Bellevue- August 2018

Bellevue is a charming place to be in the summer. From street fairs to viewing Lego architecture; it has plenty to do throughout. Here are some upcoming events going on around the city this month.

Lego Americana Roadshow– This free display at the Bellevue Collection features the most incredible Lego buildings you could even imagine. This display is up from August 4th to the 19th, and is totally free! Marvel at the crazy architectural feats made entirely of plastic bricks by Lego’s master builders. It is quite the sight to see, you will be blown away by what these people can do with these simple toys.

shutterstock_778661710.jpgFood Truck Rock and Roll Show August 10th– Featured at Ashwood Park, this event has 8 local food trucks stationed at the park, plus a Journey tribute cover band. Get your food, picnic on the lawn, and jam out with neighbors! Vegetarian and Vegan options are included in the lineup, alongside the classic hearty grub you would likely imagine to come from a food truck. The event runs from 4-8 pm so there is plenty of time all afternoon to stop in and get some good food!

Washington State Fair August 31st- September 23rd- The annual Puyallup Fair, is plenty of fun for all! You can easily spend an entire day here with friends or family. See exhibits, attend concerts, watch a rodeo, play games, go on rides, and so much more. The fair has been running for many years and has plenty of rich history behind it! Help celebrate our state and have some fun by attending the fair.

Live at Lunch- The Virginia Mason Medical Center is putting on live music every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from noon to 1:30 pm at various open spaces and plazas through downtown Bellevue. This is a very fun experience with an array of performers and don’t miss the “Rockaraoke” competition in which you compete and perform with a live band! Prizes are provided by Lunchbox Laboratory. A prior sign up is mandatory for this competition, but feel free to enjoy the tunes at  your pleasure.

Outdoor Movies at Bellevue Park- These movies in the park are located at the Downtown Bellevue Park and are completely free! Each week, a different non-profit organization is featured which the audience is given the opportunity to donate to. With this, there is entertainment prior to the movie, popcorn, and fun to be had while relaxing and enjoying a movie on the big screen. This is a lovely gathering put on by the community for pure enjoyment of members of the community. Movies start at dusk (approximately 9 pm) and run every Tuesday night until August 28th.

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Bellevue Farmer’s Market- Stationed in the parking lot of the First  Presbyterian Church, right off of Bellevue Way, is this phenomenal market . It follows a season from May to October, every Thursday, 3-7 pm rain or shine. This is an outstanding local market that features amazing wood fired pizza, crepes, cheese, bread, flowers, honey, and plenty of more fresh selections that will not disappoint.

There is a lot going on around the city through August, and it is a great time for everyone to get involved. Aside from these events, there is always a beach to relax at, or shops to stop into. Be sure to check out our guide to restaurants and other activities located on our main page (www.waddellpropertiesinc.com) located under the “Property Portfolio” tab.

Kirkland- August 2018

Summer is in full swing here in Kirkland! Kirkland Uncorked and the big 4th of July Celebration are behind us, though the summer events keep chugging along. August is filled with plenty of more things and activities to get involved with following our action-packed July. Here are just a few lively events to keep you busy.

seafairSeafair August 3rd-5th: This is one of the biggest events around the Seattle/ Kirkland area during the summer time thanks to the huge crowds it attracts. Whether on land or sea, it is a blast to be a part of. There are plenty of different sights to check out throughout the weekend, including the Boeing Airshow which includes (the crowd favorite): The Blue Angels. There will also be Hydroplane races, wake-boarding, stunt bikes and more. It is quite the event and there is really nothing that compares to the energy and amount of community that shines through during this weekend.  Be sure to check out the fun and keep an eye on the sky and the water for the brilliant shows.

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Exotics at Redmond Town Center: Saturdays at Redmond Town Center are for all of the car junkies out there. Each weekend the largest weekly car gathering North of Los Angeles is held in Redmond Town Center and it really is quite spectacular. People come from all around to get together and share their common love for cars. It is a free event and is entirely for the pleasure of those who attend. Additionally, the Redmond Market goes on at the same time, so it is easy to make it a fun morning outing!

 

KWM-logo-2016Kirkland Wednesday Market: Located at Marina Park from 2-7pm, the Wednesday Market is a summer staple of the Kirkland community. Vendors sell top notch produce and items including: Kombucha, honey, donuts, handmade jewelry and so much more! It is a city favorite and keeps the afternoon life around Kirkland thriving. Located on the water front, it also makes for some epic views of the low hanging sun.

Be Kind to Everyone Day: Kirkland has specially set aside August 28th as a day to practice kindness to anyone and everyone. This cute idea is a way to bring people’s focus back to having a neighborly attitude to those around them throughout the community. It is such an adorable thought and hopefully it will turn into an annual tradition in Kirkland.

Concerts at Marymoor: Keep an eye out for these awesome upcoming shows. Marymoor Park is a great outdoor venue for these summer concerts and has such a fun, welcoming, and energetic atmosphere. Upcoming performances include Willie Nelson, Sublime, as well as Summer Camp- which is a great 2 day music festival featuring various artists and is hosted by 107.7 The End radio station.

This is a great time of year around the Northwest. Make the most of whats left this summer and get up, get out, and get moving!kirkland-general-jill-may-23rd-2017-web-size-270.jpg

Kirkland- July 2018

Kickoff summer in Kirkland the right way with these fun upcoming events and activities! Weekdays are packed with recurring activities throughout the upcoming months. There are plenty of things to do to keep you and your whole family busy the whole summer!
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          4th of July: The fourth of July in Kirkland is a very big celebration; the whole community comes together to enjoy the day. The morning kicks off at Marina Park with fun decorating and activities for all ages. At 11:30am, the Children’s parade starts and runs right through the heart of Kirkland and the Hometown Heroes parade follows right behind! Continuing the fun, there is a picnic and gathering in the park for all to join lasting until 10:30pm, (don’t forget about the Wednesday market)! During this, there will be live music and then it will be proceeded by the Kirkland Fireworks Show at 10:15pm. It really is a cool experience to see the entire community come together to celebrate this special day.
         
           Saturday July 14th: The 14th is the second Saturday of the month which means… The Second Saturday Contra Dance! Go with a partner, a group of friends, or go stag! All are welcome to join. Beginners are encouraged to come along and are provided basic instruction beginning at 7:30pm. The dance begins at 8pm with live folk music and a dance-caller. The dance is located at the Juanita Community Club. More info available at http://www.folkhorizons.org/.
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          July 13th- 15th: Drink with a purpose! Join the community in celebrating Kirkland Uncorked! The city puts on a community festival for free in addition to the big wine tasting event. Get your ticket for $25 to spend your time in a fun social atmosphere. No worries if you are the designated driver! Designated drivers, and those not drinking have a special discount of $10 which includes tickets for non-alcoholic beverages. Kirkland Uncorked helps benefit Homeward Pet Adoption Center. http://www.kirklanduncorked.com.
        
          Tuesdays: Get your kids rocking and rolling this summer at Kirkland’s Kid’s Concerts every Tuesday starting July 10th, continuing up until August 22nd. These concerts are a great way to start the day with the kids. Performers include Recess Monkey, Captain Awesome Sauce and Mister G (just to name a few). Concerts are located at Juanita Beach Park, Tuesdays from 10-11am. Get more details at http://kirklandsummerconcerts.weebly.com/
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          Wednesdays: Stop by the Kirkland Wednesday Market! The market is open every Wednesday from 2-7pm at Marina Park. Pick up an array of locally produced foods alongside arts and crafts. The market runs every Wednesday of summer until September 27, 2018. This summer there will be a different theme each Wednesday at the market including the “Iron Chef Cook Off” from local foodies and restaurants. There’s no better way to spend the evening than picking up some wood fired pizza and fresh berries to munch on while watching the sunset. Find out more at http://www.kirklandmarket.org.
          Thursdays: Each week, Kirkland puts on a concert. These concerts continue every Thursday from 7- 8:30pm until August 17th at Marina Park. For those who are free spirits, don’t miss out on the July 26th concert that gets the title “Rear View Mirror 60’s and 70’s”. These concerts have a very enjoyable atmosphere that still is able to get you in bed by a reasonable hour!
          Fridays: Friday Family Fun Night! July 6th, 20th and August 10th, families are invited to the Peter Kirk Pool to engage in fun games, crafts and music during a themed public swim. The event lasts from 5:30- 8:30pm and is fun for all ages. http://www.kirklandparks.net/.
          Kirkland is the place to be during the summer, thanks to all of the fun that this city has to offer. The community has had an incredibly strong impact putting together many events for all to enjoy. Don’t be afraid to get out there and get a taste of it for yourself.