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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 arrowFriday Night Family Fun Nights
June 29–August 10 (Every Friday)

Enjoy pool games, arts and crafts and music during a themed public swim... more
half arrowKids Concert—The Not It's!
July 24

Celebrating 41 years of music! Presented by the Kirkland Downtown Association... more
half arrowEvening Concert—Rear View Mirror 60's and 70's
July 26

Celebrating 41 years of music! Presented by the Kirkland Downtown Association... more
half arrowKirkland Classic Car Show
July 29

More than 300 hot rods and classic cars will be parked along Marina Park and downtown Kirkland. ... more
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Featured Activity: Junior Softball World Series Celebrate Kirkland
The Junior Softball World Series is held annually in Kirkland—teams from around the world will compete in a weeklong junior league championship. Opening Day begins Sunday, July 29.

Championship playoffs will be held Saturday, August 4, broadcast by ESPN.
           
 
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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