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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 arrowOral Cancer Foundation Walk
October 12

Join the Washington Walk of the Oral Cancer Foundation… more
half arrowSecond Saturday Contra Dance
October 12

Fun evening of contra dances (social dance originally from New England)... more
half arrowBirding Walk at Juanita Bay Park
October 15

Join in on an early morning walk with Mary Frances Mathis of the Eastside Audubon Society... more
half arrowDowntown Kirkland Wine Walks
October 25

Stroll through downtown and enjoy various wine tastings throughout popular boutiques... more
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Featured Activity: Pumpkins in the Park Pumpkins in the Park
Come join the Fall festivities on October 26, from 12–3 p.m. at Marina Park, 25 Lakeshore Plaza! There will be pumpkins, vendors, pop-up market, farm animals, carnival games, food, and a costume contest.

This free event is fun for the whole family. Merchant trick or treating begins throughout downtown Kirkland after the event at 3 p.m. See you there!

Sponsored by the Kirkland Downtown Association.
 
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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