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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.

Kirkland, WA No. 5! MONEY's Best Places to Live 2014

 

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half arrowJazz Unlimited: Dmitri Matheny Quintet
September 23

Jazz Unlimited is starting their new season... more
half arrowKirkland Wednesday Market—Final Day!
September 28

This vibrant weekly market brings local farmers and artisans to Marina Park... more
half arrowJuanita Friday Market—Final Day!
September 30

This weekly market offers delicious locally grown fruits, fresh produce, beautiful flowers and handmade crafts... more
half arrowBasie Bash: New York, 1937
October 2

Concert will feature great hits from the early New York era of the Count Basie Orchestra... more
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Featured Activity: Kirkland Oktoberfest—September 23–25 2014 Oktoberfest

This three-day festival on the waterfront in downtown Kirkland is the Seattle area's largest authentic German Oktoberfest. Kirkland Oktoberfest is a full-on authentic German Oktoberfest biergarten, multiple entertainment stages, games, competitions, and more serving only the best imported German and NW craft brews. The München-style biergarten includes the Festhalle, SportHaus, and Sausagehaus, food trucks, Northwest craft brewers, hot pretzels, and more.

 
 
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Featured Activity: Northwest Paddle Surfers
Northwest Paddle Surfers features Stand Up Paddle (SUP) rentals at both Juanita Beach Park and Marina Park. Juanita Beach Park also features several single and tandem kayaks and a Jumbo SUP that can accommodate 8–10 adults! Great family fun at both locations. Fuel up before or after at one of many outstanding nearby restaurants or park refreshment stands.

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Northwest Paddle Surfers
Rentals: (425) 366-7699
Office: (206) 659-1787