Live music, a dog show, and the ever-popular Chili cookoff and Pie bakeoff are all on the menu of DennyFest this fall. So mark your calendars and make plans to stop by and join in. This year’s date is Saturday, September 17th, rain or shine, for the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance’s annual September “swan song to summer” festival.
What else can you look forward to? As in past years, there will be kids’ activities, guided nature hikes, and a barbeque. Also in store may be tours for kids of a few of the fire engines. An eclectic variety of other events are in the works, but more volunteers are needed.
Live music again this year, more to come as we book musicians.
If you can pitch in with your creativity or ideas, please use the contact form to volunteer.
All Finn Hill residents and friends of Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance are welcome to come and encouraged to share their talents and help. Details continue to be worked out, and plans will be announced as they are finalized.
DennyFest, always in O. O. Denny Park, will be held from 12 to 4 pm near the Clayton Rich Memorial Shelter. There is no admission charge.
Take a peak at past DennyFest events:
Dear Finn Hill neighbors and friends: Here’s a summary of upcoming opportunities to improve your neighborhood and have some fun at the same time: Comment on 100th Avenue improvements Comments are open through Friday, August 5. The City of Kirkland is planning a host of improvements to 100th Avenue, running south from Simonds Road along the eastern boundary of Finn Hill down to 132nd (the intersection with Juanita Elementary). You can learn more about the plans and provide your comments online through Friday, August 5. Click here for the...read more
This year’s DennyFest was held after a rainy morning and in the wake of a Seahawks season opener that didn’t turn out the way the 12th Man wanted. But DennyFest was the perfect antidote to cloudy skies and deflated football fans. Several hundred Finn Hill residents came down to O.O. Denny Park and were treated to fantastic music, great burgers and hot dogs, a selection of pies and a tasty pot of chili. We had arts & crafts and a bouncy house for the kids, a massage tent for those who once were kids but are now feeling their age, and a dog...read more
Yes, it’s that time again. DennyFest takes place Sunday, September 13, 2015 at O.O. Denny Park from noon to 4. Here are this year’s Top Ten reasons why you should be stopping by: 10. After Wind Storm 2015, O.O. Denny Park has room for a few more limbs. So bring yours. 9. Rumor has it these may be the last four hours of summer so make the most of it. 8. All the talk recently of an earthquake one day has us thinking it’s best to prepare the kids now by sticking them in the bouncy house. 7. Try the chili contest entries and watch your...read more
The Top 10 Reasons to go to DennyFest from the past five years. Along with chili, pies, and dogs (both the edible and barking kinds), DennyFest wouldn’t be what it is without our annual list of reasons why you need to attend. Jeff Hoerth, former president of Denny Creek Neighborhood Alliance (now the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance) and the person who inspired the first DennyFest seven years ago, is the ghost writer of these lists. In a couple of days, we’ll issue Jeff’s list of reasons why need to go to DennyFest this Sunday. But if you want...read more
Ready for some footfall? Then get over to Kirkland’s O.O. Denny Park on the shores of Lake Washington to hear the sounds of footsteps parading with dogs, lined up for food, and dancing to live music in the Finn Hill neighborhood annual celebration known as DennyFest. Sponsored by the Finn Hill Neighborhood Alliance (FHNA), the fun takes place on Sunday, September 13th from 12pm to 4pm. All area residents and supporters of FHNA are welcome at the 7th annual event. O.O. Denny Park is located at 12032 Holmes Point Drive, about a mile off Juanita...read more
Our swan song to the end of summer approaches—DennyFest is Sunday, Sept. 13th. This year we’ll have an incredible live music line-up, featuring the Geoffrey Castle Band, on electric six string violin: http://www.geoffreycastle.com Finn Hill Jazz, a four piece ensemble: http://finnhilljazz.com and Jessie Oliver, on vocals and piano: https://soundcloud.com/jessieoliver9 DennyFest is our annual neighborhood celebration of family, food, music, and arts for the Finn Hill Neighborhood. As always, besides live music, DennyFest will feature a dog...read more