Downtown Olympia’s Third Thursdays are a community celebration of local culture, art, food, music, and unique shopping experiences. Whether you make it a date night, a fun outing with friends or a family adventure, there is so much to discover in our vibrant community.
The summer Third Thursdays — May through September — will include block parties featuring live music and beverages from Northwest Beerwerks. The May 16 block party, located in the US Bank parking lot on the corner of 4th and Washington, will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will open with music by Lakota Dorris, followed by Broadway Olympia Productions and New Born Babies. Our Table is the featured restaurant at the party and they’ll be serving up fresh food sourced from local farms.
Unique to the May 16 Third Thursday is the Friends Night Out fundraiser. Purchase a $15 passport and then visit the list of participating businesses who will stamp your passport and give you a unique gift. Proceeds from the sale of the passports will go to Community Youth Services, a nonprofit located downtown Olympia that provides an array of services to help a wide range of youth: those in foster care, those who need help finishing their educations or getting a job or finding a safe place to live, and those seeking meaningful ways to connect with society in a positive way.
Purchase passports online or on May 16 at the Olympia Downtown Alliance booth — set up from noon to 7 p.m. — in the US Bank parking lot located with the list of participating businesses and a special event bag the Olympia Downtown Alliance information booth. Every “Passport” also comes with a raffle entry for a prize package of gift certificates of participating retailers. Shoppers can earn more tickets with purchases at participating retailers. Passports are limited – only 250 available and are $15 each. Pick up your pre-purchased Passports and shopping bags at The Popinjay starting at 10 a.m, 414 Capitol Way S.
A fun element of each Third Thursday is the Challenge Game! Stop by our info the corner of 4th & Washington and pick up a Challenge Game or pick up the Challenge Game at a Third Thursday business. Participants can visit each business to get another letter to solve the phrase of the month. Complete the phrase first and enter to win a prize! We love to see so many groups of friends and families return month after month to participate in the Challenge Game. Challenge Game prizes in May are from Three Magnets, Archibald Sisters and Hot Toddy.
The following businesses are participating in the May 16 OlyThirdThursday:
Archibald Sisters, Batdorf & Bronson, Belleza Ropa, Bittersweet Chocolates, Browsers Bookshop, Captain Little, Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar, Childhood’s End Gallery, Compass Rose, Dillingers Cocktails and Kitchen, Drees, Encore Chocolates and Teas, Gallery Boom, Hawley’s Gelato, Holy Lamb Organics, Hot Toddy, Le Voyeur Café and Lounge, Octapas Café, Olympia Family Theater, Radiance Herbs and Massage, Sound and Vision Living Showroom, State of the Arts Gallery and Gifts, The Popinjay, Three Magnets Brewing and Well 80 Brewhouse.
WHAT: Olympia’s Third Thursday
WHEN: Thursday, May 16, 2019. The Olympia Downtown Alliance will host an info booth, located in the US Bank parking lot from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. The block party runs from 6 p.m. thru 9 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown Olympia
WHO: Presented by Providence Health Services and brought to the community by the Olympia Downtown Alliance and Mixx96 FM. For more information about Third Thursday events, contact Brit Kramer, (360) 481-5010 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Olympia Downtown Alliance, contact Todd Cutts, (360) 357-8948 or email@example.com.
Thank you to our Challenge Game sponsor, HomeStreet Bank!
Thank you to our Third Thursday presenting sponsor, Providence!
Thank you to our Radio partner, Mixx96 FM.