LoveOly SummerFest is back in historic Downtown Olympia! So are the amazing live music and activities for kids and families. Enjoy interactive art installations from local artists, engage with community groups and stop at the Biergarten with local seasonal libations from 3 Magnets Brewing Co., Well 80 Brewhouse and Whitewood Cider Co. LoveOly SummerFest 2022 will take place every Saturday in August from 1 pm to 7 pm.
The Olympia Film Society (OFS) has partnered with the Olympia Downtown Alliance to produce the headline acts for the festival on the Main Stage. Bon Bon Vivant will continue the summer concert series on Saturday, August 13.
New Orleans band Bon Bon Vivant (BBV) electrifies audiences across the country with a signature sound reflective of their wild hearts. BBV pays homage to the bawdy New Orleans sound while infusing a mysterious klezmer spark, dark ballads and up-tempo dance rock. BBV’s unique instrumentation, message of hope and ability to connect, both through Live Stream and in person, has proven an inspiring resilience despite our turbulent times. BBV is a band that leans into life with hope, change and genre-bending original songs that are as fierce as they are heartbreaking as they celebrate life in minor keys!
The Mona Reels and Naked Giants will open for Bon Bon Vivant.
In addition to Main Stage acts, August 13 is full of other activities from which to choose!
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm— Ever want to conduct an orchestra? This is your chance! Olympia Symphony Orchestra and Student Orchestra of Greater Olympia (SOGO). Location: On the Main Stage in front of the Capitol Theater, 206 East 5th.
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Zumba in the Park. Location: On the Main Stage in front of the Capitol Theater, 206 East 5th.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: LoveOly SummerFest welcomes The Mona Reels to the Main Stage. Location: On the Main Stage in front of the Capitol Theater, 206 East 5th.
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: LoveOly SummerFest welcomes Naked Giants to the Main Stage. Location: On the Main Stage in front of the Capitol Theater, 206 East 5th.
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: LoveOly SummerFest welcomes Bon Bon Vivant to the Main Stage. Location: On Washington in front of the Washington Center for the Performing Arts.
Bring the kids to the Activity Area on 5th between Capital and Washington—so many options for kids, youth and families!
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Retro Collection: Fighting Game Community (Video Game Competition)—Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Sign up here: https://www.start.gg/tournament/loveoly-summer-fest-august-13th-2022/details. Location: on 5th between Capital and Washington
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Circus Entertainment, provided by Lauren Sitz, Sky Cosby, Anthony Szabo, Theo Jerdes and Daniel Tullai.
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Stormy the Balloon Artist
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Face Painting by Claire Arbaugh.
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Fortboards, Wind Tunnel Engineering and Water Table Powered by Hands On Children’s Museum
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Community Groups including Olympia Harbor Days, Olympia Heritage Commission and Olympia Strong.
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Biergarten featuring beer from Three Magnets Brewing Co. and Well 80 Brewhouse and cider from Whitewood Cider Co. Location: On Washington Street between 5th and Legion.
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Local Makers including Rose Metting Art, Julieanne’s Mosaics, Charlie June Customs, Oly Pots. Are you a maker interested in participating? Apply here.
There is no cost to attend LoveOly SummerFest, thanks to our supporters and sponsors!