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2019 Kirkland Tourism Events and Programs

Apply for funding by August 10


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


KIRKLAND, Wash. – The City of Kirkland seeks applications by 5 p.m. on August 10, 2018 for tourism events and programs to be held next year in Kirkland, WA. The City’s tourism funds will be awarded to events and programs that demonstrate the ability to attract visitors from 50 miles or more away and generate overnight stays. The grant application form is available online at or by contacting Jeannie McGivern at or 425-587-3016.  

Kirkland’s Tourism Program has been in operation since 2002. During that time, over $650,000 has been granted to tourism events and programs. The Kirkland Tourism Development Committee (TDC)  has proposed to make up to $60,000 available for 2019. 

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.