The main stage at Kirkland Summerfest featured many bands, including The Dusty 45s and Creme Tangerine. Photo via Facebook

The main stage at Kirkland Summerfest featured many bands, including The Dusty 45s and Creme Tangerine. Photo via Facebook

Summerfest brings weekend of music and art to Kirkland

Diverse lineup of bands, new KidZone entertain festival goers of all ages.

KEXP presented Kirkland Summerfest on Aug. 10-12, featuring music, art and entertainment for all ages.

Summerfest is a three day festival, where attendees can discover a diverse lineup of acclaimed local musicians performing on the waterfront main stage, according to its website, kirklandsummerfest.com.

New this year was a KidZone and Create Zone at Heritage Park, featuring train rides, an obstacle course, a rock wall, bouncy houses, Touch-A-Truck, interactive arts, robotics and tasty treats.

Kirkland Summerfest is a benefit for the Kirkland Downtown Association.

Star Wars characters meet local families in the KidZone at Heritage Park during Kirkland Summerfest. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Star Wars characters meet local families in the KidZone at Heritage Park during Kirkland Summerfest. Katie Metzger/staff photo

The 11-acre KidZone entertains children and adults with inflatables, activities and more. Photo via Facebook

The 11-acre KidZone entertains children and adults with inflatables, activities and more. Photo via Facebook

Families learn to draw at Summerfest, Kirkland’s annual music and arts festival. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Families learn to draw at Summerfest, Kirkland’s annual music and arts festival. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Kids get to Touch-a-Truck at Kirkland Summerfest. Photo via Facebook

Kids get to Touch-a-Truck at Kirkland Summerfest. Photo via Facebook

Families play with bubbles in the KidZone at Kirkland Summerfest on Aug. 11. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Families play with bubbles in the KidZone at Kirkland Summerfest on Aug. 11. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Kirkland Summerfest featured a variety of food vendors. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Kirkland Summerfest featured a variety of food vendors. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Hair Nation, the regions’s ultimate 80’s hair rock band, performed at Kirkland Summerfest. Photo via Facebook

Hair Nation, the regions’s ultimate 80’s hair rock band, performed at Kirkland Summerfest. Photo via Facebook

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