Downtown

Overhead view of Downtown Olympia

Welcome to Downtown Olympia!

Our downtown core is what makes us unique in the Puget Sound. Geographically located between the salt waters of the Puget Sound and the fresh waters of the Deschutes River and Capitol Lake, visitors enjoy stunning views of Mt. Rainier and the Olympic Mountain Range.

Spanning just .5 square miles, downtown houses over 450 independently owned businesses and over 1,900 residents. The Farmers Market, State Capitol CampusHands on Children’s Museum and 8 public parks are the main attractions for both Olympians and tourists. The local arts scene thrives with regular performances at 5 different theaters and a bi-annual Arts Walk celebration.

Learn more about downtown shopping and events on the Olympia Downtown Alliance (ODA) website.

Championing Downtown

One of City Council’s top priorities is to “Champion Downtown.” Look below to learn more about what’s been done, what's coming up, and how you can get involved to make downtown Olympia even better!