Classic Car Show rolls into Kirkland’s downtown this weekend

This article was originally written by Deanna Isaacs and published via Kirkland Reporter papers. 

96908kirklandcarshowThe Kirkland Classic Car Show is rolling into town from 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday themed as ‘Rock the Night Away’ and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Not only will there be plenty of classic cars to view, but there will also be beer gardens and live music.

The Kirkland Classic Car Show started in 2003 in partnership with The Legends Car Club and is hosted by the Kirkland Downtown Association.

“The Legends” Car Club is a local organization comprised of more than 100 members with classics, antiques, sports cars, street cars, hot rods, muscle cars and more.

All the profits from the car show are donated to local charities.

For more information, please visit http://www.kirklandclassiccarshow.org/.

Traffic alert

Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the Kirkland Classic Car Show.

Limited access to the Lakeshore Plaza Parking Lot will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday, downtown road closures and detours will be in place from 5 a.m. until 6 p.m. The public boat launch will remain open, however boaters should expect delays. Event goers are encouraged to walk, bike, or carpool, and plan for their parking in advance. For public parking, including the Kirkland Municipal Garage, go to www.kirklandwa.gov/parking. For bus transportation, go tohttp://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov.

The following roads will be closed on Sunday: Lake Street and Lakeshore Plaza parking lots; Lakeshore Plaza; Lake Street from Central Way to 2nd Avenue South; Main Street from Central Way to Kirkland Avenue; Park Lane from Lake Street to 3rd Street; and Kirkland Avenue from city dock to Main Street.

Event organizers anticipate more than 13,000 car enthusiasts will attend the event which raises money for several local charities.