Father’s Day Weekend SSAG Artisan Market June 18, 2022

Join us at Capital Mall in Olympia, WA for our Father’s Day weekend artisan market in the Grand Courtyard by the food court! Featuring local small business artists, authors, craftsmen, and creators. Come support your local small businesses and pick up some one of a kind merchandise. This local pop-up event is the perfect opportunity …

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Lacey Spring Fun Fair

Since 1988, Lacey Spring Fun Fair has provided FREE activities and entertainment for thousands of visitors. With rides and games, live performances, vendors, and food concessions Fun Fair is a popular community celebration!

Lacey Cultural Celebration

Lacey’s 2022 Cultural Celebration, presented by TwinStar Credit Union, is a festival designed to share our culture and heritage with our neighbors through dance, art, music, food, and stories. The annual event has been held in Lacey since 2011 drawing families from all over Thurston County and beyond. In 2022 this popular event will be a hybrid …

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Lacey Cultural Celebration

Lacey’s 2022 Cultural Celebration, presented by TwinStar Credit Union, is a festival designed to share our culture and heritage with our neighbors through dance, art, music, food, and stories. The annual event has been held in Lacey since 2011 drawing families from all over Thurston County and beyond. In 2022 this popular event will be a hybrid …

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East African Cuisine in Downtown Olympia

Note to readers — the restaurant named Shirro’s appears to have closed as of September 16, 2018. Our best wishes to the restauranteurs and our apologies to readers. By Jennifer Crain As a child in Kenya, Mercy Kariuki-McGee fed wood into a traditional fireplace while her older siblings cooked. As a helper, she got to taste the …

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Ethnic Celebration Returns to Lacey

by Adam McKinney for OLY ARTS The Lacey Ethnic Celebration returns in 2018 with a bevy of exciting performances, food, music and community-oriented activities. This is a free event appropriate for the whole family to enjoy. Children and families can enjoy music and dance from around the world while sampling exotic flavors and arts from …

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The Fall Cookbook Club at Browsers Bookshop

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS Few people associate bookstores with intimate potluck dinners, food blogging or local food critics. Yet Browsers Bookshop has been quietly building a reputation for just that with its seasonal Cookbook Club: an intimate dinner event where lovers of the culinary craft gather to share delicious food, recipes and insightful …

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Sip, Savor & Stroll

Experience Downtown Flavors at Sip, Savor & Stroll

by Jennifer Crain for OLY ARTS On September 9, the Olympia Downtown Association will host the first-ever Sip, Savor & Stroll, a culinary tour of downtown Olympia. Kim Combs, event and volunteer coordinator, says the evening will kick off with a reception for up to 300 attendees at the Olympia Farmers Market, with Washington-sourced beers …

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Olympia Harbor Days

Maritime Fun at Olympia Harbor Days

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS While Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer across the U.S., our community takes full advantage of the long weekend by honoring its maritime roots each year at Olympia Harbor Days. It’s an annual festival celebrating tugboats and maritime heritage in Puget Sound. Presented by the Olympia …

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