4th of July

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Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is the perfect summer backdrop for Renton's 4th of July celebration!

An array of entertaining options including two ActivityZones for kids and families, co-ed grass & sand volleyball tournament, live stage entertainment, and the company of friends and family. A 25-minute firework display over Lake Washington will conclude the day’s events at 10 p.m.

Coulon Swimming Beach Closed

The closure of the swimming beach at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park will continue through the weekend of July 6 and 7. It is recommended that people and pets do not swim at the beach, drink lake water, or engage in other water-contact activities.

Per regular King County water testing, the swimming beach is temporarily closed for high bacteria levels. Further test results will determine when the beach can be reopened. For updates, please check this page or contact King County at (206) 477-4800 or lakes@kingcounty.gov.

The closure will not affect the city's Fourth of July celebration.

Celebration Schedule

7 a.m. - Park gates open
8 a.m. - Volleyball Tournament
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Kids ActivityZone
12:30 p.m. - Renton City Concert Band
2:30 p.m. - Bubble Up Show
4:30 p.m. - Ian Dobson’s Steel Drum Party
6:30 p.m. - Steppin’ Together Dance Performance
7 p.m. - Official Welcome
8 p.m. - Oncore R&B Dance Hits
10 p.m. - Fireworks show

Presenting Sponsor

Hyatt Regency Logo


Click to download the schedule of events for Renton's 4th of July celebration

Grass and Sand Volleyball Tournaments

The volleyball tournaments will consist of six grass courts and two sand courts in which 24 teams will battle it out to determine who takes home the title.

All co-ed participants will receive a retro tank top in honor of their patriotic athleticism. The tournament champions will also take home additional prizes in addition to the heavily sought after bragging rights of the win!

The bump, set, and sand in your eye takes place in the South Beach area of the park which is sponsored by Local 2170.

Registration for the volleyball tournaments will open on May 1 with a fee of $50 per team.

Kids and Family ActivityZones

This year will feature two ActivityZones where families will have the opportunity to enjoy a multitude of free activities that include inflatables, lawn games, face-painting, and other adventures in The Gallery near Kidd Valley and the South Beach area.

Stage Entertainment

The entertainment stage, co-sponsored by The Landing, is located in the grass amphitheater on the north side of the Kidd Vally and Ivar's restaurants.

The 2019 entertainmnet will showcase an assortment of music, dance, and audience interaction. The schedule will be updated as we move closer to July 4. Please continue to check back for a completed lineup.

The Landing

Fireworks Display

At 10:00 p.m., a 25-minute professional fireworks display will be launched in unison with the tunes of legendary Seattle bands. "Oooohs" and "Ahhhhs" are encouraged as the fireworks light up the shores of Lake Washington.

This epic display is also visible from several locations near Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park of from the surrounding hills of Renton.

Restaurants

In addition to the cooler full of snacks at your side, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park also has permanent establishments to further your palate; Ivar’s and Kidd Valley. Guests will also enjoy the Hyatt Regency's Water's Table, the Dock + Anchor Beer Garden which will be open for the festivities, and The Market Place Café. Between these eateries there is plenty to choose from if that vegetable platter just isn’t cutting it.

Event Restrictions

Street Closure - Lake Washington Blvd. N.

Vehicle access to Lake Washington Blvd. N. will be restricted beginning at 9:30 p.m. to facilitate safe exit of pedestrians and vehicular traffic from Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. Lake Washington Blvd. N. will reopen to normal traffic at approximately 11:15 p.m.

  • Courtesy pick-up, drop-off, unload and load is ONLY available in the South Beach parking area from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Attendees who are NOT picked up before 9 p.m., will need to wait for pick-up until approximately 11:15 p.m. when Lake Washington Blvd. N. has reopened.
  • Vehicular access to Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park will be unavailable from 9 p.m. to approximately 11:15 p.m.
  • No vehicular parking in the boat launch area.
  • Beginning at 9 p.m. access to the park is pedestrian ONLY.
  • Parking is NOT permitted along Lake Washington Blvd. N.
  • Parking is limited in the Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park.
  • Event parking will be available on the top two floors of the parking garage at The Landing; accessible from Logan Ave. N. or N. 10th Place. Parking is not permitted in the other "surface lots" at The Landing.
  • Fee-based event parking is available at $20/vehicle in the Southport Office Garage (Hyatt Hotel Garage)
  • Parking at all locations is at your own risk; do not leave valuables unattended in a vehicle.
  • There is no shuttle service provided to offsite parking areas. 

Finger Piers and Bulkhead Restriction

Boats must be cleared from finger piers and bulkhead by 7 p.m.

Boat Launch Hours

The following hours will be enforced at the boat launch:

  • 9  to 11 p.m. - No launching or pick-up of watercraft at the boat launch

Event Restrictions

  • Personal fireworks, alcohol, pets, animals, enclosed tents, amplified music, and drones are prohibited.
    • The Police and Fire Departments will actively enforce the personal firework ban.
  • Park Rules and Regulations
  • Pop-up canopies (up to 10'x10' and secured with weights only, no stakes) children's tents, umbrellas and umbrellas-chairs are allowed.

Parking

Coulon Park

  • Limited parking.
  • Courtesy load & unload inside the boat launch.

The Landing

  • Top two floors parking garage.

Southport

  • Parking Garage: $20

Parking is not allowed along Lake Washington Blvd. N. Vehicles in violation will be towed.

Fireworks Safety Videos

Video #1: Fireworks safety is our top priority

Ed VanValey, Renton's Chief of Police, and Rick Marshall, Renton Regional Fire Authority Chief, remind residents that all types of fireworks are illegal within the Renton City Limits and your safety is our first priority.

Video #2: Fireworks Safety Tips from Renton Firefighters

Renton Regional Fire Authority firefighters share some easy-to-follow fireworks safety tips designed to keep your 4th of July safe. 

Video #3: All fireworks are prohibited within the Renton city limits

Since the city banned fireworks in 2005, our first responders have seen a significant decrease in fire and aid calls. Violators are subjected to confiscation of their fireworks and may receive a ticket or fine. Fines range from $100 to $500.

 

Video #4: Renton's 4th of July Celebration: Need to Know

Renton's annual 4th of July celebration is the city's largest one-day event. Renton police officer Matt Nugent covers five areas to make your day at Gene Coulon Park enjoyable:

  1. Getting to the park;
  2. Parking, including off-site options;
  3. Unloading & Loading;
  4. Dos & Don'ts (what you can and cannot bring into the park); and
  5. Reunification Plan for your loved ones. 

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