About Renton River Days
July 24 – 26, 2020, in Liberty Park
The 35th Annual Renton River Days will be a multi-day family festival and celebration of community pride. It is a time to gather with family, friends, and neighbors and enjoy the amenities and activities which make Renton a great community in which to live, work, and play. Originating in 1986, this celebration joins residents, businesses, organizations, and Puget Sound region tourists together for a wonderful variety of events, special features for kids, arts and crafts, recreation, food, and stage entertainment. Liberty Park, in the heart of Renton, is the focal point for the festival. Cedar River Park is also host to many events in and around the Renton Community Center.
2020 Festival Highlights
Thursday, July 23
Senior Day Picnic.
Friday-Sunday, July 24-26
Main Festival Weekend, Liberty Park.
Event hours in Liberty Park will be:
July 24: 11am – 8pm
July 25: 11am – 8pm
July 26: 11am – 6pm
Featuring the festival’s ActivityZones (low-cost attractions and free activity stations for kids, teens, and adults), the entertainment stage, Nibble of Renton, Art Market (arts and crafts booths), Renton Annual Art Show (juried fine art show at the Renton Community Center), Community Booths, Quilt Show (inside the Renton Community Center), Chalk Art Contest (on the tennis courts), plus much more.
Saturday, July 25
Begins at 10am on South 3rd St., Downtown Renton.
Sunday, July 26
Rubber Ducky Derby
Launched from the Houser Way Bridge at 4:30pm
How to Participate or Apply for the 2020 Festival
Art Market – Arts & Crafts and Marketplace Vendor Booths in Liberty Park
Download the 2020 Art Market Application (hand-crafted arts and crafts vendors). Application deadline is May 9, 2020.
Download the 2020 Marketplace Application (independent distributor/franchise i.e. Pampered Chef, LuLaRoe). Application deadline is May 9, 2020.
The Art Market is the hand-crafted arts and crafts show and Marketplace section (i.e. franchise/independent distributors) located in Liberty Park. Load-in and set-up will be on Thursday, July 23, and the show is open to the public Friday through Sunday, July 24-26. Questions regarding booth fees, booth size, screening and jurying process, special considerations, and to receive an application for 2020, may be directed to the Art Market Committee at at email@example.com.
Commercial Vendor/Exhibitor Booths
Renton River Days does not have a commercial vendor section. Commercial Exhibitor Booths are reserved for festival sponsors only. If you are interested in becoming part of the festival’s family of sponsors for 2020, please call 425.430.6528 or email Festival Director Sonja Mejlaender at Email Festival Director.
Community Booths (Friday-Sunday, July 24-26) in Liberty Park will be 501c3 non-profits, social service and public agencies, neighborhood associations, churches, service clubs, and festival sponsors. Booth hours will be Friday, July 24, 11am-8pm, Saturday, July 25, 11am-8pm, and Sunday, July 26, 11am-6pm. All Exhibitors will be providing some type of free hands-on activity for children and families. Renton River Days does not have a commercial sales or vendor section. If you are interested in becoming part of the Festival’s Family of Sponsors for 2020, please call 425.430.6528 or Email Festival Director.
“Information Only” Community Booths: Nonprofits (501c3) which will be creating awareness for their agency and promoting their programs and services. Download the 2020 RRD Info Only Comm Booth Application. Application deadline is June 5, 2020.
“Fundraising” Community Booths: Nonprofits (501c3) which will be creating awareness for their agency and promoting their programs and services. These nonprofits are also permitted to accept donations and fundraise for their organization or charity of choice. Download the 2020 RRD Fundraising Comm Booth Application. Application deadline is June 5, 2020.
Food Vendors – Nibble of Renton
Renton River Days welcomes local restaurants and catering services, and past participants to fill available spaces. If all spaces are not filled, additional vendors will be considered based on menu variety. All vendors operate from a 10′ x 20′ booth space provided by the festival. Electrical hook-up available. An application fee is required to the festival. Email Jace Werre, Nibble Chairman, at firstname.lastname@example.org with your business name, food specialty and menu variety, address and phone.
Parade Application will be available to download in April 2020.
For more information, please contact Volunteer Parade Chair Nancy Quinn at 425.572.5702 or email at email@example.com. Parade will begin at 10am on Saturday, July 25, 2020, and proceed down South 3rd St. in downtown Renton.
Renton River Days may provide a modest contribution to local or visiting marching bands, or other parade entries with musicians, bands or dancers and help offset expenses. Marching bands, musicians, and dancers captivate the crowds and fill the air with music. Our Parade Committee would like more entries like this to consider. Please call Nancy to discuss your marching band or musician-based parade entry.
Renton Annual Art Show – Juried Fine Art Show at the Renton Community Center
Visit www.rentonannualartshow.com for information or to download the 2020 Artist Prospectus in Spring 2020. You may also contact Vicki Faull, Committee Chair, at 425.254.9934, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Show dates are Thursday evening, July 23, through Sunday, July 26, at the Renton Community Center.
If you are interested in becoming part of the Festival’s Family of Sponsors for 2020, please call 425.430.6528 or email Festival Director Sonja Mejlaender at email@example.com.
Stage Entertainment & Performers
Bands, Dancers, Children’s Variety, Strolling & Cultural Groups
The entertainment stage at Renton River Days will feature a variety of instrumental, vocal, percussion, and dance considered “family entertainment” in Liberty Park, July 24-26, 2020.
Performing artists are encouraged to submit an electronic promo kit (website, artist bios, sound files, photos, etc.) through January 2020, to be considered for the Renton River Days Festival in July 2020. A sound system is provided. Please mail any items for review for 2020 to Renton River Days, 1055 S. Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057. To leave a voicemail for Festival Director, Sonja Mejlaender, call 425.430.6528 or Email Festival Director. Entertainment submission must be received by January 31, 2020, to be considered for the 2020 festival. Only entertainment being considered will be contacted.
Additionally, Renton River Days may provide a modest contribution to local or visiting marching bands, or other parade entries with musicians, bands or dancers and help offset expenses. Marching bands, musicians, and dancers in Parade entries captivate the crowds and fill the air with music. Our Parade Committee would like more entries like this to consider. Please contact Nancy Quinn, Parade Chair, at 425.572.5702 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your marching band or musician-based parade entry.
How to Contact Renton River Days
Renton River Days
1055 South Grady Way
Renton, WA 98057
Festival Information Line and Voicemail: 425.430.6528
Email Festival Director