Next Week’s Roundup

What’s happening this weekend– Olympia Bon Odori Festival and more

Plus the South Sound Block Party, and Rutledge Corn Maze Sunflower Festival


Every day is fun in Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater! Attend the local events this weekend and share the spirit of celebration with your family and friends.

Olympia Bon Odori Festival, Saturday, August 26, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, August 26, 2023, 5-9 p.m., is Olympia's 32nd annual Bon Odori Japanese Dance Festival, presented by the Olympia Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens' League. This year, the festival will be on the South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) campus, in front of the Center for Student Success – (Building 22). This is the first event since 2018, before the pandemic. At 5 p.m., food trucks will open, and, starting at 5:30 p.m., the karate dojo, PNW Ryuei Ryu Ryuhou Kan, will provide a demonstration. From 6 p.m., the Okinawan dance/music group Okinawa Kenjin Kai Chijimshuu will perform. Click this link for more details.

Rock the Block! Free Community Block Party, Saturday, August 26, from 11 a.m.
Join the free annual community block party! School supplies, socks, haircuts, inflatables, Dino Crew, Video Game trucks, Hot dogs, giveaways, and more. All are free. Click this link for more details.

Rutledge Corn Maze Sunflower Festival, August 19-September 4
The Sunflower Festival is here! Come to Rutledge Corn Maze this summer and create memories you'll never forget. Each ticket includes a wagon ride to the sunflower field, one sunflower bloom, barnyard activities, and plenty of time to take pictures! The organizers will be opening up more activities in the courtyard, and you will have the opportunity to enter to win a gift basket! Plus, it is a viewing platform for the best pictures of the whole field. Click this link for more details.

South Sound Block Party, Weekend, August 25-26
The South Sound Block Party is back! 15+ new, nationally touring, and local bands, great food and drink offerings, a beer garden, games, and more - all on the shores of the beautiful Puget Sound. Click this link for more details.

Empowerment 4 Girls Week Long Program, Weekend, August 28-September 1, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Empowerment 4 Girls provides education for girls and non-binary youth, equipping them with tools to help with puberty and personal empowerment. During this week-long program, the child will practice research-based emotional regulation tools to increase self-awareness and resilience. Through talking circles, guided art projects, community-building games, and mindfulness activities, youth will learn about expressing themselves, fostering healthy relationships and signs of unhealthy relationships, self-care, and responsibility to our communities and our world. Click this link for more details.


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