Annual Event

Tumwater Falls Fest


Attend and dedicate your day to celebrating the rejuvenating power of water as a source of healing and community. Have the opportunity to grab a cup of coffee and leisurely stroll through the vibrant park grounds while enjoying the autumn hues and live music on the main stage.

All famillies are encouraged to attend since there are activities suitable for all age groups. Kids can take part in art workshops and face painting, while individuals of all ages are welcome to engage in an educational session presented by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, such as discussing the resurgence of salmon or observing a stone carving demonstration. The event also boasts the presence of local artists, crafters, food vendors, and a fun Stream Team scavenger hunt.

2023 Event Program (Tentative)

  • 10:30 a.m. Tumwater Timberland Library Story Hour under the Trees (for ages 3-5)
  • 10:45 a.m. Welcome 
  • 11:45 a.m. The Bridge Music Project
  • 12:30 p.m. Mayor Address 
  • 12:45 p.m. Olympia Symphony
  • 1:00 p.m. Halcyon the Mermaid (Mermaid Lagoon), 1 - 3 p.m.
  • 1:45 p.m. The Pine Hearts
  • 3:00 p.m. Tumwater Timberland Library Story Hour under the Trees (for ages 5-8)
  • 3:50 p.m. Thank you & Farewell!

Arts, Environment, and Heritage Activities

  • Arbutus Folk School
  • Balloon Twisting with Guy Steele
  • Batik Flag Making Workshop 
  • Cool Jazz Clean Water
  • Face Painting with Gayle Lindeblom
  • Mermaid Lagoon - Various activities - Ruth the Harp Playing Mermaid
  • Olympia Film Collective
  • Stream Team Nature Sleuth
  • Tenino Stone Carver Demo
  • Tumwater Historical Association Fiber Arts Activities
  • Tumwater Timberland Library Story Time under the trees
  • Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife Salmon Education Talk
  • Puget Sound Estuarium

Food Vendors

  • Ember Goods Coffee 
  • Sweetlee’s Ice Cream
  • Meggie's Lumpia
  • Langostino Sushi Burrito and Tornado Potato
  • Radio Fryer
Event Date
Saturday, September 30, 2023
Event time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost / donation


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