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Money MagazineKirkland is a vibrant waterfront destination with an unparalleled blend of outdoor recreation, artdining and boutique shopping. Located on the shores of Lake Washington just east of Seattle, no other city in the Puget Sound region has as many waterfront parks and beaches as Kirkland.

Kirkland is home to award-winning hotelswineries and restaurants and hosts a dynamic repertoire of events spanning art openings and performances to athletic events, wine festivals and outdoor concerts.

From adventure and outdoor activities to shopping, strolling and sipping Washington wine with a water view, come explore all Kirkland has to offer. Check out our itineraries page for themed experiences.

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half arrow17th Annual National Juried Exhibition
October 1–30

This year’s exhibition will feature between 160 and 180 juried paintings which represent the best of works of American Impressionism... more
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Sierra Hull

October 21

Bluegrass singer, mandolinist, and former child prodigy takes the KPC stage... more
half arrowSeattle Rock Orchestra Performs David Bowie
October 22

Tribute to David Bowie, a true 20th Century music icon!... more
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Rear View Mirror

October 23

The 90-minute show will feature a wide variety of familiar hits from the fabulous 60s... more
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Featured Activity: Sailgate to the Husky Games! 2016 Huskey Cruise

Game Day Husky Boat Cruises are back! Don’t fight traffic, pay the 520 bridge toll or deal with finding expensive parking, instead relax and enjoy a scenic boat ride to and from the game aboard Waterway Cruises complete with No Host bar service onboard. On all dates, board at Carillon Point two hours prior to game start time, with sailing departure promptly 1-1/2 hours before kick-off. Don’t miss the following home games Oregon State (10/22), USC (11/12), Arizona State (11/19). Reserve your sailgate spot.

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Featured Restaurant: Deru's Little Brother
Deru Market—a treasured Kirkland eatery—has expanded to a second location! Little Brother will feature Deru's style of counter service and ideal (local, organic, seasonal food cooked from scratch daily) but with a different menu. Specialties include breakfast, lunch, drinks, and coffee. Enjoy outdoor seating and walk-ins welcome.

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Little Brother
456 Central Way
(456) 298-0268