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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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October 26

Dodge the weather and the mountains of candy this Halloween season for Kirkland’s annual Pee Wee Monster Bash!... more
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October 26

This 21+ event will take you on a wine adventure of local wineries at downtown Kirkland businesses... more
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Capitol Steps

October 31

This Washington, DC-based troupe produces hilarious musical and political satire... more
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October 31

Come trick-or-treat in downtown Kirkland with participating merchants... more
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Featured Activity: Turkey Trot  Turkey Trot

Hopelink’s Annual Turkey Trot 5K Family Fun Run & Walk on November 18 is a festive holiday tradition! Join our community to support programs that help thousands of our neighbors throughout the winter months. This event brings together more than 1,500 people for a morning of fun and festivities – including an expanded fair at Marina Park with balloon art, costume contests, face painting, photos, giveaways and so much more! Walkers, runners, pets and kids in strollers are welcome.

 
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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