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Kirkland Summerfest selected as Seafair-sanctioned event

Kirkland Summerfest was selected by the Seafair Foundation to be a Seafair Sanctioned Community Event. - Contributed
Kirkland Summerfest was selected by the Seafair Foundation to be a Seafair Sanctioned Community Event.
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The Kirkland Events Foundation announced that Kirkland Summerfest was selected by the Seafair Foundation to be a Seafair Sanctioned Community Event. Summerfest joins the Kirkland Classic Car Show as the only two Seafair events in Kirkland.

With this designation comes “the promotional power of the Seafair brand and its extensive marketing campaign to generate exposure and attendance for participating community events in the Greater Seattle Area,” according to Jill Farley, Seafair Foundation manager.

The second annual Kirkland Summerfest is a weekend-long celebration of art, music, food and culture taking place Aug. 9-11 (the weekend after the hydroplane races). Summerfest features an opening night special presentation of Shakespeare in the Park with The Tempest, performed by the Seattle Shakespeare Company.

More than 50 musical performances, plein air artists, robotics competitions and demonstrations, and a whole host of kids activities including Touch-a-Truck, Radio Disney and the fun, games and rides in the Kid Zone. Most attractions at Summerfest are absolutely FREE.

Applications for vendors, performers and sponsors are now open.

The Kirkland Events Foundation is a Kirkland-based nonprofit creating Kirkland events for the benefit of Kirkland. All net proceeds from the Kirkland Events Foundation are returned to our community in support of those events which cannot support themselves such as the Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks and the Summer Concert Series.

 

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