Wednesday, July 13, noon – 11 p.m., Public Employee Appreciation Day
Coupons, available from the information trailer or WSECU booth, offer a reduced price on concession fare to civic servants.
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Lakefair Juried Art Show (Governor Hotel, 621 Capitol Way S)
12 p.m. Slainte & Friends
2:30 p.m. Brother B Scott
4 p.m. Backlash
6 p.m. High School Battle of the Bands
9 p.m. High Ceiling
Thursday, July 14, noon – 11 p.m., Wristband Day
A single $35 wristband allows unlimited rides on all Funtastic Carnival midway attractions, plus two free games. The Lakefair Royal Court reads stories at Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave. SE, 10:15-11 a.m.
12 p.m. Primetime
1:30 p.m. QP
3 p.m. In-Definitely
4:30 p.m. SOB
5:45 p.m. Tammy B & the Hillbilly Tendencies
7 p.m. Lakefair Royal Court
8 p.m. Calaca Kings
9:15 p.m. Paul Hernandez
Friday, July 15, 9 a.m. – midnight, 50+ in the Park Day
Special deals are offered to visitors 55 years of age or older. From 5:30-9:30 p.m., check out the Lakefair Car Show near Marathon Park, 1500 Jefferson St. SE, Olympia. Today’s hunka hunk of a special guest is Elvis impersonator Danny Vernon (1 p.m.). Watch for senior giveaways, a cakewalk and a raffle.
11 a.m. Off Boulevard
1 p.m. Danny Vernon (Elvis!)
3 p.m. Teresa Topaz
4:30 p.m. Play Date
5:30-9:30 p.m. Lakefair Car Show
6:15 p.m. The Hand of Reason
7:30 p.m. Blue Laces
9 p.m. Craig Terrill (“The Singing Seahawk”) Band
Saturday, July 16, noon – 11 p.m., Kids’ Day
The Olympia Lakefair Run half-marathon and Trials Legacy marathon hit the Chehalis Western Trail at 7 a.m., followed by 8K and 3K races at 8 a.m. The volleyball tournament gets underway at 9:15 a.m., then continues at the same time Sunday. The four hours after noon bring activities geared toward Lakefair’s youngest visitors, followed by the Grand Parade along Capitol Way (4:45-7 p.m.).
4:45 p.m. – 7 p.m. The Grand Parade (history of Parade here)
7 p.m. Fallen Angels
8 p.m. Sin Circus
9 p.m. Blistered Earth
Sunday, July 17, noon – 11 p.m.
The fair’s grand finale is a magnificent fireworks display visible for miles in every direction. The pyrotechnics begin after sundown at 9:01 p.m., fired from the southeastern edge of Capitol Lake.
2:15 p.m. Lesman Open Mic
4 p.m. Dogger Band
5:10 p.m. Madi Hope
6:05 p.m. The Adarna
7:15 p.m. Mystery Achievement
8:30 p.m. Pigs on the Wing