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Want to Celebrate the New Year with a Splash?

…come join the Polar Bear Plunge at Marina Park on January 1st, 2018. For sixteen  years running, Kirklanders have celebrated the New Year by throwing themselves into the icy cold waters of Lake Washington on New Year’s Day. The City of Kirkland bowed out of sponsoring this event a few years ago but that didn’t […]

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Kirkland Traffic Alert: 12K’s of Christmas Holiday Run, December 17

Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the annual 12K’s of Christmas Holiday Run to be held at Heritage Park on Sunday, December 17. A course map is posted online at www.kirklandwa.gov/specialevents.   The following street closures will be in effect: Waverly Way between Market Street and 2nd Street West will be closed from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. […]

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Kiwanis Kids Raise $1,264 for UNICEF

  For many people, the holiday season starts on Halloween.  The Kiwanis Club of Kirkland’s Builders Club and Key Clubs started their holiday season with giving — by Trick or Treating for UNICEF.  The money they raised will go directly to UNICEF for vaccines that will help to eliminate neonatal tetanus, a deadly disease that […]

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Get Involved with 7 Hills of Kirkland on Memorial Day

The ride draws mostly Eastside and Seattle area riders, with some 1000-1200 bicyclists of all ages riding a 40 mile, metric century, or century route on Memorial Day morning. They invite local businesses to the finish line, Flatstick Pub serves as the beer garden, KBCS djs, and volunteers serve strawberry shortcake to everyone crossing the […]

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Santa’s Mailbox in Downtown Kirkland

Santa’s elves have been very busy sorting the first batch of wonderful letters children dropped in Santa’s mailbox in DT Kirkland! If you would like your child(ren) to receive a letter from Santa, there is plenty of time! Have them write a letter to Santa and mail it to him using the Santa mailbox on the […]

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Looking for Something Fun (and Crazy) To Do on New Year’s Day? The Polar Bear Plunge is for You

ATTENTION Calling all attention seekers, arctic swimmers, men of merriment, women of wisdom, braggadocios boys, gregarious girls, yogis of yoga and ye of little sense. This year, the Marina Park Polar Bear plunge is even featured in the December issue of Alaska Airlines magazine – so you know it must be awesome! YOU ARE HEREBY […]

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Third Annual CKC Google Holiday Lights (including a llama!) on December 8th

Musical Holiday Lights on the CKC Join your Kirkland neighbors on December 8th for an evening of caroling, hot cocoa, photo booths, the Seahawks’ Blitz, a llama and the third-annual musical holiday lights on the Cross Kirkland Corridor! The photo booths will be ready starting at 5:00 p.m., and at 5:30 p.m. Mayor Amy Walen will flip the switch to […]

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Cow and Coyote Are Feeling Festive

The Cow and Coyote love this time of year. They get to celebrate the giving spirit by dressing as their favorite holiday characters, Santa Cow and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Coyote. Stop by and tell Santa Cow what you’ll be hoping for this Christmas. She’ll do her best to grant your wishes (even though she has […]

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