Shopping 10 am to 8:30 pm
Girls Night Out is an all day event enticing hundreds of women shoppers into downtown Olympia!
NEW THIS YEAR: You can purchase your goodie bags online! Look for the payment button on this page starting Friday, April 25 – the day goodie bags go one sale.
If you purchase your goodie bags online, print out your receipt. Bring your receipt into the Olympia Downtown Association office (116 5th Ave SE, Suite F) on May 15 (8 am to 5 pm) or May 16 (8 am to 6 pm) to pick up your goodie bags.
What makes this event different than any others? It is a fundraiser benefiting a local cause. This year’s local cause is Behavioral Health Resources. Past causes have been YWCA – The Other Bank, the Downtown Graffiti Management Program, SafePlace, Thurston County Food Bank, Olympia Artspace Alliance and Olympia Union Gospel Mission. Plus this annual event climaxes with a fun reception where amazing prizes donated by downtown businesses will be raffled off!
Here’s how it works. Women who want to come to Girls Night Out must purchase a ticket for a goodie bag (supplies limited). Pre-purchase your goodie bag between April 25 and May 15 for $10. On May 16 it will be $15. Pre-purchase locations are: Olympia Downtown Association (116 5th Ave SE, Suite F), Courtyard Antiques (705 4th Ave E), Lily’s What to Where Boutique (202 4th Ave W) and Vivala (111 Market St NE). You can also pre-purchase your goodie bag by calling (360) 357-8948.
Look for the pink balloons and event posters identifying the many participating businesses. You will be given one raffle ticket for every $10 you spend at the participating businesses. So the more you spend, the more chances you have of winning fabulous raffle prizes! Then at the end of the event come to the reception. The reception is at 8:30 pm at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St SE. Doors open at 8 pm. At the reception you will enjoy complimentary appetizers and a no-host bar and mingle with all the ladies. You do not need to be present to win in the raffle. FREE parking for goodie bag purchasers!
Intercity Transit has extended their Dash service to 8 pm on Girls Night Out! Take the Dash from Courtyard Antiques to Vivala and everywhere between! For more information on the Dash and Intercity Transit, visit intercitytransit.com.
Pictures from Girls Night Out
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