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Kirkland News Room

2018 Kirkland Lodging Tax Funding Announced

Contact: Philly Marsh
City Manager’s Office/Tourism Department

June 15, 2017

KIRKLAND, Wash. – The City of Kirkland seeks applications for its 2018 Tourism Grants. Funds will be awarded for the marketing or operations of special events and festivals to be held in 2018 that are designed to attract tourists to Kirkland.

The grant application form is available online or by contacting Jeannie McGivern at or 425-587-3012. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2017.

To assist applicants in understanding funding requirements, the City’s Tourism Program staff is hosting an application workshop on Friday, July 21, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., at Kirkland City Hall, 123 5th Avenue, in the Peter Kirk Room.

Kirkland’s Tourism Program has been in operation since 2002. During that time, over $600,000 has been granted to tourism events and programs. The Kirkland Tourism Development Committee (TDC) has proposed to make up to $60,000 available for 2018. 

The Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 67.28.080 provides authority for cities to adopt a lodging tax. The City of Kirkland has adopted a 1% lodging tax rate and may invest these revenues into events that attract visitors to Kirkland.