We have had a remarkable season filled with returning Kirkland-community favorites and sold-out world class performances, thank you for experiencing it all with us. From having a blast rocking out with Seattle Rock Orchestra, laughing with the entire family alongside Jet City Improv, and dancing the night away with the amazing Arlo Guthrie, this was such an unforgettable season. While our 2016-2017 season has now ended, Kirkland has a number of exciting annual festivals within our fabulous downtown community. Here are some of our favorite festivals this upcoming summer season:
Seattle International Film Festival – June 1st – 4th
SIFF returns to KPC. Through the art of cinema, SIFF brings the community together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. If you are a cinema enthusiast, come join us as SIFF presents a number of critically acclaimed films to the KPC stage. Kicking off SIFF festivities will be a reception for their Opening Night presentation of the film Footnotes. The fun continues throughout the weekend with a variety of films suitable for all audiences!
Bloomsday Festival – June 10th
The 6th Annual Bloomsday Festival this kicking off the first of many fun-filled festivals in Kirkland. Hosted at the BookTree, the Bloomsday Festivals has literature buffs rejoicing. This unique festival celebrates the life and works of Irish author James Joyce – the name Bloomsday is in reference to the title character of the widely-celebrated novel Ulysses. Among short story and poetry reading from the Joyce archives, there will be food and music. Best part is – admission is free!
Kirkland Uncorked – July 14th-16th
Hailed Washington’s summer wine festival, Kirkland Uncorked is hosted in Kirkland’s Marina Park. Kirkland Uncorked is a weekend long celebration of world-class Washington Wineries, featuring over 70 wines, this is a tasting experience you will not want to miss. Uncorked will attract wine enthusiasts galore with a 21+ Tasting Garden filled with live music, a Friday Burger Brawl and a Saturday Grill-Off. Meanwhile, community members of all-ages can partake in family-friendly fun outside the garden featuring a Boat Show, the Uncorked Market, the CityDog Dog Modeling Contest and a Sunday Food Truck Feast, and much more. In addition, Kirkland Uncorked serves as a benefit for the Homeward Pet Adoption Center, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter located in Woodinville. The general admission cost goes toward supporting the Homeward Pet Adoption Center in finding forever homes for over 1,600 dogs and cats that enter the shelter each year.
Kirkland Summerfest – August 11th– 13th
Entering its’ 6th season, Kirkland Summerfest is a summer cultural event serving to connect audiences with artists, encourage community togetherness and enrich the social vitality of Seattle’s Eastside. Priding itself as an annual community tradition, Kirkland Summerfest produces multiple performances on an outdoor Marina Park main-stage – uniting music, arts and family-friendly fun. The Kid Zone has outdoor activities for youth of all ages as well as a wine and beer garden for 21+ over patrons. Let’s not forget a delicious spread provided by food trucks, vendors and the surrounding Kirkland restaurants. In addition, Artist’s Booths are happily returning to Park Lane with participating local artists selling their work throughout the weekend. Come join us as we soak up the summer sunshine, enjoy delicious food and dance to a progressive mix of local and regional artists of all disciplines! Admission is free and fun is in endless supply!