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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 arrowBridle Trails Winter Trail Running Festival
January 11

The Seattle Running Club invites you to an afternoon and evening of trail racing for runners of all ages and abilities!... more
half arrowSecond Saturday Contra Dance
January 11

Fun evening of contra dances (social dance originally from New England)... more
half arrowParklane Gallery Artists’ Show Reception
January 14

Annual Parklane Gallery Member Artists’ Exhibition featuring a wide array of two- and three-dimensional art... more
half arrowAn Evening with Mavis Staples
January 15

Mavis Staples, hailed by NPR as “one of America’s defining voices of freedom and peace”... more
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Featured Activity: Kirkland Performance Center Benefit Kirkland Performance Center Venue
On January 25, 8 p.m. at the Kirkland Performance Center, cover band Long Live Rock returns to perform more great anthems of rock in a benefit concert to support KPC. Experience the epic and iconic hits of Queen, Led Zeppelin, ELO, Fleetwood Mac, Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Styx, The Rolling Stones, The Who and many more! Proceeds from the night help support KPC’s presented season and educational programming.

There are only 30 VIP tickets available so make sure to get your tickets today! VIP tickets include a special reception in the Kirk, KPC’s VIP lounge.

          

 
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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
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