Organizers excited for expanded event activities
The Kirkland Classic Car Show, in partnership with Legends Car Club, returns for its 13th year with an expanded two day schedule on July 25th and July 26th. Due to the increased popularity shown by the record attendance numbers at last year’s event, organizers are expecting tens of thousands of people of all ages to visit downtown Kirkland to take part in this free annual event.
A Saturday evening “Rock The Night Away” kickoff party on July 25th features live music from Stick Shift and Rainy City Riff Raff, a beer garden, and classic cars from Legends Car Club. The beer garden opens at 5:00pm in Marina Park, with live music beginning at 5:30pm. Stick Shift will get the party started with classic rock music from 5:30pm-8:00pm, and the swingin’ eight piece variety band Rainy City Riff Raff will play from 8:30pm-11:00pm. Classic cars will be featured in the parking lot near Marina Park during the kickoff party festivities.
“We are thrilled to add music and dancing to this beloved Kirkland event. This town loves a party and we are looking forward to showing everyone a fun time.” – Doug Davis, Event Chair
The footprint expands on Sunday, July 26th, with hundreds of classic cars from Legends Car Club and other interested participants throughout the streets of downtown Kirkland from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Anyone with a classic or antique car is encouraged to bring it on Sunday for inclusion in the show. In addition to the display of cars, a beer garden will resume at Marina Park at 11:00am and remain open until 7:00pm with a variety of music playing all day. Rear View Mirror will take the stage to close out the weekend with hits from the 1960s from 4:00pm-7:00pm.
The Kirkland Classic Car Show is produced by volunteers and the Kirkland Downtown Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization representing the common interests of Kirkland’s downtown business community. The show’s partner, Legends Car Club, donates all profits from their car shows to local charities, including The Forgotten Children’s Fund, The Royal Kids Family and Snoqualmie Bike Rodeo.