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Woodmark Hotel 2016 Yappier Hour is Back!

Woof, Woody Meg here! I have to say, I am so excited for this summer - our first Woodmark Hotel Yappier Hour for the season was just last week and we have three more thoughout the summer. I hope to be there as much as I can, in-between my vacation plans :) 

The team has been working hard to make this dog-friendly event a success. We're looking forward to making memories under the sun on the beautiful Woodmark lawn!

I hope you can join us along with your furry friends.

Please see details for the event below. 

Should be a paw-some time!

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Show off your canine companion and socialize with other dog lovers during this extra-entertaining outdoor happy hour we call “Yappier Hour”. Guaranteed fun for everyone!

Featured 5-7 PM the third Monday of each month from June through September (7/18, 8/15, & 9/19), enjoy a personalized experience with chef’s choice of featured appetizers and fun cocktails alongside our four-legged friends.

Visit The Woodmark Hotel Facebook to see photos of Yappier Hour fun!

Yappier Hour is back! @ The Woodmark Hotel | Kirkland | Washington | United States
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Proud to be Local...

At the Woodmark, we are proud to be local. We are a favorite gathering spot for those that live in the area, and we support the community in a variety of ways - from hosting the Kirkland Chamber and Kirkland Rotary meetings, to doing community service projects in and around the greater Puget Sound, to featuring local products in our spa and our restaurants.

We are so fortunate in the Seattle area to have an abundance of quality ingredients that contribute to nutritious, sustainable, and delicious dishes. We are thankful for the purveyors that focus on crafting these products. Each individual flavor is a part of the whole, and all are important in delivering an authentic, Pacific Northwest flavor to our guests, and providing a taste of home to our locals as well.

The Woodmark is 27 years young, so many of these partnerships are long-standing. We are proud to support the following business in Beach Cafe. We will announce our bin on the lake partners in the weeks to come, as we finalize our summer menu. 

Dillanos Coffee - Seattle, WA

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Dillanos sources the best coffee beans from around the globe and meticulously roasts them to their full potential. Dillanos has also created an internal culture that values fun, creativity, and integrity. As they near their 20th anniversary, they're proud to say that they still live by these same values every day.

 Barnes & Watson Teas - Seattle

Barnes & Watson expertly blends fresh, high quality loose leaf teas. From Rooibos to Oolong, and award winning Iced Tea blends plus everything in between, they create excellent aromas and flavors with their thoughtful expertise. 

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Pacific Seafood - Seattle

For more than 70 years, Pacific Sustainable Seafood has distributed the highest-quality and best tasting seafood to their loyal consumers. They have a focus on sustainability, serving the oceans through a continuous commitment to sustainable fishing practices. Not only does this help protect the longevity of our oceans and the important ecological balance within them, and they can continue to serve great tasting seafood for generations to come.

 Macrina Bakery - Seattle

According to founder and Chef Leslie Mackie, Macrina is based on the model of the traditional old-world village bakery; the bread has unique characteristics because of the use of available regional ingredients. The rustic European breads and baked goods from Macrina use as many indigenous products as possible as well as organic grains and natural ingredients. The philosophy of the bakery is to enhance both the natural products and the flavor of the various grains. The baked goods are created from Northwest apples, potatoes, cranberries and hazelnuts, as well as wheat, rye, barley and buckwheat flour. Macrina Casera, the house bread, was developed to be eaten at any meal, complementing all foods.

The bakers at Macrina love bread and that shows in the quality. This is bread that celebrates the tradition of breaking bread with family and friends.

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Uli's Famous Sausage - Seattle

Uli’s Famous Sausage, owned and operated by German Master Butcher Uli Lengenberg, first opened its doors in Pike Place Market in May 2000. Uli’s Famous Sausage is made daily from the best cuts of meat, using special spices, and, most importantly, with love for their craft and customers. Uli’s Famous Sausage is all natural, has no fillers. Their sourcing methods support small scale farmers committed to responsible, sustainable stewardship of our planet and humane raising and handling of livestock. All of their production takes places in-house, providing consistent, delicious results.

Beecher's Cheese - Seattle

Flavor and purity go hand in hand at Beecher's. Customers watching the time-tested craft of cheesemaking can see firsthand that Beecher's cheeses are made with care and a commitment to purity. All products are free of bovine growth hormones, hydrogenated oils, nitrates and polysorbate. The Beecher's credo says it best:

"Beecher’s Handmade Cheese makes foods only with ingredients we trust, are proud of, and would eat ourselves. It’s just authentic and original food, full of flavor."

The artisan cheeses they sell, and the meats, vegetables and other foods we use to make Beecher's café and restaurant items, are chosen with care and a desire to support broadly local, small-scale enterprises who share their philosophy and commitment to pure food.

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Tillamook Cheese - Tillamook, Oregon

Tillamook is an award-winning, farmer-owned, dairy co-op, with over 100 years of cheesemaking experience. Their co-op is made up of nearly 100 farmer families, most of who have been farming in Tillamook for multiple generations. From cheese, to yogurt, to sour cream, to butter, to ice cream, they are committed to providing the best tasting dairy products made in the most natural way.

Snake River Farms - Boise, Idaho

Snake River Farms and Double R Ranch are part of Agri Beef Co., a family owned and operated business dedicated to producing the highest quality beef and pork in the United States. Snake River Farms works in the bountiful Pacific Northwest with the most reputable ranchers using the best practices to make certain our cattle are well cared for. This attention to detail translates to steaks and roasts that are always juicy and tender. 

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Dairigold - Seattle

Dairgold is farmer-owned, producing quality milk, butter, cottage cheese, sour cream and yogurt. For these farmers, it's a matter of personal pride. They also care about their cows and what's best for them. And if it's not a good decision for the cows, it's not right by their farmers. As a farmer-owned company, they also strive to follow sustainable practices. By being stewards of our land, air and water, they're working to ensure that future generations can follow in the Darigold tradition.

Cucina Fresca - Seattle

Cucina Fresca Gourmet Foods began making handcrafted pastas in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market more than 30 years ago. Inspired by fresh, high quality ingredients like vine-ripened tomatoes, first cold press extra virgin olive oil, premium cheeses and fresh picked basil, a gourmet line of prepared foods was born to a cult-like following of foodies, families and friends.

Chef-owned and operated, Cucina Fresca remains true to its roots, guided by a philosophy of “product over profit.” Chef Glaberson leads a “taste-driven” company, creating superior quality offerings made in small batches from the freshest, highest quality ingredients. The company is dedicated to sourcing local ingredients and adopting sustainable practices whenever possible. Everything Cucina Fresca creates is handcrafted in the company’s own 12,000 square foot culinary facility in Seattle to ensure delicious perfection every step of the way.

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Summer of Events: What’s Happening In and Around Seattle

Summer is nearly upon us, and with it comes long days spent boating on Lake Washington, a seemingly endless lineup of quirky and cool outdoor festivals, and the return of all of our warm weather favorites from farmers’ markets to food trucks.

To soak up this wonderful surge of sunshine (Seattle sees the longest hours of summer daylight in the Lower 48), here’s a look at the season’s most noteworthy events and happenings—be it at our hotel, in our community, or in the nearby Emerald City. Enjoy!

Events at The Woodmark

Yappier Hours

 Yappier Hours at The Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland Washington

Third Wednesday of each month from June to September | 5 to 7 p.m.

The Woodmark

The dog days of summer are far from sultry or hot when it comes to events at the Woodmark. Make plans with your pooch to attend Yappier Hours, a two-hour event on the third Thursday of each month where you can socialize with other pet owners and show off your furry friend’s latest tricks. The outdoor gathering takes place right on the waterfront, offering an assortment of gourmet cocktails and savory appetizers hand picked by the Chef.

Outdoor Movie Nights

Outdoor Movie Nights at The Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland Washington

July 9, July 23, August 13, August 27 | At dusk

Carillon Point

The brilliant summer sun setting over Lake Washington is a sight to behold every evening, especially when followed by an Outdoor Movie Night on the waterfront. This summer, the Woodmark will be playing several family-friendly movies in July and August at Carillon Point Plaza. Arrive before dusk to set up your blankets and chairs – and feel free to bring a picnic – then stay for sunset and the movie showing. A $5 donation is suggested, and proceeds will benefit Hopelink, a nonprofit that provides assistance to families in need in north and east King County.

Tall Ships

Tall Ships on Labor Day at The Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland Washington

August 25 to September 5

The Woodmark

Take part in a living history experience this Labor Day as The Woodmark hosts a fleet of historic tall ships including The Lady Washington, better known as the HMS Interceptor in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. The time-honored ships will make their way from Bremerton to Kirkland, and three regularly occurring sailing tours will be offered on Lake Washington over the course of the event. There will also be dockside tours over Labor Day weekend.

All Porsche Grand Display

All Porsche Grand Display at Carillon Point - The Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland Washington

September 18 | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Carillon Point

The All Porsche Grand Display is returning for its fifth annual installment this September at Carillon Point. Set to a striking view over Lake Washington, car enthusiasts can spend a full day exploring an equally striking collection of Porsches—including exclusive designs and iconic models from classic 1954 RS Spyders to modern-day 911 GT3s. Porsche experts will be on hand to answer any and all questions, culminating with an afternoon awards panel presenting honors for Best in Class and People’s Choice. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 13-17, and free for kids 12 and under. All proceeds will benefit Evergreen Health.

Community Events in Kirkland

Kirkland Uncorked

Kirkland Uncorked - The Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland Washington

Photo Credit: Kirkland Uncorked

July 15 to 17 | Hours Vary Daily

Marina Park in Kirkland

Kirkland’s culinary classic returns this July with a fresh, new menu of Washington wines from more than 20 wineries, bite-sized fare from several illustrious Eastside restaurants, and appearances by the Northwest’s most prestigious celebrity chefs and culinary personalities—whose names will be announced in the coming weeks. The weekend-long summer wine and food festival will take place in Marina Park in two distinct areas: the 21 and up Tasting Garden, which will offer all of the wine tastings and a beachfront grilling stage, and the all ages Promenade, where guests will find the Boat Show and Uncorked Market. There will be music happening all weekend as well as artist pop-up boutiques to explore and several fun chef showdowns. The fest will be open on Friday from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday from noon to 10 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. A $25 ticket gets you a commemorative glass, 10 tastes of wine, and the event’s signature cocktail.

Kirkland Wednesday Market

Kirkland Wednesday Farmer's Market - The Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland Washington

Photo Credit: Kirkland Wednesday Market Yelp

Wednesdays from June to September | 2 to 7 p.m.

Marina Park in Kirkland

Fresh, local farm produce awaits at the Kirkland Wednesday Market along with a selection of homemade desserts, hot food, and artisanal crafts. Buy your produce straight from the farmers and then sit down for dinner with a fleet of food trucks featuring Asian cuisine, barbecue, pizza, Mexican fare, and more. A leisurely stroll through the market will introduce you to some of the area’s most talented artisans selling their wares, including hand-crafted furniture, handbags, and gifts. And don’t leave before trying a fresh batch of delicious kettle corn.

Kirkland Art Walk

Kirkland Art Walk - The Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland Washington

Photo Credit: Kirkland Art Walk

Second Friday of each month year-round | 5 to 8 p.m.

Downtown Kirkland

Experience an array of different art mediums each month during the Kirkland Art Walk, as oil paintings, acrylic paintings, watercolors, photography, and much more spills out of local art galleries and onto the streets. From mixed media creations to ceramics to inks, this is the perfect place to find that new piece for your home—or catch an impromptu show by local musicians and entertainers around every street corner. The Art Walk takes place on Park Lane, Central Way, Kirkland Avenue, and Lake Street.

4th of July Parade

Fourth Of July Parade - The Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland Washington

July 4 | 12 p.m.

Downtown Kirkland

Photo Credit: Celebrate Kirkland

Our favorite old-fashioned, annual downtown parade returns this summer for a spectacular 4th of July celebration. The theme for the parade’s 16th year is “It’s a Small World,” promising a colorful array of patriotic floats and marchers lining the streets of downtown as early as mid-morning. The parade starts at the intersection of Market Street and Central Way at noon, and marchers will make their way through the streets of downtown. There will also be children’s activities and a children’s parade at Marina Park prior to the main event. After the parade, head to the park for live music and local food vendors, and in the evening, look skyward for the holiday fireworks.

Citywide Events in Seattle

Chateau Ste. Michelle Concert Series

Chateau Ste. Michelle Concert Series - The Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland Washington

Photo Credit: Chateau Ste. Michelle Concert Series

May 28 to September 16

Chateau Amphitheatre

Ever since 1984, the Chateau Ste. Michelle Concert Series has been hosting some of the best artists in jazz, rock, blues, and contemporary music from James Taylor to The Beach Boys to Stevie Wonder. This summer is no different, as the winery’s outdoor amphitheater welcomes Bob Dylan, The Goo Goo Dolls, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Bonnie Raitt, and many more notable artists. Consider coming early for a tour of the winery and to purchase wine on-site. You can also bring your own picnics and non-alcoholic beverages.

Seattle Seafair

Seattle Seafair Festival - The Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland Washington

Photo Credit: Seattle Seafair

June 15 to August 21

Seattle

Seattle Seafair is an iconic, ten-week summer festival that has been bringing people together for more than 67 years. Over the course of the summer, there will be parades, marathons and triathlons, airplane exhibitions, air shows, boat races, a large scale scavenger hunt, and, of course, the ever-popular 4th of July celebration. The Navy and the Coast Guard are present during many of these events, which take place in various locations throughout Seattle or occasionally citywide. Many of the Seafair gatherings are free, while others are individually ticketed.

Seafair Summer Fourth

Seattle Seafair Festival Fourth of July - The Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland Washington

Photo Credit: Seattle Seafair Facebook

July 4 | 12 to 11 p.m.

Gas Works Park

Independence Day in Seattle calls for a larger-than-life celebration and fireworks show. Seafair Summer Fourth answers the call, kicking off at noon with live entertainment, food vendors, beer gardens, exhibits, and all-American games such as hula-hoop contests, pie eating contests, and sack races. There will be skydivers in the sky during the day and a massive fireworks show over Lake Union after dark – a display that can be seen from all over the waterfront. The free celebration is one of the largest in the city and is not to be missed.

Bite of Seattle

Groupon Bite of Seattle Festival Fourth of July - The Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland Washington

Photo Credit: Bite of Seattle

July 15 to 17 | Hours Vary Daily

Seattle Center

Foodies will delight in the delectable offerings of 60 plus restaurants and vendors at the Groupon Bite of Seattle this summer. The free annual event features flavors ranging from all-American to ethnic and provides a generous selection of craft beer, cider, and wine. The Bite Cooks! stage will see local chefs (to be announced!) preparing their signature dishes and competing in mystery ingredient cook-offs in which the audience judges, while five outdoor music stages and a family fun stage offer additional entertainment. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Make sure to attend the free Bite Movie Night on Friday to see local star Chris Pratt in Jurassic World. 

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