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13th Annual Day of Champions Crowns Winners

  By Laurie O’Brien A ThurstonTalk camera was on hand for Annual Day of Champions at Tumwater High School on Thursday, May 21, 2015. Nearly 600 students with special needs from all eight Thurston County school districts participated in the 13th annual event. Students rotated around the stadium, participating in 14 different track and field events staffed […]

Capital City Marathon 2015 Photos

  Photos by Shanna Paxton Photography It was a beautiful morning on Sunday, May 17 for the 34th annual Capital City Marathon.  The route includes a full marathon, half marathon, 5 miler and a kids dash.  For more information on all the community groups that made this event possible, click here.  The next race is […]

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Olympia Wooden Boat Fair 2015 Photos

  Photos by Diane Waiste May 9 and 10 marked the Olympia Wooden Boat Fair in downtown Olympia.  While the heart of the fair is viewing wooden boats moored at the docks, there are also crafts, art vendors, entertainment and children’s activities sprinkled around Percival Landing.  Find more event information here.

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Orca Photos – A May Visit to Olympia

  Photo credit: Kim Merriman For a few days in May, a transient pod of seven Orcas visited Olympia.  The active pod entertained Olympia residents with tail flaps and lots of splashes while cruising through our waterways.

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SLURP 2015

  Photos by Cara Bertozzi Fish Brewing Company hosted oyster shuckers, beer lovers, and shellfish enthusiasts on Sunday, May 3 for SLURP.  The annual event raises funds for clean water initiatives and oyster habitat restoration projects through the Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association.  Tickets for next year’s event can be found here.

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A ThurstonTalk Intern’s View of 2015 Spring Arts Walk and Procession of the Species

  Photos by Olivia Richards, Avanti High School Intern to ThurstonTalk My favorite time of the year in Thurston County is Spring Arts Walk and Procession of the Species. The streets are filled with families and friends, businesses stay open extra late and art is lining every surface. To capture all the moments surrounding Arts Walk […]

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More Procession of the Species Photos 2015

  ThurstonTalk had three photographers on site for the 2015 Procession of the Species.  Find even more images of this classic downtown Olympia event here.

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Spring Arts Walk Photos 2015

  Photos by Shanna Paxton Photography Spring Arts Walk matches local artists with downtown Olympia shops.  Visitors travel through the shops, gazing at the art work while enjoying live music and street performers outside the walls of the local businesses.  Walk through the downtown Olympia event with us.

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Procession of the Species Photos 2015

  Photos by Shanna Paxton Photography Despite heavy rain showers, Olympia residents flocked to downtown Olympia on Saturday, April 25 for the annual Procession of the Species.  In its 20th year, the spectacle is a passionate display of “all things great about Olympia.”  Read more about the dedicated volunteers who pull together the event in this […]

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Luminary Procession 2015

  Photos by Shanna Paxton Photography The Luminary Procession is the first event marking a weekend of packed with family-friendly entertainment in downtown Olympia.  The Luminary Procession occurred at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, April 24.  Between rain showers, Procession goers traveled the streets of downtown Olympia.  Spring Arts Walk continues today.  Maps are available here […]

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