shop, dine & explore downtown Olympia

Discover the charm of downtown Olympia, Washington, where historic streets lined with eclectic shops, diverse dining options, and cultural landmarks create a bustling urban hub. Immerse yourself in the city's vibrant arts scene, savor local cuisine, and explore its rich history while strolling through the heart of this captivating capital.

what’s happening

Whether it is one our annual LoveOly events or a host of other fun, festive or cultural activities hosted by community members...there is always something going on downtown, Olympia! 

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may

26apr(apr 26)10:00 pm09jun(jun 9)5:00 pm“Mere Mortals” exhibition and a bonus special feature of Louise Rae Williams“Mere Mortals” exhibition

21may7:00 pm9:00 pmSTORYOLYStoryOly - Olympia's premiere Story Slam event

june

26apr(apr 26)10:00 pm09jun(jun 9)5:00 pm“Mere Mortals” exhibition and a bonus special feature of Louise Rae Williams“Mere Mortals” exhibition

18jun7:00 pm9:00 pmSTORYOLYStoryOly - Olympia's premiere Story Slam event

july

14jul1:00 pm3:00 pmSea Stroll: Historic Downtown TourLearn about the history of downtown Olympia from knowledgeable Estuarium guides!

16jul7:00 pm9:00 pmSTORYOLYStoryOly - Olympia's premiere Story Slam event

17jul(jul 17)12:00 pm21(jul 21)12:00 pmCapital LakefairCapital Lakefair

august

03aug3:00 pm12:00 amOlympia Pub CrawlKickoff Party at Nicole’s Bar

20aug7:00 pm9:00 pmSTORYOLYStoryOly - Olympia's premiere Story Slam event

23augAll Day24South Sound Block PartySouth Sound Block Party at the Port of Olympia

september

08sep1:00 pm3:00 pmSea Stroll: Historic Downtown TourLearn about the history of downtown Olympia from knowledgeable Estuarium guides!

17sep7:00 pm9:00 pmSTORYOLYStoryOly - Olympia's premiere Story Slam event

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“I am lucky enough to be able to walk downtown to a job I enjoy and to my favorite shops and breweries – all surrounded by Olympia’s natural beauty and caring community.” – Lyndsie M.

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