Preparing to celebrate our second season, Kirkland Summerfest has brought the best local and regional performers to enthusiastic audiences of all ages. For 3 amazing summer days, we transform Kirkland's Marina Park into a lively arts destination, a place where friends, family, neighbors, and visitors can connect and share in a celebration of artistic inspiration, creativity, and community spirit.
Each year, over 50 performers and dozens of events are presented in a program embracing music, dance, street arts, and family entertainment. With an array of free events for every interest, beer gardens and performance stages, we invite you to join us in 2013 to see some of the best artists from around the region and from our own backyard. We will announce our lineup in April.
This year we are proud to announce that Kirkland Summerfest has been selected as a Seafair Sanctioned Community Event.
You can catch a glimpse of last season's highlights by viewing our online photo gallery featuring images taken by Bob Gassen/Humanature. We also encourage you to complete the Wish List to tell us who you'd like to see perform at next year's festival.
Lastly, if you enjoy this annual tradition, we ask you to please consider making a donation to the Kirkland Events Foundation. Your financial contributions help us to offer the finest arts and cultural experiences from around the region, and to support local artists by providing a platform for their creative aspirations. Please call the festival office at 425-456-1111 to donate by phone, or simply
This is your festival, and we deeply appreciate your support and patronage.
On behalf of the scores of volunteers dedicated to producing this enduring treasure, thank you.
Art -- Kathy Page Feek
Beverage / Beer & Wine -- Eric Koho
Dragon Boats -- Rick Anderson
Food -- Paul Erikson
KidZone -- Sue Contreras
Logistics -- And Events
Marketing -- Christine Exline
Moss Bay Cardboard Boat Regatta -- Mike Metteer
Music / Performance Stages -- Peter Contrastano, Carl Copeland, Jim O'Farrell, Troy Shaw
Northwest Folklife -- Peter Contrastano
Parking/Traffic -- Glenn Peterson
Robotics -- Rob Butcher
Rotary Duck Dash -- John Pruitt
Sculpture in the Park -- Doug Francis
Shakespeare in the Park -- Kathy Page Feek, Melissa Nelson
Sponsorship -- Scott Becker
TechZone -- Rob Butcher
Touch A Truck -- Tia Scarce
Vendors -- Kristen Gonzales
Volunteers -- Michelle Sailor
Water Activities -- Glenn Peterson, Mike Metteer
Website Design -- Rob Butcher
Young Artists Exhibition -- Nora Carlson, Gaerda Zeiler, Carol Belval, Dawn Laurant
Special thanks to:
Merrill Gardens Kirkland
Livengood, Fitzgerald & Alskog
Wilde Rover Irish Pub & Restaurant
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Bob Gassen / Humanature
Video footage of Summerfest 2012 courtesy of the City of Kirkland.
4pm Live music in the beverage gardens
7pm Shakespeare in the Park (FREE)
9pm Live music in the beverage gardens
11am - 11pm