Events and Activities

Crowd watching juggler during Arts Walk in Downtown Olympia

What's Happening in Olympia?

Olympia and its surrounding communities are home many can't-miss attractions, activities, and events.

Whether you want to celebrate the Arts with 10,000 of your closest friends, put your pets on parade, or just enjoy great music, shows and nightlife - there really is something for everyone. provides information about all of the great things to see and do in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and greater Thurston County.

Festival & Event Permits

Event permits are required for any outdoor event on City property that is advertised and open to the community, whether or not vendors are present. Find everything you need to hold your own event on our Festival & Event Permits page.