Five Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Near Kirkland, Washingtonphoto

Kirkland, Washington, just east of downtown Seattle, is the perfect place to discover new experiences during the holidays. From a variety of community events and unique spectrum of local businesses, the waterfront city of Kirkland is an attractive destination for everyone. This St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy our guide highlighting five ways to celebrate this authentic Irish tradition!

Kirkland Shamrock Run
Saturday, March 15th, 2014
Help support downtown Kirkland while celebrating St. Patrick's Day!  The Kirkland Shamrock Run in its third season is the best way for Eastsiders to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style, and in costume, in beautiful downtown Kirkland.  Learn More

St Patty's Kirkland
Photo: Kirkland Shamrock Run 2013

Geoffrey Castle's 9th Annual St. Patrick's Celebration
Kirkland Performance Center
Saturday, March 15th, 2014
For an unforgettable family friendly event, experience the world renowned electric violinist Geoffrey Castle and his All-Star band at Kirkland Performance CenterLearn More 

Beach Cafe at the Woodmark
March 17th, 2014
With a front row seat to Kirkland's waterfront, get a taste of traditional Irish fare with Chef Matthew Steffen's Reuben & Fries Special. Enjoy a signature Reuben sandwich featuring low braised corned beef with bacon + parsley sauerkraut, sliced Swiss, 1000 island on rye with French fries. With Irish Coffee offered all day, you'll find a lively and fun atmosphere to celebrate the holiday! Learn More

Sur La Table Irish Cooking Class
Saturday, March 15th, 2014
A great way to celebrate with your significant other is a cooking class! Discover how to create delicious modern Irish fare highlighting its wonderful variety of flavor profiles and ingredients.  Learn how to craft unforgettable dishes you can easily create at home. From a flavorful Irish Apple & Parsnip Soup soup to a Guinness & Maple Glazed salmon entrée, finish off the evening with a decadent dessert of Bittersweet Chocolate Irish Whiskey Cake. Bon Appetite! Learn More

Seattle’s St. Patrick’s Parade
Saturday, March 15, 2014
To get an authentic taste of Seattle’s Irish history, experience the Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Seattle. The Irish Heritage Club of Seattle hosts the parade, which starts at 4th Avenue and travels north, concluding at the Seattle Center. With bagpipers, pirates, drill teams, Irish dancers, bands and more, don’t miss one of best parades in downtown Seattle!  Learn More

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Woodmark Hotel on Lake Washington!