Next Week’s Roundup

What's happening this weekend – Holiday markets and more

Plus performances and other festivities


During the season of giving, help local entrepreneurs support their craft.

Evergreen Valley Lavender Farm Holiday Shopping Event, Weekend, December 8 - 9, 10 a.m.  – 4 p.m.
There will be TWO full shopping days this year. The Gift Shoppe will be full of fresh new products for you to get as gifts for your friends, family, coworkers, and yourselves. Come and enjoy some Holiday Cheer at The Farm! Click this link for more details.

Capital City Chorus Presents: "Christmas with the Chorus", Friday, December 8, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Experience some holiday cheer with Capital City Chorus’s yearly Christmas concerts.  The Chorus consists of two ensembles: the 75-voice mixed choir directed by Dan Colgan and the 40-voice adult treble Chorale directed by Vicki Jardine-Tobin. Click this link for more details.

Duck the Malls 2023 19th Annual Craftmakers Event, Saturday, December 9, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Olympia Film Society’s 19th-annual Duck the Malls fundraiser benefits independent artists and crafters in the South Sound while supporting visual-arts programming at Capitol Theater. It boasts items from over 40 vendors, including makers of board games, ceramics, dolls, and other toys, ironwork, lighting, and musical instruments. Click this link for more details. 

Turn of the Tides Winter Festival, Saturday, December 9, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
This free event will be complete with arts & crafts activities, warm drinks, local artist vendors, and tabling by educational and education and environmentally focused community partners. Plus, they will bring a touch tank for folks to meet animal ambassadors like sea stars and moon snails! Click this link for more details.

 Oly Town Arena Soccer Match, Saturday, December 9, from 6:00 p.m.
Join the Oly Town Artesians for Arena Soccer at the Evergreen State College Pavilion! College and pro women’s and men’s soccer! $8 at the door, $5 college, kids 12 & under free. Head to for more info! Click this link for more details.

Matchless Maker's Market, Sunday, December 10, 12 – 5 p.m.
No one wants their holiday shopping to be stressful, so why not get yours done while having some Matchless beer? The best part is feeling good knowing that a percentage of all your purchases from our featured vendors support the work of the Community Farm Land Trust (CFLT)—artisinal homemade goods crafted by local farms and vendors. Win unique raffle prizes. A food truck will be available onsite. Click this link for more details.


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  • GinnyAnn

    Don't forget to go out to The Evergreen State College Longhouse on Friday and Saturday for the annual Native Arts Fair! I go every year to buy gifts directly from the artists. This is a wonderful opportunity to buy Native Art and talk with the artists. The prices are more than reasonable and supporting the Native arts community is a worthwhile way to purchase gorgeous, one-of-a-kind, signed art of exquisite quality and workmanship. There are fabulous baskets by a renowned Chehalis basketmaker, beautiful wood carvings, glorious art prints, hand-made jewelry, and far more. Plus, you can have lunch there with an Indian taco. I hope you check it out and have a conversation with talented artists.

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