4th of July Parade, Picnic and Firworks Traffic Alert

Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the 4th of July Parade to be held on Friday, July 4, 2014. The Lakeshore Parking Lot will be closed from 9:30 a.m. until approximately 11:00 p.m. The public boat launch will be closed from 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.and again from 8:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. The parade, picnic, and fireworks draw over 10,000 attendees. Event website information is available at www.explorekirkland.com.

The following roads will be closed and detours in place from 9:30 a.m. until the roads re-open at approximately 2:00 p.m.:

·         6th, 5th, and 4th Avenues from 1st Street to Market Street

  • 5th Avenue W from Waverly Way to Market Street
  • Waverly Way from 4th Street West to Market Street
  • 2nd & 3rd Street W from 5th Ave West to Waverly Way
  • Market Street from 7th Avenue to Central Way
  • Lake Avenue West
  • 1st Street from 3rd Avenue to Central Way
  • 2nd Place from 3rd Avenue to Central Way
  • Central Way from Market Street to Main Street
  • Park Lane from Lake Street to Main Street
  • Kirkland Avenue from Lake Street to Main Street
  • Main Street from Central Way to Kirkland Avenue
  • Lake Street from Central Way to Kirkland Avenue

Fireworks Ban Reminder: The sale, use, and discharge of private, consumer fireworks is banned in Kirkland City limits. For more information, contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 425-587-3650

Event goers are encouraged to carpool and plan for their parking in advance.  For public parking, including the Kirkland Municipal Garage, go to www.kirklandwa.gov/parking. For bus transportation, go to http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov.