events

carnival
carnival

Experience the thrill and excitement of the Funtastic Traveling Shows Carnival. There are a wide array of rides and games for all age groups. There will be no wristbands available to be purchased via pre-sale OR during the Carnival. Ride tickets are available on-site only.

 

July 12-15, 2023 (Noon-10pm) and July 16, 2023 (Noon-Midnight)

Exploring the Streets
parade

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

fireworks
fireworks

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

food
food concessions

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 vendors
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

entertainment
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.

senior day
senior's day

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)

car show
car show

The Lakefair Car Show features over 150 rides of all kinds including cars, trucks and motorcycles from every era. The show begins at Marathon Park and extends north along Deschutes Pkwy, just across the lake and a short walk from the main festival at Heritage Park.

*Saturday, July 15, 2023 (TBD)

Cartoon Camp
kid's day

Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, we've had to suspend the annual Lakefair Kid's Day event. Thank you to all who have participated in the past.