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Capital Lakefair – Schedule of Events

July 13, 2010

Lakefair Olympia 2010

*UPDATE: 2011 Lakefair Info Click Here*

Capital Lakefair – Schedule of Events

I can’t believe it is already that time of year! Maybe it was the slow start to our summer weather, or maybe it was the unusual busy schedule I have been keeping this year. Either way, Capital Lakefair 2010 is upon us!

*Get 2011 Capital Lakefair Info Now!*

If you are like me, some of the best entertainment at Capital Lakefair is simply people watching. Ok, maybe I like to try my luck at Golf Island too. And I suppose I am likely to chow down on some fair food. Oh, and I’m sure I’ll have to win a few prizes for my daughter this year. I guess there is probably something for everyone at Lakefair. If you are looking for more than just people watching opportunities, here is a schedule of some of the highlights:

Wednesday July 14: Opening Day!

Entertainment begins at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday with Funtastic Carnival and food booths opening. If you plan on riding any rides, be sure to print out this Funtastic Carnival coupon for 7 rides or games for $15.

Also on Wednesday you can check out the Battle of the Bands on the main stage from 6:30-10:00 p.m. where local bands will compete to win a $500 Visa Gift Card.

Thursday July 15

What would Capital Lakefair be without a Queen? Don’t miss the annual Lakefair Queen Coronation on the main stage starting at 6:00 Thursday night. Meet this year’s Royal Court!

Friday July 16

Friday at Lakefair includes some special events for the 50+ crowd at Heritage Park. Lots of giveaways, games, and booths as well as on stage entertainment. Come check out 50+ In The Park between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Friday night features the annual Olympia Lakefair Car Show. From 5:30-9:30 you can enjoy some of the finest classics, muscle cars, and exotics at Marathon Park.

Saturday July 17

Things really heat up on the weekend at Capital Lakefair. Saturday morning starts off with the Lakefair 3k and 8k Races at 8:00 a.m. by Heritage Park.

Also starting early Saturday are the annual Lakefair Volleyball tournament at Capitol Campus and the Les Schwab Kit Car Races on Capitol Way between 7th and 9th. The Lakefair Volleyball tournament is still open for registration as of this post and includes several divisions of competition. Sign up for the Lakefair Volleyball tournament

Saturday is also Kids Day at Sylvester Park. Free bounce houses, face painting, arts & crafts, music and more will be available from 12-4.

One of the most popular events during Capital Lakefair though is the Grand Parade. This year’s parade will begin at 5:00 p.m and will run down Capitol Way from 20th Ave down to 5th Ave. From there, the parade will head west to its finish at 5th Ave and Simmons St. Put out your lawn chairs now to guarantee a clear view! Vantage points fill up quickly!

Sunday July 18

The closing day of our brief summer festival includes some great entertainment. First you’ll want to head to the main stage between 4 and 6 p.m. to check out contestants in the South Sound Idol on the Lake competition. If you want to enter it’s not too late! South Sound Idol on the Lake qualifying rounds will be held Thursday from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton. This is sure to be an entertaining couple of hours that you won’t want to miss!

And after you give your best Simon Cowell critique you can stay put and claim your spot to view the annual Lakefair Firework show. Send Lakefair out with a bang and watch the firework show from anywhere around Capitol Lake starting around 10:00 p.m.

See you this week at Capital Lakefair in Olympia!

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  1. January 12, 2016 9:07 pm

    Is there any way to get a copy of the 2016 lakefair parade application and schedule of events? Thank You for your time in advance.

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