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Citywide Block Party “Crossing Kirkland” Happens on September 8

Walk, bike, eat and meet on the Cross Kirkland Corridor

KIRKLAND, Wash. – For the second year in a row, the entire Kirkland community is invited to a citywide block party along the Cross Kirkland Corridor called “Crossing Kirkland” that will take place Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, designed and put on by neighbors, debuted in 2017 and drew more than 1,500 visitors with a mix of food trucks, games, craft projects, community organizations, a climbing wall and jumpy house. This year the event is expanding to feature local music acts, a community mural project, and “Kirkie” awards for the most creative ways of traversing the Cross Kirkland Corridor.

“This event highlights how very special Kirkland is to the people who live here and how fortunate we are to have this wonderful corridor that connects our community in so many ways,” said Deputy Mayor Jay Arnold, who represents Kirkland on the Eastside Rail Corridor Regional Advisory Council. “Last year’s Crossing Kirkland was a great success, and this year, it’s going to be even better.”

The Crossing Kirkland event will consist of six stations, each hosted by a different neighborhood, stretching from Feriton Spur (Google) in the south up to NE 112th Ave (Gold’s Gym) in the north. Consult the station mapon the Crossing Kirkland website for exact locations. A shuttle will also be available for transportation assistance.

Although not a part of the Crossing Kirkland event, the Kirkland Police Department Explorer Benefit Car Show will occur from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the same day. The Car Show will occur at the Kirkland Justice Center, just a couple blocks past Station 6 of Crossing Kirkland.

As a volunteer event, community volunteers are still needed to help plan stations in advance and to set up and run stations and activities on the day of the event. Every volunteer gets a free t-shirt. Please visit to get involved! For questions, contact Crossing Kirkland is powered by volunteer neighbors, in-kind donations from local businesses, and financial support from Google, City of Kirkland, 4Culture, and McLeod Autobody. The event was one of the recipients of a City of Kirkland Community Sparks grant which supports activities that build community or enhance Kirkland as a safe, inclusive and welcoming place for all.

For more information on the Crossing Kirkland event or the Cross Kirkland Corridor, contact Senior Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator Kari Page at or (425) 587-3875.