Downtown Olympia’s Third Thursdays are a community celebration of local culture, art, food, music and unique shopping experiences. Every Third Thursday downtown businesses present unique in-store promotions, sales, book signings, artists, music and more.

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Game cards will also be available at participating businesses on the day of event. Only Third Thursday participating business reveal a letter to help you solve the phrase. Complete the phrase first and win. All successfully completed game cards will be entered into a drawing for additional prizes.  Prizes are gift cards donated by participating businesses and vary each month. 

See who is participating at and what time their in-store specials occur. Some are all day and others are in the evening.

In the summer months of June - August the streets come alive with music from acoustic performers strategically located on mosaics created by local artists.  This program made possible by the City of Olympia Arts Commission's "Music Out Loud" program. Whether you make it a date night, a fun outing with friends or a family adventure, there is so much to discover downtown.

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 to be entered into a drawing 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. Visit the Downtown Alliance booth in the US Bank parking lot on the corner of 4th and Washington between 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

It's fun to be social...Share: #OlyThirdThursday or #ThatsSoOlympia and check out our FaceBook event page.

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Challenge Game Answers

09/2019 There shall be an eternal summer in the grateful heart.
08/2019 It's the dog days of summer. Cat got your tongue?
07/2019 Things'll be great when you're downtown, no finer place for sure, downtown everything's waiting for you.
06/2019 I am summer, come to lure you away from your computer... come dance on my fresh grass, dig your toes into my beaches.
05/2019 Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
04/2019 (oops...who remembers?)
03/2019 Spring is nature's way of saying let's party
02/2019 Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
01/2019 Laughing is and always will be the best form of therapy
12/2018 We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle
11/2018 The noblest art is that of making others happy
10/2018 Serendipity, the knack of making wonderful unexpected discoveries of things not sought after
09/2018 Autumn, the years last lovliest smile
08/2018 Wouldn't you give your paw to a friend?
07/2018 Put another dime in the jukebox baby
06/2018 (oops...who remembers?)
05/2018 Make today ridiculously amazing