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Celebrating grads (and dads!): Where to feed the extended family

Group Dining Options Downtown Olympia

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Caps and gowns are a sure sign that summer’s around the corner. It’s not unusual for the whole family to get together and celebrate dads and grads. Don’t stress out about feeding them, downtown Olympia’s got you covered!

Whether you crave fine dining or something casual, hit up these great spots. But with party season rapidly approaching, if your group is over 6 people, it’s a good idea to make reservations in advance to lock-in the day and time that works best.

Downtown Olympia Gears Up for Capital City Marathon Weekend

Capital City Marathon Weekend is May 18-19, 2019

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The year was 1984. The United States held the first Olympic marathon for women, and the trial was hosted right here in Olympia on May 12, 1984. Joan Benoit Samuelson was the winner of the race and went on to win a gold medal in the marathon in the Olympics that year. To commemorate the 35th Anniversary of this historic event, she will be here in Olympia on May 18 -19 at the 38th running of the Capitol City Marathon and participating in several of the weekend’s events.

May is Olympia Design Month

Olympians for People-Oriented Places (O-POP) invites ever member of our community to celebrate

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Olympians for People-Oriented Places (O-POP) invites every member of our community to celebrate good design during the month of May. We’ll explore how it enlivens our environment and makes Olympia a more people-oriented place.

Olympia Downtown Alliance Receives 2019 National Main Street Accreditation

Accreditation is for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center.

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The Olympia Downtown Alliance has been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs to recognize their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach™.

Call for Performers

Call for performers will be open through May 9.

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The Olympia Downtown Alliance is seeking acoustic music for "Sidewalk Performances," on June, July and August Third Thursdays.  Performances are for 1 hour.  Start times vary from 5:00, 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. Performers will be paid $100 per person, per hour. 1- 3 performers max per group. This program sponsored by the City of Olympia, in partnership with the Olympia Downtown Alliance.