Special Events

Staff Contact

Cindy Shelton

Volunteer & Special Events Supervisor

Email / (425) 398-8900





Community Calendar

Sponsorship Opportunities

Volunteers at Events

Vendor Applications

The City of Kenmore is seeking food and non-profit vendors for their summer special event season. Our summer season includes:

  • Kenmore 4th of July Fireworks Show is held over the north end of Lake Washington at our beautiful Log Boom Park. The event runs from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m., with fireworks blasting off at 10 p.m. Vending time is from 8-10 p.m.  Attendance at this event within the park is approximately 1,500 people.
  • The 14th annual Kenmore Summer Concert Series is held at the beautiful 316-acre Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore. This popular series occurs Thursday evenings, July 7th – August 11th from 6-8 p.m. Attendance ranges from 400-1300 people at each of these concerts. We ask our summer concert vendors to commit to all 6 concerts for a total vending cost of $180.00 for the concert series.
  • Kenmore Play Day is held at Kenmore’s Rhododendron Park. The event runs from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  This event attracts over 600 people to the park to play and learn about healthy living. Kenmore Play Day is part of the national KaBoom! movement that works with communities to keep families active.

If you are interested in applying to be a vendor at one or both of these events, please email me or download the vendor application form. Vendor applications are due March 18, with vendors selection announced on March 31.


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 web page to stay updated on all the fun activities happening in Kenmore in 2016.



April 22, 23 & 24

Beautify Kenmore

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




July 4            

4th of July Fireworks Show     

8:00pm  Fireworks Show fires at 10:00pm

Log Boom Park

NE 175th Street & 61st Avenue NE, Kenmore


Celebrate the Fourth of July with a spectacular fireworks show over Lake Washington. Activity booths and food trucks will operate from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The fireworks spectacle will blast off at 10:00 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, as seating is limited. Please no tents, fireworks, or alcohol. City advises keeping pets at home.


*A reminder that the sale, discharge, or possession of any fireworks is prohibited in Kenmore city limits.    



July 9th – August 13th

Kenmore Summer Concert Series

Thursdays, 6-8pm

St. Edward State Park

14445 Juanita Drive, N.E., Kenmore

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


Bands: Are you interested in performing at the 2016 concert series? Submit information via email to lharris@kenmorewa.gov. Deadline to apply is February 19, 2016.




August 2nd

National Night Out Against Crime

6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

Kenmore City Hall

18120 68th Ave NE 


Join the Kenmore Police Department for the annual National Night Out Against Crime. The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at City Hall and includes free food, home and personal safety information, and activities. All ages are encouraged to attend!


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.


August 13th    

Kenmore Play Day

10 am – 2 pm
Rhododendron Park
6910 NE 170th Street, Kenmore

This popular, free community event offers kids of all ages an opportunity to discover the fun of play by participating in a variety of activity booths. Stay tuned for details.



Christmas Tree Lighting Festival

The City's Tree Lighting Festival is fun for the entire family! Stay tuned for details.






Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors! 


Presenting Sponsors: The Spencer 68 Apartments + Lofts @ Kenmore Village, Frank Lumber

Sponsors: Northshore Utility District, Bastyr University, Republic Services, Cooley Smiles, BowWow Fun Towne, Snapdoodle Toys, Grocery Outlet, Banner Bank, Kenmore Camera, Puget Sound Energy, Buyers Choice, Patrick Fitzgerald State Farm

Last updated: Wed, 03/09/2016 - 11:07am