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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 arrowKirkland Wednesday Market
June 10–September 30

Fresh and local farmers market right along the shores on Lake Washington... more
half arrowSecond Saturday Contra Dance
July 11

Fun evening of contra dances (social dance originally from New England)... more
half arrowBirding Walk at Juanita Bay Park
July 21

Join in on an early morning walk with Mary Frances Mathis of the Eastside Audubon Society to see what birds are in the park... more
half arrowJuanita Bay Park Interpretive Tour
August 2

Eastside Park Rangers lead this easy, one-hour walk on the first Sunday of every month... more

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Update on Kirkland’s Response to COVID-19  

Gov. Jay Inslee has issued a Stay Home, Stay Healthy order in Washington state which is currently in effect.  The order requires every Washingtonian to stay at home, except for people:

  • Pursuing an essential activity, like shopping for groceries or going to a medical appointment.
  • Getting takeout food. (Food deliveries also are permitted).
  • Going to work at an essential business.
  • Going outside for walks and exercise, as long as social distancing of six feet is maintained.
  • What does it mean to stay home?
  • Suspected violations of the governor’s orders regarding essential business functions and social distancing can be reported.

For more information on the City of Kirkland's response to COVID-19, please see the City's website.

 
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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.

See Pareidolia People: Sculptural Installation On Park Lane tv_camera
           
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Pareidolia People Exhibit
Park Lane and Main Street