Surf's up at 2-day festival at Grand Prairie water park Epic Waters
Surf's up at Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark In Grand Prairie with the return of FlowaPalooza, taking place at the Epic, considered to be one of the splashiest, most very best indoor waterparks in the U.S.
The festival, which takes place September 23-24, centers on a surf competition on the FlowRider, the world’s first and most famous surf simulating machine. This competition is open to multiple age groups and abilities. Those who don't want to compete can buy a ticket to watch the action; here's a snapshot from the 2022 event.
The first Flowapalooza at Epic Waters took place in June 2019 after Flowrider added the Grand Prairie facility to the list of stops on its FLOW Tour competition.
In subsequent years, Epic Waters repositioned the date of the festival from June to the fall. It has grown larger every year, although this year, it's just two nights instead of three, as in prior years.
Flow Tour's goal is to help keep the sport of flowboarding alive, and also keep FlowRiders around the world connected. There are more than 220 FlowRiders installed at water parks around the world, as well as on cruise chips. Epic Waters is home to a FlowRider Double, a two-lane attraction, making it the largest FlowRider in North Texas. (Other FlowRiders are in Plano, Arlington, Little Elm, and Dallas, at the State Fair of Texas.)
Free activities throughout the weekend will include live music on The Grand Lawn at EpicCentral, with six bands on Saturday, headlined by David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales, and four more bands on Sunday.
Also performing will be The Flying Cortes family, a five-generation troupe that takes the traditional flying trapeze to a new level by showcasing classic flying maneuvers over 30 feet in the air.
There will also be multiple food trucks available on-site, as well as a Family Village featuring free games like Robo Surfing, Zorb Ball Racing, carnival games, rock climbing, and more.
“We are passionate about providing entertainment for all ages and FlowaPalooza helps us deliver on this while offering a free event to our community,” said Lisa Miller of Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark in a statement. “This epic festival is full of live music, entertainment for all, delicious food, and a range of activities.”
The festival will take place from 12-10 pm on Saturday and 12-6 pm on Sunday.