Published for the weekend of Friday, August 2
I felt a little drizzle this morning when I took the dog outside. It seems that we haven’t had rain (in any form) for at least a month. (A better ‘journalist’ would actually do the research to find the exact number of rain-free days, but I’m feeling lazy.) Rest assured that the weather forecast looks promising for the rest of the weekend. And, that’s a good thing because there are so many exciting things happening around town.
- Visit the Thurston County Fair. This is your one chance all year to observe 4H and FFA kids show their animals. Take in the new beverage tasting event and listen to live music.
- Party at the Olympia Brew Fest on Saturday at the Port Plaza. All the info, on perhaps the best party in town, can be found here.
- Catch the final performances of Animal Fire Theatre’s ‘Julius Caesar.’ Read a review here of the free outdoor Shakespeare play.
- Watch Patrick Dougherty’s new art installation at the Hands On Children’s Museum.
- Listen to The Beatnik’s at the Port Plaza during the annual, free outdoor concert on Friday evening.
- Catch one of three outdoor movies playing this weekend. The full schedule can be found here.
- Attend the Artisan’s Market at Shipwreck Beads.
- Learn from a beach naturalist at Burfoot or Priest Point Park on Saturday. The beach naturalists move to Frye Cove Park and Tolmie State Park on Sunday.
- Climb trees at Priest Point Park on Saturday.
- Rent a kayak or a paddleboard and explore the South Puget Sound waters.
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