This weekend, we pay tribute to all the men and women who have served our country. There are several Veteran’s Day events happening throughout Thurston County. And of course, holiday events have also started, so for those looking to start their gift shopping, you are in luck. You can even honor veteran’s and do holiday shopping at the same time! Don’t worry, there is plenty to do in Olympia, Tumwater, Lacey and throughout Thurston County for the non-shoppers as well, including free days at state and national parks. You can access the full calendar here. Check out our highlights below.
- Support a Veteran and do some shopping at the Drees Holiday Open House, November 9-12.
- Be swept away for a good cause at Little Creek Casino Resort’s Fantasy Forest 2018, November 9.
- Head to the Thurston County Fairgrounds for the annual Girlfriends Holiday Market, November 9-11.
- Give your taste buds a treat at Splash Gallery’s A Sweet Event, November 9.
- Take a hike through a forest with a free day at Washington State Parks, November 10.
- Find treasures at the South Bay Elementary Holiday Bazaar, November 10.
- Seek out nature with a free day at National Parks, November 11.
- Honor Veterans at the Veteran’s Day event at the Capitol, November 11.
- Attend the Tenino Memorial Dedication Ceremony, November 11.
- Celebrate Veterans at the Yelm Community Center, November 11.
- Take the family on a clam dig this weekend.
- Plan where you want to volunteer this holiday season.
- Schedule your holiday activities, including planning a trip to Leavenworth.
- Grab a coffee at the Lacey or Tumwater Dutch Bros and support a team that gives back.
- Visit an open house event this weekend. Click here to see the list of Van Dorm Realty’s open houses.
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