Thank you for choosing Kirkland as your event destination!
The City of Kirkland requires a permit for any festival, concert, parade, athletic race, walk, ride, swim or other publicly attended activity, which is to be held on public property. The permit requirement also applies to the same type of activities if they are held on private property and directly impact normal public use of parks and/or streets within the area of the event.
We understand that a great deal of detail and planning goes into every event – whether it’s a marathon, concert or festival so our Special Event Team is available to help guide you throughout the permit application process.
Please note, several types of permits are available. If you're hosting a private gathering that includes a specific guest list, and will not involve any advertising to the general public, you may be able to apply for a Facility Use Permit. Please review the Parks Facility Rental page for more information.
Again, we thank you for choosing Kirkland as the host community for your event. We look forward to working with you!