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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july

24jul6:00 pm7:00 pmLoveOly Music in the Park - Brittany Danielle

25jul10:00 am1:00 pmTherapy Horses with Heartstrides Therapeutic Horsemanship

25jul6:30 pm8:00 pmMessages from Beyond the Veil: An Evening of Mediumship with Heidi Connolly

26jul10:00 am1:00 pmTherapy Horses with Heartstrides Therapeutic Horsemanship

27jul12:00 pm3:00 pmInstrument Petting Zoo with SOGO (Student Orchestra of Greater Olympia)

27jul1:00 pm1:15 pmAerial Shows and Circus Play with Wings Aerial Acrobats

27jul2:30 pm2:45 pmAerial Shows and Circus Play with Wings Aerial Acrobats

27jul11:00 pm11:15 pmAerial Shows and Circus Play with Wings Aerial Acrobats

31jul6:00 pm7:00 pmLoveOly Music in the Park - Creedence Revelation

august

02aug10:00 am12:00 pmTidal Zone Touch Tank With Puget Sound Estuarium

02aug1:00 pm5:00 pmRaptor Ambassadors with The Falconer

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

08aug10:00 am1:00 pmTherapy Horses with Heartstrides Therapeutic Horsemanship

10aug7:00 pm9:00 pmStories in the Park, Stories in the Dark

17aug12:00 pm3:00 pmInstrument Petting Zoo with SOGO (Student Orchestra of Greater Olympia)

17aug6:30 pm8:00 pmDance to the Music of the Forest

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

23aug10:30 am11:30 amNative American Storytelling with Itsa Shash

23aug12:00 pm1:00 pmNative American Storytelling with Itsa Shash

23aug1:30 pm2:30 pmNative American Storytelling with Itsa Shash

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

30aug01sepOlympia Harbor Days Maritime Festival and Tugboat Races

30aug9:30 pm10:00 pmOlympia Harbor Days Maritime Drone Show & Night Market

september

30aug01sepOlympia Harbor Days Maritime Festival and Tugboat Races

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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