Kirkland’s Market Season Starts the First Week of June

Published on June 01, 2021

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Markets Offer Fresh Produce, Baked Goods, Flowers, Crafts and More

KIRKLAND, Wash. – The 2021 Juanita Friday Market kicks off on Friday, June 4 at Juanita Beach Park and will happen every Friday rain or shine, from 3 to 7 p.m., through September 24, 2021. The market’s bounty includes local fruits and veggies, handcrafted confections, freshly baked goods, cut flowers and much more. The Kirkland Wednesday Market, organized by the Kirkland Downtown Association, opens the same week, on Wednesday, June 2 at Marina Park from 3 to 7 p.m.

“We are thrilled to start the 2021 season at the Juanita Friday Market and have an amazing lineup of vendors,” said Market Manager Robert Hezlep. “The market is more than a shopping experience: it’s a celebration of incredible produce, delicious food, fresh flowers and handcrafts – all from local farmers and artisans.”

This year, Juanita Friday marketgoers can once again enjoy hot food at the market which was paused last year to ensure the market’s compliance with COVID-19 restrictions regarding on-site food consumption. The Juanita Friday Market has also been approved to accept Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) coupons for both Senior and Women, Infants & Children (WIC) participants. For more information about these programs, visit the USDA website.

The Juanita Friday Market is returning to its original home in the west parking lot of the Juanita Beach Park which has been recently renovated. The 22-acre park features 1,000 feet of shoreline, an award-winning bathhouse, restrooms, two new picnic pavilions, and a new historical public art installation coming in summer 2021. The playground’s synthetic turf and play elements are designed to be accessible to people of all abilities.

“Thank you to the community for supporting this market and for patience and flexibility as we’ve navigated changing safety protocols during the pandemic,” said Hezlep. “We’ll continue to monitor and follow guidelines so that everyone can safely shop, eat, and enjoy all that the Juanita Friday Market offers.”

The Juanita Friday Market is presented by the City of Kirkland. More information about the Juanita Friday Market can be found at www.kirklandwa.gov/JuanitaFridayMarket.

The Kirkland Wednesday Market at Marina Park features over thirty vendors every Wednesday starting June 2 and running until the end of September.  WIC and Senior FMNP coupons are also accepted at the Kirkland Wednesday Market, as well as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and SNAP market match programs. Bringing local produce and goods to downtown Kirkland all summer long, the Kirkland Wednesday Market is presented by the Downtown Kirkland Association. More information can be found at kirklandmarket.org.

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