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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 arrowHeathman Harvest Festival
October 13

Enjoy pumpkin decorating, caramel apples and a fall-themed buffet... more
half arrowBeginning Birding Course
October 16

Become familiar with the local avifauna and learn the skills that expert birders use... more
half arrowKirkland Performance Center — The Kingston Trio
October 18

The Kingston Trio is one of the few groups today that has survived the many changes in the world of music... more
half arrow7th Annual In Concert for Cancer Benefit
October 20

Join us for an evening of incredible music and inspiration!... more
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Featured Activity: Turkey Trot  Turkey Trot

Hopelink’s Annual Turkey Trot 5K Family Fun Run & Walk on November 18 is a festive holiday tradition! Join our community to support programs that help thousands of our neighbors throughout the winter months. This event brings together more than 1,500 people for a morning of fun and festivities – including an expanded fair at Marina Park with balloon art, costume contests, face painting, photos, giveaways and so much more! Walkers, runners, pets and kids in strollers are welcome.

 
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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