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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 arrowPaint and Sip Mimosas!
April 26

Special paint and sip event with mimosas at the Woodmark... more
half arrow 2015 KAC Artists' Exhibition Opening
May 1

Please join the artists for complementary appetizers and vote for the People's Choice Award!... more
half arrowParklane Gallery—24th Annual Miniature Art Show
May 8

Artists’ reception and awards ceremony... more
half arrowSecond Saturday Contra Dance
May 9

Fun evening of contra dances (social dance originally from New England) including a few circle and square dances... more
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Featured Activity: Celebrate Mother’s Day in Kirkland KAST
Kirkland Artist Studio Tour | May 9-10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Artist Katherine Wright
OJOY Studio | 13612 62nd Avenue NE, Kirkland
Spring has sprung which means Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Whether Mom prefers lacing up her running shoes to participate in a 5K or ½ marathon, shopping, wine tasting, discovering new artist through the Kirkland Artist Studio Tour, or all of the above, Kirkland has you covered with a spectrum of events and activities throughout the weekend to honor Mom. Choose a full weekend itinerary or pick and choose from an array Mother's Day activities to let Mom know just how special she is to you.

 

 
Dive into the Kirkland Tourism Video
Kirkland Tourism Video Take 12 hours, add a dozen distinctive locations, mix in a stunning lakeside location with mountain views, and you have the Kirkland tourism video. The video not only captures the very best of Kirkland, but also includes the appearance of 14 local residents who generously volunteered their time to tell the story of a day well-spent in Kirkland.
 
Featured Fun Activity for All Ages: SkyMania!
SkyMania in Totem Lake is the place to get your wiggles out rain or shine no matter your age. We have 8,000 sq. ft. of trampolines to shoot hoops, jump into the foam pit, play dodge ball, or just play and laugh with your family and friends. Skymania was "Best of Kirkland’s 2014 Indoor Recreation/Sports." Great place to have a bouncy Birthday party!
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Skymania
11801 NE 116th Street
(425) 825-7599