CALL TO ACTION: The Olympia Downtown Alliance is inviting community groups (no formal non-profit or other status necessary) to participate in LoveOly Summerfest. Submissions will be accepted through August 1st, but evaluated and selected on a first-come, first-served basis until that date. The opportunity will include one community group per event (the Alliance reserves the right to add community groups at it's discretion). See event and opportunity details below.
What: "LoveOly Summerfest" is a festive community event series offering something fun for all ages in the heart of historic downtown Olympia. The event will feature five distinct areas every week: 1) Community group area will be hosting an event within the event, displaying their talent and diversity as well as sharing opportunities to join and/or support the group; 2) The activity area will offer engaging experiences such as ping pong and putt putt golf, mini-contests, and much more; 3) The main stage will flow throughout the day beginning with children's entertainment; mid-afternoon will be opportunities for youth to perform; and the final hours will feature great PNW bands; 4) The biergarten will offer themed and signature libations from local breweries; and 5) a community gathering space featuring public art and performances.
When: Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. - 7 p.m., for 4 Weeks: August 6 - 27, 2022
Where: Community Group events will located on Washington Street between 4th and 5th avenue. (Community event space is approximately 40 x 80' and expandable in length based on each group's needs) See site map of entire event, which includes activities, stage, biergarten and more. [click here]
Why: 1) To provide opportunities for Olympia based community groups to engage with the public and raise the profile of their organization; 2) Provide vibrant, delightful, memorable experiences for the public that build community pride and connectivity; 3) Support the downtown business community.
The health and safety of event participants is our highest priority. Depending on CDC, state and local regulations related to Covid-19, our event team may also set up controlled entrances so that the number of people in a give area can be monitored for the ability to social distance. This may look like defining the parameter with stanchions and rope.
The Alliance will provide the following:
- Promotion of your community group event within this event through our marketing channels. (Mixx96.1; FaceBook; Instagram; and Twitter; and paid advertising.)
- Dedicated space for your community event within the event [40 wide by 80 to 100 ft long - the length can scale based on your needs] on Washington Street, between 4th and 5th Avenue; Alliance reserves the ability to add additional community groups to the allotted area in an effort to completely activate total space.
- Support in designing an event layout for your area to scale and to assist you with all of your event planning needs;
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