Kirkland Oktoberfest hosts record crowds under sunny skies

Creative Director Rob Butcher and Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen raising a glass to officially open Kirkland Oktoberfest 2014.

Creative Director Rob Butcher and Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen raising a glass to officially open Kirkland Oktoberfest 2014.

Throughout the weekend, the second annual Kirkland Oktoberfest attendees enjoyed music, dancing, beer, bratwurst, fun and games under sunny skies with temperatures in the low 70s. On Friday night, Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen performed the ceremonial tapping of the Firkin (the first keg) to launch the three day festival which brought in record crowds.

Chicken Hats. Enough said.

S-Bahn Band was the crowd favorite during the three day festival

S-Bahn Band was the crowd favorite during the three day festival

Attendees enjoyed a broad range of entertainment including many traditional German Oktoberfest activities and games. New this year was the wildly popular "Human Foosball" and an expanded Wiener Dog Race with over 40 participating pooches. 

S-Bahn Band performing in the 140 foot long Festhalle tent built in Marina Park for Kirkland Oktoberfest

S-Bahn Band performing in the 140 foot long Festhalle tent built in Marina Park for Kirkland Oktoberfest

The crowd favorite in the entertainment department was S-Bahn Band which performed throughout the weekend.

The festival benefits the Kirkland Downtown Association, helping to fund community events such as the 4th of July, Summerfest, Summer Concert Series and the Holiday Tree Lighting.

Special thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who gave so much of their time and energy to this make this event possible. Recognition for a job well done also goes out to the fantastic team at AndEvents for their tireless efforts.

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