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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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John McCutcheon

February 28

John McCutcheon is folk music’s renaissance man, master instrumentalist, powerful singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist, and author... more
half arrowJuanita Bay Park Interpretive Tour
March 3

Eastside Park Rangers lead this easy, one-hour walk on the first Sunday of every month... more
half arrowKirkland Performance Center — Kirkland Community Musical: The Music Man
March 9-16

Studio East and Kirkland Performance Center are proud to present Meredith Wilson’s classic The Music Man... more
half arrowSecond Saturday Contra Dance
March 9

Fun evening of contra dances (social dance originally from New England)... more
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Featured Activity: Valentine's Dinner Cruise February 14-16 Valentine's Dinner Cruise
Treat your sweetheart to Seattle’s most romantic Valentine’s Dinner Cruise! Enjoy breathtaking evening views and live music as you dine aboard a beautiful Waterways yacht. An extraordinary four-course dinner created by our Executive Chef for this special occasion will be served at your private table.

Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m. from Kirkland City dock. Attire is business casual. A sweater or light jacket is recommended for cooler weather when viewing from the outdoor decks. 
 
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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