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St. Pawtty’s Day, Rainbow Run happening at OWA on March 14

March 4, 2020

Foley, Alabama – A full day of excitement is coming to OWA with two fun-filled events on March 14. Head out to the entertainment destination for the inaugural Rainbow Run, and stick around for the 3rd annual St. Pawtty’s Day.

The jam-packed Saturday kicks off at 9am with registration for the first ever Rainbow Run at OWA. As the name suggests, this fun-run will be a little more colorful than the average event. In complimentary white T-shirts, runners will take off into clouds of neon colors through the streets starting at 11am. As they make their way throughout OWA, they will encounter more rainbow stations until finally ending the race on OWA’s island*.

Pre-registration for the inaugural event is $24.99 (plus taxes/fees) and includes commemorative T-shirt, two drink tickets (redeemable inside the amusement park), and temporary Rainbow Run tattoo. Day-of registration is $29.99 (plus taxes/fees).

“We are always looking for new and exciting events to bring to OWA for our community to enjoy,” said Kristin Hellmich, OWA’s Director of Marketing/PR said. “The Rainbow Run is the perfect addition to our ever-growing calendar of events. After guests are covered in colorful powder, we invite them to stick around to enjoy everyone’s favorite event: St. Pawtty’s Day.”

Rather than your traditional St. Patrick’s Day events, OWA will be serving up some furry fun throughout the property on Saturday, March 14 with its 3rd annual St. Pawtty’s Day event. The canine-themed event kicks off with the return of the Dare Devil Dogs. These talented pups will be defying gravity inside OWA’s amusement park with tricks, flips and more at 1pm and 3pm—free of charge with The Park’s Non-Rider Entry.

In between shows, head to OWA’s island and get ready for the annual Pet Parade. For a $10 donation to the Baldwin County Animal Shelter, join us as we parade through the streets of Downtown with our furry friends starting at 2pm. The parade registration, start and end will all be located on OWA’s island. Entrance into the parade also gives participants entry into our costume contest with cash prizes and special surprises for your pooches! Winning categories for the contests will be: Mr. and Mrs. St Pawtty’s, Most Creative, Dynamic Duo and OWA Choice.

If you don’t have a furry friend of your own, the Baldwin County Animal Shelter will be on OWA’s island throughout the day holding adoptions. OWA is also offering to split the adoption fee with guests during the event. Information regarding St. Pawtty’s Day (parade route, times and locations) and the Rainbow Run (online registration, times) can be found at VisitOWA.com/Events.

*OWA’s island is accessible via walking bridges near Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen and Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar & Restaurant.

About OWA: OWA has become known as a world-class entertainment destination owned and operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Its authentic design celebrates the destinations rural roots and the area’s natural beauty. The name OWA, which translates to “big water” in the Muscogee Creek language, was inspired by the 14-acre lake at the center of this unique development. OWA has the feel of a small Southern town that evolved through time with distinct districts, such as Downtown OWA and The Park at OWA, its amusement park.

OWA’s 150-room Marriott TownePlace Suites is now open to the public, as well as its 14-acre amusement park. The Park at OWA features more than 20 rides, in-park dining, a brand new splash pad and a variety of midway games. Enjoy retail and dining amenities admission-free in Downtown OWA. Check VisitOWA.com for full details and the latest events.