Park Lane is officially open again and brings one thing with it: the promise of a bright future for summer events in the city of Kirkland!
Back in November, we highlighted the renovations that were ahead, and recognized that “this development promises to bring greater economic vibrancy and diversity by providing open spaces,” envisioning a place where “families, couples, tourists, and professionals” would “be able to gather.”
Now, that dream has become a reality, as months of construction were completed and last weekend introduced the new Park Lane. On Friday night, those at the grand opening were treated to a performance by Geoffrey Castle, a speech by Kirkland's Mayor Walen, and an official ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the occasion. Then on Saturday, a number of people took to the streets to dine up and down the lane and enjoy the open-air market, and have been doing so ever since.
This landmark locale means much fun lies ahead for the city of Kirkland, particularly as the following events, which will take place on or around Park Lane, are set to benefit from this much improved location:
The Kirkland Wednesday Market, a weekly farmers market held from 2-7p at Marina Park through September.
The Art Walk, which takes place every second Friday of the month from 5-8p at various participating local businesses.
Summer Concerts, that will bring music to Kirkland all summer long at both Marina Park and Juanita Beach Park.
The Kirkland Wine Walk on June 26th and August 28th, when local vintners bring premium wines to the downtown area.
A Classic Car Show, which parks unique automobiles, all over the downtown area on July 25th.
And Summerfest 2015, held August 7th and 9th, which brings vendors, activities, music, dancing, and more to the streets.