Community Building

Kirkland Parks and Community Services provides a variety of community building events to enhance the quality of life for community members. Special events such as See Spot Splash, Harvest Festival, and DÍa de los Muertos provide opportunities to participate, be inclusive, and bring the community, businesses, and the City together. All of the community building events take place in Kirkland. 

We're always looking for sponsors, vendors, and volunteer support for our community building events. If you would like to talk about how we can work together, contact us at eparks@kirklandwa.gov or call 425-587-3330.

January Jump! Polar Bear Plunge

January 7, 2023 • 12 PM - 2PM • Houghton Beach Park • 5811 Lake Washington Blvd NE 
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Take an icy cold plunge into Lake Washington at Kirkland's Houghton Beach! After, enjoy the festivities with music, trivia, vendor booths, clam chowder samples from Ivar's and cocoa from Kirkland Kiwanis. Register in advance at KirkandParks.net

$15 per person:     Advanced registration. Includes t-shirt (while supplies last)
$10 per person:     Day of event registration

Lunar New Year

Jan 22, 2023 • 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM • Peter Kirk Community Center • 340 Kirkland Ave 

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2023农历新年活动 

时间:1 月 22 日晚上 6:30-8:30 
地址:柯克兰市Peter Kirk 社区中心, 352 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033 
内容:了解农历新年及其传统庆祝方式!参与包括手工艺品、美食、舞蹈和文化展示等活动。 
如果需要了解完整的详细内容,请访问 kirklandwa.gov/Community Events 网页。
祝2023农历新年快乐! 

Learn about the Lunar New Year, and how it's traditionally celebrated! Enjoy activities that include crafts. food, dancing and cultural demonstrations. For complete details, visit kirklandwa.gov/CommunityEvents.

Wheels & Reels Drive-in Movie Series

Movie Series •  $20 • 7:00 PM • Juanita Beach Park • 9703 NE Juanita Beach Dr.
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Enjoy a night out under the stars at Juanita Beach Park with our Drive-in Movie Series. The parking lot opens at 6:00 PM and the movie starts at 7:00 PM. Watch each movie on our giant LED movie screen! $20 per vehicle, pre-registration is required. To register, visit KirklandParks.net or call 425-587-3336.

All ages welcome. Event is held rain or shine - no refunds. No RV's, limos, busses, tailgating or alcohol. Thank you to Homes By Me - Michael Espada, your neighborhood realtor, for sponsoring the fall movies and to MorningStar Senior Living of Kirkland for sponsoring our winter movies. 

October 22
Casper 

November 4
Christopher Robin

February 11
Top Gun:  Maverick

March 4
Enchanted

April 22
Freaky Friday

Kirkland's Taste of the World

May 2023 •11:00 AM to 4:00 PM • Juanita Beach Park • 9703 NE Juanita Dr
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Food trucks featuring world flavors, an international bazaar with artisan, craft, and food vendors. Listen to live cultural music and dance. Take selfies at our photo station and kids can participate in 'Small World' global crafts and games.  2023 date is currently TBD. Stay tuned for updates.  Questions?  Call 425-587-3336 or email us at eparks@kirklandwa.gov.

check out our video of our 2022 Taste of the World event! 

Summer Outdoor Movie Series

Outdoor Summer Movie Series • July - August • Times & Locations Vary
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The Outdoor Movie Series will be back next summer! Stay tuned for 2023 dates! 

See Spot Splash

Sept 10, 2022 • 10 AM to 3 PM • Peter Kirk Park • 340 Kirkland Ave • Kirkland WA
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It's a dog's day in Kirkland! Bring Fido for a splash and play day at the Peter Kirk Pool followed by some off-leash fun at Lee Johnson Ballfield! Visit vendor booths from dog businesses, rescue groups and visit the Cascade Pizza food truck. $10 per dog, pre-registration is highly recommended, or pay upon entering. Participating dogs must be well-behaved, and vaccinated. For complete details or to register, visit KirklandParks.net or call 425-587-3336.

Check out our 2021 See Spot Splash event video

 

Harvest Festival

Oct 1, 2022 •11:00 AM to 4:00 PM • Juanita Beach Park • 9703 NE Juanita Dr
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The Harvest Festival will feature tractor pulled hayrides, food trucks, music, apple cider pressing demonstrations, activities for children at the “Kids Korral”, seasonal competitions, and a vendor marketplace. A special thank you to MorningStar Senior Living, Google, and Neal Smiles Orthodontics for sponsoring this fun community event. FREE

 Join us for Kirkland's 2nd Annual Harvest Festival!

 Questions? Call 425-587-3336.

Día de los Muertos

Oct 29, 2022 • 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM • Peter Kirk Community Center • 340 Kirkland Ave 
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Acompáñenos a celebrar el Día de los Muertos para recordar a nuestros familiares antepasados, y disfrutar actividades tradicionales, comida, música, y más. Para más información, visite kirklandwa.gov/CommunityEvents

Join us to celebrate Día de los Muertos as we remember our loved ones, enjoy traditional activities, food, music, and more. Free event for all ages. Located at the Peter Kirk Community Center. For more information, visit KirklandParks.net or call 425-587-3336.

Halloween Bingo Drive-in & Costume Pararde

Oct 28, 2022 • 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM • Juanita Beach Park • 9703 Juanita Dr NE
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Play boo bingo in your vehicle with our giant LED movie screen and wear your costume for the costume parade. Bingo cards are provided, and prize baskets are awarded to winners! Bring some snacks and a highlighter pen. Two sessions to choose from. FREE. Visit KirklandParks.net to reserve your time and vehicle size or call us at 425-587-3336.

Holiday Lights

Holiday Lights • Home Outdoor Light Decorating • Contest
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Holiday Lights is a community home outdoor light decorating contest. Participants will submit photos of their outdoor home decorations to be added to Kirkland's Parks and Community Services Facebook page for judging by the community. Register to compete in these categories: Traditional, Contemporary, Theme Concept (i.e., Polar Express, Santa's Workshop, etc.) Winners will receive a victory yard sign and bragging rights. To participate, visit KirklandParks.net and search for holiday lights.  Registration begins on November 26, 2022. 

Light Up Kirkland

Dec 10, 2022 • 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM • Juanita Beach Park • 9703 Juanita Beach Dr
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Light Up Kirkland is a magical event held at Juanita Beach Park. Partake in some  cocoa and cookies as you stroll on the grounds of the park to view a winter wonderland of lights, followed by a bonfire on the beach and music from local students. Argosy Cruises will swing by with their Christmas Ship and and provide more musical entertainment from the water. This event is free. Questions? Call us at 425-587-3336 or email us at eparks@kirklandwa.gov