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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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half arrowJunior Softball World Series
July 31–August 6

Teams from around the world will compete in the weeklong Junior League Softball World Series... more
half arrowEat Gelato for a Good Cause!
August 2

Enjoy a delicious Sirena Gelato and 10% any of your purchases to benefit The YMCA Earth Service Corps... more
half arrowSecond Saturday Contra Dance
August 13

A community dance held every second Saturday... more
half arrowKirkland Summer Concert Series—Tuesday Children’s Concerts
August 16

One of the only child-themed outdoor concert series in the area... more
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Featured Activity: Kirkland Summerfest Summerfest 2016
Kirkland Summerfest is an exhilarating celebration of art, music, and community spirit. Now entering its 5th season Kirkland Summerfest offers admission-free, open-air activities and unique family attractions. Enjoy a progressive mix of local and regional artists of all disciplines with multiple performance programs at various venues and spaces along the waterfront and in downtown Kirkland.
 
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Featured Activity: Northwest Paddle Surfers
Northwest Paddle Surfers features Stand Up Paddle (SUP) rentals at both Juanita Beach Park and Marina Park. Juanita Beach Park also features several single and tandem kayaks and a Jumbo SUP that can accommodate 8–10 adults! Great family fun at both locations. Fuel up before or after at one of many outstanding nearby restaurants or park refreshment stands.

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Northwest Paddle Surfers
Rentals: (425) 366-7699
Office: (206) 659-1787