4th of July


Fourth of July 2022

July 4 at Gene Coulon Park

5 Tips from Renton Police Department

Officers Matt Nugent and Javier Raygoza of Renton Police Department share five (5) tips for anyone traveling to Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park for the city's annual Fourth of July celebration.



Stage Entertainment at 6:30 p.m.

The entertainment stage is in the grass amphitheater on the north side of the Kidd Valley and Ivar's restaurants.

At 6:30 p.m. DJ Jordan will be spinning an assortment of music that will include audience interaction. At 8 p.m., DJ Jordan will delight fans with a live musical performance featuring his latest and greatest melodies.

Fireworks Show at 10 p.m.

At 10 p.m., a 25-minute professional fireworks display will be launched from the water-walk. "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 from the surrounding hills of Renton.

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 Ivar's and Kidd Valley parking lot 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.

  • Vehicle access to Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park will be unavailable after 9 p.m.

  • No vehicle 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. or N. 20th St.

  • Parking is limited to first-come, first-served in 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.

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

Event Restrictions 

  • Pets/animals are not allowed in Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park.

  • Vehicles with pets/animals left inside are subject to a violation, and removal of pets/animals based on climate and conditions, and maybe towed at the owner’s expense.

  • Personal fireworks, alcohol, 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.


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, Dock and Drink 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.

Personal Fireworks are Illegal in Renton

City of Renton police and fire officials would like to remind everyone that the sale and use of fireworks is prohibited within Renton city limits. The ban has been in effect since 2005. The ban was passed by voters in 2005 (R4-5-070(c)97) and is designed to protect both citizens and their property from damage caused by fireworks. Citations may be issued for violations. Violators are subject to both civil and criminal penalties. Additionally, the sale, possession, or use of explosive devices such as M-80s, M-100s and homemade or modified fireworks is a felony offense.

King County passed a ban on the sales and use of consumer fireworks, so effective this year, personal fireworks are no longer permitted in unincorporated King County, including Skyway and Fairwood.

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