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Don't Let Bad Weather Rain on Your Parade: Fun Things to Do in Downtown Olympia All Year Round!

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Spring is almost here and we are all getting a little cabin fever. If bad-weather days are putting a damper on your plans, don't let them ruin your fun! Downtown Olympia offers plenty of exciting indoor and outdoor activities to keep you entertained, even on a bad weather day. Here are some fun things you can do rain, snow, sleet or sun: 

Olympia Downtown Alliance Celebrates 25 Years of Championing Community

Names Todd Monohon 2022 Person of the Year

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During the meeting, the Alliance honored community members with several awards, including the 2022 Design Award to Underhill Plants, the 2022 Golden Paintbrush award to Steve Cooper, the 2022 Business of the Year Award to The Brotherhood Lounge, the 2022 Volunteer of the Year Award to Nick Guzman, and the 2022 Person of the Year award to Todd Monohon.

The Downtown Olympia Lunch Guide

Let's Do Lunch!

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Downtown Olympia is packed with amazing places to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner! 

Whether you work in the neighborhood and need new inspiration for your middle-of-the-day break or you’re hosting out-of-towners or legislators, your best lunch options are in this guide. Stop by an old favorite or try something new for lunch today!

The Olympia Downtown Alliance Supports a Clean and Beautiful Downtown Experience

The Alliance now has a full-time Downtown Maintenance Worker and has partnered with Valeo, a Tacoma-based non-profit committed to helping houseless individuals re-enter the workforce

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Downtown Olympia is full of iconic imagery like the Port’s walkable waterfront, historic Capitol dome, artisanal Farmer’s Market, shops, murals, and statuary. These draw in visitors from across the region. The Olympia Downtown Alliance’s key goals support and welcome travelers, businesses, legislators, and families through advocacy, business assistance, imagemaking, and keeping the city’s hub vibrant, clean, and safe.

The Alliance builds partnerships with local businesses, groups, and organizations to do so. Recently they funded a full-time Downtown Maintenance Worker as well as partnering with Valeo, a Tacoma-based non-profit committed to helping houseless individuals re-enter the workforce. This forms a two-way street involving a Work Exchange (WEX) program as well as providing targeted projects for Valeo work crews.