OWA postpones July 3-4 fireworks celebrations

Published 10:06 am Thursday, July 2, 2020

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OWA officials announced on via its Facebook page that the July 3-4 fireworks celebrations, as well as all live performances for the weekend, are being postponed.

The OWA resort, Downtown OWA and the amusement park will remain open throughout the July 4 weekend as scheduled, according to officials.

According to OWA officials, the decision was made based in part on recent urgings by Gov. 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 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.

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In addition, patriotic character appearances will occur inside the amusement park on July 3, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and July 4, from noon to 2 p.m., 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.

Guests can enjoy a variety of delicious restaurants, the latest shopping trends and great entertainment at venues like Legends in Concert – which reopened on Wednesday, July 1.

– OWA’s Health & Safety Guidelines can be found here: www.visitowa.com/knowbeforeyougo

– Amusement park hours can be found here: www.visitowa.com/hours