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Kirkland Summerfest

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Summerfest is Kirkland’s largest summer festival of music and art. The festival transforms Kirkland’s Marina Park and downtown core into a lively arts destination with music, dancing, street performances, and family entertainment, Summerfest features dozens of events including: Kid Zone—filled with rides, games, music and performances just for kids, plus the Rotary Duck Dash, Moss Bay Cardboard Boat Regatta and more!

2018 Schedule for Kirkland Summerfest:


Location: Park Lane

Friday 2 PM - 8 PM

Saturday 11 AM - 8 PM

Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM


Location: Heritage Park

Saturday 11 AM - 7 PM

Sunday 11 AM - 6 PM


Location: Marina Park Lot and Kirkland Avenue

Friday 3 PM - 7 PM

Saturday 11 AM - 7 PM

Sunday 11 PM - 6 PM


Location: Heritage Hall and Centennial Gardens

Saturday 11 AM - 7 PM

Sunday 11 AM - 6PM


Roo’s World of Discovery, an inclusive Montessori-inspired indoor play space for children birth to five years old – in partnership with Frameworks CTR, JUMP, Kindering, Mosaic Children's Therapy,  and The Washington Autism Advocacy & Alliance (WAAA) – is hosting the first-ever low-sensory play area at the 2018 Kirkland Summerfest. The low-sensory area will be situated in the KidsZone at Heritage Park. Kirkland Summerfest, August 10-12 is the largest music and art festival on Lake Washington waterfront and is a benefit for the Kirkland Downtown Association.

“Organizers approached me to create a low-sensory play area at this year’s Summerfest for kids who need to step away from the busyness of the festival yet still participate in the fun,” said, Michelle Pollak Landwehr, Founder and Owner of Roo’s World of Discovery. “With such short notice, I knew I couldn’t do it alone and I wanted to make sure it was done right. I called in my friends and partners from the early intervention and Autism communities and together we are excited to make this low-sensory area possible.”

The 2018 Kirkland Summerfest low-sensory area is made possible by staff and volunteers from:

●      Frameworks CTR provides coordinated therapies and resources designed to promote skill development and support for individuals with social, emotional, and developmental disabilities, their family members, caregivers, and other team members

●      JUMP engages students by building trusting relationships and exploring opportunities for individuals with and without disabilities to jump beyond their believed personal limits

●      Kindering, a non-profit early intervention center, embraces children of diverse abilities and their families by providing the finest education and therapies to nurture hope, courage and the skills to soar

●      MOSAIC Children’s Therapy Clinics provide birth to young adult occupational, physical and speech therapies, social skills and feeding therapy. 4 locations in Bellevue, Issaquah, Mountlake Terrace, and Seattle

●      Roo’s World of Discovery is an inclusive Montessori-inspired indoor play space for children birth to five and their families; we are also the first coworking space with supervised play on the Eastside

●      WAAA’s mission is to ensure that all children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities have every opportunity to thrive and become productive members of society

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