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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 arrowParklane Gallery Presents—Annual International Miniature Art Show
May 3–June 5

24th Annual International Miniature Show featuring fine art miniatures from artists around the world... more
half arrowMother’s Day Half Marathon & 5K
May 8

The Kirkland Mother’s Day Half Marathon & 5K is a Kirkland Mother's Day tradition... more
half arrowSecond Saturday Contra Dance
May 14

Fun evening of contra dances (social dance originally from New England)... more
half arrow Kirkland Choral Society—
Luminous: The Music of Ola Gjeilo

May 21

World premiere of a new composition by one of the most talented composers of our time... more
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Featured Activity: Celebrate Mother’s Day in Kirkland Toni Almerico
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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 a new artist through the Kirkland Artist Studio Tour (KAST), 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.



 
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Outdoor Sculpture Gallery
Park Lane in Downtown Kirkland just got the final touches with the installation of and outdoor sculpture gallery. Curated by the Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission, sculptures are displayed on a rotating basis and for sale to the public. Learn more about the inaugural sculptures and artists on explorekirkland.com/arts.

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