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.

Lunar New Year

Saturday, February 3, 2024 • 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM • Peter Kirk Community Center • 340 Kirkland Ave 

Lunar New Year 2024

Learn about the Lunar New Year, and how it's traditionally celebrated! Enjoy activities that include crafts, food, dancing and cultural demonstrations. Thanks to LingoAce for their sponsorship of this event.

2024农历新年活动

时间:2 月3 日下午2:00-4:00

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。

祝2024农历新年快乐!

 

PLEASE NOTE: Parking at the Peter Kirk Community Center is limited, please consider parking at the Peter Kirk Municipal Parking Garage under the Kirkland Library or street parking. Carpooling, walking, biking, or busing to the event is recommended when possible. Visit KC Metro trip planner to plan your bus trip.

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.

Winter/Spring 2024 Schedule

  • February 24 - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (PG-13)
  • March 23 - Super Mario Bros (PG)
  • April 13 - The Little Mermaid (2023, PG)

Celebrate Kirkland

July 4, 2024 • 10:30 AM • 11:30 AM • 12:00 PM • Downtown Business District 

Save the date for 2024!

Below is information from 2023:

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Join the City of Kirkland as we come together to celebrate Kirkland’s annual 4th of July parade. Please sit or stand along our downtown business district and enjoy a family-friendly event featuring processions from local shops, dance groups, music, government representatives, and much more. Everyone is welcome. Let’s keep the tradition going!  For specific event details, click here:  Celebrate Kirkland

Summer Outdoor Movie Series

Outdoor Summer Movie Series • July - August • Times & Locations Vary

Kirkland Parks and Community Services and Ziply Fiber are proud to present the 2023 Outdoor Summer Movie Series! 

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See Spot Splash

Sept 9, 2023 • 10 AM to 3 PM • Peter Kirk Park • 340 Kirkland Ave • Kirkland WA

Our 2023 event is sponsored by Juanita Hills Veterinary Hospital
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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 our coffee 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.

Click here to see a gallery of photos from last year:

https://client.pupshoot.com/seespotsplashevent/ Click the download symbol if you see your dog, then enter your email and you can get a free digital image of your photo!

Check out our 2021 See Spot Splash event video

Harvest Festival

Oct 7, 2023 •11:00 AM to 4:00 PM • Juanita Beach Park • 9703 NE Juanita Dr

 Harvest Festival 2023 with sponsors

The Harvest Festival will feature food trucks, music, apple cider pressing demonstrations, activities for children at the “Kids Korral”, seasonal competitions, and a vendor marketplace. New this year: A cornhole tournament with prizes, only $10 per team. Register at kirklandparks.net.

 Join us for Kirkland's 3rd Annual Harvest Festival!

Limited Parking
WALK, BUS, BIKE, RIDESHARE, OR TAKE THE SHUTTLE!
Shuttle departs from the North Kirkland Community Center
(12421 103rd Ave NE) every 15 minutes.
11:00 AM to 3:30 PM

 Questions? Call 425-587-3336.

Día de los Muertos

Saturday, October 28, 2023 • 2: PM to 4 PM • Peter Kirk Community Center • 352 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.

Join us to celebrate Día de los Muertos as we remember our loved ones, enjoy traditional activities, food, music, and more. We will have Pan de Muerto (traditional bread) and some refreshments from our sponsor Cafecito Mexican Bakery.

This is a free event for all ages.

Parking at the Peter Kirk Community Center is limited, please consider parking at the Peter Kirk Municipal Parking Garage under the Kirkland Library or use street parking.

For more information, visit KirklandParks.net or call 425-587-3336.

Light Up Kirkland

Dec 9, 2023 • 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM • Marina Park •25 Lakeshore Plaza
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Light Up Kirkland is a magical event in Kirkland. 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 

Community Bonfires at the Park!

Community Bonfires • December • Times & Locations Vary

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Together Creating a Great Community

The City of Kirkland offers a wide variety of events and programs that reflect the incredible quality of life we enjoy. Many of these events are only possible with the partnership of local businesses, corporations, and organizations that support the community. We invite you to partner with us in collaboration and promotion of your business through sponsorship.

View our 2023-2024 Sponsorship Guide:Sponsorship Guide(PDF, 4MB)

Sponsoring supports the community you live, work, and play in and allows for a truly unique marketing opportunity. These benefits stretch out for many months using several platforms, including digital, print, and social media. The best part of sponsorship is engaging directly with customers and promoting your brand while showing community support.

We have so many great events, each offering various levels of benefit. Together, our success helps to create a stronger, healthier community where -everyone feels welcome and included.

Questions? Call us at 425-587-3330 or email us at eparks@kirklandwa.gov.