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Come On In – The Water’s Perfect! Join OWA in celebrating the completion of Coastal Alabama’s newest tourism attraction

Foley, Ala.— Splash into action and soak up some fun with a full weekend of celebration at OWA’s Tropic Falls!  With the completion of its new Big Water Bay wave pool and Coastal Curl surf simulator, there’s no limit to the entertainment this weekend.

This multi-day event in Tropic Falls and Downtown OWA includes music, dancing, activity zones, and most of all water-filled fun!  The festivities kick off on Thursday, April 13th with the Neon Nights Kids Party in Downtown OWA with an inflatable bounce house and sports station, complete with glow in the dark beach balls.  There will also be face painting, games, LED hoola hoops and glow in the dark bowling.

On Friday, the Jimmy Lumpkin Duo kicks off the excitement, followed by three interactive mermaid performers in Big Water Bay.  The Poarch Band Pow Wow Club will also be performing ceremonial cultural dancing to traditional music.  Also, be on the lookout for giant stilt walkers  roaming the Tropic Falls Park throughout the afternoon. And don’t forget to meet Tuki the Tropic Falls mascot and take a cool photo!

Saturday kicks off with more Tropical games, a Bubble Party, as well as street dance performers.  The festivities wrap up at 7:00 pm with Wes Loper performing on the Island Stage.

“We are excited to celebrate this year-round tropical attraction, and see it come to life for everyone to enjoy,” said Cody Williamson, President/CEO of Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority (CEIDA), “We take great pride in having the opportunity to offer our guests the best in family fun and entertainment on the gulf coast.”

The Poarch Band of Creek Indian’s Chairwoman and CEO, Stephanie A. Bryan, noted, “We are always looking for opportunities to create new, fun experiences here in Alabama that will improve the quality of life for the communities, create jobs, and spur economic development.  Tropic Falls at OWA does all three, and we are happy that it will be a great addition to our other investments in Foley.”

Tropic Falls admission is required to participate in Tropic Falls activities.  Downtown OWA events are free to the public.  For more information and a full event schedule, visit


About OWA Parks & Resort: Award-winning OWA Parks & Resort in Coastal Alabama is owned and operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.  OWA’s name is derived from a Creek word for “big water,” and the tropical theme of the 520-acre property was inspired by the Gulf of Mexico, minutes away via the Foley Beach Express.

At the heart of OWA is Tropic Falls, which includes a 23-ride theme park and the region’s largest indoor water park—bigger than a football field and covered by a convertible roof. Just outside the ticketed areas is Downtown OWA. This pedestrian-only streetscape was inspired by Southern small towns and features numerous options for dining, shopping, and entertainment.  The destination resort offers a full calendar of events, from Downtown OWA’s own Mardi Gras Parade to the annual Christmas tree lighting with fireworks and snowfall. With its own award-winning TownePlace Suites by Marriott, OWA is the place in Coastal Alabama to thrill, then chill.