About Kirkland Summerfest

Kirkland is a vibrant waterfront destination on the shores of Lake Washington. With an unparalleled blend of outdoor recreation, art, dining, and boutique shopping, Kirkland makes a perfect weekend destination.

Just east of Seattle, Kirkland’s charming lakeside downtown is home to award-winning hotels, wineries and restaurants.  Throughout the year Kirkland hosts a dynamic repertoire of events spanning art openings and performances to athletic events, festivals and outdoor concerts.

Make a weekend out of your visit to Kirkland! Plan your stay at www.explorekirkland.com.

A Community Tradition

Kirkland Summerfest is an exhilarating celebration of art, music, and community spirit. 

Founded by volunteers, and established in partnership with the Kirkland Downtown Association, Kirkland Summerfest presented its first festival in 2011. A vision for a summer cultural event that would connect audiences with artists, bring community together, and showcase Kirkland.

Kirkland Summerfest produces multiple performance programs at various venues and spaces along the waterfront and in downtown Kirkland.  The outdoor Marina Park Main Stage Music Series is held on the beautiful Kirkland waterfront. Kirkland Summerfest offers admission-free, open-air activities and unique family attractions.

Now entering its 7th season in 2018, Kirkland Summerfest offers a progressive mix of local and regional artists of all disciplines. Kirkland Summerfest continues to grow as a major cultural event in the Kirkland community that enriches the cultural, economic, and social vitality of the region.