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  • GET TICKETS NOW! "West Side Story" at Tacoma Musical Playhouse:

    "The world's greatest love story" comes alive in a theatrical wonder filled with hate and prejudice - always heart-wrenching. Plus, the songs of Bernstein & Sondheim make "West Side Story" one of the best loved musicals of all-time. Friday-Sunday, July 10th-August 2nd. Friday shows at 8pm, Saturdays at 2 & 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Call 253-565-6867 or visit for details.

    Friday-Sunday, July 10th-August 2nd (times vary)
    Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 6th Avenue, Tacoma

  • "Meet the Beach" All Summer Long:

    "Meet the Beach" all summer long with South Sound Estuary Association beach naturalists! It's an exciting learning experience with experts in their field, held at five different parks: Tolmie, Priest Point, Frye Cove, West Bay and Burfoot. Rubber boots recommended. Friday, June 5th-Sunday, August 30th. Call 360-704-7544 or visit for more details.

    Friday-Sunday, June 5th-August 30th
    Tolmie, Priest Point, Frye Cove, West Bay and Burfoot Parks

  • "Crafts of the Past" at Fort Nisqually:

    Visiting artisans giving demonstrations this month include weavers and spinners, bead makers and bead workers - plus a broom maker! These artists are part of the popular "Crafts of the Past" program, which features modern practitioners of 19th century artistic traditions who share the methods and materials of their work. Saturday-Sunday through September 27th. The schedule includes weaving with Karen Haas (July 4th-5th), Sheep to Shawl - spinning and more with Heather Kibbey, Mickey Pederson, Elaine & Randy Thompson (July 11th-12th), Broommaking - John Simurdak (July 18th-19th), Beadmaking and Beadworking: Graced in Glass with Carla Bruno, Darcie Pacholl & Alex Fennell (July 25th-26th). Call 253-591-5339 or see for details.

    Saturday-Sunday, July 4th-September 27th
    Ft. Nisqually Living History Museum, Pt. Defiance Park, Tacoma

  • REGISTER TODAY! Kids Canopy Climb at Priest Point Park:

    The Kids Canopy Climb is back! Youth ages 6 to 12 can enjoy this rare experience with nature while exploring the treetop environment, learning about the forest ecosystem and helping to steward newly planted trees at Priest Point Park. Climbers will be guided by certified arborists and there are fun activities provided on the ground. Saturday, July 11th or August 1st. $30 fee per participant - spaces are limited so register today. For more details, contact Christina Lamour, Program Specialist, at 360-753-8365 or see 

    Saturday, July 11th or August 1st
    Priest Point Park Shelter #4, 2600 East Bay Dr. NE, Olympia, 360-753-8365

  • Thurston County Fair:

    Picture yourself at the Thurston County Fair! It's a great time for everyone, with everything from a Diaper Derby for the youngest to a "Savor South Sound" beer & wine tasting event for those 21 and up. Enjoy live entertainment, delicious food - salmon and other great dishes - and much more. Wednesday-Sunday, July 29th-August 2nd. Call 360-786-5453 or see for more information.

    Wednesday-Sunday, July 29th-August 2nd
    Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3054 Carpenter Rd., Lacey

  • Shrek Jr. The Musical:

    BK Musical Productions presents "Shrek Jr. The Musical," a summer children's theater production featuring a 25-person cast ages 8-18. Matinees July 30 Thursday & July 31 Friday 10-11:15am, evening performances July 31 Friday & Aug. 1 Saturday 7-8:15pm. Tickets at the door. $7 for children, $10 age 18 and up. Cash or check only.


    Thursday, July 30th 10am; Friday, July 31st 10am & 7pm; Saturday, Aug. 1st 7pm
    Olympia Regional Learning Academy (ORLA), 2400 15th Ave SE, Olympia 98501

  • "Heat On the Street" Car Show In Elma:

    Don't miss the "Heat On the Street" custom car and motorcycle show! There's a preview night of cars, music and fun on Friday. Saturday brings the show & shine on main street, live music, raffles, shopping, a beer garden and family fun fest. Enter a car or vote for your favorite! Friday-Saturday, July 31st-August 1st. Call 800-621-9265 or visit for more information.

    Friday-Saturday, July 31st-August 1st
    Downtown Elma

  • REGISTER NOW! Capitol to Bay Relay:

    Join a relay that includes mountain biking, road biking, paddling and running! The Capitol to Bay Relay offers individuals, pairs & teams a way to celebrate the life of the wild salmon and their challenges of their journey through life. Register now for this event, sponsored Port of Olympia/PARC Foundation. Saturday, August 1st. The course includes mountain biking in the Capitol Forest, paddling from West Bay to Swantown, and then to East Bay Plaza to finish running at the Olympia Brew Fest at Port Plaza. For questions, call 360-528-8012, or visit the info and registration site, 

    Saturday, August 1st, 12pm
    Capitol Forest (starting point) to Port Plaza, Olympia

  • Mossyrock Blueberry Festival:

    The Mossyrock Blueberry Festival celebrates delicious things, from blueberries to a pie eating championship! There's also a parade on Saturday, two different pancake breakfasts, live music, food vendors, a car show, quilt show, kids activities, races, rides and even a family dog show! Friday-Sunday, July 31st-August 2nd. Contact festival coordinator Philip McDaniel at 360-880-1111 or visit for more information.

    Friday-Sunday, July 31st-August 2nd
    Downtown Mossyrock

  • WORCS Round 7 - World Off Road Championship Series:

    The most exciting off road racing series in the world is coming back to Washington Friday, July 31- Sunday, August 2! WORCS Round 7 - World Off Road Championship Series  - Novice to Pro Classes! SxS, ATV, Motocross. First-time racers half off race fee! And announcing WORCS-X! in conjunction with Round 7. This awesome bonus event will include The ultimate combination of motocross and endurocross type obstacles! Don't miss this exciting event. Come race, come watch. Pursue your passion!

    Friday, July 31 - Sunday, August 2
    Straddleline ORV, 15015 State Route 8, McCleary

  • Hitchcock's "Rear Window" Matinee at OFS:

    Don't miss the Alfred Hitchcock thriller "Rear Window"! The Olympia Film Society presents this classic 1954 film with James Stewart starring as a man who is convinced his neighbor has committed a murder and enlists his girlfriend, played by Grace Kelly, and nurse (Thelma Ritter) to help him investigate. Choose between Wednesday or Saturday matinees. Saturday, August 1st & 29th, Wednesday, August 12th, 26th, September 9th - all at 4pm. 360-754-6670 or for more information.


    Saturday & Wednesday, August 1st, 12th, 26th, 29th, September 9th, 4pm
    Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave. SE, Olympia

  • Sunwood Lakes Community Sale:

    Sunwood Lakes Housing Development off of Spurgeon Creek Road in Olympia is having a Community Garage and Yard Sale on Saturday, August 1 from 9:00am-4:00pm

    Saturday, August 1 from 9:00am-4:00pm
    Sunwood Lakes Housing Development off of Spurgeon Creek Rd., Olympia

  • FREE! Olympia Residents - Saturday Drop-Off Site:

    Olympia residents can recycle any non-appliance and clean scrap metal every Saturday, including holiday weekends. Yard debris and traditional recyclables are accepted - all plastic must be removed. Saturdays through November 21st, 9am-2pm. See or call 360-570-5837 for details.

    Saturdays through November 21st, 9am-2pm
    City of Olympia Maintenance Center, 1401 Eastside St. SE, Olympia

  • FREE ADMISSION! Pierce County Junk In Your Trunk Sales:

    Treasure hunt at one big garage sale without having to drive all day! Pierce County Parks & Recreation's Junk In Your Trunk sales run into September. Free admission and parking. Saturday, June 20th & 27th, July 18th & 25th, August 1st, September 12th, 9am-4pm. Registration fee for sellers is $20 per car/truck/van/SUV or $30 per camper/U-Haul/truck/trailer. To reserve a spot, go to  or call 253-798-4141.

    Saturday, June 20th & 27th, July 18th & 25th, August 1st, September 12th, 9am-4pm
    Sprinker Recreation Center, 14824 C St. South, Tacoma

  • FREE! "First Responders Day" in Lewis County:

    Take part in "First Responders Day" with the Lewis County Sheriff! Citizens will have a chance to interact with responders, view vehicles, see displays and demonstrations. Catch a number of exciting demos: life flight helicopters, law enforcement, SWAT team equipment, K-9 & search dog demonstrations and more. Free! Saturday, August 1st, 10am-2pm. Call 360-740-1303 or visit for more information.


    Saturday, August 1st, 10am-2pm
    Bethel Church parking lot, Napavine

  • FREE ADMISSION! Proctor Arts Fest In Tacoma:

    Browse through a juried art show, let children create their own art and enjoy food and three stages of live entertainment in the Proctor District Street Fair! This Tacoma-based arts festival attracts 10,000 visitors from neighboring counties and over 160 arts & crafts vendors. Free admission! Saturday, August 1st, 10am-5:30pm. 

    Saturday, August 1st, 10am-5:30pm
    North 26th & Proctor Streets, Tacoma

  • University Place "Sun Fest":

    University Place "Sun Fest," formerly known as University Place Festival, is a great time for all ages! Adults and kids have their own zones, and there will be games, food, live entertainment and a movie at dusk. Exhibitors and thousands of families interact in Market Square at this unique community event. Saturday, August 1st, 10am-5pm. For more details, visit To book space at the festival, call 253-683-2992. Food booths are required to have a health department certificate and if using a generator, a quiet box is required.

    Saturday, August 1st, 10am-5pm
    Market Square (36th & Bridgeport Way West), University Place

  • REGISTER NOW! You Are Thriving Women's Retreat:

    Register now for a women's retreat designed to rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit. There will be mini spa services, wine and chocolate tasting, free photos, talks, and demonstrations designed to uplift and empower women to live authentically. Profits to Zonta Club of Olympia. This event is for women ages 18+. The event will take place Saturday, August 1st from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the cost is $80, which includes buffet lunch, mini spa services (facial, chair massage), wine and chocolate tasting, a digital image designed to make each woman feel beautiful, and a tee-shirt. Tickets can be purchased at 

    Saturday, August 1st from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Red Lion Hotel Olympia, 2300 Evergreen Park Dr. SW, Olympia, WA 98502
    (303) 903-5657

  • FREE! Cops, Cars 'n' Kids Event in Lacey:

    The "Cops, Cars n'' Kids" event will feature an open house at the Lacey Police Department and more! Kids will be able to check out the cars, visit with officers & detectives, lift fingerprints and play CSI. Hot dogs and drinks will be available to the public. Free! Saturday, August 1st, 11am-3pm. Call the Lacey Police Department for more details at 360-459-4333 or see 

    Saturday, August 1st, 11am-3pm
    Lacey Police Department, 420 College St. SE, Lacey

  • REGISTER NOW! Join Marcus Trufant at "Cruisin' for a Cure" Car Show!

    Celebrate Hot Rods, Motorcycles & Classic Cars in a special show to raise money for cancer research and bone marrow patients. There will be trophies & awards plus an auction and raffle, dash plaques and lots of food. Register your vehicle now to benefit the American Cancer Society & Seattle Children's Hospital's Strong Against Cancer. Saturday, August 1st, 11am-4pm. Car registration by July 27th is $15 per vehicle. For more information, call 360-923-4333. 

    Marcus Trufant will be available for autographs and photo ops 1-3pm (signings limited to one personal item).

    Saturday, August 1st, 11am-4pm
    Clarus Optical Center, 345 College St. SE, Lacey 98503

  • Olympia Film Society Saturday Morning Kids Club - "Home":

    On Saturday mornings, there's no better place to be than the Capitol Theater in downtown Olympia!  The Olympia Film Society brings kids movies to the big screen every Saturday at 11 AM.  Kids 12 & younger watch for free!  Catch Home on Saturday, August 1, 8, 22, 29, & September 5.  Affordable fun for the whole family!


    After a hive-minded alien race called the Boov conquer Earth, they relocate the planet's human population - all except for a little girl named Tip (Rihanna), who has managed to hide from the aliens. When Tip meets a fugitive Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons), there's mutual distrust. However, Oh is not like his comrades; he craves friendship and fun. As their distrust fades, the pair set out together to find Tip's mother. Unbeknownst to them, the Gorg - enemies of the Boov - are en route…



    Saturdays at 11am (except August 15) through Sept. 5
    The Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave. SE, Olympia, WA 98501

  • ACS Relay For Life of Southeast Thurston County:

    Help support the fight against cancer and join the movement to celebrate more birthdays. Teams of 10-15 participants will take turns walking the track during the event. Recruit a team from your workplace, church, and organization or neighborhood -  fight cancer and save lives! Saturday, August 1st-2nd. Entertainment, games, great prizes, and team-building experiences are all a part of the fun. Go to for details and information on how to form a team!

    Saturday-Sunday, August 1st-2nd, starting 3pm Saturday
    Rainier High School, 308 2nd St. W., Rainier

  • GET TICKETS NOW! Capitol Land Trust Summer Gala & Auction:

    Don't miss Capitol Land Trust's summer gala & auction to support conservation of essential natural & working lands in Washington! Fine food and wine will be provided at this fun, 21 years and older event under the evening sun. Author Garth Stein is the special guest. Since 1987, CLT has more than 14 miles of Puget Sound shoreline and 5,500 acres of wildlife habitat, working farms, forests and land managed as public parks in four counties. Saturday, August 1st, 5-9pm. Call 360-943-3012 for more information or contact  Tickets are $85 - register now at 


    Saturday, August 1st, 5-9pm
    5041 Houston Road NW, Olympia (360) 943-3012

  • Olympia Zen Center's 20th Anniversary Celebration:

    Come and join Olympia Zen Center's 20th Anniversary celebration! Share delicious food, rich conversation and lively music in special gratitude to community and friends for supporting two decades of practice. Saturday, August 1st, 5-9pm. See for more information.

    Saturday, August 1st, 5-9pm
    Olympia Zen Center, 3248 39th Way NE, Olympia
    Eva Neske

  • FREE ADMISSION! Funaddicts Pop Music & "Muppets Most Wanted" Movie:

    Lacey In Tune has a terrific double bill: Live pop music covers from Funaddicts and then the "Muppets Most Wanted" movie! Bring your own seating, enjoy the music and then the film on the 18 by 18 foot screen! The movie is rated PG. Concessions available. Free admission! Saturdays, August 1st, 7pm (movie at dusk). call 360-491-0857 for more information.

    Saturday, August 1st, 7pm (movie at dusk)
    Huntamer Park, 618 Woodland Square Lp. SE, Lacey

  • RESERVE NOW! Dramatic Arts Recognition Night:

    Attend the Dramatic Arts Recognition Night (DARN), which will recognize productions from the last year and give one of the them a People's Choice award! Nine high school, college and community productions are up for awards - vote for one at Evergreen Playhouse's FaceBook page. Saturday, August 1st, 7:30pm. Admission is pay what you will at the door or $10 by reservation. Call 360-736-8628 for more information. 

    Saturday, August 1st, 7:30pm
    Evergreen Playhouse, 226 West Center Street, Centralia

  • FREE ADMISSION! Bucoda Summer Movies - "Strange Magic":

    Bring the entire family to the Bucoda Summer Movies series and see "Strange Magic"! Enjoy a nice atmosphere under the stars - and get popcorn from the Tenino/Bucoda Fire Department. Bring blankets or comfy chairs. Free admission! Saturday, August 1st, 9pm. For more information, call 360-278-3525.

    Saturday, August 1st, 9pm
    Bucoda Community Center, 101 E. 7th St., Bucoda