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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 arrowWomen For One — PNW Truthteller Tour
April 28

Women For One’s Truthteller Tour was created from the understanding that, together, we have the power to transform our lives and communities... more
half arrowStoryBook Theater — The Princess and the Pea
May 4–12

Will the Queen let her son marry the girl he loves, even if she’s not as pretty as the other princesses?... more
half arrowSecond Saturday Contra Dance
May 11

Fun evening of contra dances (social dance originally from New England)... more
half arrowPaws For A Cause & 5K
May 18

Owners and pets raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society... more
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Featured Activity: Virginia Mason Mother's Day Half & 5K  Mother's Day Run
The Virginia Mason Kirkland’s Mother’s Day Half Marathon & 5K on Sunday, May 12, is an annual race celebrating Mother’s Day with running!
 
The half marathon will follow a scenic, point-to-point route through Kirkland's beautiful neighborhoods starting at the campus of Northwest University on 108th Avenue and later finishing at Juanita Beach Park. The route will also feature the beautiful Cross Kirkland Corridor trail of crushed gravel with wonderful views of Lake Washington and the Olympic Mountains.

There will be a delightful post-race experience, complete with mimosa and beer garden.
 
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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