Submitted by Olympia Downtown Alliance

Downtown Olympia’s Third Thursdays are a community celebration of local culture, art, food, music, and unique shopping experiences.

Whether you make it a date night, a fun outing with friends or a family adventure, there is so much to discover in our vibrant community, all set to live music from street performers.

On Thursday, November 15, close to 25 downtown shops, restaurants (listed below) and galleries will offer unique, third-Thursday promotions; several art galleries are holding artist receptions, and the community will enjoy food and beverage tastes at several boutiques.

Unique to the November 15 Third Thursday is the Friends Night Out fundraiser.  Purchase a $15 passport and then visit the list of participating businesses — such as Bittersweet Chocolates, Radiance Herbs, Compass Rose and Captain Little Toy Store, to name a few — who will stamp your passport and give you a unique gift. Proceeds from the sale of the passports go to Family Support Center of South Sound, a nonprofit fighting to prevent family homelessness in Thurston County. Learn more about Friends Night Out here.

Purchase passports online or on November 15 at the Olympia Downtown Alliance booth — set up from noon to 7 p.m. — in the US Bank parking lot located with the list of participating businesses and a special event bag the Olympia Downtown Alliance information booth. Every “Passport” also comes with a raffle entry for a prize package of gift certificates of participating retailers. Shoppers can earn more tickets with purchases at participating retailers.  Passports are limited – only 250 available and are $15 each.

Another fun element of each Third Thursday is the Challenge Game! Participating Third Thursday businesses will hand out game cards. Participants can visit each business to get another letter to solve the phrase of the month. Complete the phrase first and win!

WHAT: Olympia’s Third Thursdays and Friends Night Out Fundraiser
WHEN: Thursday, November 15, 2018, from noon – 7 p.m. The info booth, located in the US Bank parking lot will open that day from noon through 7 p.m.
WHERE: Olympia’s Downtown. Click here for a map of participating businesses.
WHO: Brought to the community by the Olympia Downtown Alliance and sponsors Providence Health & Services and Mixx96FM. For more information about Third Thursdays, contact Brit Kramer, the Event Partner at (360) 481-5010 or For more information about Olympia Downtown Alliance, contact Todd Cutts, (360) 357-8948 or

Businesses participating in Third Thursday include:
Archibald Sisters, Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters, Belleza Ropa, Bittersweet Chocolates, Blackbird Mercantile, Browsers Bookshop, Captain Little Toy Store, Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar, Childhoods End Gallery, Compass Rose, Courtyard Antiques, Hawley’s Gelato & Coffee, Hot Toddy, Ironseele, LeVoyer Café and Lounge, Octapas Café, Panowicz Jewelers, Peacock Vintage, Popinjay, Radiance Herbs & Massage, Sound & Vision Living, State of the Arts Gallery, Drees Olympia, Encore Chocolates and Teas, Three Magnets Brewing Co., Holy Lamb Organics and Well 80 Brewhouse.

Of these Third Thursday businesses, the following are also participating in the Friends Night Out Fundraiser:
Archibald Sisters, Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters, Belleza Ropa, Bittersweet Chocolates, Blackbird Mercantile, Captain Little, Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar, Childhood’s End Gallery, Compass Rose, Courtyard Antique Mall, Drees, Hawley’s Gelato & Coffee, Holy*Lamb Organics, Hot Toddy Boutique, Octapas Café, Peacock Vintage, Popinjay, Radiance Herbs & Massage

About the Olympia Downtown Alliance
The Olympia Downtown Alliance does not discriminate in employment or the delivery of services and resources on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, color, sexual orientation, or national origin, or the presence of any physical, mental or sensory disability.

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