Free event in Downtown OWA with firework show, discounts for The Park this weekend

Climb a fire truck, ride a trackless train through Downtown OWA, and join us as we show appreciation for our brave first responders. From a three-day discount to The Park at OWA, to an epic event this Saturday featuring dozens of live demonstrations and a firework show at 8:45 p.m. — OWA will be bustling with things to do this weekend, Aug. 21-23, 2020.

The weekend will kick off on Friday, Aug. 21 with First Responders Appreciation Weekend in the amusement park. All first responders, public safety officers, and law enforcement are offered free admission to enjoy all the rides inside The Park, with the purchase of one (1) regularly priced Day Pass. See the amusement park for details.

“The response we received from last year’s Community Safety Day was overwhelming, so we decided to expand it into The Park, as well,” said Kristin Hellmich, OWA’s Director of Marketing/PR. “This year we have no only invited our first responder partners, but also community-based organizations that help support the area we love. This year we have a diverse group of organizations involved, more activities, and more to offer for the entire family.”

The fun-filled weekend reaches its peak on Saturday, Aug. 22 as Downtown OWA hosts Community Safety Day from 4-6pm. A variety of public safety and law enforcement departments will be on-site throughout the open streets of Downtown. The entire event is free and open to the public. While several kids’ activities are free for families, donations are appreciated for those activities and would be split among the non-profits participating in the event. Be sure to catch live presentations such as rappelling off buildings, helicopter landings, kids’ activities, and so much more.

New this year is the addition of a firework show to help celebrate the efforts of our First Responders. The show will take place on Saturday, Aug. 22 at 8:45p.m. OWA’s beautiful firework shows always draws large crowds, however, social distancing will be strictly enforced throughout the resort. For spectators, the show can be safely viewed from Downtown OWA, The Park at OWA, and the resort parking lots.

A full list of demonstrations and activities can be found on The Park’s discount for first responders is only available in person during Aug. 21-23 with valid proof of employment. All information can be found at