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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 this year, either by online pre-sale or during the event in July. Tickets are available on-site only.

 

July 17-18, 2024 (Noon-10pm), July 19-20 (Noon-11pm) and July 21 (Noon-Midnight)

Spaghetti and Wine
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 17-21, 2024 @ Noon-11pm

Christmas Parade
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 20, 2024 @ 5pm

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car show

Join this annual favorite along Capitol Lake on Friday, July 19, 2024! Rides of all kinds are represented with categories recognizing custom and vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles.

The show begins at Marathon Park and continues north along Deschutes Pkwy toward Heritage Park. Foot traffic is open for the event and free to attend, vehicle access is blocked at 5th Ave and restricted to show vehicles only from the south. Note there is no provision for parking additional vehicles within the restricted section of Deschutes Pkwy. Street parking is available in the surrounding areas.

If you’re interested in showing your vehicle at the event, visit the applications page to pre-register your ride!

Friday, July 19, 2024 @ 5:00-8:30pm

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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. This years event is proudly presented by the Washington's Lottery.

Sunday, July 21, 2024 @ 10pm

Stage Lighting at Concert
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.

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July 17-21, 2024 @ Noon-10pm

Painting Supplies
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 17-21, 2024 @ Noon-9pm

Rollercoaster Ride
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. View the flyer here.

Friday, July 19, 2024 @ 9am-2:30pm

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