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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 at 123 5th Ave has free night and weekend parking!            

 

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half arrowKirkland Wednesday Market
September 26

Vibrant, lively and luscious, the Wednesday Market features locally produced goods... more
half arrowJuanita Friday Market
September 28

Start your weekend off right indulging in the fresh food, fun-filled activities, handmade goods, and live music... more
half arrowSeattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra — A Night at the Village Vanguard
October 7

SRJO celebrates the history and legacy of New York City’s most famous jazz club... more
half arrowHeathman Harvest Festival
October 13

Enjoy pumpkin decorating, caramel apples and a fall-themed buffet... more
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Featured Activity: Kirkland Oktoberfest! 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. This three day festival on the waterfront in downtown Kirkland running from September 21–23 is the Seattle area’s largest authentic German Oktoberfest.

 
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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