The Olympia Fall Arts Walk takes place throughout the month of October offering visitors the opportunity to see a wide variety of artwork, watch live art demos, and go to special events. Be sure to catch the downtown celebration on October 7 and October 8, 2022.
Celebrate the Tumwater Falls Festival on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at Brewery Park at Tumwater Falls. During the festivities visitors can sip a hot cup of coffee while listening to the Olympia Symphony Ensemble, attend an educational talk, watch a live demonstration, and shop local artists, makers, and food vendors. Bring the entire family! There are plenty of activities for children, including face painting and a scavenger hunt.
Enjoy a weekend filled with family-friendly fun during BARKtoberfest, held September 30 to October 2, 2022 at the Thurston County Fairgrounds. The festival starts with a Saint Bernard parade, live music, carnival games, and beer gardens. Saturday is the BARKtoberfest 5K and dog-friendly run, followed by an Olympic style contest including keg rolling and yodeling, live entertainment, and more. Sunday is a family fun day with half-price admission and lots of special activities, like a root beer garden for the kids!
On Saturday, October 29, 2022 put on your costume and join the Haunted 5K Run in-person at Woodland Creek Community Park or virtually. This family (and pet!) friendly run will help raise funds for All Kids Win.