Kirkland Summer Concerts-start next week! It's worth it just watching happy people dance to the beat of their own drum. Tuesdays 10-11am at Juanita Beach starting 7/10 - and Thursdays 7-8:30pm at Marina Park starting 7/5. Go get your groove on! Full schedule here.
4th of July Parade & Fireworks- nothing is better than the 4th of July in downtown Kirkland. "Celebrate Kirkland, United We Stand" is this year's theme. The schedule goes something like this: children's decorating event starts at 10am in the Marina Park Pavilion. The kids' parade starts 11:30 at Market and Central and the old fashioned parade begins at 12. Grab a bite to eat and then roll back down for music in the park is at 5.
Fireworks begin about 10:15 pm. Leave your dog, personal fireworks, alcohol and vehicle at home. DO BRING your patience for large crowds, your bike/scooter/bus pass, a flashlight and your love of country and appreciation for all things patriotic. Maybe even a device to listen to the STAR 101.5's live musical synchronization to the firework display. The boat launch will be closed. I sometimes cry when I hear the national anthem or watch fireworks, so there's another weird quirk you know about me.
Kirkland Art Walk- Friday July 13th 5-8pm. Galleries and businesses with a pink balloon are an easy way to spot who is participating. Enjoy local art and music around downtown Kirkland.
SeaFair Weekend- Aug 3-5th. Hydroplane races, war planes, stunt planes, Blue Angels soaring over your head and inexperienced drunk boaters everywhere- this is notoriously a weekend to be remembered. Someone always loses a foot. Did I say that outloud? Stay safe out there people- fun times. Who wouldn't want a front row seat?