Kirkland Uncorked Celebrates Art, Food and Wine on the Waterfront

The City of Kirkland uncorks its signature summer festival, Kirkland Uncorked, July 20-22, 2012, in Marina Park on the shores of Lake Washington. The event celebrates the best of Washington’s art, food and wine with activities and exhibits throughout Kirkland’s picturesque waterfront and downtown.

The Tasting Garden (21+ with valid ID, admission required) offers guests the opportunity to taste from more than 80 Washington wines, sample regional cuisine from Kirkland-area restaurants and be entertained by the Northwest’s favorite bands on the main stage. Grilling demonstrations and the anticipated annual grill-off with Washington’s top chefs take place on the beach throughout the weekend. Winemakers will be on hand to answer questions and provide tasting tips to guide guests through the collection of regional wines.

Kirkland Uncorked guests can also wander the Promenade, free and open to all ages, to shop Artist Lane, curated by the Kirkland Arts Center and featuring art from local and regional artists in a variety of mediums. The Arts for All Experience invites attendees to participate in art activities from clay throwing to sketching the landscape. Also in the Kirkland Uncorked Promenade are the Boat Show and CityDog Magazine’s Cover Dog Model Contest on Sunday at noon.

Kirkland Uncorked is a benefit for the Hope Heart Institute. For over 50 years, the Hope Heart Institute has made heart disease more treatable, beatable and preventable. A portion of all admission fees collected in the Tasting Garden will directly fund local research and education to fight heart disease.

To learn more about Kirkland Uncorked and plan your stay in Kirkland visit Advance tickets for the Tasting Garden are $25 ($30 at the door) and go on sale June 4, 2012.