Kirkland outdoor events and recreation this summer
July 11, 2012 · 4:07 PM
Whether it is sitting outside to watch a movie during Carillon Point Outdoor Movie Nights, browsing classic cars or enjoying Shakespeare in the Park during SummerFest, there are many outdoor events and recreation to check out in Kirkland this summer:
Carillon Point Outdoor Movie Nights
What’s more fun than watching movies outdoors on a beautiful evening? Once again, Carillon Point hosts Outdoor Movie Nights benefiting Hopelink. Come early, set up a chair, unfurl your blanket, then relax and enjoy a late-night movie on a screen overlooking Lake Washington.
The movie begins at dusk; the Carillon Point plaza opens one hour prior to dusk for seating. Cost: recommended $5 donation to Hopelink. The next showings are “Thor” on July 14 and “Princess Bride” on July 28. For information, call (425) 822-1700 or visit www.carillon-point.com
Summer Concert Series
What a wonderful way to enjoy the summer: outdoors in the community with your friends and family, listening to some toe-tapping entertainment! Children’s concerts run from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesdays; evening concerts run from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Marina Park through Aug. 30. Suggested donation $2. For information, visit www.kirklandsummerconcerts.org.
Go Dog Go! Kirkland Canine Festival & Dog Walk
The Go Dog Go! Canine Festival & Dog Walk is a family-fun event that draws more than 2,000 attendees each year. Event goers and their canine pals can enjoy a day full of games, contests, demos, live music and more!
Explore the latest in canine attire, safety gadgets, healthy food, canine clubs and adoptable pets. Family registration for Dog Walk: $20. Canine Festival is free. Happens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 28 at Juanita Beach Park. For information, visit www.kirklandwa.gov/GoDogGo.htm or call (425) 587-3385.
Cruise in and Dance
Whether you love hot rods or classics, don’t miss the free car show at Marina Park on Lakeshore Plaza. Activities for children are held from 3-7 p.m., and the rock band, 24 Hr Diesel, performs from 7-10 p.m. on July 28 at Marina Park and Kirkland Avenue to Lake Street.
Also on tap are a ‘50s costume contest, dance routines and karate demonstrations. Free. For information, visit www.legendscarclub.net.
Kirkland Classic Car Show
Don’t miss the 10th Annual Kirkland Classic Car Show, presented by Kirkland Downtown Association and hosted by Legends Car Club. More than 500 hot rods and classic cars will be parked along Marina Park and downtown Kirkland from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 29.
Raffles and games add to the fun. Trophies in 20 different classes, with five top awards including Best of Show (no category), will be awarded at 3 p.m. at the Pavilion. Free. For information, visit www.kirklanddowntown.org.
Come along to this year’s SummerFest and enjoy family-focused performances, activities and entertainment. Food trucks and a beer and wine garden round out the attractions and will be located around the town. Free.
Happens Aug. 10-11 at various times and locations. For information, visit www.kirklandsummerfest.com or call (425) 456-1111.
Junior Softball World Series
Come out and cheer for a super group of talented youngsters! Teams from around the world will compete this August in the week-long Junior League Softball World Series Championship from Aug. 12-18 at Everest Park in Kirkland.
Top teams from Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Canada, USA and a host team from the Eastside will be on hand. Opening day begins Sunday, Aug. 12 at noon. Championship playoffs will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, broadcast by ESPN.
For locations of activities, visit www.jrsoftballworldseries.com. Free.