Lakefair Week offers 5 days of fun July 17-21, 2019 at Heritage Park in Olympia. Daily activities include carnival rides and games, non-profit food concessions, entertainment and vendor booths. Special events such as the car show, basketball tournament, parade, seniors day, kids day, fireworks and more take place at the park or within walking distance.
Head to the lake for all your favorite rides and games. In addition to tickets, wristbands are available for unlimited rides and 3 games on the day of your choice. Participants must be 2 years of age or older for carnival rides, height and other safety restrictions may apply. Visit a Funtastic Ticket Stand for more information and current pricing.
The main stage at Lakefair runs all week with admission-free live performances from a variety of local, regional and national groups. Check back as we approach Lakefair Week for the final line-up.
Every year over a dozen food concessionaires line Water Street with a variety of dining options as part of Lakefair Week. These groups are all local non-profit organizations, and many use sales from the festival as a major source of funding for their annual operations.
The vendor booths at Lakefair feature a blend of unique and interesting items created by artists and craftspeople as well as popular commercial items.
The Highschool Battle of the Bands takes place on opening night of Lakefair Week. Bands compete for a first place prize of $500, $200 gift card for second and a $100 gift card for third. The majority of band members must be class of 2019 through 2022 and under 21 to be eligible. Contact us if you're interested in participating!
Thursdays' Royalty Night introduces this years' Royalty Court and Capital Lakefair Scholarship Program beneficiaries. Come and meet the young women from local high schools who represent our community across the Pacific Northwest. Local activities include community-building events such as Life Skills Prom, Little Red School House and work with local service groups. They also travel to numerous events across Washington, Oregon and Canada throughout the year.
The Lakefair Car Show features over 150 rides of all kinds including cars, trucks and motorcycles from every era. The show begins at Marathon Park and extends north along Deschutes Pkwy, just across the lake and a short walk from the main festival at Heritage Park.
Lakefair's 50+ in the Park features a great variety of live entertainment, vendors, activities, prizes and giveaways! The event takes place at Heritage Park near the entertainment main stage.
This event is the newest addition to Lakefair Week! The Capital City 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is entering it's second season, and takes place up the hill from Lakefair on the Washington State Capitol Campus.
The tournament is a family friendly event open to competitors of all ages and skill levels, and features more than 20 courts.
Kids' Day features entertainment and activities geared toward the younger crowd and their families. It takes place on Saturday of Lakefair Week at Sylvester Park in Downtown Olympia.
The Lakefair Grand Parade is one of the largest in the region, and features entries of all kinds. The event kicks off with pre-parade festivities at 4:45pm to get the crowd warmed up, and leads into the main event at 5pm. The parade route begins along Capitol Way at 20th and continues down to 5th Ave ending near the bridge.
A summer tradition now in it's 41st year during Lakefair Week! The games are held at the Thurston Regional Athletic Club (RAC) in Lacey.
Set for its 43rd year, the Olympia Lakefair Races are part of a weekend-long running festival that features a half marathon, 8K and 3K; taking runners on routes that will circle around the town of Olympia and beyond into Lacey and Tumwater.
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