OWA’s 4th of July Weekend Celebration is back and bigger than ever before!

With summer season in full swing, OWA is gearing up for their biggest 4th of July celebration yet. Head to OWA, July 2-4, for a jam-packed patriotic lineup, featuring three days and nights of live entertainment and family-friendly activities to help you celebrate the holiday in style!

OWA 4th of July Celebration


Whether you want to spend a day or a weekend, OWA has you covered. Friday’s fun includes two classes from Paint Art Live and two astonishing performances of Wonder at the Downtown OWA Splash Pad. Grab dinner from a Downtown OWA restaurant and a to-go cocktail in between activities. End the night with a free showing of National Treasure on the OWA Island at 8:30pm.


The fun continues Saturday, July 3 with three complimentary kids crafts plus an all-day scavenger hunt for families to enjoy together. Bring your camera for a photo op with special guests, Uncle Sam and Rosie the Riveter making a special appearance in the amusement park. Live music kicks off at 4:30pm with Dumb Moneys followed by Southern Approach on the OWA Island at 7pm. Cool off with a CoCo’s Italian Ice and wander over to one of Wonder’s two free showings at 6:30 and 8pm.


Sunday’s activities include more special guests and kids’ activities plus the return of DJ Patrick! Live music from the Bruce Smelley Band starts at 4:30pm followed by the Troy Laz Band from New Orleans! Ending the weekend with a bang, the fireworks will go off at 8:45pm sharp for what OWA promises will be their biggest and longest firework celebration yet followed by more Troy Laz Band on the OWA Island.


Plus, new for 2021, OWA will host the inaugural 4th of July Street Parade led by Southwinds, a 70-piece brass band from Mobile, Alabama featuring horns, drums and color guard. Join in the parade in your patriotic best to celebrate Independence Day and get a chance to win cash prizes! A small $10 donation to Operation Reconnect registers you for the parade and enters you in the costume contest. You can preregister online or in-person beginning on the OWA Island at 1pm on July 4th. The parade begins at 2pm.


The Park at OWA is open every day this summer at noon and Downtown OWA is open 7 days a week. A full schedule of OWA’s 4th of July Weekend Celebration can be found at VisitOWA.com/Independence.

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