Tis the season for decking the halls, favorite festivities and merrymaking. Here in the Olympia region, we’re all about handcrafting the season of cheer with events and happenings that support locally-owned businesses and artisans, finding magic in small-town traditions and creating
Author: Experience Olympia & Beyond
There’s nothing like fall in the Pacific Northwest and the Olympia region is the perfect destination for families who love to explore! Washington’s capital community inspires adventures for families, from blazing a trail with short hikes made for little legs, to packing a picnic and
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If pumpkin patches, hayrides and corn mazes are on the annual fall agenda, Olympia and its surrounding farmlands have you covered. There are pumpkin patches and fall festivals with your perfect gourd waiting. Find
Salmon season is here! For the next couple of weeks our intrepid fish friends make their annual voyage upstream. It’s mesmerizing to watch as they leap out of the water and definitely worth a trip to one of these popular public parks!
Friday, August 30, 2019 12:00 PM by Experience Olympia & Beyond
Squeeze the last minutes out of these summer days with meaningful family memories at a variety of events in the Olympia region this Labor Day Weekend. From a festival on the harbor to flag football to an out of this world UFO festival—make your weekend planning a festival fete.
Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:00 AM by Experience Olympia & Beyond
In recent years, the explosion of craft beer has brought more urban and family-friendly breweries to cities and main streets throughout the United States. And here in the Olympia region, the situation is no different. From family-friendly micro-breweries to sprawling taprooms with delectable
Thursday, August 1, 2019 2:00 PM by Experience Olympia & Beyond
August is hot! Folks are finding exciting ways to cool off, from swan diving into a swimming hole or breaking out the board for watersports. But, nothing cools you off better than an ice-cold beer. Even better when the beer is brewed with the highest quality, local ingredients.
Friday, July 19, 2019 10:00 AM by Experience Olympia & Beyond
Summer is the season for burgers! Whether you’re enjoying a cookout with friends and family or dining out at your favorite neighborhood spot, we all get a craving for burgers and fries. Luckily the Olympia region is home to a unique collection of burger joints, all serving up decidedly
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:00 PM by Experience Olympia & Beyond
Mark your calendar for these brew festivals
Oly Brew Fest, August 3, The Olympia Brew Fest is an annual summer beer festival that takes place in the heart of the city on the waterfront. It features a curated collection of more than 30 northwest breweries and over 60
Thursday, May 30, 2019 9:00 AM by Experience Olympia & Beyond
The streets of downtown Olympia offer water views aplenty, locally owned shops, vibrant characters and 70 colorful, creative murals. Did you know that each piece of art has a story? This guide to the city's murals will get you started. At the bottom you'll find a handy self-guided tour