June is the perfect month to thank all those dads, male mentors and father figures who give us so much. Whether your dad likes high-flying thrills or sweet treats, they are sure to have fun at these local events celebrating Father’s Day. Start planning now for a day or two of fun the whole family will enjoy. Here are some things to do for Father’s Day in Olympia and throughout Thurston County.

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Rochester’s Swede Day Mid-Sommer Festival

June 14-15
Swede Hall
18543 Albany Street, Rochester

Happening June 14-15, 2024, the 45th annual Rochester’s Swede Day Mid-Sommer Festival is a great thing to do for Father’s Day in Thurston County. There will be a parade, plenty of amazing food, activities, live music and more. Check out this article on the 2024 Swede Day for more information.

Annual Strawberry Festival

June 15, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
South Bay Grange
3918 Sleater Kinney Road NE, Olympia

Does your dad love strawberry shortcake featuring Spooner berries? If so, head to the Strawberry Festival at the South Bay Grange for a family-friendly day of fun for Father’s Day. They event includes a fun run, vendors, live music and of course, lots and lots of amazing food including plenty of strawberries. For more information, visit the Strawberry Festival website.

a man and a child with eye masks on for a party
The WET Science Center is having a Father’s Day Carnival on June 15. All are welcome! Photo courtesy: WET Science Center

Father’s Day Carnival

June 15, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
WET Science Center
500 Adams Street NE, Olympia

WET Science Center is having a Father’s Day Carnival in Olympia! There will be classic carnival games, mask and card making, and more. All are welcome!

Olympic Airshow

June 15-16
Olympic Flight Museum
7637 Old Hwy 99 SE, Tumwater

Happening over Father’s Day weekend the Olympic Airshow is a thrilling thing to do in Tumwater that guarantees a good time. This year, check out the aircraft and displays from WWII and modern times. Watch demonstrations of working museum pieces including the P-51D American Beauty, AH-1 Cobra Gunship helicopter, and a Kaman HH-43 Huskie. Visiting performers offer even more aircrafts to view, including a Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk. Ground tours and even rides will be available as well! Watch the Washington State Department of Natural Resources Aviation Division perform an aerial fire attack demonstration. There will also be a beer garden, vendors, food and kids’ activities and more. Purchase tickets on the Olympic Air Show website.

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