Shops, Restaurants & Farmers Market

East Bay District


At Marine Drive and Olympia Avenue is the Hands On Children’s Museum, which provides educational opportunities for residents and out-of-area visitors alike. Adjacent is the East Bay Public Plaza on land provided by the Port of Olympia, and construction provided by the LOTT (Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater and Thurston County) Clean Water Alliance. LOTT’S offices and water education center are nearby, offering more educational opportunities for residents and visitors.

Currently under construction is a mixed use commercial and residential building with retail shops on the ground floor for everyone visiting the East Bay District to enjoy. This project is expected to be complete in early 2020.

Market District

At the north end of Capital Way, the Port developed the Market District, which features the Olympia Farmers Market. Adjacent to the market are restaurants, cafes, shops and other businesses.