Here's an update on the iIsh Frolic from Barbie Young with KDA Events....
Thank you for your commitment to the Nytec Kirkland Fish Frolic. After reviewing the current status of our fish sales and bids, we realize that the demand for the fish was too great, and we feel that the auction on September 25 isn't the most logical format to sell the remaining fish. Therefore, we are rescheduling the Fish Frolic Auction until we have the opportunity to spawn more Fish! While it is exciting, we apologize if you have to change your plans this week. We think you will love what we've come up with - you can potentially end up owning one of these fish without writing a $5000 check! Stand by and we will share the plan with you shortly! We also have a Signature Fish Frolic Ltd. Edition Wine that we are offering for sale at $20 per bottle from Northwest Cellars. Thank you for understanding and your support of the Kirkland Downtown Association, Lake Washington School District & the Kirkland Community! We will keep you updated for our future event. Watch for updates at www.fishfrolic.org
Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased here. But hurry because time is running out! Look how cool these fish are that have been created by local artists and you will be bidding on. Love the one (photo above) by Elizabeth Kincaid with the big red lips titled "Lovers in the Night." There will be a raffle, door prizes, dinner, dessert, drink tickets, music- all the components for a fun party... except your friends- so throw on a cocktail dress and bring them too! ~j
Oktoberfest in October? NO! Let's expedite this beer-drinking celebration to Sept 26-28th in downtown Kirkland. Marina Park will transform into a Bavarian village with games, costumes, contests, beer, brats and undoubtedly, a weiner dog contest. There is also a Kirkland "Morganfahrt" Oktoberfest 5K on Sunday at 9am, so you can burn a few calories before you fill your stein. $35 for the run gets you into the Biergarten afterwards, if you are 21, of course.
Tickets and proof of age is are required at the authentic Muchen-style Biergarten which is open the following hours:
Friday, September 26 -- 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM* (21+ Only) Saturday, September 27 -- 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM* (21+ Only) Sunday, September 28 -- 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM** (21+ in Biergarten. 5K Run and Wiener Dog Races are all ages)
Even though our favorite downtown cow is wearing a hot-pink diaper to celebrate the occasion, this is not your dress code (although I wouldn't stop you). The event runs Aug 8-10 in Marina Park and you can find all the details here. Plenty of fun for everyone so you should hustle on down there for music, beer/wine gardens, art, food trucks, vendors, activities, rides and cultural displays. This is not just for the adults, here's a list of the kids happenings.
Radio Disney, sparkle tattoos, balloon twister, stilt walker, library bookmobile, face painter, Maxmobile (adoptable animals), fly fishing demo(Sat. 12-6), roaming Star Wars characters, kids fitness course, Ivivva yoga demo (Sun. 11:00), huge sand pile and toys at the beach, kids rides: obstacle course, robo surfer, bouncy house, big slide, robotics, young artists’ exhibition, cardboard boat regatta(Sat. 3:00), free 1 ½ hour painting classes in front of Volterra restaurant, dog fashion show, Rotary Duck Dash ( Sun. 2:30), Search and Rescue (Sat. 3:30), dragon boat races, Touch a Truck: police car, fire truck, Sno-King Zamboni, Smith Brothers milk truck, Rapid Ride bus, hydroplanes, MAC tow truck, Northshore Utility district truck and rehydration station, Kenworth Seahawk truck, limousine, RV, Ford Tonka truck, US Marine vehicle and more.
KIDS THINGS ARE ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 9 and SUNDAY, AUGUST 10
Do you want to walk IN the parade? The Summerfest entry in the 4th of July parade could use about 20 people to march with them- kids, friends, neighbors, parents, pets-they need ya! They are meeting at 10am and the parade starts at 12 (after the kids parade at 11:30). Done by 1pm. Call Sue if you can do it- 425-827-6870 or email her at email@example.com. Always fun to see the parade from the 'other side'. Happy Fourth!
Here is the schedule of events for the whole day. I heard a rumor that the parade is going in the opposite direction this year???
Went for a little jog through Juanita Beach Park today, and I had forgotten about the Juanita Friday Market. What a fun surprise, and unexpected reason to slow my pace down to a walk. The usual suspects are there (flowers, popcorn, fruit/vegs) and I also noticed some I haven't seen before (tea stand, soaps/fun smell-good things for kids, doggie products)- worth checking out! Every Fri from 3-7 (except 7/4) And, of course there's the Weds Market also every week, at Marina Park 2-7.
The Kirkland Wednesday Market will be kicking off the 2014 season on Weds June 4th from 2-7 at Marina Park. It runs through Sept 24th this year. Seasonal fruits and vegetables will abound along with jewelry and crafts from local artisans mixed in. Lots of vendors are getting ready for this awesome weekly event, which is always a great way to enjoy a waterfront park and support local farmers. If you'd like to volunteer at the market this year, click here to have them contact you.
Do you put slippers on your dog's paws when you walk in the rain or kiss him on the lips and then pretend like nobody saw you? Do you let your dog sleep on your bed? Then I have got a great show I think you are going to enjoy.
The Olate Dogs, the 2012 winners of NBC's "America's Got Talent," will be performing in Kirkland in early May. There are a few different ways you can have the opportunity to behold this amazing gaggle of rescue dogs that do tricks such as jumping rope, riding scooters and doing backflips, all difficult feats for most humans. Led by Richard and Nicholas Olate, these pooches pack a punch for an entertaining and high energy performance. Go check 'em out:
That's right, it's time to do some egg hunting this weekend. Thank you to the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland for sponsoring this favorite event on Easter Sunday 4/20 at 1:30pm SHARP at Peter Kirk Park. You're smart to arrive early to find your appropriate age group and hunting area. But fear not, plenty of chocolate eggs will abound for all.