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Celebrate Independence Day all weekend long at OWA with a 4th of July Weekend Party!

June 6, 2024

(Foley, Alabama) – Celebrate the red, white, and blue with three days and nights of patriotic fun at OWA’s 4th of July Weekend Party, July 4th through 6th.  Join us as we celebrate America’s birthday and cool off with some summer fun, while enjoying live entertainment and family-friendly activities to celebrate the 4th in style!  Whether you want to spend a day or the weekend, OWA has you covered!

The fun kicks off on Thursday, July 4th with arts and crafts in Downtown OWA. Create your own Uncle Sam Hat and sign and create your own Declaration of Independence, then show off your art skills with patriotic sidewalk art.  Next, try your hand at Watermelon Bowling using a watermelon instead of a bowling ball.  Then cool off with a water balloon Revolutionary War.  Tuki the Toucan, Tropic Falls colorful mascot, will be joining the fun, so be sure to grab a photo!   At 7 p.m., head over to Big Water Bay inside Tropic Falls for a Dive-in featuring Top Gun.

The fun continues Friday beginning at 1 p.m. with lawn games, a flag scavenger hunt, flag relay and a hot dog eating contest. The head over to the Island Stage to enjoy live music beginning at 4 p.m. featuring country artist Aaron Taylor, followed by Fly By Radio at 6 p.m.

Round out the weekend with more patriotic fun on Saturday including lawn games, an Abraham Lincoln spoon race, 4th of July word search, and Patriotic costume contest.  Enjoy more live music on the OWA Island Stage at 4:30 p.m. with the Funky Lampshades, followed by the Undertow Band at 6:30 p.m.  The festivities culminate with a spectacular fireworks show at 8:50 p.m.

This is a free event that is open to the public.  (***Tropic Falls general admission required for the Dive-in Movie and activities inside Tropic Falls). Check out our website at visitowa.com for more information on all the fun!  


About OWA Parks & Resort: Award-winning OWA Parks & Resort in Coastal Alabama is owned and operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.  OWA’s name is derived from a Creek word for “big water,” and the tropical theme of the 520-acre property was inspired by the Gulf of Mexico, minutes away via the Foley Beach Express.

At the heart of OWA is Tropic Falls, which includes a 23-ride theme park and the region’s largest indoor water park—bigger than a football field and covered by a convertible roof.  Adjacent to the indoor water park and connected by a retractable wall is Big Water Bay, a 30,000 sq. ft. wave pool and Coastal Curl wave simulator.  Just outside the ticketed areas is Downtown OWA. This pedestrian-only streetscape was inspired by Southern small towns and features numerous options for dining, shopping, and entertainment.  The destination resort offers a full calendar of events, from Downtown OWA’s own Mardi Gras Parade to the annual Christmas tree lighting with fireworks and snowfall. 

For on-site accommodations, relax at OWA’s own award-winning TownePlace Suites by Marriott.  And for the RV traveler, Tropic Hideaway is a luxury RV resort that has everything you want, starting with its location at OWA Parks and Resort, just minutes from the Alabama beaches off the Foley Beach Express. The sites are all extra wide and feature a full complement of Wi-Fi and hook ups. Premium locations and pull-through sites are available.  OWA is the place in Coastal Alabama to thrill, then chill.