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Washington, USA

A Visitor's Resource for the Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater Area


2015 Olympia Area Community Event Calendar

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Date Event Location Phone
November 2015
Nov 27-Dec31 "The Stardust Christmas Dazzle" Olympia 360-786-0151
Nov 28 Lincoln Winter Market Olympia no phone #
Nov 28-Dec Holiday Steam Train Rides* Elbe 360-569-7959
December 2015
Dec 1-21 Holiday Steam Train Rides* Elbe 360-569-7959
December 5 Olympia Toy Run Downtown Olympia no phone #
January 2016
January 1 Polar Bear Plunge Long Lake 360-491-0857
February 2016
Feb 11-14 Olympia Old Time Music Festival Downtown Olympia no phone #
Feb 13 Ethnic Celebration Lacey 360-491-0857
Feb Rain Dee Voo Littlerock 360-612-0406
Feb Toliva Shoal Sailboat Race View from Boston Harbor 360-753-1850
Feb Sa'Heh'Wa'Mish Days Shelton 360-432-3841
February Pie Fest Olympia no phone #
March 2016
March 5 Native Plant Sale and Festival Tumwater 360-754-3588
March 18-20 Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival* Ocean Shores 360-289-2451
March 19 Capital Food & Wine Festival St. Martin's Pavilion 360-438-4366
March Olympia Acoustic Fest Olympia Ballroom 360-349-4427
April 2016
April Racing at South Sound Speedway South Sound Speedway 360-858-1464
April Shelton Fiddle Fest* Shelton no phone #
April Arbor Day Seedling Giveaway Lacey 360-491-0857
April 9-10 Vegfest* Seattle 206-706-2635
April Puyallup Spring Fair* Puyallup 253-841-5045
April Lacey Family Fish-In Lacey 360-491-0857
April Norway Day Lacey 360-923-1242
April OMB BIG Home & Garden Show Lacey 360-754-0912
April Spring Arts Walk            Downtown Olympia 360-709-2678
April Procession of the Species Downtown Olympia 360-705-1087
April Dragon Boat Festival Port Plaza ~ Olympia 360-438-4521
April Nisqually Valley Home, Garden & Trade Show Yelm 360-458-6608
May 2016
May Grand Prix Electric Car Races & S.T.E.M. Fair
   (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math)
Lacey ~ Huntamer Park 360-491-0857
May Prairie Appreciation Day Mima Mounds 360-458-5450
May Olympia Wooden Boat Fair Olympia no phone #
May Bluegrass From the Forest * Shelton 360-898-4581
May Lacey Spring Fun Fair St. Martins University 360-481-4393
May Capital City Marathon Olympia no phone #
May Lacey Spring Fun Fair Car Show St. Martins University 360-481-4393
May Mason County Forest Festival * Shelton 360-490-6176
May New Market Pioneer Fair Tumwater 360-352-1835
June 2016
June Deschutes Duck Dash Tumwater no phone #
June Roy Pioneer Rodeo * Roy no phone #
June Boatswap & Chowder Challenge Olympia 360-528-8005
June Strawberry Festival Olympia no phone #
June Garlic, Produce, Antiques & Wine Littlerock/Rochester 360-273-8269
June America's Dixieland Jazz Festival St. Martins Pavilion 360-943-9123
June Olympic Air Show Olympia Airport 360-705-3925
July 2016
July Lacey Fireworks Display Lacey 360-491-3214
July Summerfest * ~ Demo Derby & Fireworks! Centralia 360-330-7674
July Tumwater Artesian Festival ~
      Parade & Thunder Valley Fireworks Show!
Tumwater Valley 360-754-4160
July Freedom Fest* JBLM 253-967-4294
July FIREWORKS & Racing at South Sound Speedway South Sound Speedway 360-858-1464
July South Sound BBQ Festival Lacey 360-491-4141
July McCleary Bear Festival * McCleary no phone #
July Cruise-In Tumwater 360-786-6345
July STP Bicycle Classic *  (official Midpoint) Centralia 360-748-8885
July Black Lake Regatta Black Lake no phone #
July Capital Lakefair Downtown Olympia 360-943-7344
July Big Rig Races ~ South Sound Speedway South Sound Speedway 360-858-1464
July Oregon Trail Days Tenino City Park 360-264-4609
July Dog-a-Thon* Fort Steilacoom 360-383-2733
July 25-26 American Civil War Reenactment* Chehalis 360-740-8875
July Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival Lacey 360-259-6672
July Mason County Fair & Rodeo * Shelton 360-427-5599
July Thurston County Fair Lacey 360-786-5453
August 2016
August Grays Harbor County Fair* Grays Harbor Fairgrounds 360-481-2474
August Morton Loggers Jubilee * Morton 360-496-6362
August Mt. St. Helen's Bluegrass Festival * Toledo 360-785-3478
August Southwest Washington Fair * Chehalis 360-736-6072
August Chehalis Garlic Fest* Chehalis no phone #
August Rainier Round-up Days & Parade Rainier 360-446-1040
August Sand in the City Olympia Port Plaza 360-956-0818
August Olympia Harbor Days Percival Landing no phone #
August Roy Pioneer Rodeo* Roy no phone #
September 2016
Sept 9-11 Bluegrass in Tumwater, & Little Flea Market American Heritage Campground 360-943-8778
Sept Washington State Fair ~ (Puyallup Fair) Puyallup 253-845-1771
Sept Summer's End at Lacey
      Rod, Custom & Specialty Car Show
Huntamer Park ~ Lacey 360-491-0857
Sept Nisqually Watershed Festival Nisqually Wildlife Refuge 360-753-9467
October 2016
October Fall Arts Walk Downtown Olympia 360-209-2678
October Children's Day Lacey 360-491-0857
October Oysterfest* Shelton 360-426-2021
October Cider Sunday & Return of the Salmon Celebration Tumwater Falls Park 360-943-6951
October See the Wild Salmon Returning! Thurston County no phone #
October Apple Festival & Pumpkin Patch! Lattin's Country Cider Mill 360-491-7328
October Schilter Farm Harvest Festival Nisqually 360-459-4023

* Events marked with an asterisk are outside of 'Thurston County'.

Every effort has been made to insure these listings are correct.
Event schedule subject to change. Not all events are listed

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