Submitted by Olympia Downtown Alliance

The Olympia Downtown Alliance is powering a street festival in historic Downtown Olympia that includes live music and performances, activities for kids and families, interactive art installations from local artists, local community groups, and a Biergarten featuring craft beer from 3 Magnets Brewing Co. and Well 80 Brewhouse. LoveOly Summer Fest 2021, presented by the City of Olympia, will take place every Saturday now through August 28, from noon to 6 p.m.

Entertainment Lineup for July 31

The Olympia Film Society (OFS) has partnered with the Downtown Alliance to produce the headline acts for the festival on the Main Stage in the Entertainment Area, sponsored by Olympia Federal Savings. Waves Crashing will headline the Main Stage on Saturday, July 31, while Dog Beach will provide support.

Waves Crashing are an original indie rock band formed in 2019 based out of Olympia, WA with atmospheric and fuzz-driven tones that sonically lean on the catchy hooks of new wave. The band possesses the ambient dynamics of shoegaze and noise-rock bands of the 1980-90s ala The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins, The Smiths, Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth & Swervedriver.

Dog Beach is the solo project of Anna White. Currently based in Bellingham, WA, her minimal alt-pop is sweet yet harsh, drawing influence from angular post-punk and sincere 2010s indie.

In addition to Main Stage acts, July 31 is full of other activities to choose from!

12:30 p.m. -1 p.m. Mpanist1, Steel Drums – Stanley Alleyne started playing Steel Drums at a young age in his native island of Tobago. While in Tobago he played with The Our Boys Steel Band.

He moved to Seattle in 1976 where he played with Tropical Rainstorm, Caribbean Superstars and The Islanders. Since living in Seattle he has played in the Northwest, Oregon, California and Canada. He is one of the Northwest premiere steel drum soloists.

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Terry Ness & Friends, Musician. Location: Intersection 5th and Washington

2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: Zumba, dancing. Location: In front of the Main Stage, 206 East 5th.

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.: Sabyu, Musician. Location: Intersection 5th and Washington.

4 p.m. Summer Fest welcomes Dog Beach to the Main Stage. Location: On the Main Stage in front of the Capitol Theater, 206 East 5th.

4:45 p.m. – 5 p.m. Aiden Taylor, Musician. Location: Intersection 5th and Washington.

5 p.m. Summer Fest welcomes Waves Crashing to the Main Stage. On the Main Stage in front of the Capitol Theater, 206 East 5th.

12 p.m.  – 6 p.m.

Activity Area: Activities for kids from the Hands On Children’s Museum including bubbles, chalk, Make & Take Rumble BOTs, Rig Jr. and PVC Pipes.  Location: On 5th between Capital and Washington.

Biergarten Area: Biergarten featuring beer from Three Magnets Brewing Co. and Well 80 Brewhouse. Location: On Washington Street between 5th and Legion.

Community Group Area: Get to know this week’s community group, The Olympia Farmers Market. Stop by and take part in the Zucchini races! Visitors may craft their own race car made from provided zucchini fruits. Here’s how it works: The Market will bring a track for the zucchini cars to travel as well as all materials to decorate and build the zucchini cars. While supplies last. Location: On Washington Street between 4th and 5th.

Thurston County Public Health and Social Services will be holding a vaccination clinic from 12 p.m.- 6 p.m. First or second doses are welcome at any of their clinics – no appointment needed. This is a Pfizer clinic; those aged 12+ are eligible.

Who: Powered by the Olympia Downtown Alliance, produced by the Olympia Film Society and Hands on Children’s Museum, The event is presented by the City of Olympia, Activity Area sponsor Snowshoe, and Entertainment Area sponsor is Olympia Federal Savings.
What: LoveOly Summer Fest 2021
When: Saturday, July 31, 2021, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Olympia Federal Savings Entertainment Area, Capitol Theater outdoor stage, Downtown Olympia, 5th Avenue and Washington Street
Cost: This is a free event thanks to the support of our sponsors!

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