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2016 Olympia Area Community Event Calendar

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

Date Event Location Phone
October 2016
October Apple Festival & Pumpkin Patch! Lattin's Country Cider Mill 360-491-7328
October Schilter Farm Harvest Festival Nisqually 360-459-4023
Oct 22 Fall Art: Salmon & Leaves Olympia 360-528-5742
Oct 22 Suicide Prevention & Awareness Event Lacey 360-725-3531
Oct 29 Bioluminescence & Spooky Creatures of the Deep Olympia 360-528-5742
November 2016
November 5 Tumwater Holiday Bazaar Tumwater 360-539-9097
Nov 12 What is a Watershed Anyway? Olympia 360-528-5742
Nov 12 LUNAFEST Olympia 206-351-2967
Nov 19 Underwater Science: Meet an EPA Scuba Diver! Olympia 360-528-5742
December 2016
December 3 Olympia Toy Run Downtown Olympia no phone #
December 3 Hawks Holiday Happening Olympia 360-412-4820
Dec 10 Legends of the Land Olympia 360-528-5742
Dec 17 Do you want to build a Snowman? Olympia 360-528-5742
Dec 17-Jan 1 21st Annual Model Train Festival* Tacoma 888-238-4373
Dec 31 New Year's Eve at Noon Olympia 360-528-5742
January 2017
January 1 Polar Bear Plunge Long Lake 360-491-0857
February 2017
Feb Ethnic Celebration Lacey 360-491-0857
Feb 16-19 Olympia Old Time Music Festival Downtown Olympia no phone #
Feb Rain Dee Voo Littlerock 360-612-0406
Feb 18 Toliva Shoal Sailboat Race View from Boston Harbor 360-753-1850
Feb Sa'Heh'Wa'Mish Days Shelton 360-439-7829
February Pie Fest Olympia no phone #
March 2017
March Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival* Ocean Shores 360-289-2451
March 25 Capital Food & Wine Festival St. Martin's Pavilion 360-438-4366
March Olympia Acoustic Fest Olympia Ballroom no phone #
March 26 Blintzapalooza! Olympia 360-754-8519
April 2017
April Vegfest* Seattle 206-706-2635
April 20-23 Puyallup Spring Fair* Puyallup 253-841-5045
April Arbor Day Seedling Giveaway Lacey 360-491-0857
April Norway Day Lacey 360-923-1242
April OMB BIG Home & Garden Show Lacey 360-754-0912
April Lacey Family Fish-In Lacey 360-491-0857
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
May 2017
May steamboat stringband jamboree Olympia no phone #
May Grand Prix Electric Car Races & S.T.E.M. Fair
   (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math)
Lacey 360-491-0857
May Olympia Wooden Boat Fair Olympia no phone #
May Bluegrass From the Forest * Shelton 360-898-4581
May Prairie Appreciation Day Mima Mounds 360-458-5450
May Capital City Marathon Olympia no phone #
May Lacey Spring Fun Fair St. Martins University 360-481-4393
May Lacey Spring Fun Fair Car Show St. Martins University 360-481-4393
June 2017
June Mason County Forest Festival * Shelton 360-490-6176
June Deschutes Duck Dash Tumwater no phone #
June New Market Pioneer Fair Tumwater 360-352-1835
June Strawberry Festival Olympia no phone #
June Olympic Air Show Olympia Airport 360-705-3925
June America's Dixieland Jazz Festival St. Martins Pavilion 360-943-9123
June Boatswap & Chowder Challenge Olympia 360-528-8005
July 2017
July FIREWORKS & Racing at South Sound Speedway South Sound Speedway 360-858-1464
July Lacey Fireworks Display Rainier 360-491-3214
July Tumwater Artesian Festival ~
      Parade & Thunder Valley Fireworks Show!
Tumwater Valley 360-754-4160
July McCleary Bear Festival * McCleary no phone #
July South Sound BBQ Festival Lacey 360-491-4141
July Capital Lakefair Downtown Olympia 360-943-7344
July Big Rig Races ~ South Sound Speedway South Sound Speedway 360-858-1464
July STP Bicycle Classic *  (official Midpoint) Centralia 360-748-8885
July Oregon Trail Days Tenino City Park 360-264-4609
July Dog-a-Thon* Fort Steilacoom 360-383-2733
July Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival Lacey 360-259-6672
August 2017
August Thurston County Fair Lacey 360-786-5453
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
September 2017
September See the Wild Salmon Returning! Olympia/Tumwater no phone #
Sept Olympia Harbor Days Percival Landing no phone #
Sept Washington State Fair* Puyallup 253-845-1771
Sept Summer's End at Lacey
      Rod, Custom & Specialty Car Show
Lacey 360-491-0857
Sept Nisqually Watershed Festival Nisqually Wildlife Refuge 360-753-9467
October 2017
October Children's Day Lacey 360-491-0857
October Oysterfest* Shelton 360-426-2021
October 7-8 Fall Arts Walk Downtown Olympia 360-209-2678

* 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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