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Sunset at Marina Park

Your Guide to Kirkland This Summer

Just 20 minutes east of Seattle, the city of Kirkland is a welcoming lakefront destination featuring boutique shopping experiences, art galleries, family-friendly live performances, charming hotels, and an eclectic mix of restaurants serving food from all corners of the globe. Nature abounds there…

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Spring into Kirkland

Just 20 minutes east of Seattle, Kirkland is a welcoming lakefront destination for all to enjoy. Featuring one-of-a-kind retail shopping experiences, art galleries and live performances, charming boutique hotels, and an eclectic mix of restaurants serving food from all corners of the globe, this…

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Fall in Kirkland

Beer, Halloween, Music and Art: The Best Fall Events in Kirkland Mark your calendars! This September and October, there are so many reasons to explore Kirkland, you may have to visit more than once. Kirkland Oktoberfest (Sept. 24–26): Kirkland’s annual Oktoberfest with a Northwest twist has been…

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The Lone Piper

There is nothing quite like the sound of a lone piper, generously offering their song to the setting sun. For many, the bagpipes elicit an emotional response that resonates deeply. That powerful, one-of-a-kind skirl sparks an uncommon blend of both sorrow and happiness, mesmerizing listeners as it…

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๐—ž๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—”๐—น๐—น ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ž๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ

Kirkland resident Perry Clawson has always appreciated the City’s lush network of parks and natural areas, but during the pandemic, that appreciation grew into something more. A Kirkland community member for 20 years, Perry lives in the Finn Hill area with his family and their dog Angus. He and…

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๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฃ๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—”๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ

We would like to extend a gracious thank you to Kirkland resident Karen Lightfeldt for her generous contribution to the City’s collection of vibrant public art! Karen commissioned local artist Andrew Carson to create the mesmerizing new wind sculpture, called “Glassinator,” which is made of…

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The Bumble Bees of Juanita Bay Park

Most people try to keep their distance from bees, having developed an instinctive wariness after a painful sting or two. But Bellevue resident and citizen scientist Jim Maurer does the exact opposite. He not only seeks bees out on purpose, but actively pursues them in a quest for data. Jim is a…

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The Mandarin duck of Kirkland

I first heard that there was a Mandarin duck in Kirkland on Sunday, April 11. Somebody posted a picture of him on social media, and I was blown away by how gorgeous he was. I wanted to see him with my own eyes and capture him with my own lens so bad I felt itchy. I was obsessed. The social media…

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A day at the bay

With vaccination rates rising and COVID-19 safety precautions being more incorporated into the collective “new normal,” I’ve been feeling a bit more eager to share about all of the wonderful things that Kirkland has to offer. The best thing about working for the City of Kirkland is having a perfect…

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