Special Event Community Feedback

  • Project typeCommunity Outreach
  • Project scheduleJanuary 2022 - June 2022
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Kirkland Parks and Community Services is currently reviewing the City’s special event program and seeks community input.

Due to the increased need for public event venues and changing stakeholder interests, we are seeking feedback from event organizers, business owners, and the public about special events in Kirkland. Some of the key topics the City will explore include special event fees, event scheduling and permitting process, event restrictions such as limits on the number of events, and beer and wine garden rules. Your feedback will have a direct influence on various City policies, programs, and practices.

Community Listening Sessions are scheduled to take place the last week of January. Sessions are expected to last approximately 90 minutes and participants will have the opportunity to take part in polls, ask questions, and participate in a question-and-answer period. Following the listening sessions, staff will summarize the issues and bring forward recommended changes to City Council that balance the broad needs and interests of Kirkland’s community members, businesses, and event organizers. If you would like to be a part of this citywide conversation, please register and attend the upcoming Community Listening Session.

Upcoming Meetings

Special Event Community Conversation
Date: January 26, 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual/Zoom
Register in advance

Event Organizer Focus Group
Date: January 27, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Virtual/Zoom
This session is open to current and past public event organizers. Contact Sudie Elkayssi for information. 

Learn About the Current Program

Special Event Guide

The Special Event Guide(PDF, 1004KB) serves as a resource for organizers when planning and producing safe, well-organized, and compliant public events.

City Code

Special Event regulations are defined in Kirkland Municipal Code 19.24.