Fall Again – Arts and Entertainment

by Alec Clayton Fall is a time for rebirth, for rejuvenation, especially when coming in the wake of a scorching dry summer and a pandemic that refuses to go away. Children return to school, and there will be football — Friday Night Lights at area high schools and U-Dub and Seahawks on the telly. Fall …

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Your Guide to Summer & Capital Lakefair 2023

Capital Lakefair in its 66th season takes possession of Heritage Park on the shores of Capital Lake July 12-15, 2023 (Noon-10pm) and July 16, 2023 (Noon-Midnight). The Grand Finale fireworks display takes place Sunday, July 16, 2023 @ 10pm over Capitol Lake in Olympia, and can be viewed from Heritage Park, Deschutes Pkwy, Capitol Campus or anywhere with a view of the lake.

Your Guide to Capital Lakefair!

by Lakefair President Karen Adams-Griggs Welcome! I have the honor of representing Capital Lakefair as the 2023 President. I look forward to celebrating our community, and our theme this year is “Rooted in Tradition.” I grew up in the Olympia area, and have been a part of Lakefair my whole life. It has always been …

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2023 Capital Lakefair Grand Parade Saturday, July 15th

by James O’Barr Olympia’s Capital Lakefair turns 66 this year, but retirement is not a word in the Capitalarian vocabulary. Lakefair Week will run from Wednesday, July 12th to Sunday, July 16th, and every one of those days Heritage Park will be brimful of food concessions, craft vendors, the Funtastic Carnival, and main stage live …

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Local Galleries

TRAVIS JOHNSON STUDIOS & GALLERY STORE Travis Johnson Studios Gallery Store is a multifaceted creative extension birthed from Johnson’s personal art practice as a painter, sculptor, and fashion designer. He thrives on cultivating curating, developing, and promoting local, regional, and international artists. His studio showcases artists in a seasonal exhibition series, and he and his …

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Summer Theater

Olympia and the surrounding communities are home to many truly stellar theater companies. They are passionate about their work, fabulously talented, truly dedicated, and fiercely hardworking.

Lakefair is a Freebie Five-day Festival

There’s so much to see and do at Lakefair—the carnival, the food booths, the people watching, the parade, the fireworks—that it’s easy to forget that the fête by the lake is also a free five-day music festival. The main stage in Heritage Park offers hours of tunes in an array of genres.

It’s Lakefair Time

Capital Lakefair in its 66 season takes possession of Heritage Park on the shores of Capital Lake July 12 to 16, with carnival rides, food vendors, main stage entertainment, a parade and a half-marathon, a car show with more than 50 cars and crafts booths. And, as tradition has it, the weekend festivities culminate with a spectacular fireworks display Sunday night.

Review: Falsettos at Harlequin

Falsettos at Harlequin is a sung-through musical. It begins light-hearted and quirky, and soon becomes deadly serious.