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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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Seattle International Comedy Competition

November 28

America’s biggest touring comedy festival... more
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Lanz, Tingstad, and Rumbel

November 29

The Grammy Award winning New Age trio plays classically inspired music from America... more
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and Music Festival

November 30

Celebrate the winter season and the annual tree lighting... more
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December 6

Shop for Gifts of enduring beauty from the work of 25 local artists... more
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Featured Event: Small Business Saturday Small Business Saturday

Kirkland Downtown Association and local merchants invite you to “shop small this holiday season.” Kicking things off is Small Business Saturday on November 29. This national movement encourages shoppers to visit smaller brick and mortar businesses that are often overlooked in downtowns. Participating Kirkland businesses will have extended hours and be open until at least 8 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from December 4–21.

 
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 Local Flatstick Pub
Flatstick Pub is a craft beer bar and indoor mini golf course located in downtown Kirkland with 24 rotating taps serving Washington-only beer and cider. In the back of the pub, find a 9-hole mini golf course that will challenge any skill level. Bring your own food or order from a list of area restaurants that will deliver right to your table.
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Flatstick
15 Lake Street
(425) 242-1618