Special Events

 


Special Events in Kenmore are expanding and so is the opportunity to get involved in your local community. Events gather a community together, help educate and enlighten, and foster community pride. New events are added frequently, check in often to this events webpage to stay updated on all the fun activities happening in Kenmore in 2017.

 
Special Events

 


Wallace Swamp Creek Nature Walks

First Monday of each month, May through October.

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

Wallace Swamp Creek Park parking lot, 19851 73rd Ave NE

If you enjoy exploring the natural outdoors, we invite you to participate in the City’s free guided nature walks at Wallace Swamp Creek Park!

On the first Monday of each month between May through October,  volunteer Linda Phillips will host a 1.5 - 2 hour-long guided tour and explore two miles of paved and primitive trails through the 25-acre park. Tours will focus on more than 35 species of birds that are frequently seen in the park. Bring a pair of binoculars and a love for the outdoors.

Tours start at 9:00 a.m. at the kiosk at Wallace Swamp Creek Park parking lot, 19851 73rd Ave NE. Participants under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent.

 

 

 

#WhyILoveKenmore Summer Party

Town Square, 6728 NE 181st St

To celebrate the opening of the Town Square, Kenmore is bringing back the #WhyILoveKenmore Summer Party to downtown with a street fair, family-friendly activities, live music, food vendors and beer garden. Details to come! 

                               

 

Movies @ The Square

Every other Wednesday, June 28 - August 30

9:00 p.m./Dusk

Town Square, 6728 NE 181st St

New in 2017, this six-piece summer movie series will feature family-friendly favorites shown on a large inflatable screen outdoors in the new Town Square.

  • June 28 – The Secret Life of Pets
  • July 12 – Moana
  • July 26 – The Lego Batman Movie
  • August 9 – La La Land
  • August 23 – Finding Dory
  • August 30 – Beauty and the Beast 

 

 

4th of July Fireworks Show

Tuesday, July 4

7:30 p.m.  Fireworks Show fires at 10:00 p.m.

Log Boom Park, 17415 61st Ave NE

Watch the night sky light up and have a fun-filled Fourth of July! The Kenmore Fireworks Show presented by Frank Lumber blasts off at 10:00 p.m. from the Log Boom Park pier (17415 61st Ave NE). Prior to the fireworks show, join in the festivities with fun activities and food vendors starting at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and all you need to bring is a blanket or chair! 

As a reminder, personal fireworks are prohibited in Kenmore city limits.

 

 

 

 

Kenmore Summer Concert Series

Thursdays, July 6th – August 10th

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

St. Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Dr NE

FREE admission and parking! Discover Pass not required for concertgoers starting at 4:30 p.m.

Celebrating its 15th year, the free Kenmore Summer Concert series has featured a variety of artists including noted names:

  • July 6 - Jeff Scroggins & Colorado  
  • July 13 - Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons
  • July 20 - Ashleigh Flynn      
  • July 27 – RUNA
  • August 3 - Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole with Halau Hula O Napualani
  • August 10 – Grace Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Night Out Against Crime

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Ave NE 

Come meet your local police officers and neighbors at the annual National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 1 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Kenmore City Hall. The Kenmore Police Department invites you to join them for a free barbecue with hot dogs and hamburgers, learn tips on home and personal safety, and enjoy other activities.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals, letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

 

 

 

 

Kenmore Play Day

Saturday, August 12, 2017

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Rhododendron Park, 6910 NE 170th St

Kenmore Play Day is a city-wide event that recognizes the importance of play in keeping children and families active and healthy. Play Day works with Kenmore’s health, fitness, and play providers to provide an event with fun family activities, fitness education, and information to connect families with recreation and play opportunities within Kenmore. 

 

 

Jack Crawford Day

Saturday, October 21, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Log Boom Park, 17415 61st Ave NE

Come join us at the annual park clean up event, Jack V. Crawford ‘Courtesy is Contagious in Kenmore’ Day, on October 21 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Log Boom Park. The event is in honor of Kenmore’s first mayor and his contributions to the City. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plants and pick up trash. If you have them, please bring your own work gloves. Tools, drinks, and snacks will be provided. 

 

 

 

Halloween at the Hall

Friday, October 27, 2017

5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Downtown Kenmore

Kenmore residents are invited to the second annual Halloween at the Hall event in downtown Kenmore! Wear your costume and join us on Friday, October 27 starting at 5 p.m. for several fun activities, including trick-or-treating, movie showings, arts and crafts, face painting, and a photo booth. 

 

 

Christmas Tree Lighting Festival and Holiday Market

Saturday, December 2, 2017

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Downtown Kenmore @ Kenmore City Hall and Kenmore Camera (across City Hall)

Kenmore Christmas Tree Lighting Festival & Holiday Market occurs annually on the first Saturday in December. The family-friendly event includes entertainment from local choirs and dance groups, arts and crafts, food trucks, holiday craft market, and photos with Santa. Santa surprises children with his arrival by fire truck.

 

 

Light Up Kenmore Home Decorating Contest

Kenmore residents are encouraged to decorate their home and enter the inaugural Holiday Home Decorating Contest. Untangle those lights, pull out the inflatables, and get decorating! Categories will include Most Creative, Judge’s Choice, and Best Neighborhood Effort.

 

Beautify Kenmore!

Friday - Sunday, April 21, 22 & 23, 2017

A day to “give back” to the community. Celebrate Earth Day by picking up litter or beautifying the common space around your neighborhood. 

Come participate in the annual "Beautify Kenmore" event taking place Friday, April 21, through Sunday, April 23! This event takes place across Kenmore and is organized by YOU!

Perhaps you and your neighbors want to get together and beautify your street. Or you simply want to make your driveway look the best on the block. Gather your soil, flowers, gardening gloves, shovels, friends and family and head outside that weekend and help beautify Kenmore. This community event is volunteer-based and is a great way to get to know your neighbors and foster a sense of community.  

 

 

     

 

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors! 

 

  

Presenting Sponsors: Frank Lumber

Sponsors: Bastyr University, BowWow Fun Towne, Buyers Choice, Cooley Smiles, Kenmore Grocery Outlet, Kenmore Camera, Kenmore Pediatric Dentistry, Northshore Utility District, Patrick Fitzgerald State Farm, Puget Sound Energy, Republic Services, Snapdoodle Toys, The Spencer 68 Apartments + Lofts

Last updated: Thu, 06/22/2017 - 8:26am