Renton River Days

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Renton River Days
Renton, WA 98057
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Renton River Days 2024 

July 26-28

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Rooted deep within the hearts of Renton residents, Renton River Days is a festival born from local collaboration, uniting an ever-growing community. Since its inception in 1986, this vibrant festival has exploded with Renton's passion for music, art, food, and entertainment for all ages. Join us at the 2024 Renton River Days celebration and dive into an array of activities that unite the community in a mid-summer celebration of fun. Discover for yourself "Where Community Grows!"

The Renton River Days Campus has something for everyone! The festivals main activities will take place at Cedar River Park, Liberty Park, and Renton Community Center. Each location is brimming with entertainment opportunities and can be easily accessed via Houser Way, a pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare that unites all locations for endless festival fun!

Participate in Renton River Days

Volunteer

Be a volunteer Superstar!

Renton River Days is looking for energetic volunteers for its festival weekend, July 26-28. Help us make this event unforgettable by keeping the festival areas clean and litter free, parade assistance, and supporting various festival activities. Opportunities are available for ages 16 and up, with special spots for those 14 and up – a fantastic way to earn community service hours for school! All opportunities are performed outdoors, are physically active, and will engage with the public.

 

 

Parade applications

Parade participants still needed!

Steal the show and be part of the Renton River Days Parade on July 27 at 10 a.m. Apply online by July 12.

 

Community Booth opportunities

Community Booth opportunities

Non-profit organizations or community groups may apply for a community booth to capture significant exposure and invite engagement through captivating displays and activities. Applications must be submitted no later than June 28.

Events and Activities 

Golf tournament at Maplewood Golf Course

Friday, July 26, 8 a.m. at Maplewood Golf Course

Sign up for the 2024 Renton River Days Golf Tournament on Friday, July 26, with tee time at 8 a.m. The tournament will be a "Four-Person Scramble," with a maximum of 25 teams. The team captains can register the entire team. Entry into the game is $400 per team.

Registration includes an 18-hole green fee, a shared cart, driving range balls, and a "swag bag." Register now before this tournament fills up!

 

Drone Show & Musical Performances

Friday, July 26, 7:30-10 p.m. at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park

Kick off Renton River Days weekend with a live musical performance and Friday Night Lights! Whether you prefer to relax in a lawn chair or dance the night away, this is the place to be! Music starts at 7:30 p.m. on the Kidd Valley stage (across from the Kidd Valley restaurant). At 9:30 p.m., look up for a spectacular drone show by Sky Elements, showcasing a breathtaking display of celebration and community.

Live musical performances continue throughout Renton River Days weekend.

Saturday, July 27, 12-8 p.m. at Liberty Park 

  • 12-1:15 p.m. 3 Trick Pony (Classic Rock & Funky Dance)
  • 2:15-3:30 p.m. Steve Aliment & Annie O'neill (Roots, Country & Soul)
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m. Frankie McCabe (Fulk/Pop)
  • 6:30-8 p.m. The Kennydales (Classic Yatch Rock)

Sunday, July 28, 12-5 p.m. at Liberty Park

  • 12-1 p.m. Corey Wild (Rock, Blues & Jazz)
  • 2-3 p.m. Nite Wave (80's New Wave)
  • 4-5 p.m. Stacey Jones (Blues & Rock)

Parade

Saturday, July 27, at 10 a.m. starting at S. Third Street in Downtown Renton

Don’t miss one of the most popular events of Renton River Days: the Renton River Days Parade, sponsored by Brotherton Cadillac. Kicking off at 10 a.m., this parade features a dazzling array of entries, each designed to entertain. From colorful floats to lively performers, this is an unforgettable celebration of community spirit! 

 

Summer Bazaar

Saturday, July 27, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. through Sunday, July 28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Renton Community Center

The Summer Bazaar features art and hand-crafted items for sale. No worries about extra warm weather or raindrops, shop indoors!

Vendors

All vendor spots are full. 

 

Renton Foodie Fest

Enjoy a great line up of food trucks and tents at Liberty Park and Cedar River Park. 

Liberty Park

C. Davis Texas BBQ
Texas style BBQ

Cafe de la Loba & Dirty Dawgz
Hot dogs, nachos, specialty drinks

The Corndoggery
Hand-dipped corn dogs

El Koreano
Korean Mexican fusion

Langostino Sushi Burrito
Sushi

The Little Chicken Burger
Burgers, chicken tenders, fries

Organic Juice Bar and Gyros
Gyros, waffle fries

The Original Phillys
Gourmet Philly cheesesteaks

Sugar + Spoon
Ready-to-eat cookie dough

Sweet Wheels Ice Cream Sandwiches
Desserts

Taco Cortes
Mexican dishes

Thai on Highland
Thai dishes

Una’s Kettle Corn
Kettle corn, flavored lemonade

Yummy 8
Teriyaki, orange chicken, Asian dishes

 


Cedar River Park

The Food Atlas
Indian street food

Hansen’s Mini Donuts
Made-to-order mini donuts

O.P’s Meals on Wheels
BBQ

Olympic Concessions & Catering
Corn dogs, elephant ear, shave ice

Puddin’ Cakz
Desserts and lemonade

Ray’s Elephant Ear
Elephant ears and corn dogs

Tastyz
Shave Ice, lemonade, hot dogs

Una’s Kettle Corn
Kettle corn, flavored lemonade

Subject to change. 

Sanctioned Events

Saturday, July 27

Pancake Breakfast

  • 7:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Don Persson Renton Senior Activity Center

Start your day with a hearty breakfast before engaging in the days' events. Gluten free option available upon request. $10/adults, $8/seniors and kids 12 and under/$5.  Toddlers free. Tickets available at Hub Insurance (1102 Bronson Way N) prior to July 27, or at the door on 7/27. Organized by The Renton Lions Club.

 

Volkssports 5K, 10K & 15K ‘Explore Renton’ Fun Walks

  • 8-10 a.m.

Parking available at Renton Memorial Stadium.  Follow signs on Cedar River Trail to Start Table at riverfront side of the Don Persson Renton Senior Activity Center.  Explore Renton’s finest amenities and historic landmarks. For more information, call (206) 228-3915 or visit interlakentrailblazers.org.
Organized by Volkssport Interlaken Trailblazers.

Chalk Art Competition

  • 10a.m.-3p.m.
  • Renton Community Center

Artists of all ages are invited to participate for a chance to win the People's Choice Award and Judge's Selection Award. Thanks to a generous donation from Allied Arts of Renton, the first prize winner will receive $1,000 for the Judge's Selection award. Register by July 12 to secure your spot and receive a box of pastels. Don't miss this chance to showcase your creativity!

Antique Classic Boat Show 

  • 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park

View 20+ antique and classic boats. Meet the owners of these historic vessels and learn about boater safety!  Visit acbs-pnw.org for more information.

Sunday, July 28

Deutsch-Marque Car Show

  • 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • Liberty Park

An impressive display of beautiful German automobiles. Expanded vendor row representing the best of aftermarket, service, tuner, and car care companies, and meet a few YouTube personalities.
Presented by our local Puget Sound Audi, BMW, Minis, Mercedes, Porsche and Volkswagen Car Clubs.

Rubber Ducky Derby

  • 3:30 p.m.
  • Houser Street Bridge

Thousands of little yellow ducks race for valuable prizes. Buy a ticket for your chance to win from any Rotarian, at the Renton Farmers Market every Tuesday in Downtown Renton at Piazza Park, or at the Rotary Booth in Liberty Park during the festival weekend. Visit rentonrotary.org for more information.

Schedule of Events

Daily Schedule

Wednesday, July 24 & Thursday, July 25

Wednesday & Thursday: 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Renton History Museum 
Free admission. Featured temporary exhibits include With This Ring, a history of marriage in Renton, and A Plate at the Potluck, about our immigrant restaurateurs and caterers.

Thursday: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Renton River Days Senior Day Picnic 
Renton Community Center.
Join the fun at our most popular summer event for those 50+! Enjoy BBQ hamburgers, ice-cream, and dance to era classics and top 40 hits with the lively 11-member StageOne – Seattle Solid Gold. Registration is required, only $5 per person! rentonwa.gov/register  #18916

Friday, July 26

8 a.m. Golf Tournament Maplewood Golf Course.
A “Four-Person Scramble” with 25 teams max. Team captains can register. $400 per team includes an 18-hole green fee, a shared cart, driving range balls, and a “swag bag.” Open to anyone (no golf handicap required.) Register at rentonwa.gov/register #21167

10 a.m.–4 p.m. Renton History Museum 
Free.

6–8 p.m. Adaptive Recreation Pool Party 
Henry Moses Aquatics Center.
Adaptive Recreation swimmers of all abilities and ages can experience the water park in a safe setting with support from water park staff if/when needed. Participant may have one aide/caregiver free with admission.  $10 Resident / $15 Non-Resident per participant. Register at rentonwa.gov/register with #19372. [email protected] or 425-420-6700

7:30–10 p.m. Live Music from The Kennydales & Drone Show!
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park.
Kick off Renton River Days weekend with The Kennydales and Friday night lights! Music starts at 7:30 p.m. on the Kidd Valley stage (across from the Kidd Valley restaurant). At 9:30 p.m., look up for a spectacular drone show by Sky Elements, showcasing a breathtaking display of celebration and community.

Saturday, July 27

7:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast 
Don Persson Renton Senior Activity Center.
Start your day with a hearty breakfast before engaging in the days’ events. Gluten free available upon request. $10 adults, $8 seniors, and $5 kids under 12. Tickets available at Hub Insurance, 1102 Bronson Way N, prior to 7/27, or at the door. 425-381-7069. Organized by Renton Lions Club.

8 a.m.–10 a.m. Volkssports 5K, 10K & 15K ‘Explore Renton’ Fun Walks 
Parking available at Renton Memorial Stadium. Follow signs on Cedar River Trail to Start Table at riverfront side of the Don Persson Renton Senior Activity Center. Explore Renton’s finest amenities and historic landmarks. 206-228-3915 or interlakentrailblazers.org. Organized by Volkssport Interlaken Trailblazers.

10 a.m. Renton River Days Parade “Where Community Grows”
Downtown along S. Third St. from Shattuck Ave. to Liberty Park.
With Parade Announcers from 101.5 Hank FM. Drill teams, dancers, marching bands, horses, one-of-a-kind cars, themed “Where Community Grows” entries and more. 425-430-6766 or [email protected]. 

10 a.m.–3 p.m. Chalk Art Competition
Renton Community Center
Artists of all ages are invited to participate for a chance to win the People's Choice Award and Judge's Selection Award. Thanks to a generous donation from Allied Arts of Renton, the first prize winner will receive $1,000 for the Judge's Selection award. Register by July 12 to secure your spot and receive a box of pastels. Don't miss this chance to showcase your creativity!

10 a.m.–5 p.m. Antique Classic Boat Show
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park.
View 20+ antique and classic boats. Meet the owners and learn about boater and safety education! acbs-pnw.org

10 a.m.–4 p.m. Renton History Museum 
Free.

11 a.m.– 7 p.m. Craft Beer & Wine Garden
Liberty Park.
Near the Entertainment Stage.

11 a.m.–7 p.m. Summer Bazaar
Renton Community Center.
The Summer Bazaar features art and hand-crafted items for sale. No worries about extra warm weather or raindrops, shop indoors!

11 a.m.–7 p.m. Renton School District Student Art Show 
 
Renton Community Center Banquet Room.
View displays (no sales) of this district-wide student art show.

11 a.m.–8 p.m. All–Ages ActivityZone
FREE! NEW LOCATION!
Cedar River Park next to Renton Community Center.
Expanded line-up of free attractions for children, teens and adults.

11 a.m.–8 p.m. Community Information Booths
Liberty Park.
Exhibitors include city dept., non-profits, public service agencies, and festival event sponsors.

11 a.m.–8 p.m. Renton Foodie Fest 
Liberty Park, along Houser Way, and on west side of the Renton Community Center.
Take a break or refuel for more River Days fun!

1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. & 4 p.m. Wenatchee Youth Circus 
FREE! Big Field at Liberty Park.
Known as the “Biggest Little Circus in the World” and is one of several non-professional groups presently performing in the United States. The show includes many professional quality circus acts, including: high wire, flying trapeze, fire acts, and aerial acts.

Sunday, July 28

11 a.m.–4 p.m. Deutsch–Marque Car Show
NEW LOCATION!
Liberty Park.
Enjoy an impressive display of German beauties. New this year, will be a vendor row representing the best of aftermarket, service, tuner, and car care companies, and meet a few YouTube personalities. Presented by the local Puget Sound Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche and Volkswagen Car Clubs.

11 a.m.–5 p.m. Craft Beer & Wine Garden
Liberty Park.
Near the Entertainment Stage.

11 a.m.–5 p.m. All–Ages ActivityZone
FREE! NEW LOCATION!
Cedar River Park next to Renton Community Center.
Expanded line-up of free attractions for children, teens and adults.

11 a.m.–5 p.m. Summer Bazaar
Renton Community Center.
Bazaar features art and hand-crafted items for sale. No worries about extra warm weather or raindrops, shop indoors!

11 a.m.–5 p.m. Renton School District Student Art Show 
Renton Community Center Dance Studio.
View displays of this new student art show.

11 a.m.–5 p.m. Renton Foodie Fest
Liberty Park, along Houser Way, and on west side of the Renton Community Center.
Take a break or refuel for more River Days fun!

11 a.m.–5 p.m. Community Information Booths
Liberty Park.
Exhibitors include non-profits, public service agencies, and festival event sponsors.

12–4 p.m. Renton History Museum 
Free.

3:30 p.m. Rubber Ducky Derby 
Houser Street Bridge.
Thousands of little yellow ducks race for valuable prizes. Buy a ticket from any Rotarian at the Tuesday Renton Farmers Markets at Piazza Park, or at the Rotary Booth in Liberty Park during festival weekend, for your chance to win. rentonrotary.org

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