Summer Splash! Daytime Festival

Themed Adventures • Animal Encounters • Special Guests • Stage Performers • Awesome Activities
June 25-Sept. 5

Summer Splash Festival

Summer Splash! Festival of Fun

Experience a new adventure every day at the Summer Splash! Festival of Fun. Enjoy special events like the Fire Rescue Spectacular where kids can explore Olympia’s fleet of emergency vehicles, meet Sparky the Fire Dog, take the Junior Fire Fighter Challenge, and enjoy free ice cream. 

Don’t miss our fabulous line-up of special guests and exciting activities! Learn about raptors with The Falconer and get up close to real farm animals with the Animals Encounters Petting Zoo. Explore magic with Jeff Evans, design and build a toy with Rick Hartman, take a selfie with popular costumed characters, and unleash your creativity with our talented group of Artists in Residence. The fun and learning never end at the Hands On Children’s Museum.

Special event times and activities vary, please see the events calendar for specific times and detailed information. Online reservations required. 

Festival Highlights

  • Fire Rescue Spectacular, June 25
  • The Falconer, July 6 & Aug. 31
  • Bubble Mania, July 1–31
  • Painted Castle, July 1–Aug. 11
  • Magician Jeff Evans, July 9 & Aug. 28
  • Solar Days, July 11-17
  • Sailboat Regatta, July 15–22
  • Olympia Beekeepers Association, July 15–16, Aug. 17, Sept. 2
  • Rick Hartman School of Toy, July 23–24
  • Costumed Character, The Brave Princess, July 23
  • String and Shadow Puppet Theater, July 25–28
  • Artist Isobel Coney, July 29–30
  • Castles & Keeps Giant Lego Build with Dan Parker, July 30–31
  • Loose Parts Play, Aug. 1–31
  • Dino Days, Aug. 3–7
  • Animal Encounters Petting Zoo, Aug. 5
  • Costumed Character, Wayfinder Princess, Aug. 6
  • Rock Climbing Wall, Aug. 12–13
  • Paint-A-Thon, Aug. 15–20
  • Artist Mimi Williams, Aug. 18–20
  • Native Storyteller, Itsa Shash, Aug. 24 & Sept. 2

All Summer-Long

  • Treasure Sluice
  • Sock Skating
  • Mud Pie Mondays
  • Kitchen Tool Tuesdays

Summer Splash Daytime Festival Activities

Online reservations required. 

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Member Reservations
General Admission Tickets
Sensory Friendly Events


Thank you Summer Splash! Festival Sponsors

Dad lifting son to reach the water dome

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