Annual Lakefair Festival in Olympia Starts Next Week!

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Real Estate Agent with Managing Broker - City Realty Inc

Lakefair in Olympia

 

Olympia's annual Lakefair festival comes to town next week for its 2011 season of July 13-17.  Here are some highlights of what you can expect:

 

Carnival rides, including that ferris wheel towering over Capitol Lake with awesome views of the Capitol Dome as you go up and up and up.

Food - lots and lots of food!!  There will be community group booths doing fundraising by serving up the famed Demo burgers, corn on the cob, strawberry shortcake etc etc etc.  And of course carnival food too - gotta have some cotton candy and elephant ears!

The annual surprise announcement of which of this year's Lakefair princesses will be queen - the method of making the announcement is always a deep, dark secret - and sure to be creative.

Lakefair parade - and Wow, is it a humdinger of a parade with bands, horses, floats from many of the other Washington towns and cities, clowns, antique cars, motorcycles, cheerleaders and drill teams, and more.  It's an Olympia tradition that many will put their lawn chairs out along the parade route well in advance - and latecomers will still manage to squeeze in where they can relax and enjoy the parade.

Entertainment on stages in the park including music, dance performances - you can watch and listen while you munch that food you bought from the stands.

Sports too - the annual Lakefair race is fun whether you are a hard core competitive runner out to win a title or run a PR time - or would prefer to jog, walk, push the kids in the stroller and just enjoy being part of this community event.

And fireworks!  Here you thought once 4th of July was over, that fireworks were gone til next year!  But no - the grand finale of Lakefair is a big display of fireworks over Capitol Lake that will bring out the OOHS & AAHS even as you wish Lakefair could stick around longer...

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Very nice localism post...sounds like fun!

July 08, 2011 08:20 PM
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Todd Clark
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If you go there, make sure you say "Hi" to my friend Jennifer from MIXX 96 as they will be there as they always are. We graduated together and she has been with that station 20 years now.




July 09, 2011 12:40 AM
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Nancy Conner
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Thanks Li - it is a lot of fun!

Hi Todd - Yes, I will look for Jennifer and tell her hi from you!  That's my favorite radio station :)  Lakefair starts Wed. but we might be heading down for the first visit Thursday when there is an unlimited carnival ride special - last year my granddaughter really didn't want to stop riding even though we were out of ticket money! LOL

July 11, 2011 01:38 PM
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If you can find someone who loves to ride rides that wants to stop after starting, then you have met someone that I didn't think existed.

July 12, 2011 01:53 AM
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Hahaha - I think you are right Todd!  And have to admit that driving past where they are setting up the rides this morning, I'm kinda itching to go too!!

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