My fingers are wrapped around my hot mug of coffee as I peek outside this morning at a cool, gray, rainy dawn. It’s possible the dreaded “June-uary” is sticking around for a bit longer. However, this weekend’s calendar is loaded with options, inside and out, that will make you forget the gray skies and put a smile on your face. From tapping your toes at one of Thurston County’s biggest events, America’s Classic Jazz Festival, to cheering walkers around the track at our annual Relay for Life event, you are sure to be inspired, forgetting the bit of drizzle kicking off our weekend. Be a true Olympia resident – get out and enjoy the weekend gray skies or blue.
- Sing along at Harlequin Productions performance of ‘A Rock n’ Roll Twelfth Night.’ The show plays through July 20.
- Tap your toes and take a turn on the dance floor at the America’s Classic Jazz Festival. Events scheduled Friday through Sunday for the entire family.
- Cheer for walkers, including 11-year-old Gabi Charnesky, at the Thurston County Relay for Life Friday and Saturday.
- Catch a home run during Lucky Eagle’s celebrity softball game on Saturday. Want to meet the sports stars face-to-face? Join in their Meet & Greet event on Friday night. More details can be found here.
- Eat out with Fido at one of these dog-friendly eateries.
- Cheer for Lindsay Bamba and all the athletes at the Black Hills Triathlon.
- Have your palm read by legendary palm reader, Amelia Romoff, at the Olympia Farmer’s Market throughout the weekend.
- Pick a bushel of berries at a local U-Pick Farm.
- Eat, drink, and raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at “Sip and Shop” on Friday or Saturday night at Capital Mall.
- Take the family to Yelm Prairie Days for music, food, rides and more.
- Burn some calories at Zumba in the Park on Saturday. This week, the event is located at the East Bay Public Plaza.
- Plan your summer with our list of 25 free things to do with kids around Olympia.
- Find a complete list of summer camps around Olympia here.
- Visit an open house event this weekend. Click here to see the list of Van Dorm Realty’s open houses.
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