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Aquatic Center Proposed at Peter Kirk Park

  Bob Becker of Becker Architects will be presenting to the park board on February 14th for a new proposed swimming facility at Peter Kirk Park. This proposal includes additional space for baseball, swimming, indoor gym activities, tennis, recreational park space, a community hall with kitchen, and additional parking.  The public is welcome to attend […]

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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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Cow and Coyote Ready for Halloween

The cow and coyote are dressed up and ready for Halloween. The cow is hoping to go incognito this year while the coyote is embracing his devilish side. Stop by to get your picture taken with the famous duo while you’re out trick or treating.

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Kirkland, Areté Honored with Governor’s Smart Communities Award

  Areté Mixed-Use Development plan implementation recognized The City of Kirkland and Areté, a contemporary, mixed-use development in Kirkland’s downtown central business district, this week received the Governor’s Smart Communities Award in the category of Smart Projects. The award, presented by Governor Jay Inslee, recognizes the collaboration between the City and the project developer around […]

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Kirkland Downtown Association Rolls out Community Membership Program

  The Kirkland Downtown Association (KDA) is pleased to announce a membership program that will connect the community of Kirkland, Businesses and Organizations. This program will help fund the initiatives that bring vibrancy and economic development into Kirkland.   The KDA hosts the Wednesday Farmer’s Market, Summer Concert series, 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks, Classic […]

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Winterfest Entertainment Schedule, Saturday

This Saturday, Kirkland celebrates Winterfest downtown with the traditional tree lighting, live music and a special appearance by Santa Claus. This year, you will find that the tree lighting festival has been moved to Lee Johnson Field at the corner of Central Way and 3rd St. The tree lighting ceremony takes place at 5:00 pm.

Saturday is also “Small Business Saturday” and includes a speech by Mayor Amy Walen and free parking shuttles to and from City Hall where there will be ample parking…

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Congratulations, Barbie Collins-Young, Kirkland Downtown Association Executive Director

The Kirkland Downtown Association is proud to announce that Barbie Collins-Young has been promoted to Executive Director. The promotion recognizes the duties that Barbie had performed ever since the reorganization of the KDA in January of 2016.


One of the most recognizable people in downtown Kirkland, Barbie can be seen at virtually every KDA activity, from Clean Sweep to Summerfest to board meetings to this weekend’s Wine Walk and Downtown Decorating. With her boundless energy and cheerful demeanor, Barbie makes it fun for the many volunteers that help keep downtown Kirkland the great place that it is.


Behind the scenes, Barbie advocates for downtown businesses and residents with the Kirkland city government, seeks out sponsorships and grants to help fund the KDA, and does countless other administrative details that keep us compliant as a 501c(3) charitable organization.


Congratulations, Barbie!..

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Winterfest Magic Relies on Volunteers like YOU!

The Kirkland Downtown Association (KDA) produced many events throughout the year including Winterfest (November 26). Many folks have a misconception as to how these events including Summerfests, Summer Concert Series and the Wednesday Market get produced, assuming that the City of Kirkland is responsible. Some are surprised to learn that the KDA runs all of these events with the help of sponsors including the city and many volunteers…

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