Your Guide To Summer In Kirkland

May 29, 2019

Sunny skies indicate that our favorite season is almost here! Warm weather coupled with lots to do in our beautiful city of Kirkland makes Summer an irresistible time of year. With so many amazing options of what to do, it can be hard to choose where to start! That is why our office at Windermere Kirkland has compiled the perfect guide to your summer activities. Whether you love an adventure or just want to relax and listen to music, there is something on this guide for everyone!

Denny Fest

Think of DennyFest like a huge block party! Live music, great food, even a dog show for your favorite furry friends! If you are new to Kirkland this is a great way to meet some of your neighbors and community members! Check out this link for more information on the August 17th event!


Kirkland Summer Concerts

You can’t have summer without outdoor concerts! Starting July 11th, every Thursday from 7-8: 30 pm you can enjoy live music in Marina Park in Downtown. Grab your favorite lawn chair, pack a picnic, and enjoy an evening of music on the water!

Have little ones? They can enjoy summer music as well every Tuesday from 10-11 am starting July 9th at Juanita Beach! Find out who is playing here!

Stand Up Paddle Board

If you are looking to enjoy the lake this summer, think about renting a stand-up paddle board at Houghton Beach Park or Juanita Beach Park! Being out on the water and balancing on a paddle board is just the right amount of adventure and relaxation. Paddle boards are available for rent every day throughout the summer, weather permitting!

Fourth Of July Parade & Celebration

Celebrate the red, white, and blue all day long in Kirkland! With a children’s parade starting at 11:30 am, the Old Fashioned Downtown Parade starting at noon and fireworks happening at 10:15 pm, there is plenty of fun to keep the whole family entertained all day!


Visit As Many Parks As Possible

Make it a challenge for the entire family to visit as many of the amazing parks in Kirkland! From small to large, waterfront or hidden in neighborhoods, Kirkland has a lot of fun parks to offer, and you can say you have been to them all. Get the complete guide here to get started with your family!

Let your kids be a part of the decision making! Print out this map to help them see where they are and to pick out the next park to visit!


Bird Watching

Looking for something quiet? Go bird watching and discover the different bird species we have here in Kirkland, like The Great Blue Heron. Learning something new and spending the day outdoors - count us in! Get the guide to get started here!


Boat tour Of Lake Washington

See Lake Washington from a new vantage point. Take a 1 ½ hour cruise of Lake Washington to relax and learn about the history of our beautiful lake and community. You can purchase individual tickets or book a group tour for your office or family reunion! Book your tour here.

Hike on St. Edwards Trail

Take in the beautiful scenery of the 316-acre state park that boasts beautiful trees and wildflowers throughout its many trails. Feeling more adventurous? Take your mountain bike out to the permitted trails and enjoy the scenery from your two wheels. For more information about trails and directions click here.

Wednesday Market

Discover something new at the Kirkland Wednesday Market! Featuring local fruits, vegetables, artisans, and vendors, you are bound to discover something fascinating. Take the whole family and enjoy a meal from food trucks parked at the market, or check out the local non-profit booths to learn more about how to get involved in your community. Visit every Wednesday from June-September.


We hope this list has inspired some new summer plans and we look forward to seeing you all enjoy Kirkland this summer!

Our goal at Windermere Kirkland is to be a resource for the community. Aside from helping you buy or sell your home, our team is dedicated to adding value to our city. Every other Tuesday we will be posting a blog post highlighting different people, businesses, communities, and more throughout Kirkland. Stay tuned!