On Your Marks for the Capital Lakefair Car Show

by Kristopher Stewart for OLY ARTS

On the evening of Friday, July 14, hundreds of Lakefair attendees will flock to Marathon Park along Deschutes Parkway in Olympia — some in muscle cars, luxury Mercedes, or even ’50s coupes — to attend Capital Lakefair’s annual car show.

The event opens at 4:15 p.m. for participants in the show, but it officially begins at 5:30 p.m. and runs until 9:30 p.m. with an awards presentation at 8 p.m. Online or mail-in pre-registration for the event is open with a fee of $25 per vehicle, and it ends in mid-July to allow walk-in entrants to join the ranks.

“The car show is a staple of Lakefair,” said Dennis Williams, executive director at Capital Lakefair, who became chair of the event after restarting it in 2014. “We’ll have the classics to the funky, even luxury-type cars. We see all kinds.”

What: Capital Lakefair Car Show

Where: 218 Franklin St. NE, Olympia

When: 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 14

How much: free ($25 entry fee to display)

Learn more: 360-943-7344 /

Capital Lakefair Guide 2018

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