Summer’s lazy days fade into the rush of autumn. School starts and the holiday calendar starts ramping up through the end of the year. Burn off some of that warm-weather energy—or hide out as the rains begin—at nearby Little Creek Casino Resort where there’s always something going on.
Now that Labor Day has passed, and kids are back in their weekly routines, escape to Little Creek for the day, evening, or weekend. Whether you like entertainment, fine dining, golf, spa treatments, or a roll of the dice on the casino floor, there’s something for everyone.
In September, look for the Bonus Bank Slot Tournament on the first and third Monday of every month. With only a $40 buy-in, there will be cash prizes galore. Visit the Players Club window for details and to sign up. New members can even have a chance at up to $5,000 with enrollment.
The 2019 NFL football season kicked off on Thursday, September 5 and runs through the end of the year. Why watch at home when you can show your 12th Man pride with fellow ‘Hawks? The Starlight Lounge will air all pro and college football games, all season long. Qualify to win a share of $37,000 with the Pigskin Pick Payout and enjoy food and drink specials during the games.
On Saturday, September 28 Oktoberfest comes to call. This is the seventh annual festival honoring German food, beer, games and live entertainment. Festivities run from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and tickets are available online or at the Player’s Club window. Entry for those 21+ is $20 and includes a souvenir mug and 8 food and drink tasting vouchers.
In between, take a break at the on-site Seven Inlets Spa. Their specials will refresh, recharge, and rejuvenate body, mind, and spirit. That way you’ll be more than ready for the spookiest night around when the Halloween Party kicks off on October 26.
Taking place from 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m., the party includes a $5,000 costume contest with winners chosen who are scariest, funniest, best couple or group, most creative, or best overall. Tickets are $20 for Players Club members, $25 for non-members, and black and silver tier attendees can earn free entry. Just visit the Players Club window in advance.
Not a party animal but still love music? The Skookum Spirit Cigar and Wine Lounge has live music every Friday and Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Check out their weekly calendar for listed performers and come rock the night away. There’s also karaoke in the Starlight Lounge on Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Rockaraoke (karaoke with a live back-up band) the first Wednesday of every month. Bookmark Little Creek’s promotions and events calendar for upcoming opportunities.
Want to get away from the daily grind? Book a resort package and forget about life for a while. Customizable with spa access, event tickets, rounds of golf, or passes to the arcade, there’s something for everyone. All stays include entry to the indoor pool and hot tub, stunning tribal art and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Psychology Today suggests that “Working for long stretches without breaks leads to stress and exhaustion. Taking breaks refreshes the mind, replenishes your mental resources, and helps you become more creative…Briefly leaving your work environment and going to another area will serve to help your brain rest and switch gears.”
A change in focus, or pause to have a little fun, is key to surviving the hectic, slightly soggy slide into winter. Escape for a solo afternoon, wrangle the whole family, or schedule a friend’s night out on the town. At Little Creek, they’re happy to help with the wining, dining, and winning. Less than 30 minutes from Olympia, Little Creek just might become your new home away from home. Follow them on Facebook for the latest news, specials, and activities.