Special Events

Staff Contact

Cindy Shelton

Volunteer & Special Events Supervisor

Email / (425) 398-8900





Community Calendar

Sponsorship Opportunities

Volunteers at 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 web page to stay updated on all the fun activities happening in Kenmore in 2015.



April 25

Parks Appreciation Day

9:00am - Noon

A day to “give back” to the community. Volunteers converge on select City Parks to help clean up and beautify these treasured public spaces.




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.


Food Trucks:

Spot Hot Dogs & Brats  - Hot dogs, cookies,  and  beverages

314 Pie  - Meat and dessert pies, cookies and beverages

Ben & Jerrys – Ice Cream, Smoothies, Shakes and floats

Uncle Stinky’s Magic – Light Up wearable products and toys

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

Presenting Sponsor:  Frank Lumber



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.


Music Line-Up

July 9          Cambalache - Salsa

July 16        Sera Cahoone // The Far West - Americana

July 23        Ural Thomas & The Pain – R&B

July 30        The Lowest Pair – Old Time  // The Downtown Mountain Boys - Bluegrass

August 6      Led Kaapana with Mike Kaawa - Hawaiian

August 13    Leroy Bell and His Only Friends – Rock & Soul


Presenting Sponsor: The Spencer 68 Apartments + Lofts




August 4th 

National Night Out Against Crime

6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

Kenmore City Hall

18120 68th Ave NE 


On Tuesday, August 4 from 6 – 9 p.m., 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 8th    

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. Activities include: fitness stations, story time, music, arts & crafts, outdoor games, bubbles, Lego’s, free boat rides on the river, and much more! There will also be food for purchase from food trucks and the City will be providing free healthy desserts to participating children.


Getting to the Event
Rhododendron Park is located at 6910 NE 170th Street. Parking is available along NE 170th Street by the park. A free shuttle bus will be running from downtown locations to the park from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Pick up locations include Cooley Smiles (18031 67th Ave NE) and Northshore Utility District (6830 NE 185th Street). Children must be accompanied by an adult to ride the shuttle.



September 12

Beautify Kenmore

Come join your family, friends, neighbors, businesses, and local organizations at the City of Kenmore's Beautify Kenmore event on Saturday, September 12 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Volunteers will be helping clean up Kenmore's parks by pruning, removing dead plants, picking up litter, weeding, and removing woody debris. This is a great way to help beautify these treasured public places. 

The Beautify Kenmore event will take place at Rhododendron Park (6910 NE 170th St) and Squire's Landing (7515 NE 175th St). Pick your park and invite friends and family to join you for a memorable time! The City encourages volunteers to bring gloves and basic gardening tools due to the City's limited supplies. Refreshments and water will be provided.

Volunteers between the ages of 14-17 will need to have their City Volunteer Agreement forms signed by a parent or guardian prior to volunteering. Younger children can volunteer with parent supervision. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Cindy Shelton at 425-398-8900 or at cshelton@kenmorewa.gov. If you aren't able to make this volunteer event, please check out www.kenmorewa.gov/volunteer for other Kenmore volunteer opportunities.




October  24 

Jack Crawford Day

9:00 – Noon

Log Boom Park

NE 175th Street & 61st Avenue NE, Kenmore



December 4th

Christmas Tree Lighting Festival


Kenmore City Hall / 18120 68th Avenue N.E., Kenmore

Kenmore Camera / 6708 NE 181st Street, Kenmore

The City of Kenmore’s Tree Lighting Festival on Friday, December 4 is fun for the entire family! 

Free Activities
Welcome Santa to Kenmore with an exciting countdown during the lighting of the tree at 6:30 p.m. and enjoy free activities throughout the evening. Attendees are encouraged to donate nonperishable food and stuffed animals to support local families in need this holiday season. Food and stuffed animal drop boxes will be located at both event facilities. You can also donate tree ornaments for the City Hall lobby tree. 

Kenmore City Hall (18120 68th  Ave NE): 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

  • Santa arrival with lighting of the tree at 6:30 p.m.
  • Entertainment Stage
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Holiday Cookie Decorating
  • Carousel Bouncy House
  • Face Painting
  • Nonperishable Food & Stuffed Animal Drive
  • Target Zero information booth and prize wheel

Kenmore Camera (6708 NE 181st Street): 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Santa's toy box play area
  • Santa’s Workshop – Arts and Crafts
  • Free Santa Photos (6:45 – 8:30 p.m.)
  • Food Trucks- Bread & Butter (sandwiches, smoked brisket, more) and Verita's Coffee Company (espresso drinks, hot chocolate, more)
  • Parking is available on-site and at Kenmore Village.

The City of Kenmore is partnering with Cedar Park Northshore Church's Food Bank for a holiday food drive! From November 30 through December 11 you can donate any nonperishable food items; all donations will go directly to those in need in the Kenmore community. Some of the most needed items include canned fruits/vegetables, canned meats, boxed meals, soup/crackers, and oatmeal packets. There will be a large bin in the lobby of City Hall to collect items. The Tree Lighting Festival on December 4 is the perfect opportunity to stop by City Hall and donate.

The entertainment will be provided by Washington School of Dance, Cedar Park Northshore Church Choir, Moorlands Elementary School Choir, and Charlie the Clown (mime, magic, and juggling).


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: Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:45pm