Capital Lakefair 2023
Runs until Sunday, July 16, 2023 (See all dates)
- 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
- Heritage Park, Olympia, 98501
- Free Admission
This season marks 66 years of serving our community in Thurston County. Capital Lakefair has been a local tradition since the inaugural festival in 1957, when residents and area small businesses sought to coordinate a family oriented event in Downtown Olympia.
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Lakefair has helped to raise millions of dollars for non-profit food vendors, provided a venue for local and regional craft vendors, and provided more than $400,000 in scholarship funding for students from local high schools to pursue the trades and higher education.
Experience the thrill and excitement of the Funtastic Traveling Shows Carnival! There are a wide array of rides and games for all age groups. Tickets are available on-site only.
Hours: July 12-15, 2023 (Noon-10pm) and July 16, 2023 (Noon-Midnight)
Come enjoy this community favorite on the last day of Lakefair Week! The Grand Finale Fireworks display takes place over Capitol Lake in Olympia, and can be viewed from Heritage Park, Deschutes Pkwy, Capitol Campus or anywhere with a view of the lake.
Sunday, July 16, 2023 @ 10pm
Every year over a dozen concessionaires line Water Street with a variety of dining options as part of Lakefair Week. These groups are primarily local non-profit organizations, who use sales from the festival as a major source of funding for their annual operations. Eat up, and stay posted for a list of vendors at this years event!
July 12-16, 2023 @ Noon-11pm
Craft Vendor Booths
The vendor booths at Lakefair feature a blend of unique and interesting items created by local artists and craftspeople, as well as a variety of popular commercial items.
July 12-16, 2023 @ Noon-9pm
Join this annual favorite along Capitol Lake! Rides of all kinds are represented with categories recognizing cars, trucks and bikes from modern to vintage.
The show begins at Marathon Park and continues north along Deschutes Pkwy toward Heritage Park. Foot traffic is open, vehicle access is blocked at 5th Ave and restricted to show vehicles only from the south. Registration for show vehicles is available on the Capital Lakefair website.
Friday, July 14, 2023 @ 5:30-8:30pm (show vehicles may enter starting at 4:15pm)
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.
Saturday, July 15, 2023 @ 5pm
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.
*Friday, July 14, 2023 (TBD)
Entertainment Main Stage
The main stage at Lakefair runs all week with admission-free live performances from a variety of local, regional and national groups.
July 12-16, 2023
301 5th Sw Ave
The event runs from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM on the following dates.
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