Lakefair Week 2016 Calendar of Events

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS

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.

brotherBscott10 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.

royalcourt12 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.).

lakefair_parade_overall12 p.m.                      Evergreen Dancers
1 p.m.                         Tanglefoot Cloggers
2 p.m.                         The Lakefair Voice contest
4 p.m.                         Homewreckr

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.

RhythmFire12 p.m.   Rhythm & Fire School

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


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