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Waterfront bikingLocated on the eastern shore of Lake Washington, just 12 miles east of Seattle, Kirkland is a vibrant waterfront destination with an unparalleled blend of outdoor recreation, art, dining and boutique shopping. Home to award-winning hotels, wineries and restaurants. Kirkland hosts a dynamic repertoire of annual events spanning art openings and musical performances to athletic games and events, wine festivals and outdoor concerts. With a population of more than 80,000, the city offers charming districts such as the iconic waterfront and boutique shopping in downtown, a thriving wine and arts scene in The Alley, and the emerging tech hub in Houghton. A stroll along the Cross Kirkland Corridor connects you to Kirkland’s unique suburbs and business districts, as well as nearby Woodinville Wine Country.

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Inspired Taste—A summer weekend visiting Kirkland, WA (PDF-350)

Kirkland blossoms with artist studio tours, waterfront farmer's markets, urban cycling races and more (PDF-356 kb)

Fall & Winter Bounty in Kirkland: Dishes Worth The Drive, Holiday Shopping Fixes & Inspired Indoors (PDF-569 kb)

Kirkland's Fall and Winter Spirit: Husky Cruises, Turkey Trots, Cooking Classes, Beach Bonfires and more (PDF-344 kb)

Soak Up Summer in Kirkland: New Waterfront Adventures, Tasting Rooms and Breweries (PDF-630 kb)

Summer Fun in Kirkland: Classic Cars and Tall Ships, Outdoor Movies, Washington Wine and More (PDF-433 kb)

Spring Adventures: New Urban Trails, Kirkland Artist Studio Tours and Waterfront Farmers Markets (PDF-309 kb)

Spring Events: Kirkland Artist Studio Tour, Urban Hiking, Paddling & Biking and Waterfront Farmers Markets (PDF-227 kb)

Family Friendly Finds and Sweet Seasonal News (PDF-105 kb)

Events for Families, Vinophiles and Weekend Warriors (PDF-105 kb)

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half arrowFriday Night Family Fun Nights
June 29–August 10 (Every Friday)

Enjoy pool games, arts and crafts and music during a themed public swim... more
half arrowKids Concert—Mister G
August 14

Celebrating 41 years of music! Presented by the Kirkland Downtown Association... more
half arrowEvening Concert—Petty Differences
Tom Petty cover band

August 16

Celebrating 41 years of music! Presented by the Kirkland Downtown Association... more
half arrowCarillon Point Outdoor Movie Nights—The Last Jedi
August 18

Movies will begin at dusk; the plaza will be open one hour prior for seating... more
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