Celebrate the 4th of July at OWA

Independence Day is nearly here, and there’s no better place to celebrate the 4th than at OWA in Foley, Alabama. An award-winning resort destination, OWA is centered on a 14-acre lake just a few miles inland from Alabama’s gorgeous Gulf Coast. Recently, OWA expanded with its own theme park, a 520-acre property recently opened and featuring 23 thrilling attractions that cater to youngsters all the way up to thrill-seeking coaster riders. The resort’s theme park and surrounding shopping, dining, and activity opportunities make it uniquely suited for a Gulf Coast vacation, especially with its close proximity to the Gulf’s pristine, white-sand beaches. The resort includes on-site Marriott TownePlace Suites, allowing for a complete getaway experience with full, easy access to everything OWA and the surrounding area has to offer. If you are looking for a patriotic place during this holiday season, you’ll want to celebrate the 4th of July at OWA


Patriotic family fun this July 3 and 4 at OWA

While OWA had to postpone their July 3rd and July 4th Firework Celebrations and all live performances planned for the Independence Day weekend, there is still plenty of family-friendly activities to do.  The OWA resort, Downtown OWA and the amusement park will remain OPEN throughout the July 4th weekend as scheduled.

This difficult decision was made based in part on recent urgings by Governor Kay Ivey for Alabamians to continue doing their part in helping reduce the spread of COVID-19. One key point of the current COVID-19 mandate is that businesses must operate with a significantly reduced capacity to allow for proper social distancing. Historically, OWA’s Independence Day events have drawn extremely large crowds to enjoy the many activities and firework shows. Given these factors it is difficult to ensure guests are properly social distanced during this signature event while still being able to enjoy the full OWA experience.

In addition, patriotic character appearances will occur inside the amusement park on July 3, from 6pm to 8pm, and July 4, from 12pm to 2pm, featuring Uncle Sam and Rosie the Riveter. Families visiting The Park at OWA can also still enjoy a patriotic kid’s art activity for a nominal fee.


Downtown OWA

Guests can enjoy a variety of delicious restaurants including the recently added Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen and Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant, the latest shopping trends, and great entertainment at venues like Legends in Concert – which reopened on Wednesday, July 1.


Safety Measures at OWA

OWA is excited to be open for families once again, and with that, they are taking the safety of both their employees and guests seriously.  If you want to know more about the safety measures they have in place, please visit the Know Before You Go section of their website.


OWA Theme Park and Resort is Waiting

We had the opportunity to visit OWA Theme Park and resort several times, and we will absolutely continue to go back! The theme park has all the fun of the other parks but far less of the hassle. It’s a little like visiting a local store vs. a big box store. With the great rides, fantastic food options, and most importantly, SHORT lines, OWA Theme Park has something for everyone, and everyone can enjoy it without frustration. If you’re planning a trip to the Gulf Coast, give OWA Theme Park and Resort a good, long look.  If you want to know more about this family-friendly vacation destination, check out our blog post here.  We give you the top 10 reasons to visit! 


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