City cancels annual Hassle Free Holiday Bazaar for 2020
Posted on 08/18/2020
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City of Renton SealAugust 18, 2020

City of Renton Contact
Kelly Beymer, Community Services Administrator, 425-430-6617
Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, 206-491-8158 (cell)

29th annual event was scheduled for November 20 and 21

RENTON, WA – The City of Renton has made the decision to cancel the 2020 edition of the annual Hassle Free Holiday Bazaar. The bazaar was scheduled for November 20 and 21 and would have been the 29th annual. Over 100 local art and craft vendors have taken part in what is a Renton holiday tradition.

The city based the decision on King County currently being paused in Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee's phased approach to reopening businesses and activities. Even if the county were to move into Phase 3 before the bazaar's opening, the governor’s updated guidelines, which went into effect on July 20, limit non-religious gatherings to no more than 10 people.

Members of the city’s Community Services Recreation and Neighborhoods Division will be in touch with those vendors and past attendees with information on alternative shopping events.

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The City of Renton, Washington, with a population of 105,500 (2020), is located on the southeast shore of Lake Washington, just south of Seattle. Renton's strong economic base, diverse marketplace and favorable business climate have attracted the attention of nationally recognized companies that are providing employees and their families an outstanding quality of life. Renton is the home of Boeing, PACCAR, IKEA, the Seattle Seahawks, and the eternal resting place of Jimi Hendrix. More information can be found on our website, news releases, or Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor pages. 


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