The Art & Soul of Olympia Since 1996
Good Food, Live Performances, and Beautifully Handcrafted Art, Housewares, Textiles, Jewelry, Apparel, and Accessories from Cultures Around the World. As a Fair Trade store we support Indigenous Communities, Cultural Survival, Eco-Projects, Women’s Empowerment & Economic Opportunity through Fair, Equitable and Direct Trade Relationships.
Welcome to New Traditions online. If you are here for our fair trade items click on the 'Shop Now' button above for our fair trade offerings.
If you are here to peruse our concerts then scroll below to see our calender. We are happily open at 50 folks occupancy for concerts. Call us for tickets & dinner reservations or to be placed on our email list for up to date info on our events. 360-705-2819
Our store and cafe are open for regular business and have all the safety protocols in place that one would expect... We're seating only to half capacity and request that folks mask up when not eating or drinking. We have an excellent air remediation system and our staff is careful and responsible with our cleaning regime. We believe we're one of the safest locations around and we hope to see you here soon.
Please walk in and enjoy our yummy food and beautiful wares that make a difference to artists and craftspeople throughout the world!!
What to expect for our shows
We're taking precautions for all of our safety. First, we have installed a medical grade filtration system which pumps aerosolized hydrogen peroxide into our rooms. Information about it can be accessed at https://www.rgf.com/products/air/reme-halo/ and https://sunset-air.com/does-the-reme-halo-really-work/.
We also require vaccination cards with boosters for entry to our shows, or a negative covid test taken within the last 48 hours.
We also require staff and customers to wear masks both in the store and in the cafe. We ask that folks wear their masks at all times except when seated and eating. If ever you don't have a mask but you'd like to come in, don't fret! Call us at (360) 705 2819 and we will bring one to the door.
Dinner reservations start 2 hours before showtime. Since we're seating one pod per table and there are only 14 tables we expect to run out of dinner reservations early. So, reserve now for a grand evening!
It's a joy to be able to commune with and serve you all once again and we want to do our best to help everyone be both happy and safe.
Call 360-705-2819 for tickets and dinner reservations.
Fair Trade Shop
Housewares, Textiles, Jewelry, Clothing & Art!
Find The Ideal Gift Or The Perfect Addition To Your Home. You Can Buy From Us Knowing That Everything Is Handmade by Native Artisans Worldwide and Brought Here Through Right Relationships.
You Can Choose From Our Creative Entrées, Tasty Sandwiches, Or Hearty Soups And Salads, All Mostly Organic & Made Here. Add Something From Our Large Selection Of Beverages And Finish Everything Off With A Fantastic Dessert.
RF – from Facebook Reviews
"This place is a community treasure. They have been generous with community groups and are meticulous in humane, fairly traded product offerings."
CC – from Yelp Reviews
“This place is a "must go to" place to experience Olympia Washington.”
CH – from Facebook Reviews
“Good food at a reasonable price, supports great local and regional musicians, ownership is committed to Fair Trade. Traditions is the real deal!”
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Our Store & Café
300 5th Ave SW
Tuesday - Saturday 10-5
Tuesday - Thursday 10-3
Friday & Saturday 10-5
Mondays we're closed for projects and rejuvenation