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

Truth. Justice. Local Beers.

Local Beer Tasting Event. Optional Half K Fun Run.

Is your superpower the ability to make beer disappear? Then jump in your BatMobile, invisible plane, or otherwise & transport yourself down to the Kirkland Spring Beerfest on April 29th! The creators of Kirkland Oktoberfest are launching this NEW marvelous one day tasting event featuring local beers and ciders, and will be held indoors at the ARETE building in downtown Kirkland, across from the new Kirkland Urban project on Central Way. Superhero costumes are encouraged!

But Wait, There’s More!

Flaunt your speed and your strength during the 0.5k (half a kilometer) Superhero Fun Run! For an extra 10 bucks, you’ll get a collectable Kirkland Spring Beerfest T-Shirt, an extra beer token and BAM – bragging rights at your Headquarters water cooler! The 1,640 foot long race course will be an excellent way to start your afternoon.

Entry into this Epic Event is just $30 advance (+ the optional $10 to add the 0.5k run) and includes a 5 oz. commemorative Kirkland Spring Beerfest glass (for the first 1,000 guests), six tasting tokens, and the opportunity to sample your choice from over 25 local seasonal brews. Superheros who don’t come in disguise and wear their actual costumes will get an extra tasting token! ALL participants must be 21+, and ID’s are required at the event.

All proceeds from this ChumpChange production will benefit the amazing Kirkland Downtown Association, a 501c3 non-profit organization representing the common interests of the Kirkland downtown businesses. They also raise funds and organize volunteers for some of Kirkland’s most beloved events, including the Kirkland Wednesday Market, 4th of July Celebration, the Kirkland Summer Concert series, Summerfest, and the Tree Lighting Ceremony to name a few.

Timothy DeHan,

The Rest of the Story

  •   Location: Areté Building, 450 Central Way, Kirkland WA 98033
  •   Time: Saturday, April 29th from 12:00 noon-6:00 PM
  •   Tickets: available on Eventbrite or
  •   Pricing: $30 advance entry includes 6 tasting tokens. $40 for event entry and 0.5k Fun Run
  •   All sales are non-refundable.
  •   This is a 21+ event. ID’s are required from all participants. Anyone under 21 not allowed in to the event, including small children. Pets are not allowed.
  •   Each token is redeemable for one taste. Refunds will not be given for any leftover tokens.
  •   Additional tokens may be purchased at the Welcome Booth.
  •   This event is located just a few short blocks away from the Kirkland Transit Center. We strongly encourage public transportation, or the use of ridesharing apps. If you absolutely must drive, you can find a Kirkland parking map HERE.
  •   Event Gates close at 5:00 PM, and last call is at 5:15 and taps close at 5:30PM.
  •   Entry, exit and re-entry are allowed as much as you’d like.
  •   Commemorative glasses are only available while supply lasts.
  • •  Please know your limits and have a safe tasting experience. Be respectful, drink responsibly and don’t drive under the influence. Call an Uber or a cab.
  •   Questions? Contact us at

Hungry? We have excellent food! Grab ahold of Stan’s BBQ for some Kansas City goodness or enjoy a full menu of amazing options at Little Brother.

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

450 Central Way
Kirkland, WA 98033 [Map]

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.

Beers & Ciders


  • 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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