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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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Andy McKee

February 6

Andy McKee is among the world’s finest acoustic guitarists... more
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Prom Queen

February 13

Prom Queen's sound is cinematic, vintage and dark... more
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February 13

Fun evening of contra dances with live traditional folk music and dance caller... more
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February 13, 14

Treat your sweetheart to a delightful brunch cruise aboard a beautiful Waterways yacht... more
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Featured Activity: Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Kirkland! Valentine Day Spotlight
Nothing says romance like dinner paired with a stroll along the waterfront! Kirkland’s lakeside is dotted with romantic restaurants to take your love. Choose a special Valentine’s Day menu from one of Kirkland many fine dining establishments. Book an evening on a Valentine’s Day Cruise from Waterways Cruises and Events or attend the Prom Queen Concert at the Kirkland Performance Center. Make it a Valentine’s Day weekend of love with a romantic getaway package from The Woodmark or The Heathman Hotel. Haven’t yet gotten that something special for your loved one? Downtown Kirkland hosts an array of boutique shopping to find the perfect gift.
 
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Outdoor Sculpture Gallery
Park Lane in Downtown Kirkland just got the final touches with the installation of and outdoor sculpture gallery. Curated by the Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission, sculptures are displayed on a rotating basis and for sale to the public. Learn more about the inaugural sculptures and artists on explorekirkland.com/arts.

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