Community Heroes Wanted! Kirkland SummerFest Needs You!


Kirkland, Washington – Kirkland Summerfest is just around the corner, August 8-10, 2014.  Kirkland Summerfest is the largest premier summer festival of arts, music, food and family fun on the Kirkland waterfront.  Now in its third season, volunteers are in the process of transforming Kirkland’s Marina Park and downtown core into a lively arts destination where friends, family and neighbors can connect and share in a celebration of artistic inspiration, creativity and community spirit.  This festival which greets over 40,000 attendees each summer is fully paid for by donations and sponsorships from individuals and businesses.

Summerfest is seeking Community Heroes to help make this year’s festival possible!

The festival costs over $125,000 each year to develop, and run, however has currently raised only $50,000 through sponsorships and individual donations.  All funds raised go directly to paying for the entertainment, children’s rides and activities, and the required infrastructure to host an event of this size of scope.  Additionally, any money made during the festival at the Beer and Wine Garden, is returned into the community in support of other City events like Celebrate Kirkland 4of July th, the Kirkland Car Show, Kirkland Oktoberfest, and Kirkland Winterfest.

Get Involved!

Make a donation – Visit to make a tax-deductible donation today!

Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities are still available.  For more information visit or contact Scott Becker at (425) 822-0200


Volunteer - Residents of Kirkland and the surrounding communities are invited to get involved as a volunteer of Kirkland Summerfest.  For more information please contact the Kirkland Downtown Association at

The volunteer organizing committee of Kirkland Summerfest thanks you for your support,because without you Kirkland’s largest festival would not take place.  Please visit to complete your donation.  Questions?  Please contact Scott Becker at (425) 822-0200 or or leave a comment on the fundraising site.

About Kirkland Summerfest

Founded by volunteers, and established in partnership with the Kirkland Downtown Association, Kirkland Summerfest presented its first festival in 2012.  Summerfest originally emphasized Shakespeare in the Park, music and children's activities, but has since become more popular and diverse in nature, encompassing a breadth of performance genres. What began with a vision for a summer cultural event that would connect audiences with artists, bring community together, and showcase the city and state as a major arts destination, now flourishes as one of the leading multi-arts festivals in the state.  As it moves into its third year, Kirkland Summerfest continues to grow as a major cultural event in the Kirkland community, and as an internationally recognized celebration of arts that enriches the cultural, economic, and social vitality of the region.

Kirkland Summerfest thanks its sponsors, without whom this event would not take place: EvergreenHealth, MRM Capital, Waste Management, LTAC, Columbia Distributing, Eastside Spine & Wellness, Frontier Communications, DigiPen, Google, Deano’s Grill, Kenworth, Wilde Rover Restaurant, Eastside Subaru, Ford of Kirkland, Honda of Kirkland, Infinity of Kirkland, Kirkland Buick Pontiac GMC, Lee Johnson Chevrolet, Rairdon Jeep Dodge Chrysler, Volkswagen of Kirkland, King County Council/Jane Hague (District 6), Puget Sound Energy, Banner Bank, Kirkland Rotary