The health and safety of our residents and visitors is the highest priority of the City of Kirkland. As part of King County, Kirkland is in Phase 2 of Governor Inslee’s “Safe Start” re-opening. Although many City services are available online, City Hall and most City buildings are closed to the public as part of our response to COVID-19.

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The City of Kirkland is committed to the health and safety of both residents and visitors as our top priority. In compliance with Governor Inslee’s Safe Start re-opening plan, many 2020 signature Kirkland Events are on ‘hold’, have been cancelled, or are being rescheduled. Please check our events calendar frequently. We hope to welcome you to our shores soon to experience all that Kirkland has to offer. In the meantime, please stay healthy.  

Kirkland Events & COVID-19

Submit Your Event

Thank you for submitting your event to ExploreKirkland.com. For events to be considered for a listing on the website and in the monthly online Kirkland Events Guide, they must occur in Kirkland and be intended to attract visitors from outside of Kirkland. Please submit events by the 15th of the month prior to the month of the event to be included in monthly online events guide.

Please note: A permit is required for any fair, festival, concert, performance, show, parade, run, walk, bike, or other publicly attended activity, which is to be held in whole or in part upon publicly owned property or public right-of-way, or if held wholly upon private property, will nevertheless affect or impact the ordinary and normal use by the general public of public property or public rights-of-way within the vicinity of such event.

Type of Permits

  • Special Event Permit—for major events that cause the closure or limited use of streets, sidewalks, public parking, parks or other public venues normally accessible by the general public.
  • Park Use Permit—for parades, athletic events or other events that occur exclusively in city parks and do not include on-site sales of any kind.
  • Community Program Permit—for activities of an on-going nature which are open to the public and provided free of an admission charge, such as a weekly farmer’s market or performing arts series.

More information on required permits can be found at www.kirklandwa.gov/specialevents.