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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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half arrowStudio East Mainstage Productions: 'Twas the Night
December 1–23

Join us for this hilarious spin on the familiar holiday poem—a live musical guaranteed to have the whole family laughing!... more
half arrowKirkland Performance Center — StoryBook Theater: Syd the Solstice Kid
December 15–22

Travel around the world and connect cultures with the ever-curious, Syd the Solstice Kid. Syd wants answers!... more
half arrow12K’s of Christmas Holiday Run and 5K
December 16

Join in Puget Sound's premier long-distance holiday-themed running and walking event... more
half arrowThe Journey’s Annual Christmas Concert
December 19

Come celebrate a traditional Christmas and the sounds of the season with music featuring Bronn Journey and his harp... more
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Featured Activity: Argosy Christmas Ships™ Turkey Trot

It’s beautiful, it’s festive, and a Northwest tradition. Each December, the Argosy Christmas Ships™ and a Parade Boat set sail on Lake Washington, entertaining hundreds along the shoreline with onboard choirs, sparkling lights, bonfires and a liberal dose of holiday cheer.

The bonfires are a partnership with City of Kirkland Parks and Community Services and Argosy Cruises and Tillicum Excursion Christmas Ship Festival.

Please check the the City of Kirkland hotline number for bonfire cancellation reports: (425) 587-3345.

 
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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