featuring The Funky Lampshades
  • 6:50-8:50pm: OWA Live featuring The Undertow Band
  • 8:50-9pm: Patriotic Fireworks
  • 3pm: Purple Madness – A Tribute to Prince at OWA Theater

Patriotic Costume Contest

Hot Dog Eating Contest

Rules & Regulations

OWA’s Hotdog eating contest rules:

First place will be awarded to the competitor who eats 15 hot dogs the fastest within a 5-minute time period. At the end of the 5 minutes, each competitor must put down their hot dogs and step away from the table. The remaining hot dogs will be counted, with second and third placements being awarded accordingly. Competitors can separate the hot dogs from the buns but must eat an equal amount. For example, 12 hot dogs and 11 buns eaten equals a score of 11.

OWA’s Hotdog eating contest rules for the Kids Challenge (10&under):

First place will be awarded to the competitor who eats 5 hot dogs the fastest within a 5-minute time period. At the end of the 5 minutes, each competitor must put down their hot dogs and step away from the table. The remaining hot dogs will be counted, with second and third placements being awarded accordingly. Competitors can separate the hot dogs from the buns but must eat an equal amount. For example, 4 hot dogs and 3 buns eaten equals a score of 3.