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 stop the die hard plungers from continuing in an unofficial capacity.

Once again this year, countless like-minded (or absent minded) swimmers will take the plunge at Marina Park at 1PM on January 1st and YOU are invited!

The Polar Bear Plunge is a fantastically fun event in which to participate and to watch as a spectator. There will be plenty of fun, laughter and pink skin for all. And it is absolutely FREE.

Here are the details, so plan accordingly:


START TIME: 1PM  (Plungers should arrive by 12:45 to park)


Please note: The Polar Bear Plunge is unofficial. It is not a sanctioned event. Kirkland Views shares the information on this page each year as a public service. We do not endorse acts of tomfoolery like running into frigid waters in the middle of winter. That is just plain stupid.

Anyone considering joining the other 400+ like-minded numbskulls at Marina Park on New Years Day at 1pm sharp is just silly. If we have not persuaded you to do something, anything more productive with your life, then we look forward to seeing your smiling face on New Years Day. 


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