Annual Events in Olympia
Looking for something to do in Olympia? From parades, fireworks, and barbeque, there’s something for everyone. Check out what’s happening in Olympia and reserve your ride with Capital Aeroporter.
Olympia Old-Time Festival – February - The Old-Time Music Festival is dedicated to sharing traditional old-time fiddle music. The festival takes place in three locations throughout Olympia.
Capital Food & Wine Festival – March - conceived by the Saint Martin’s Alumni Association, the annual Capital Food & Wine Festival brings the community together to sample and taste more than 100 varieties of wines from Washington State.
Dragon Boat Festival – April - Saint Martin's Dragon Boat Festival is a celebration of diversity and culture. It features vendors, local acts, and of course the famous dragon boat race.
Lacey Spring Fun Fair, Car Show and Grand Parade - May - Lacey Spring Fun Fair has rides and games, live performances, vendors, and food. The Car Show is always a Fun Fair favorite.
Big Bad Bike Show – June - Celebrating Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the South Sound. Show off your bike or just peruse, attendees can enjoy live music, food, and local vendors.
Olympic Air Show – June - Hosted by the Olympic Flight Museum at the Olympia Regional Airport, the air show features aerobatic performers as well as heritage aircraft from WWII, Korea and Vietnam eras.
South Sound BBQ Festival – July – Presented by the Lacey South Sound Chamber, the BBQ at the South Sound BBQ Festival in Lacey, WA, is a mouthwatering festival! Live entertainment, kids activities, eating contest, and plenty of slow-cooked traditional BBQ. For festival shuttles call Capital Aeroporter.
Tenino Oregon Trail Days – July - Oregon Trail Days is an annual event held the 4th weekend of July. Acrivities include black powder competition, handmade jewelry and other handmade goods, and Four Square Mile Music Festival.
Thurston County Fair – August - Fried foods, games, thrill rides, and animals of all sizes. Daily activities include live music, comedy acts, magic shows, livestock shows, and more!
Olympia Harbor Days – September - Olympia Harbor Days is a 3-day festival in Olympia. Tugboats return to the Puget Sound for entertainment, food, art, crafts, history, and a last farewell to the summer. Plus the world's largest vintage tugboat races!
Oysterfest – October - Oysters, wines, microbrews, and music: The festival is home to the West Coast Oyster Shucking Championships and is the official seafood festival of Washington state. Reserve festival shuttles to Oysterfest today!