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.

Celebration Schedule

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Sand and Grass Volleyball Tournaments
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Kids and Family ActivityZones
12 to 9:30 p.m. – Stage Entertainment
10 p.m. – Ooohs and Ahhhs

Presenting Sponsor

Hyatt Regency Logo

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.


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 Lake View BBQ located on the promenade to the west of the South Beach playground.  Between these three 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 $25/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.

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