Capitol Theater, photo by Jaima Lyons

Olympia Film Festival: A New Perspective

(photo by: Jaima Sadira) by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS It’s no secret the filmmaking world is male-dominated. With every straight, white, college boy setting out to make the umpteenth homage to The Godfather or Pulp Fiction, it can feel as though the industry is running out of ideas. It doesn’t have to be that …

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Capital Lakefair Parade, 1964

The History of Capital Lakefair

by Alec Clayton for OLY ARTS This year Capital Lakefair celebrates 60 years of service to our community and the communities around Olympia. The history of Lakefair begins with the lake itself: Capital Lake was built as an artificial structure in 1950. Swimming, boating and other activities took place in the lake. Capital Lakefair was …

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Fireworks – Tumwater and Lacey

* Current 2018 Fireworks information here *   2016 Article on Tumwater Artesian Festival Happy July Fourth! It’s time for fireworks! The Artesian Family Festival and Thunder Valley Fireworks Show is at Tumwater Valley Golf Club (4611 Tumwater Valley Drive SE) on Monday July 4th. The Lacey Fireworks Spectacular and Freedom Concert is held at …

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