Ah, Olympia. There’s no place like it on Earth, I mean that sincerely. I’ve had some amazing opportunities to travel the world. My military commitments dispatched a younger me to the rugged mountains and chaotic streets of Seoul, South Korea, the cobbled and storied avenues of Savannah and London, the biergarten houses of Bavaria, and the breathtaking costal paradises of Amalfi and Capri. For me, Olympia is a microcosm of all those places rolled into one - its a dream land.
We Olympians love our coffee, around here there are dozens of local establishments where one can find amazing blends of internationally brewed coffee. Caffe Vita is one of the best. This downtown jewel is an eclectic place - there’s no doubt about that. And in a city where being eclectic is what pays the bills, Caffe Vita provides an effortlessly raw urban atmosphere that is as appealing to the soul as their delicious coffee is to the taste buds.
The summer is finally upon us, and Olympia is the place to be for art, culture, and family fun. The summer kicks off with the Greater Olympia Dixieland Jazz Festival, June 23 - 26 at Saint Martin's University's Marcus Pavilion. From July through August enjoy Music In The Park, an event sponsored by the Olympia Downtown Association which offers something for every music lover.