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Kirkland is located on Lake Washington
's east shore, off Interstate 405 in northern King County
. It lies 10 miles east of downtown Seattle
, west of Redmond
and just north of Bellevue
In the 1880s, a British-born steel magnate, Peter Kirk, came to the northwest seeking new opportunities. The city was named after Kirk, who dreamed of developing a "Pittsburgh of the West" along the lake, a thriving new city whose main economy would be derived from steel production.
Today Kirkland produces lumber, agricultural and chemical products. A city with more public waterfront than any other in the state, Kirkland has capitalized on its prime location by evolving into a major watersport attraction. Many lakefront beaches and accompanying activities - sailing, windsurfing, swimming and fishing - add to Kirkland's appeal.
Kirkland is part of the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA metro area.
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Shumway Mansion Bed & Breakfast |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Ohana Seafood Market | Yarrow Bay Grill & Beach Cafe | Evergreen Hospital Medical Center |
Shopping Dollhouse Cottage |
Health Resorts and Spas Kirkland Massage Clinic | Salon Grotto Day Spa | Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce |
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11/12 Coming to The area
Water Music Festival Seaview WA April1 The Water Music Festival is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality chamber music to the Lower Columbia River Region.
Seattle Japanese Cultural Festival Seattle WA April26-28 The festival features Japanese exhibits, performances, and demonstrations. Held at the Seattle Center in the Fisher Pavilion. The annual festival began in 1976 with a gift of 1,000 cherry trees to the city of Seattle from the Japanese government to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial.
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
Apple Blossom Festival Wenatchee WA April1-May5 A delicious part of the Apple Blossom Festival is the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Food Fair.
Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest Leavenworth WA May16-19 Learn about the wide variety of migratory birds that come here for a brief, but important part of their year: the breeding season. Hear the songs sung only during the breeding season.
Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle WA May24-27 Music and dance performances, visual arts, folklore exhibits, hands-on children's activities, workshops, crafts, food, demonstrations, and more!