Independence Day is nearly here, and OWA has just what you need to get your entire family into the holiday spirit. Join us for a red, white, and blue extravaganza July 1-3, 2022, featuring live music, patriotic characters, fireworks, and activities for all ages to enjoy.

Kicking off the celebration on Friday, July 1, and continuing through the weekend will be kid’s activities located at the Downtown OWA Splash Pad and on OWA Island every day from 2pm-6pm. Create your very own patriotic visor and take part in our scavenger hunt, now with both easy and hard options! Challenge your family to fun lawn games like Jumbo Checkers, Jumbo Connect4, Ladder Ball, Cornhole, hula hoops and a sprinkler! DJ Patrick will be playing the hottest tunes to get you dancing in the street at the Downtown OWA Splash Pad from 4pm-8pm.

Everyone’s favorite patriotic characters, Uncle Sam and Rosie the Riveter, return Saturday, July 2, to the Downtown OWA Splash Pad from 2pm-6pm. Activities continue throughout the night with Jesse Duncan playing on OWA Island from 6pm-7:30pm and B Street Benny from 8pm until the fireworks begin at 8:50pm. The fireworks can be enjoyed inside Tropic Falls theme park or in Downtown OWA, so grab your favorite spot and enjoy the show with your family and friends. Be sure to stick around after the fireworks conclude, as B Street Benny keeps the party going on OWA Island until 9:45pm.

The weekend culminates on Sunday, July 3, 2022, with Bangarang Peter on the OWA Island Stage from 2pm-4pm and Lisa & the E-Lusion playing from 4:30pm-6:30pm. Stick around after the sun goes down for Island Movie Nights featuring The Sandlot beginning at 8pm.

Want a little more thrill in your Independence Day adventure? Grab a Combo Day Pass to Tropic Falls because the new Indoor Waterpark addition will be open! Scream your heart out on Rollin’ Thunder or grab a tube and relax around the lazy river! You can also take advantage of our Non-Rider Ticket, available in the theme park only, and simply enjoy the view!

Hours and dates for all activities are subject to change. Detailed information and a full list of weekend events can be found online at