Schooooool’s out. For! Summer! If you are reading that line and singing the classic Alice Cooper song in your head, you are probably a parent. And probably grew up in the 80s. For all you other moms and dads out there who have packed your last lunch for the year I say, “Congrats! We made it!” Now you may begin your weekend, and officially, your summer. Check out our list of weekend highlights below or visit our full Events Calendar for even more. There’s a lot going on…enjoy!
- Head to the beach to enjoy great food and great music at Cookin’ Up the Blues at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino all weekend.
- Celebrate with your community at the Capital City Pride Festival. Events Friday night through Sunday. Full details here.
- Catch the first outdoor movie of the summer at Lucky Dog Casino’s Friday night https://www.thurstontalk.com/2016/06/13/lucky-dog-outdoor-movies/showing of The Love Bug complete with a classic VW Bug car show.
- Enjoy classic planes and airborne acrobatics at the Olympic Air Show Saturday and Sunday.
- Browse the top 10 hilariously horrible horror stories from Boggs Inspection Service.
- Explore one of our areas many terrific bike trails.
- Find Rawk Star Creations at several local markets this weekend. Learn their story here.
- Spend Saturday morning at Capitol Theater with another classic movie: The Great Muppet Caper (kids are free!).
- Help send Griffin student Serenity Looney to World Archery Championship by getting a baked good or clean car. Details here.
- Plan an adventure using this article sharing unique getaways in our area.
- Stroll by the Thurston County Food Bank and see the new mural painted by NOVA Middle School students.
- Experience China at the Hands On Children’s Museum – part of their Summer Splash.
- Pick one of these 20 free things to do with your kids to check off this weekend.
- Indulge at the 80th Annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday.
- Enjoy Masterworks Choral Ensemble spring concert honoring pop music icons.
- Take Dad out to breakfast for Father’s Day. Here’s some local options.
- Gear up for Seattle Seahawk’s season with a meet and greet with player Terry Poole. Full details in this article.
- Visit an open house event this weekend. Click here to see the list of Van Dorm Realty’s open houses.
Submit an event for our calendar here.
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