Celebrate Opening Day at the Kirkland Wednesday Farmers Market

Come to downtown Kirkland on Wednesday to celebrate opening day at the Kirkland Wednesday Farmers Market in Marina Park filled with music, events and fun for the young and old as they celebrate the theme of Cinco de Mayo. The 2010 opening celebration begins Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 2pm. As a part of the Cinco de Mayo theme, the Kirkland Wednesday Farmers Market will have a Chef's Demo featuring Christopher Anderson from Jazz Alley. Christopher will be preparing Pickled Chiles and Vegetables. Children can enjoy some sweets from the piñata as well as have a children's picture book read to them by local author, Samantha Vamos during Sproutz Story Time.

Kirkland author, Samantha Vamos will be reading her children's picture book, Before You Were Here, Mi Amor,  to the kids during the Sproutz Story TimeParents magazine (May 2009) selected Before You Were Here, Mi Amor as one of six books designated “Best for Babies.” It has been profiled and well-received by The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, The Miami Herald, The Seattle Times, The Oregonian, Todobebé, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, School Library Journal, and more.

Please visit our Kirkland Views Flickr page for more photos of the market from the past few years. Last year, the skies opened up and rain came down as the children from the  Bright Horizons Day Care sang "You are My Sunshine" and made everyone's day.

The Kirkland Wednesday Farmers Market is open each Wednesday from 2pm - 7pm May through October.

  • The Lake Washington High school Choir, Lyrica will open the ceremonies with the National Anthem
  • Kirkland Major, Joan McBride will ring the market opening bell
  • Chef's Demo by Christopher Anderson from Jazz Alley where he will be preparing Pickled Chiles and Vegetables
  • There will be a pinata with candy for the kids; and
  • Sproutz story time for the kids featuring Kirkland author, Samantha R. Vamos, reading from her children's picture book, Before You Were Here, Mi Amor.