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
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.
4th of July Fireworks Show
8:00pm Fireworks Show fires at 10:00pm
Log Boom Park
NE 175th Street & 61st Avenue NE, Kenmore
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 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 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event is free and all you need to bring is a blanket or chair!
- Spot Hot Dogs and Brats
- Cat House Pizza
- Uncle Stinky’s Magic – Light up wearable products and toys
Event parking is available at the following locations:
- Street parking along NE 175th Street
- Uplake Professional Center, 5723 NE Bothell Way
- Church of the Redeemer, 6211 NE 182nd Street
- The Vine Church, 6214 NE Bothell Way (limited)
As a reminder, personal fireworks are prohibited in Kenmore city limits.
July 7th – August 11th
Kenmore Summer Concert Series
Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
St. Edward State Park
FREE admission and parking! Discover Pass not required for concertgoers starting at 4:30 p.m.
Clap your hands and stomp your feet, the Kenmore Summer Concert Series is back and you’re in for a treat!
July 7: Royal Jelly Jive (Soul jive)
July 14: JP Hennessy (Blues guitar)
Laney Jones and the Spirits (Americana)
July 21: LoveBomb Go-Go Marching Band (Marching band party)
July 28: The Tillers (Roots)
August 4: Napua and Friends with the Rainbow of Hawaii dancers (Hawaiian)
August 11: Two Story Zori (Reggae)
National Night Out Against Crime
6 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 2 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.
For more information, visit www.kenmorewa.gov/events.
Kenmore Play Day
10 am – 2 pm
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.
Join us for Kenmore Play Day on August 13. This day is dedicated to the kids in the community to enjoy the outdoors. The event features play stations, education booths, fitness stations, crafts, and more.
The FREE shuttle bus will run from 9:35 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with the last shuttle leaving Rhododendron Park at 2:15 p.m.. Children must be accompanied by an adult to ride the shuttle. Shuttle pick up locations will soon be located at:
- Pioneer Towing parking lot, 6423 NE 175th St
- Northshore Utility District, 6830 NE 185th St
Activities and Performances
Obstacle Course/sports- Inglemoor Vikings Football Team
Glitter Tattoos- Snapdoodle Toys
Arts and Crafts Station- Snapdoodle Toys and The Landing Church
Bubble Station- Snapdoodle Toys
Face Painting- The Landing Church
Candy Cannon- The Landing Church
Yard games – The Landing Church
Lego Booth- Denuski provided, The Landing Church staffed
Snap Circuit- King County Library System
Story Walk- King County Library System
Sidewalk Chalk area- COK provided, volunteer staffed
Basketball skills and drills - Elite Youth Camps
Canoe and SUP rides- Kenmore Waterfront Activities Center and What’s SUP
Bracelet making- Girls Scouts of Western Washington
Space Derby Track- Cub Scout Pack 622
Photo Booth- Kenmore Pediatric Dentistry
TaeKwonDo demonstrations- Shin’s TaeKwonDo 12pm-1pm
Northshore Fire Department aide car tours
Kontagious Performance Company performance, clinic, and audience performance- 1pm-2pm
Snack Shack- COK provided, Councilmembers to hand out- 11am-1pm
Coloring station- Carenet Pregnancy and Family Services
City of Kenmore Info tent and Play Day passport pick spot
City of Kenmore Target Zero Booth
City of Kenmore Walkways and Waterways booth
Hula Hoop Area- Camp Roots
T-Shirt Bag making station- Camp Roots
Doll Crafting- Camp Roots
Cup- Catch- Camp Roots
Ball Toss- Camp Roots
314 Pie http://www.314pieseattle.com/
Kofoo Bueno http://www.kofooseattle.com
Christmas Tree Lighting Festival
The City's Tree Lighting Festival is fun for the entire family! Stay tuned for details.
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