The Gateway Rotary Club is the newest club in Thurston County, and will be 4 years old at Festival time.  Rotary is an international service club, open to all, whose purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  Gateway Rotary meets Wednesday mornings for breakfast.  We will have an information booth at the festival, or visit our website at   You can also email us at info@BratsBrewsand

 The Brats, Brews & Bands Festival is a 21 and over event And our major fundraiser.  Proceeds from the festival will be donated to selected charities.  Your generosity will make an immediate difference to the charitable organizations that Gateway Rotary is supporting. The festival is on Saturday September 10th from 1:00 to 9:00 PM

 The goal of our Festival is to have high quality Brats, great Brews, and wonderful Bands.  To that end, we are diligently working to bring you the finest of each, and will post information as it is confirmed.  We will be having door prizes during the festival. Your entry ticket is valid for your chance to win a door prize each hour.

Lodging is available at the Red Lion Hotel right near the event.  For reservations, call 360-292-0976.  A special room rate applies with your paid ticket.

Please drink responsibly – don’t drink and drive.  Free coffee and soft drinks are available for designated drivers.

 Tokens will be sold during the festival, and those can be used to purchase brews, brats, and soft drinks. Pie and Italian soda will be available as well.

About the Festival

The Brats, Brews & Bands Festival is the major fundraiser of Gateway Rotary.  Festival proceeds will be donated to charities impacting our local and international community. Past recipients include:

  • Cool Jazz Clean Water

  • Homeless Backpacks

  • Lacey Police Explorers

  • Rebuilding Together Thurston County

  • The Boys and Girls Clubs of Thurston County

  • The Gold Star Wives of America

 About Gateway Rotary Club

The Gateway Rotary Club was founded in 2011. One of over 30,000 clubs worldwide, our club includes local business and professional leaders who join together to provide humanitarian service to Thurston County and around the world, encourage high ethical standards in our professional and personal lives, and promote good will and fellowship.

The Gateway Rotary Club advances our principal motto “Service Above Self’ during our Wednesday morning meetings at O’Blarney’s Irish Pub, and at a variety of service projects and social events. Our club is a diverse group of men and women spanning a wide range of professions and interests. To learn more about our club and the ideals of Rotary, we invite you to explore our web site ( or attend one of our weekly meetings where a warm welcome awaits you.


About Rotary . . .

We are 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world. Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable.

We’ve been making history and bringing our world closer together for over 100 years. Since forming in 1905, we’ve taken on some of the world’s toughest challenges and helped a wide range of international and service organizations—from the UN to Easter Seals—get started.



Our Event will be on September 10th this year!

Keep checking back as we have some exciting news coming!!!






We are currently looking for bands for this years event.  Click on the bands page for more information on how to join in on the fun.