Capital Lakefair is sad to announce that the 2021 festival is cancelled. In meeting with our partners at the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services and the City of Olympia, it was determined that Lakefair is not going to be able to be held at Heritage Park and on Water Street in downtown Olympia this year. Lakefair organizers explored several other options of later dates and locations in Thurston County... continue reading
As a community first organization, we are asking that you help Capital Lakefair survive and thrive well into the future.
For 64 years, Capital Lakefair has been a Thurston County tradition since the first event back in 1957. Over the years Lakefair has raised millions of dollars for local non-profit food vendors and more than $400,000 in scholarships for young women from area high schools. While we are not able to hold Lakefair this year, we’re getting an early start on planning for an even bigger and better event for the 2022 season.
The volunteers of Capital Lakefair would like to extend a special thank you to the businesses, individuals and partners who provide essential support that makes this community celebration possible year after year!
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