The Olympia Downtown Alliance is powering a street festival in historic Downtown Olympia that includes live music and performances, activities for kids and families, interactive art installations from local artists, local community groups, and a Biergarten featuring craft beer from 3 Magnets Brewing Co. and Well 80 Brewhouse. LoveOly Summer Fest 2021, presented by the City of Olympia, will take place every Saturday now through August 28, from noon to 6pm, at Washington Street and 5th Avenue.

Entertainment Line Up - Saturday, July 31

The Olympia Film Society (OFS) has partnered with the Downtown Alliance to produce the headline acts for the festival on the Main Stage in the Entertainment Area, sponsored by Olympia Federal Savings. Waves Crashing will headline the Saturday, July 31 Main Stage performance opened by Dog Beach.

In addition to Main Stage acts, July 31 is full of other activities to choose from!


12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. Stanley Alleyne is one of the Northwest premiere steel drum soloist. tanley plays a wide variety of musical styles calypso, reggae, soca, oldies, salsa, pop, jazz and more. Stanley started playing Steel Drums at a young age in his native island of Tobago. While in Tobago he played with The Our Boys Steel Band. He moved to Seattle in 1976 where he played with Tropical Rainstorm, Caribbean Superstars and The Islanders. Since living in Seattle he has played in the Northwest, Oregon, California and Canada. He has played for Bahama Breeze Grille, Toscanos Italian Grill, Microsoft, Amazon, Everett Golf and Country Club, Sandpoint Golf and Country Club and many other companies, events and organizations.  Check the Events page for upcoming events. Location: On the Main Stage in front of the Capitol Theater, 206 East 5th.


1:15 – 1:45 p.m. To be determined


2:00 – 3:15 p.m. Zumba with us! Location: On the Main Stage in front of the Capitol Theater, 206 East 5th.


4:00 p.m. Summer Fest welcomes Dog Beach to the Main Stage.  Dog Beach is the solo project of Anna White. Currently based in Bellingham, WA, her minimal alt-pop is sweet yet harsh, drawing influence from angular post-punk and sincere 2010s indie.  Location: On the Main Stage in front of the Capitol Theater, 206 East 5th.


5:00 p.m. Summer Fest welcomes Waves Crashing to the Main Stage. Waves Crashing will headline the Saturday, July 31 Main Stage performance opened by Dog Beach. Waves Crashing are an original indie rock band formed in 2019 based out of Olympia, WA with atmospheric and fuzz-driven tones that sonically lean on the catchy hooks of new wave. The band possesses the ambient dynamics of shoegaze and noise-rock bands of the 1980-90s ala The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins, The Smiths, Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth & Swervedriver. Location: On the Main Stage in front of the Capitol Theater, 206 East 5th.


12 PM - 6 PM

Activity Area: Activities for kids from the Hands On Children’s Museum including bubbles, chalk, Make & Take Kites & Flyers, Peg Board Pinball, Three Little Pigs Engineering and PVC pipes. Location: On 5th between Capital and Washington.


Biergarten Area: Biergarten featuring beer from Three Magnets Brewing Co. and Well 80 Brewhouse. Location: On Washington Street between 5th and Legion.


Community Group Area: Get to know this week’s community group, Olympia Farmers Market. The Olympia Farmers Market will be hosting Zucchini races! Visitors will be invited to craft their own race car made from provided zucchini fruits. We'll bring a track for the zucchini cars to travel as well as all materials to decorate and build the zucchini cars. (While supplies last) Location: On Washington Street between 4th and 5th.


 

Local and PNW Bands

July 17: The Holy Thieves  4 PM
July 17: The Hinges 5 PM
July 24: Kimya Dawson 5 PM
July 31: Waves Crashing 4 PM
August 7: Dusty 45s 5 PM
August 14: Generifus 4 PM
August 14: MAITA  5 PM
August 21: Hillstomp 5 PM
August 28: Oh, Rose 4 PM

Community

July 10: Media Island International
July 17: Olympia Lamplighters
July 24: Arbutus Folk School
July 31: Olympia Farmers Market
August: 7: Car Show (tentative)
August 14: Olympia Family Theater
August 21: Puget Sound Estuarium
August 28: Olympia Historical Society-Bigelow House Museum (OHS-BHM) & Olympia Heritage Commission (OHC) Collaboration

Activities

Every week enjoy activities for kids from the Hands On Children’s Museum including bubbles, chalk, Make & Take Kites & Flyers, Peg Board Pinball, Three Little Pigs Engineering and PVC pipes. 

Biergarten

Biergarten Open 12 PM - 6 PM
21 and over only/ID required
$7 / No cash
Currently serving these beers especially crafted for LoveOly Summer Fest:

LoveOly Lager by Well 80
Session IPA by 3 Magnets

 

Who: Olympia Downtown Alliance, presented by the City of Olympia, Olympia Federal Savings, and Snowshoe
What: LoveOly Summer Fest 2021 - an eight week series every Saturday during July & August 
When: July 10 through August 28 from noon to 6 p.m. 
Where: Downtown Olympia at 5th Avenue and Washington Street

Interested in volunteering? Learn more here. 
Make it a weekend! Visit Olympia.Doubletree.com and use Corporate Account #0002851367 for a 10% discount on an overnight stay.
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