Bumbershoot at Seattle Center

Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival is the nation's largest arts festival, attracting over 100,000 people to Seattle Center every Labor Day weekend.

www.bumbershoot.org

Check Out the Evergreen State Fair

Don't miss out on funnel cakes and carnival rides! This is the last weekend of the Evergreen State Fair.

www.evergreenfair.org

Tall Ships Return to Carillon Point

The tradition continues! Now through September 2nd, plan your visit to Carillon Point and unleash your “inner pirate”! See the infamous HMS
Interceptor from the Disney movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.”

Throughout the weekend, the ships will offer dockside tours and a variety of sailings on Lake Washington during their stay in Kirkland. Crew will be on hand in period costume to answer questions, tell stories, and provide insight about life onboard the ship. These unique sailing excursions offer an amazing opportunity to experience an exciting piece of history and witness amazing views of Lake Washington. For more information visit www.thewoodmark.com

Kirkland Summerfest This Weekend!

Kirkland Summerfest is the city’s premiere summer festival of art, music, food and family fun on the waterfront. Kirkland’s largest festival features 3 days of visual and performing arts, over 50 performances, spectator sports, family rides, and entertainment, over 150 vendors and food trucks on the streets of downtown. Bring the family for the day then dance the night away at the beer garden stage. Kirkland at its best!

August 8-10
Friday 5:00 to 11:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Check out more details here

Mercer Slough Nature Park: A Gorgeous Park near Tera Apartments

One of Bellevue's largest parks, Mercer Slough Nature Park is just a few minutes from downtown, making it a great place for an impromptu trek back to nature. Over 320 acres of beautiful scenery await you, including 7 miles of trails perfect for hiking or walking. Visit the Eastside Heritage Center to learn about the history of the region, including the beautifully restored Winter House. Be sure to stop by the blueberry farm, where fresh seasonal produce is on sale.

No matter what you are looking for Mercer Slough has something for every nature lover, all in a spot not too far from Tera Apartments!

Mercer Slough Nature Park
1625 118th Avenue SE
Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 452-2565
http://www.yelp.com/biz/mercer-slough-nature-park-bellevue

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Seafair This Weekend- August 1st -3rd!

The blues are back! Welcome back the U.S. Navy Blue Angel pilots and their awesome air show at this weekend's Seafair Festival! With an entire weekend of fun filled events Friday, Saturday and Sunday, this year is going to be one to remember!

Click here to get full details on the schedule and events. And make sure to check out http://seafair.com/subcontent.aspx?SecID=1065 for information on road closures and directions.

Kirkland Classic Car Show- This Weekend

Mark your calendars for July 27, 2014 from 8 AM to 4 PM.

The Kirkland Classic Car Show 2014 starts at 8:00 AM and closes at 4 PM. The show is presented by The Legends Car Club who is proud to have donated over $70,000 to local charities since 2003. By attending the event you will be helping the following (but not limited to) charities:

Forgotten Children’s Fund
The Snoqualmie Railroad Days
The Snoqualmie Bike Rodeo
Kirkland Downtown on the Lake (supporting their local charities)
The Royal Family Kids Camp

For more information visit the website, www.kirklanddowntown.org.

Kirkland Uncorked this Weekend: July 18th-20th

Kirkland Uncorked is Washington’s summer food and wine festival, a weekend-long culinary classic and an iconic fixture in the northwest epicurean landscape. Taking place July 18-20, 2014 in scenic Marina Park (25 Lakeshore Plaza Dr), the festival, benefiting Homeward Pet Adoption, features wines from world-class Washington wineries, bite-sized feasts from notable Eastside restaurants, and appearances from the Northwest’s most prestigious celebrity chefs and culinary personalities.

The festival is split into two parts, a 21+ Tasting Garden and an all ages Street Fair. The Tasting Garden features wine tasting, grilling demonstrations, live music, a Friday Burger Brawl and a Saturday Grill-Off. The Street features a Boat Show, the Uncorked Market, the CityDog Dog Modeling Contest, and a Sunday Food Truck Feast.

Check out the website here: www.kirklanduncorked.com

Clyde Beach Park: Summer Fun and More

Great for all types of family fun, Clyde Beach Park offers numerous amenities to visitors. With over two acres of fun, including a picnic area, a playground for the kids, swimming area, as well as ample parking and rest room facilities, there is always something to do. There is even a boathouse, evoking memories of an enchanted past where the preferred method of long distance travel was boating. On those sweltering summer days Clyde Beach Park is the spot to cool off while relaxing on the shore of this fantastic beach. Bring a lunch or stop at one of the many tasty nearby eateries.

Whether you are into taking a dip or merely want to admire the scenery, this is a popular place for summer fun and relaxation.

Clyde Beach Park
2-92nd Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 452-6914
http://www.myparksandrecreation.com/ParksTrails/Details.aspx?pid=50
http://www.yelp.com/biz/clyde-beach-park-bellevue

Kirkland Market Opening Day!

June 4–September 24 | 2–7 p.m. | Marina Park
www.kirklandmarket.org

Vibrant, lively and luscious, the Kirkland Wednesday Market features locally produced fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats, jams, breads and pastries along with arts and crafts.