Kirkland Arts Scene
The residents of the Pacific Northwest have always enjoyed an appreciation for the arts and the locals in Kirkland are no exception. The city is home to a number of galleries and events that showcase various forms of art, including the performing arts. To peruse and admire works of art, check out the Howard/Mandville Gallery and the Kirkland Arts Center. Both of these venues offer excellent selections from new and established artists. The town is also the home to the Kirkland Performance Center and the Kirkland Choral Society, both of which stage well-received artistic performances throughout the year.
Kirland's location on the shores of Lake Washington provides plenty of opportunity for aquatic entertainment. In fact, Kirkland has more lakefront parks than any other city in the area. If you own a boat, there are moorage spots like those at Carillon Point or Yarrow Bay Marina. If you do not have a boat of your own, but enjoy being out on the water, book an excursion with Argosy Cruises tours that allows you to enjoy the scenic views Lake Washington offers. Of course, there are also lots of pretty pristine beaches such as Juanita Beach Park and Waverly Park.
It probably does not come as a surprise that there is quite a bit of wine making activity in the Pacific Northwest. Washington's Columbia Valley offers the perfect climate and soil for growing grapes. Kirkland itself is home to a number of wineries, such as Northwest Cellars and Force Majeure Vineyards. Tours are available to show you the complete wine-making process. Of course, no tour is complete without wine tasting, which most wineries also offer. To make a whole day and evening of it, there are quite a few wine bars in the area that further enhance a lively nightlife in the Kirkland area.