Crossing Kirkland 2019
Crossing Kirkland is a for-neighbors-by-neighbors festival along the Cross Kirkland Corridor. The event debuted in 2017 and drew more that 1,500 visitors with a mix of food trucks, games, craft projects, community organizations, a climbing wall and jumpy house. The 2018 edition saw the addition of live music and a community art project: the painting of a utility box where the CKC crosses 6th Street (read about it in the Kirkland Reporter).
In 2019, three neighborhood-sponsored stations stretched from Feriton Spur (Google) in the south up to 7th Ave in the north. Participants biked, walked, and rode the city-provided shuttle to see the whole event, which included games, crafts, music, dancing, and food trucks. With support from area companies including Google, McLeod Autobody, SRM Development and Merrill Gardens, the festival occurred on Saturday, 9/7/2019 from 11-3. Crossing Kirkland is powered by volunteer neighbors and in-kind donations from local businesses.