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Explore Kirkland

Kirkland 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.

City Hall located downtown (123 5th Ave) has free night and weekend parking!

 

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half arrowKirkland Performance Center — Vaudeville Etiquette
January 26

Vaudeville Etiquette serves up psych-folk with grit, passion, and come-hither wit... more
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Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

January 30

From brass band blare and deep-groove funk, to bluesy beauty and hip-hop/pop swagger... more
half arrowCreme Tangerine: The White Album at 50
January 30

Creme Tangerine will perform all 30 tracks of The White Album... more
half arrowStoryBook Theater — The Little Engine that Could
February 2–10

The little broken-down engine needs your help!... more
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Featured Activity: Valentine's Dinner Cruise Valentine's Dinner Cruise
On February 14, treat your sweetheart to Seattle’s most romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise! Enjoy breathtaking evening views and live music as you dine aboard a beautiful Waterways yacht. An extraordinary four-course dinner created by our Executive Chef for this special occasion will be served at your private table.

Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m. from Kirkland City dock. Attire is business casual. A sweater or light jacket is recommended for cooler weather when viewing from the outdoor decks. 
 
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Featured Exhibit: “Pareidolia People”
In coordination with the City of Kirkland and the Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission, King County Engineering for Kids, the Kirkland Arts Center presents a community exhibit that features a collection of six, colorful outdoor works by Ed McCarthy displayed along the Park Lane Avenue to enhance the cultural vibrancy of Kirkland.
           
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Pareidolia People Exhibit
Park Lane and Main Street