Kirkland Spring Beerfest • Indoors at Areté in downtown • April 29

Half K Fun Run

Be a Superhero

Compete in the Kirkland Spring Beerfest 0.5K Fun Run (yes, that’s half a kilometer) to launch Kirkland’s inaugural spring beer tasting experience located indoors at Areté in downtown Kirkland.


Great music, great spring and special release beers, great costume contests… Great Scott!


Why a half K you ask? We know running is hard. We are on your side. We won’t judge you if you don’t win the race. Superheroes run fast so you don’t have to.


All participants receive commemorative glassware, 6 tokens, and an additional token for being in costume!


Half K participants receive a t-shirt (while supplies last) in addition to festival entry, glassware, 6 tokens, and bonus token if in costume.

Click here to register for the Kirkland Spring Beerfest 0.5K Fun Run

Kirkland Spring Beerfest is a new one day tasting event featuring local beers and ciders


Q: Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

A: Yes! Everybody in attendance must be 21 and over, and have ID present at the event.

Q: What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

A: Parking is limited, and we encourage you to share a ride. Areté is just two blocks from the Kirkland transit center, and of course ride sharing apps are always an option. If you must drive, please note the location of downtown Kirkland parking lots (

Q:  How can I contact the organizer with any questions?


Event Hours:
Saturday: 12pm-6pm

Event Location:
Areté, 450 Central Way, Downtown Kirkland, WA 98033

Don’t Forget!
Event Gate closes at 5:00pm, so plan accordingly
Last call is at 5:30pm and taps close for the evening at 5:45pm

More info:

Additional tokens can be purchased at the Welcome Booth
Commemorative tasting glasses are available while supplies last. You must be 21 or older and present a valid ID at the event. Advance tickets are non-refundable
Tokens are good for sampling 5 ounce tastes of beer or cider only.
Re-entry, entry and re-entry are permitted as much as you’d like at Kirkland Spring Beerfest.
Please know your limit and have a safe tasting experience. Be respectful, drink responsibly and call an Uber or a cab.

Rain or shine, we’ll be fine. Kirkland Spring Beerfest is located indoors at Areté in downtown Kirkland.

About Our Beneficiary:
The Kirkland Downtown is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization representing the common interests of Kirkland’s downtown business community. KDA members include business owners, property owners, and members of the community who are dedicated to the vibrancy of Downtown Kirkland. They support each other, provide funds and volunteer hours to promote community events which encourage people to visit, shop, live, work, and play in Downtown Kirkland’s unique waterfront setting. The KDA actively supports the City of Kirkland and the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce efforts in business recruitment, growth, and development.

450 Central Way
Kirkland, WA 98033 [Map]

Beers & Ciders

Stay tuned… more on their way


  • Breweries, Cider Houses and Vendors, please REGISTER HERE.
  • Interested in sponsoring Kirkland Spring Beerfest? Please call Rob at 425-456-1111
  • Did you say “volunteer?” YES! We love our volunteers. Click here for volunteer sign up

Eventbrite - Kirkland Spring Beerfest and Superhero 0.5K Fun Run

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