Things To Do

Stainless steel dandelions at Village at Totem Lake with theaterThere is no place like Kirkland in the fall! The vivid colors of the turning leaves reflect off the waters of Lake Washington, amplifying those gorgeous autumnal hues to their best advantage. Boasting a population of about 90,000, Kirkland offers a unique amalgamation of urban and rural, with everything from high-end boutique shopping to rugged hiking trails. The City boasts a vast array of waterfront adventures and a splendid collection of public art, including one of our latest installations, “Dandelions,” by Polish artist Mirek Struzik. Located at Village at Totem Lake – one of Kirkland’s newest emerging shopping districts – these beautiful dandelions put Kirkland on the map as one of only a few places around the world with permanent art installments by the world renowned artist. Kirkland is best known for its love of history, its friendly, welcoming vibe and its stunning beauty.

We are home of the famous Kirkland Oktoberfest celebration, which takes place towards the end of September in showstopping Marina Park, bringing the very best München-style Oktoberfest Biergarten to our residents and guests. Marina Park is the City’s front doorstep, alive with glorious sunsets, lakefront views and talented buskers. For a one-of-a-kind evening stop by Kirkland Urban, a veritable mecca of fun things to do and delicious things to eat! You can experience high-tech entertainment at Lounge by Topgolf, Topgolf’s first ever Lounge model with digital golf and other sports – including Zombie Dodgeball – and an elevated menu with food to die for! If you’re more traditional, grab a bite at Vinason Pho & Grill and a delicious craft brew from Chainline Brewing, and then head downstairs to ryan james fine arts to see the latest exhibit.  

Waterfront

When you visualize Kirkland in your mind’s eye, it is almost impossible not to picture the sparkling waters of Lake Washington. Kirkland’s... Read More

Parks

With their lush beauty and generously-offered bits of history, it  has been said that Kirkland’s parks reflect the soul of the City. Visit our... Read More

Outdoors & Recreation

From the serenity of Juanita Bay Park’s wetlands to the forested acres of Bridle Trails State Park and Big Finn Hill Park, Kirkland offers a chance to... Read More

Arts & Culture

Kirkland’s arts scene is sophisticated and international, but also vibrant and whimsical. Art performances, exhibits, classes and galleries are abundant... Read More

Shopping & Markets

Situated within an arm’s reach of Lake Washington and nearby Marina Park, downtown Kirkland offers a unique waterfront shopping experience that cannot be... Read More

Spas And Wellness

Kirkland is a gorgeous lakeside destination perfectly suited to relaxation and rejuvenation. Be reawakened and realigned at one of Kirkland’s luxurious... Read More

Things To Do With Kids

Kirkland features many activities and events designed for the kiddos. Watch a children’s performance at Studio East and have soaring time with... Read More

Day Trips

Kirkland is a convenient base camp for many Northwest adventures. Read More

Nightlife

A veritable playground for adults 21 and over, Kirkland offers a vibrant and spirited nightlife with a smooth connectivity including regions that are entirely... Read More

Events

Find all upcoming Kirkland events here.

Restaurants

A stroll along Kirkland's many tree-lined streets reveals endless opportunities to explore local restaurants with nationally-acclaimed chefs, showcasing the...

Hotels

Kirkland is the perfect base camp for your trip to the Puget Sound region. Centrally located on Lake Washington just 12 east of Seattle, Kirkland borders...

Plan Your Trip

Kirkland is a city and community like no other. Located on the eastern shores of Lake Washington directly across from Seattle, Kirkland is a perfect escape for...