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Kirkland News Room

Traffic Alert: 4th of July Parade, Picnic and Fireworks

Contact: Sudie Elkayssi
Parks and Community Services
selkayssi@kirklandwa.gov
425-587-3347

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the 4th of July Parade to be held on Saturday, July 4, 2015. The Lakeshore Plaza Parking Lot will be closed from 6:00 a.m. until approximately 11:00 p.m. The Lake Street Parking Lot will be closed from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The public boat launch will be closed from 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and again from 8:30 p.m. until approximately 11:00 p.m. The parade, picnic, and fireworks draw over 10,000 attendees. Event website information is available at www.explorekirkland.com.

The following roads will be closed and detours in place from 9:30 a.m. until the roads re-open at approximately 2:00 p.m.:

  • 4th, 5th, and 6th Avenues from 1st Street to Market Street
  • 5th Avenue W from Waverly Way to Market Street
  • Waverly Way from 5th Street West to Market Street
  • 2nd and 3rd Street W from 5th Ave West to Waverly Way
  • Market Street from 7th Avenue to Central Way
  • Lake Avenue West
  • 1st Street from 3rd Avenue to Central Way
  • 2nd Place from 3rd Avenue to Central Way
  • Central Way from Market Street to Main Street
  • Park Lane from Lake Street to Main Street
  • Kirkland Avenue from Lakeshore Plaza to Main Street
  • Lakeshore Plaza from Market Street to Kirkland Avenue
  • Lake Street from Central Way to 2nd Avenue S
  • Main Street from Central Way to Kirkland Avenue

Fireworks Ban Reminder: The sale, use, and discharge of private, consumer fireworks is banned in Kirkland City limits. For more information, contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 425-587-3650.

Event goers are encouraged to carpool and plan for their parking in advance.  For public parking, including the Kirkland Municipal Garage, go to www.kirklandwa.gov/parking. For bus transportation, go to http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov.   

For permit information contact, Sudie Elkayssi, Special Projects Coordinator, City of Kirkland Parks & Community Services Department at 425-587-3347 or selkayssi@kirklandwa.gov.(06.22.15)