A Weekend for Everyone: Boating, Poetry Readings and More!

Roy Rodeo

Friday September 3rd – Sunday September 4th:         Cowboy (or girl) up this weekend at the annual Roy Pioneer Rodeo! Enjoy watching bareback riding, steer roping, saddle bronc’ riding and tons of other rodeo events including the Businessman’s Wild Cow Milking Contest! This two-day event opens at noon with the events kicking off at 1:30PM. There will be food vendors, souvenir booths, and a beer and wine garden. Saddle up!



13 – Adults: $10

Seniors: $6

Children ages 6 – 12: $4

Children 5 and under: Free



Saturday September 3rd:              Head over to Orca Books (509 E. 4th Ave. Olympia, WA 98502) this Saturday at 6PM for author Collier Nogues’ reading of her debut poetry collection, “On the Other Side Blue.” “On the Other Side, Blue,” is a melancholy collection of narrative poetry centering on themes of family, grief, death, love, history, and marriage among other things. Nogues’ work has been very well received and enjoyed by prominent critics and publications from all over the country including Publisher’s Weekly, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Massachusetts Review, and other prominent poetry journals. This Saturday, you will get to enjoy not only her great work, but to hear and meet Collier Nogues in person! Don’t miss it!



Friday September 2nd – Sunday September 4th:          Head down to Percival Landing (704 Columbia Street NW Olympia, WA 98501) this Friday for the start of the Olympia Harbor Days! This year the festival is celebrating 38 years of Tugboats and Maritime Heritage in our local area. It is an event packed with history, art great food and all the makings of a great summer weekend! In addition to the wide array of Tugboats that will be present, the famed Lady Washington and the  Hawaiian Chieftan ships will be sailing the harbor open for tours ($35-$55)! The classic and vintage vessels at this event are amazing! If you have never been to the Olympia Harbor Days before, don’t miss out this time! For more information, please call (800) 200- 5239.

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