Olympia Harbor Days 2024: Celebrate Maritime Heritage!

Olympia Waterfront
701 Columbia St NW
Olympia, WA 98501
United States

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Event Dates and Times
Friday August 30, 2024
5:00 PM  - 09:30 PM
Saturday August 31, 2024
10:00 AM  - 07:00 PM
Sunday September 1, 2024
10:00 AM  - 06:00 PM
Discover Olympia Harbor Days 2024: A Timeless Maritime Celebration!

Mark your calendars for a spectacular end-of-summer event as Olympia Harbor Days returns this Labor Day Weekend, August 30 through September 1, 2024! Dive into the rich maritime heritage of the South Sound at this vibrant festival that brings the history and excitement of the Puget Sound to life.

Award-Winning Maritime Heritage Festival
Olympia Harbor Days, honored as the Best South Puget Sound Event of 2022 by the Washington Festivals and Events Association, and the winner of the Best Festival by South Sound Magazine in 2023, invites you to experience a weekend packed with historical adventures and seaside excitement. Located at the iconic Percival Landing in downtown Olympia, this festival stands out as a premier event in the Pacific Northwest.

What to Expect?
Prepare for an enchanting experience with over 300 attractions to explore. From vintage tugboat tours and races in Budd Bay to hands-on activities and educational exhibits, there's something for everyone. Walk aboard classic steamships, tall ships, and historic vessels, or enjoy harbor cruises and sailing adventures.

The festival grounds will come alive with the sound of music, bustling artisan booths, and an array of food vendors offering delicious local cuisine. Don't miss the breathtaking 150-drone light show on the evening of August 30, with a special preview on August 29, illuminating the sky in a dazzling display of technology and artistry.

Family Fun Galore
Olympia Harbor Days is a treasure trove of family-friendly activities. Engage your kids with tribal cultural sharings, sand carving, a LEGO Harbor Build, and even dancing pirates! It's a perfect opportunity for children to ignite their imaginations and dream about maritime adventures.

A Hub of Local Culture
Situated in the heart of Washington State's capital, the festival's location is surrounded by amenities. Enjoy easy access to local hotels, shops, galleries, a children’s museum, and restaurants and bars featuring locally brewed beverages. Everything you need for a memorable weekend is just a short walk away!

A Rich History
The festival's tradition dates back to 1974, celebrating South Sound's maritime history and the enduring legacy of tugboats in the region. After a brief hiatus during the pandemic, the festival has come back stronger than ever, continuing to attract over 55,000 visitors each year.

Come Aboard!
Don't miss out on Olympia Harbor Days 2024 — your gateway to exploring the maritime wonders of the South Sound. Whether you're a local or a visitor, this festival promises unforgettable experiences for all ages. Set sail with us and create lasting memories this Labor Day Weekend!


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