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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.

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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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10/04 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!