Friday Hours:

Street Fair: 1 PM - 7 PM

Main Stage and Beer Garden: 4 PM - 11 PM

Saturday hours:

Street Fair: 12 - 7 PM

Main Stage and Beer Garden: 12 - 11 PM (taps close at 10:30 PM)

Create Zone presented by Kirkland Arts Center: 12 - 7 PM

KidZone: 12 - 7 PM

Sunday Hours:

Street Fair: 12 - 6 PM

Main Stage and Beer Garden: 12 - 6 PM (taps close at 5:30 PM)

Create Zone presented by Kirkland Arts Center: 12 - 6 PM

KidZone: 12 AM - 6 PM


What actives are for families?

KidZone and Create Zone are for you! Click here to learn more.


  • No outside beverages or alcohol allowed in the beer garden.

  • No outside alcohol allowed at the event.

  • State approved ID required for beer and wine garden access.

  • No children or babies in beer garden.

  • No weapons allowed.

  • No pop up tents allowed.

  • No aggressive behavior.

  • No standing or dancing on the tables, benches, or chairs.

  • No behavior that is disruptive to other guests' enjoyment of the festival.

Pet Policy

Well behaved and leashed pets are welcome every day until 5 PM. We ask after 5 PM for Fido to be brought home for the evening shows. 



The Kirkland Transit Center is just a 2 block walk from the festival gates.


Choose your favorite. Play it safe and leave your car at home.

Yellow Cab: 206-622-6500

Gray Top Cab: 206-282-8222

Orange Cab: 206-552-8800

Redtop Cab: 206-789-4949


Downtown Kirkland has several public parking lots available. Parking Map PDF

For full parking details visit City of Kirkland Transportation Website.

2 Hour Parking

  • On-street

3 Hour Parking in lots from 9AM-5PM

  • Lake Street

4 Hour Parking

  • Peter Kirk Municipal Parking Garage located under the Kirkland Library. Entrances are on 3rd Street or Kirkland Avenue

  • 1st Street and 3rd Avenue

  • 2nd Avenue South and State Street

  • The Wester Lot (between 1st and 2nd on 3rd Ave) has free parking M-F after 5 and all weekends

Paid Parking Stations

Please see parking signs for hours

  • Lake Street: $1.00 per hour (credit/debit or coin accepted)

  • 207 Park Lane, in the Voda Apartments Garage: $2.50 an hour (pay by phone)


Kirkland has many options available for guests seeking to spend the night. Hotel options are available at the City’s website


Kirkland Summerfest has a strict alcohol policy that is designed to protect the guests and the public from alcohol related incidents. All festival guests are expected to maintain responsible and appropriate behavior at all times. Any behavior defying the guest conduct policy as determined by festival management can result in ejection and possible arrest.

Festival management has the right to refuse entry to any guest deemed intoxicated upon arrival to the Festival.  Additionally, the Festival has the right to remove any guest from the premises who is intoxicated or causing a disturbance or is potentially dangerous to himself/herself or other guests.

Ejected guests will not receive a refund for their tickets or be compensated in any way.

Inappropriate behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  • Drunk and disorderly conduct

  • Fighting or challenging others to fight

  • Throwing, tossing, or discharging any object

  • Bringing weapons of any kind in to festival

  • Failure to comply with festival personnel

  • Violating festival rules, regulations, and policies

  • Violating any local, state, or federal laws

  • Interference with the event, or participants of the event in any way

  • Standing on chairs/seats

  • Taunting or using offensive language

  • Disturbing other guests enjoyment of the event

  • Alcohol brought from outside the festival

  • Attempting to enter the festival with a fraudulent ID

Kirkland Summerfest reserves the right to deny entry or eject from the facility guests displaying inappropriate behavior, as determined by festival management.

The purpose of the guest conduct policy is to assure the safety and well-being of all guests. Thank you for your cooperation.


All bags will be searched by security prior to entering the beer garden. No weapons or illegal substances of any kind will be allowed on the premises. Liquids are also not allowed to be brought into the beer garden.


Kirkland Summerfest is an outdoor event and smoking is permitted in the designated area only. We ask that you refrain from smoking in other non-designated areas. We ask that you do not litter, use the trash receptacles, and be respectful of other guests.  It is illegal to consume marijuana in public and is prohibited at Kirkland Summerfest, in accordance to Washington State law.