Capital Lakefair Schedule 2018

Capital Lakefair celebrates 61 years of service to our community in 2018. It was created as an event to celebrate waterfront activities and bring people to the downtown and lakefront core of the city. Here’s the complete Capital Lakefair Schedule for 2018. WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 Noon – 11 p.m. Carnival, Food Booths, Arts & Crafts, …

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Capital Lakefair Guide 2018

Capital Lakefair celebrates 61 years of service to our community in 2018. It was created as an event to celebrate waterfront activities and bring people to the downtown and lakefront core of the city. It’s been a marvelous success, growing in size and attendance every year. Today, Lakefair carries an annual budget of nearly $300,000. Approximately 200,000 …

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Rising Country Star Sings at Lakefair

By TOM SIMPSON Many music fans hear echoes of alt-rock and grunge when they listen to the musical landscape of the Pacific Northwest. However, this region has quietly begun to nurture a new generation of musicians in a hugely popular and uniquely American genre of music: country. In fact, in the last few decade, a …

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Capital Lakefair Princesses 2018

By ALEC CLAYTON Every year, Capital Lakefair gives the South Sound its own royal court, chosen in the spring from among junior girls at local high schools. Here’s a look at the royal court for Capital Lakefair 2018: Lakefair Queen Juliet Huttar Juliet Huttar says she was shocked when given the title of Capital Lakefair …

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Capital Lakefair Guide 2017

Capital Lakefair celebrates 60 years of service to our community in 2017. It was created as an event to celebrate waterfront activities and bring people to the downtown and lakefront core of the city. It’s been a marvelous success, growing in size and attendance every year. Today, Lakefair carries an annual budget of nearly $300,000. Approximately 200,000 …

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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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The Adarna

The Adarna at Capital Lakefair

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS This July will see the return of Seattle rock band The Adarna to Lakefair, playing during the final hours of the last day of the festival. The Adarna describes its genre as “Jet City rock,” because Seattle is the birthplace of both the band and the Boeing company. The …

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Empowered Young Women: Lakefair’s Royal Court 2017

by Christina Butcher for OLY ARTS With a mission to build and celebrate community in Thurston County, Capital Lakefair awards scholarships to outstanding young women each year and inaugurates them into the Lakefair Royal Court. This year, five well-deserving, high-school juniors were awarded scholarships, and OLY ARTS spoke with them to learn how they plan …

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Capital Lakefair Car Show

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 …

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Capital Lakefair Queen and Princesses 2016

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Olympians probably aren’t acquainted with many royals. But every year, Capital Lakefair gives the South Sound its own royal court, chosen in the spring from among junior girls at local high schools. Here’s a look at the royal court for Capital Lakefair 2016:   Jaclyn “Jackie” Deshaye, 17 Lakefair …

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