The 15th Annual unofficial Polar Bear Plunge (the first and therefore the BIGGEST event of 2017) is rapidly approaching and we have received a few questions as to what one should wear. So, we have put together a list of the Top 10 Things to Bring to the Polar Bear Plunge. The most important thing to bring is a sense of humor. There are few events in town which prompt more laughter from participants and onlookers alike...
Join your Kirkland neighbors on December 2nd for an evening of caroling, hot cocoa, a giant snow globe photobooth, and the second annual musical holiday lights on the Cross Kirkland Corridor! The snow-globe will be ready for photos starting at 4:30 p.m., and at 5:30 p.m. Mayor Amy Walen will flip the switch to turn on a show featuring 10,000 LED lights custom-programmed to holiday music by Google Kirkland engineers. Parking is limited, so those who can are encouraged to take public transportation, bike or walk to the show.
What: Musical Holiday Lights on the Cross Kirkland Corridor
When: Friday, December 2, 4:30-6:00 p.m., Photo-booth Snow Globe opens at 4:30, lights at 5:30
Where: The Family Fitness and Play Area on the Cross Kirkland Corridor near the Google campus (Approximate address is 499 7th Ave S, Kirkland, WA 98033 - click here for directions: https://goo.gl/maps/kWLez)...
This Saturday, Kirkland celebrates Winterfest downtown with the traditional tree lighting, live music and a special appearance by Santa Claus. This year, you will find that the tree lighting festival has been moved to Lee Johnson Field at the corner of Central Way and 3rd St. The tree lighting ceremony takes place at 5:00 pm.
Saturday is also "Small Business Saturday" and includes a speech by Mayor Amy Walen and free parking shuttles to and from City Hall where there will be ample parking...
Individuality. Courage. Adventure. Madeleine L’Engle’s classic sci-fi tale, "A Wrinkle in Time," produced by Juanita Rebel Drama, will play for three remaining shows this weekend--November 17, 18, and 19 at 7:30 pm.
Meg Murry (Sophie Larson) is the typical misfit: a middle-school math whiz with glasses and a short temper. But when she and her oddly gifted little brother (Grace Harrington) set off to find their missing father (Matthew Triplett), they’re propelled across time to a world where being different isn’t just an aggravation—it can cost you your life!...
The Kirkland Performance Center (KPC) annual auction and gala, VIP Backstage, was quite the hit on Saturday, October 15th at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. With many local political figures including Representative Joan McBride, Representative Larry Springer, and Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen in attendance along with Kirkland socialites, local business leaders, and support from EvergreenHealth, Boeing, and Kibble & Prentice, KPC raised over $214,000 to continue to present world class performing arts on the Eastside...
This fall, Kirkland Performance Center (KPC) has something for everyone to enjoy. With the weather getting cooler, spend time at a show on a fall night out in Kirkland. KPC brings exciting artists like The Milk Carton Kids and Pickwick to the Eastside. Tickets to all shows are on sale now, and ticket packages starting at $69 are still available.
Of special note is Multiple Grammy Award winner Jerry Douglas on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Douglas, a freewheeling, forward-thinking recording artist whose music incorporates elements of Celtic, country, rock, jazz, blues, and bluegrass into his distinctive musical vision. KPC is excited to bring his unique talent to Kirkland. Several times throughout the season, the 50+ piece orchestra with a rotating cast of guest vocalists, Seattle Rock Orchestra (SRO) performs tributes to different artists/bands, including the music of David Bowie this fall. SRO will perform selections from the 20th Century music icon’s most popular songs, including “Life On Mars,” “Starman,” “Let’s Dance,” “Fame,” “Young Americans,” and many more. Nestled in between are many exciting shows including returning favorite The Brothers Four, cutting edge local indie artist Pickwick, and Australian folk duo Luluc.
Volunteer for Kirkland Oktoberfest late shift (Saturday 8:15pm-11pm) and the festival will give you two general admission passes in addition to the regular incentives. This way, you can get a friend in for free on Friday or Sunday.
So, here's the deal:
Free General Admission Pass to be used Friday or Sunday
12 beer tickets (2 .5 liter beers)
a sweet tee
Late Shift Bonus: a second General Admission Pass for your friend
The entertainment schedule is chock-full at Kirkland Oktoberfest this weekend in Marina Park. The festival begins Friday at 4pm through Sunday at 6pm. The weather looks wonderful and the tickets are selling fast for the most anticipated event of the season!
Must see events at Oktoberfest:
Friday, 7:30pm: Tapping of the Firkin by Deputy Mayor Jay Arnold and sponsored by BitTitan. This traditional start of Oktoberfest features a special keg by Scuttlebutt Brewing and a the 100+ year old Firkin in a ceremony "officially" launching the festival.
All Weekend Long: Games and competitions to win great prizes. Stein Hoisting, Human Foosball, Keg Rolling, Beer Pong, Cornhole and more!
Sunday, 1pm: The 4th Annual Great Kirkland Wiener Dog Races (all-ages, FREE). These ever popular races take place in Marina Park to the adoration of Wiener fans of all ages. These zany dog races are a highlight of the weekend. Kids' Root Beer Garden is also available on Sunday.
Annual waterfront festival celebrates Oktoberfest traditions with cold beers, hot sausages and sizzling oompah music
Hang on to your Lederhosen, as Downtown Kirkland will soon transform into an authentic German “Biergarten” for the 4th Annual Kirkland Oktoberfest Friday, September 23rd through Sunday, September 25th in Marina Park on Kirkland’s picturesque waterfront. This three-day beer festival benefitting local nonprofit charitable organizations attracts over 10,000 enthusiasts each year.