General Information


There is no on-site parking. We strongly encourage you to use one of the various transportation alternatives, e.g., taxi, bicycle, bus, the free DASH shuttle or walking.


Concert attendees can get to downtown Olympia on the bus and avoid driving by traveling one of the many bus routes Intercity Transit operates daily into the evening. Come early to shop in downtown and ride the DASH shuttle for free! For more information about public transit call Intercity Transit’s customer service department at 360-786-1881, weekdays 6:30 am – 7 pm and weekends 9 am – 7 pm or visit


The venue is a state park so bring your own lawn chair or blanket. All shows are FREE general admission so come early for best seating location.


There are no public restrooms at Sylvester Park (or the Port Plaza). Public restrooms are located two blocks west next to Capital Lake in Heritage Park, the corner of Legion Way & Water Street. Attendees with small children and the elderly should plan accordingly.

If it Rains

If it rains the concert still goes on!!

A message will be posted no later than 1:00 p.m. the day of the show on the home page of this website, plus signs will be posted at Sylvester Park’s entry points. You can also check our local radio stations (MIXX96.1 FM, 945 ROXY FM )or call our office at 360-357-8948.
Sylvester Park and the Port Plaza offer no protection from the outdoor elements, so dress for the weather and… bring your umbrella (for sunshine too)! To check Olympia’s 10-day weather forecast click and then click on the 10-day tab.


Please keep Sylvester Park and the Port Plaza clean! Take a moment to pickup your garbage and help with the cleanup. Drop all garbage in the nearest trash receptacle. If cans are full at Sylvester Park, place your garbage in the green dumpsters located on the North walkways. THANK YOU!


Consumption of  alcoholic beverages shall not be permitted at Sylvester Park so PLEASE do not bring any.


Support Music in the Park by purchasing a commemorative button for $3. Merchandise is available at the event tent during each concert or come visit the Olympia Downtown Association’s office located at 116 5th Avenue SE, Ste F, Olympia WA 98501. VISA/Mastercard/Discover are accepted.

Your donation represents a funding source for Music in the Park. Your dollars help keep this much-loved community event FREE to the public.

The Olympia Downtown Association is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that presents Music in the Park every summer.
Your donation is completely tax-deductible.
Please support this much-loved community event by sending your contribution today to:
Olympia Downtown Association, 120 State Avenue NE, PMB #1031, Olympia, WA 98501-8212. "Sponsorships/Donations".

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