Oct 13th -- Swing by the Art Walk which will kick off at 5pm with the City of Kirkland receiving an award from the American Planning Association for the design of Park Lane. We landed on this year's Great Places in America list, as one of the five streets in the nation to win in the 'Greatest Streets' category.
Oct 23rd-- is judging week for the downtown merchants and restaurants, all of WITCH are encouraged to participate in a "Monster Door" contest. Businesses can decorate their doors and windows in a monster theme, using whatever decor they can find. There is no cost for anyone to participate, and they will be judged on their creativity and effort. I'll be on the panel of judges along with Jim Gatens from the Kirkland Reporter, and Rob Butcher from Kirkland Views. So you should know that Heath Bar or Sour Patch Kids are my faves in case I accept bribes. Not likely. But just in case.
Oct 27th--The adult Halloween parade is happening from 6pm-9pm. Early birds meet at 5 at the Heathman Hotel for the Zombie Wine Walk (the last one is Nov 17th!). You need tickets for this one, but it's well worth it! ($25-35). The best zombie costumes will be crowned as Kirkland's Zombie King and Queen, and receive a gift certificate to Trellis restaurant!
Oct 29th--Mark your calendars for Sunday Oct 29th for a kids Halloween parade that will wind through downtown Kirkland. Meet at Marina Pavilion at 1:45 and start parading at 2pm. Don't forget your pooch, there's a contest for dogs AND children before the parade begins. Hit up the local business for some treats from 3-6.
Oct 31st-- the REAL Halloween trick-or-treating takes place. Stop by downtown participating merchants from 3-6pm- teal balloons indicate peanut-free options and the orange balloons out front means they might have peanuts in their treats.