The event is held in downtown Kirkland's Marina Park at 25 Lakeshore Plaza, Kirkland, Washington. The event is close to a large selection of hotels, restaurants, bars and shopping. Map
Admission required must be 21+
Free and open to all ages
For full parking details visit City of Kirkland Transportation Website
Pedal your bicycle down to the festival and park your two-wheeled ride in the Kirkland Uncorked Bike Valet, brought to you by the Hope Heart Institute.
To find a route nearest you, visit King County Metro Online.
The Kirkland Uncorked Promenade is free and open to the public.
Tasting Garden admission is $25 in advance or $30 the weekend of the event. Tickets include entrance to the Tasting Garden, a commemorative tasting glass and 10 wine tasting tokens. One ounce wine tastes are 1-2 tasting tokens depending on each wine's value. Commemorative festival glasses available while supplies last. You must be 21 or older and have a valid ID to enter the Tasting Garden. Advance tickets are non-refundable; the event will be held rain or shine.
Non-tasting admission is available for $15.
Kirkland Uncorked is a benefit for The Hope Heart Institute. $1 - $1.75 will be directly contributed to The Hope Heart Institute for every tasting garden ticket sold. In addition, we ask our guests to pledge an additional contribution when purchasing their advance tickets.
Yes! Advanced tickets can be bought online or at any Advanced Ticket Outlet.
Purchase your tickets early! Tickets go off sale online on Friday, July 15th at 12:00 noon. Tickets will be available for purchase on site when gates open.
The Washington State Liquor Control Board requires everyone entering the Tasting Garden to present valid ID.
The Washington State Liquor Control Board states that any of the following is acceptable:
*The DMV identification card and the military card must have a picture of the person, the person's name, address, date of birth, a physical description and the signature of the person.
The festival has a strict alcohol policy that is designed to protect the guests and the public from alcohol related incidents. All festival guests are expected to maintain responsible and appropriate behavior at all times. Any behavior defying the guest conduct policy as determined by event management can result in ejection and possible arrest.
Event management has the right to refuse entry to any guest deemed intoxicated upon arrival to the Festival. Additionally, the festival has the right to remove any guest from the premises who is intoxicated or causing a disturbance or is potentially dangerous to himself/herself or other guests.
Ejected guests will not receive a refund for their tickets or be compensated in any way.
Inappropriate behavior includes, but is not limited to:
The festival reserves the right to deny entry or eject from the facility guests displaying inappropriate behavior, as determined by event management.
The Kirkland Uncorked Tasting Garden has same day re-entry. Please have your hand stamped before you leave in order re-enter. You many only use your ticket for one day.
We accept VISA and Mastercard as well as cash for payment of admission. We do not accept checks.
Yes, but children are not allowed in the Tasting Garden. All Tasting Garden ticket holders must be at least 21 years of age with valid ID.
Yes, dogs are allowed both in the Promenade and the Tasting Garden throughout the entire event weekend.
In order to taste wine at the festival you must have the official event glass. Servers will not pour wine into anything else. Admission includes a glass and 10 tasting tokens. Wine servers do not accept cash. Tasting tokens for wine are purchased at the entrance or from the Wine Shop inside the tasting garden. Wine tasting tokens are $2.00 each. Wine tastes are 1-2 tasting tokens depending on each wine's value. Tasting tokens are non-refundable.
On Friday and Saturday, admission and token sales will stop at 9 p.m., precisely one-half hour before the taps are closed and bottles are corked at 9:30 p.m. Be aware of this when scheduling your visit to the festival. We want you to be happy, so arrive early and allow yourself plenty of time to enjoy the festival. On Sunday, admission and token sales will stop at 5 p.m. and bottles will be corked at 5:30pm.
On Saturday, the event will announce last call at 9:15 p.m. No wine will be served after 9:30 p.m. The festival closes at 10 p.m. On Sunday, last call will be at 5:15 p.m. and the festival will close at 6 p.m. and no wine will be served after 5:30pm.
Yes! Festival food vendors will be available in the Kirkland Uncorked Promenade and Tasting Garden. Guests with tickets in the Tasting Garden may enter and exit as they wish and bring food in with them. Just remember to get your hand stamped at the exit gate.
Downtown Kirkland also has many wonderful restaurants, so you can sit down and enjoy a meal. For a complete list of Kirkland restaurants, visit Explore Kirkland.
Kirkland Uncorked is an outdoor event and smoking is permitted. We ask that you do not litter, use the trash receptacles and be respectful of other guests.
If you are part of a group and plan to drink, assign a designated driver. Designated drivers may enter the Tasting Garden with a Non-Tasting Admission ($15) and a valid ID. Non-Tasting Admission can be purchased in advance online or at the entrance.
Guests who are not drinking may enter the Tasting Garden with a Non-Tasting Admission ($15) with valid ID. Non-Tasting Admission can be purchased in advance online or at the entrance.
Kirkland Uncorked works to minimize the environmental impact of our event. Our efforts include: