The Kirkland Downtown Association and Kirkland Chamber of Commerce has big plans for Downtown Kirkland in the month of October. The merchants and restaurants are encouraged to participate in a “Monster Door” contest. Each business can decorate their doors and windows in a monster theme, using whatever decor they can find. Participants can look up ideas online, such as on Pinterest, and use their creativity to create a fun and festive Downtown. The winner will receive social media press, and a year’s Platinum membership to the Kirkland Downtown Association. There is no cost for anyone to participate, and they will be judged on their creativity and effort by the panel of judges from local press – Janis Rabuchin from Kirkland Webblog, Jim Gatens from the Kirkland Reporter, and Rob Butcher from Kirkland Views. Judging will be done the week of October 23rd.
The monster door backdrop will be perfect for the events happening Downtown Kirkland. The Art Walk is on Friday, October 13th, and will kick off with the City of Kirkland receiving an award for the design of Park Lane. Park Lane will be closed to cars for the evening, to show off the versatility of the walkable street. The Art Walk is a free event, and the community is encouraged to enjoy local artists by coming down to browse through participating shops.
The streets of Kirkland may look like the zombie apocalypse on Friday, October 27th with the first Zombie Wine Walk! The best zombie costumes will be crowned as Kirkland’s Zombie King and Queen, and receive a gift certificate to Trellis restaurant! Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kirkland-zombie-wine-walk-tickets-37861852821?aff=erelexpmlt
There’s also fun for the kids – with a Halloween costume parade and contest on Sunday, October 29th. This will begin at 2pm at Marina Park, and kids will parade through town to collect treats at participating merchants. This is an effort with the KDA and West of Market neighborhood, for their annual parade. Streets will not be closed for this event. Kids and families can also enjoy after school trick or treating on October 31st from 3-6.