Head to the lake for all your favorite rides and games. In addition to tickets, wristbands are available for unlimited rides and 3 games on the day of your choice. Participants must be 2 years of age or older for carnival rides, height and other safety restrictions may apply. Visit a Funtastic Ticket Stand for more information and current pricing.

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craft vendor booths*

The vendor booths at Lakefair feature a blend of unique and interesting items created by artists and craftspeople as well as popular commercial items.

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basketball tournament

This event is the newest addition to Lakefair Week! The Capital City 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is entering it's second season, and takes place up the hill from Lakefair on the Washington State Capitol Campus.

The tournament is a family friendly event open to competitors of all ages and skill levels, and features more than 20 courts.


Complete information is available on the website or on Facebook.


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. Sponsored by Washington's Lottery.

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food concessions*

Every year over a dozen food concessionaires line Water Street with a variety of dining options as part of Lakefair Week. These groups are all local non-profit organizations, and many use sales from the festival as a major source of funding for their annual operations. So eat up, and stay posted for a list of vendors at this years event!

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battle of the bands*

The Highschool Battle of the Bands hosted by 94.5 ROXY takes place on opening night of Lakefair Week. Bands compete for a first place prize of $500, $200 gift card for second and a $100 gift card for third. The majority of band members must be class of 2019 through 2022 and under 21 to be eligible. Contact us if you're interested in participating!

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royalty night*

Thursdays' Royalty Night hosted by ROXY 94.5's Jerry Farmer introduces this years' Royalty Court and Capital Lakefair Scholarship Program beneficiaries. Come and meet the young women from local high schools who represent our community across the Pacific Northwest. Local activities include community-building events such as Life Skills Prom, Little Red School House and work with local service groups. They also travel to numerous events across Washington, Oregon and Canada throughout the year. Read more...

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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. Sponsored by Les Schwab Tires.

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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.

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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. Check back as we approach Lakefair Week for the final line-up. Sponsored by Titus Will.

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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.

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volleyball tournament*

A summer tradition now in it's 41st year during Lakefair Week! The games are held at the Thurston Regional Athletic Club (RAC) in Lacey. More information is available here.

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Set for its 43rd year, the Olympia Lakefair Races are part of a weekend-long running festival that features a half marathon, 8K and 3K; taking runners on routes that will circle around the town of Olympia and beyond into Lacey and Tumwater. More information is available here.

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