September is in full swing and, as we wind down summer and prepare for a socially distanced fall, there’s still plenty of ways to enjoy the art, culture and heritage of the Olympia region.


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Throughout the summer, and beyond, our team will concoct monthly daycation itineraries. Let us take away the indecision and pressure of making plans and give you an easy option to enjoy ALL our region has to offer.

Harbor Days Lite

Olympia Harbor Days Lite
Throughout September

Enjoy a menu of safe and healthy family friendly activities for the whole family. From videos, photos, art, shopping, and STEM activities for kids Olympia Harbor Days Lite is the perfect way to enjoy this annual tradition safely in 2020.

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Nisqually Watershed Festival
Livestreaming Saturday, September 26

The annual watershed festival is going digital in 2020 with crafts, science, music, and sights from around the Nisqually Watershed. They’re excited to bring Festival partners together for old favorites and new behind-the-scenes content about the wildlife, ecosystems, and cultures that make the Nisqually a uniquely special place, from Mountain to Sound.


Radio Plays by Harlequin Productions
Shows daily from September 20 to Halloween

Do you miss the theater going days of 2019 and before? Harlequin Productions is ‘staging’ their entire 2020 season as radio plays that you can listen to from the comfort of your own home. The plays are free, but reservations are required, so follow the link above to save your spot!

An aerial photo of Rutledge Corn Maze with the American Heart Association logo design and Life is Why We Give quotation

Rutledge Sunflower Festival
Saturday, Sept. 12 & Sunday, Sept. 13

The Sunflower Festival is a new experience to the Olympia Region.  Each festival ticket includes a wagon ride to the sunflower fields. Guests spend as much time taking pictures, exploring sunflowers fields, and reading informational signs as they like. Each ticket includes one ‘stem’ or LIVE cut sunflower. Check back later in the year for the annual Rutledge Corn Maze (pictured above).




Don’t forget to share.

Don’t miss out on any of these easy to plan adventures. Check back monthly for new trip ideas and daycations (or staycation if you’re a local) and don’t forget to share! Tag your social posts #DecidedlyDifferent and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter (@Experience_Oly) and Instagram (@ExperienceOly).