Kirkland Art Walk This Friday

The second Friday in every month, Downtown Kirkland hosts an art walk at the local shops from 5 to 8 PM. For a list of the participating vendors or to inquire about showcasing your work- visit

Find Family-Friendly Fun at Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park

Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park might be your answer to your kids' recurring Saturday morning inquiry, what are we going to do today?

This is not your typical Redmond park. Here, you'll find goats, pigs, horses, and rabbits that your kids could interact with and acres of land where they can run around—a guarantee that they'll be ready for a nap once you get home. If they prefer swings and playgrounds, they won't be disappointed here. But this place isn't just for kids. The park has some great trails where big kids like yourself can go exploring the woods. Don't forget to pack a picnic!

Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park is staffed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park
19545 NE Redmond Road
Redmond, WA 98053

Savrika Tea: More than 190 Varieties of Premium Teas

Savrika Tea helps Kirkland residents kick back and relax with a warm cup of tea inside a modern atmosphere. Inside the tea room, trained tea hosts can help you find the best options from a selection of more than 190 varieties of premium teas. Varieties include white and black teas, green teas, herbals, decafs, and flowering teas. Among those varieties come such flavors as butterscotch candy, bourbon vanilla, dragon chai, and English breakfast.

Once you pick your flavor, your made-to-order beverage is served from the cup or pot. You can also enjoy a selection of light snacks. If you want to enjoy a warm cup of tea at home, purchase a tin of Savrika’s loose leaf tea and other fine tea accessories including a three-piece travel mug that features a strainer to make your loose leaf tea for on the go sipping.

Savrika Tea
115 Kirkland Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 298-0847

Best Pumpkin Patches on the Eastside

Fall has arrived and the season of pumpkin patches, hayrides, apple picking, corn mazes and so many more awesome autumn activities has begun! Picking the right place to visit can be a pain though, so we’ve put together a list of some of our favorites on the Eastside.

Fox Hollow Family Farm
12031 Issaquah-Hobart Road SE

Trinity Tree Farm & Pumpkin Patch
14237 228th Avenue SE
Issaquah 98027

Dr. Maze’s Farm
15410 NE 124th Street
Redmond 98052

Remlinger Farms
32610 NE 32nd Street
Carnation 98014

Two Brothers Pumpkin Patch
7110 310th Avenue NE
Carnation 98014

Sip for Paws Saturday, September 13th

Join us Saturday, September 13, 1-4pm, at Northwest Cellars for "Sip for Paws," a benefit to help animals.

11909 124th Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA, United States

Pasado’s Safe Haven is one of the leading animal protection organizations in the United States dedicated to ending animal cruelty. Located on 85 pastoral and wooded acres outside of Seattle, the sanctuary is home to hundreds of animals including dogs, cats, and farmed animals. Most arrived from abuse or neglect and now live out their lives in peace and safety.

Pasado's Safe Haven invites you to a fun afternoon of wine tasting and a silent auction to raise funds for the animals at our sanctuary. Help us continue to work toward our vision of a world where every animal has the right to live free from abuse, abandonment, neglect and exploitation. We can get there – with your help.

Admission is $15 if you order your tickets in advance, and $20 at the door. A portion of the proceeds will go to help the animals at Pasado’s Safe Haven and those that are out there waiting for our help. Buy tickets here.

Bellevue Botanical Garden: Flowers and More in Bellevue

There’s 53 acres of beauty and culture at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. The Garden is an urban refuge, a place where you can see amazing flowers and foliage, all year round.

Come into the main entrance and start at the Fuchsia and Waterwise Gardens, with its vibrant colors. Take the scenic walk through the wetlands area and the Lost Meadow Trail, then go toward the beautiful Ravine Experience, or turn toward the viewing pavilion and Yao Garden. The garden also has a number of special spots like its Fern Collection and a Dahlia Display to showcase the beauty of gorgeous plants.

Want to visit and see it for yourself? The Bellevue Botanical Garden is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street
Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 452-2750

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.

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.

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

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