Tiny Tides Storytime — Pride Celebration
In Olypmia's downtown, you will find a rich diversity of community who come together as a confluence of personalities, perspectives, and ideas. A chance meeting at a downtown café or on the sidewalk can often lead to powerful connections, inspiration, and partnerships.
Community, Energy, Possibilities
Downtown’s unique energy engages the senses, gets the synapses connecting, the creativity flowing, and the fun going. Join a procession of luminaries, exchange ideas with local business owners, or vibe with some local music in the middle of the (closed) street, and you’ll feel it!
The historic downtown core. The quaint shops, cafés, and restaurants. The dazzling waterfront. Views of the Olympics and the Capitol Dome. The public art and private murals. It’s all
uniquely Olympia and here to be enjoyed.
Olympia is a haven for artists, too, with murals on walls throughout the city, art walks, galleries, theaters, and music venues. Acclaimed restaurants take up prime real estate along the waterfront, while an incredible assortment of dining opportunities abound downtown.
Get Ready For Fun-Filled Kick-Off to Summer With LoveOly Summerfest 2023 in Downtown Olympia!
The Olympia Downtown Alliance is thrilled to announce the return of LoveOly SummerFest 2023, a fun, FREE three-day street festival this June, in historic Downtown Olympia. Enjoy live music featuring Kim Archer, Kelsey Mangnusnson, Jason Webley and more with headliners Blitzen Trapper and the Cave Singers. Children’s activities and the return of the pet parade powered by Hands on Children’s Museum, food trucks, a biergarten featuring local favorites, and independent vendors are all sure to provide everything you need to start the summer off right!
The street festival schedule begins Friday with afternoon activities and a night vendor market. Saturday’s full day’s entertainment will also include Super Smash Bros. competition brackets. The festival will wrap on Sunday, bringing brunch vibes to what is sure to be an incredible performance by the Queens from Diva Drag Brunch.
How We Love Oly!
By now, we're sure you do, too!
Whether you're looking for downtown Olympia inspiration, events and activities, or you can't wait to share the good times you've had in downtown with your friends and family, make sure you're following us on our social media channels and using the #howiloveoly hashtag!