2018 Renton River Days – Frequently Asked Questions
1. Event hours for Liberty Park (core features: KidZone activities, Nibble of Renton food vendor booths, Community Booths/nonprofits, Sponsor-only commercial booths, stage entertainment and Art Market/hand-crafted arts and crafts booths):
Friday, July 27: 11am-8pm
Saturday, July 28: 11am-8pm
Sunday, July 29: 11am-6pm
2. Free Shuttle Service:
Continuous shuttle service for pick-up and drop-off at two locations:
Renton Memorial Stadium (Logan Ave. N.) and at Liberty Park (Bronson Way N.) near the tennis courts.
Friday, July 27, 10am-9pm
Saturday, July 28, 9am-9pm
Sunday, July 29, 10am-7pm
Download the 2018 RRD Parade Application. Application deadline is June 28, 2018.
Parade day is Saturday, July 28, on S. 3rd St. in downtown Renton. The Parade will begin at 10am. Questions regarding the Parade should be directed to Volunteer Parade Chair Nancy Quinn at 425.572.5702 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Wenatchee Youth Circus Performances:
The Wenatchee Youth Circus performs two shows on Friday, July 27 at 1:30pm and 6:00pm and one show on Saturday, July 28, at 1:30pm. Circus shows are at Cedar River Park. Circus tickets cost $3/pp for children under 18 and $4/pp for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the Festival Information Booth in Liberty Park or 30 minutes before show time at Cedar River Park. Easy access from Liberty Park to Cedar River Park on foot using the I-405 underpass.
5. Where to Purchase Rubber Ducky Derby Tickets:
Tickets will available for purchase at the Renton Rotary Exhibitor Booth in Liberty Park during festival weekend July 27 – 29, and Rotarians will be selling tickets along the Parade route on South 3rd Street on Saturday, July 28. Rotarians will also be selling Ducky Derby tickets from the Rotary Table at the Renton Farmers Market at the Piazza in downtown Renton on Tuesdays during June and July. Tickets are also available for purchase at St. Charles Place Antiques, Cugini Florists, The Renton Printery and Garland Jewelers located in downtown Renton, and from any Renton Rotary Club member.
For each $5 ticket, supporters have a chance to win one of several great prizes (prize list below is from 2017; TBD for 2018):
- 1st Place: $1,000 donated by Renton Rotarians
- 2nd Place: $750 donated by Renton Coil Spring Co.
- 3rd Place: $500 Gift Card donated by IKEA
- 4th Place: $500 Gift Certificate donated by King & Bunnys Appliances
- 5th Place: $525 Renton Dining donated by Melrose Grill, Torero’s, Gyros House, Wildfin Grill and Marianna
6. Art Market (hand-crafted arts and crafts vendors at Liberty Park) and
NEW section the Marketplace:
Download 2018 Art Market Application (hand-crafted arts and crafts only). Art Market Application deadline for new vendors is May 9, 2018.
Download 2018 Marketplace Application (independent distributors i.e. PartyLite, LuLaRoe). Marketplace Application deadline is May 9, 2018. Marketplace vendors will be clustered together in a section (adjacent but separate) to the hand-crafted art vendors in the Art Market.
For questions or more information about 2018’s show, contact Kim Unti or Briana Unti, Art Market Co-Chairs at email@example.com.
7. Community Information Booths (nonprofits, social service agencies, sponsors, no commercial):
Download the 2018 RRD Comm Booth App_Fundraising. (your nonprofit plans to organize a fundraising activity in your booth).
Download the 2018 RRD Comm Booth App_Info Only. (your nonprofit’s booth will be informational only).
Deadline for applications is June 8, 2018.
Community Booths (Friday-Sunday, July 27-29) in Liberty Park will be non-profits, social service agencies, neighborhood associations, churches, service clubs, and festival sponsors. Booth hours will be Friday, July 27, 11am-8pm, Saturday, July 28, 11am-8pm, and Sunday, July 29, 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.
8. Commercial Exhibitor/Vendors:
Renton River Days does not have a commercial vendor/exhibitor booth section. That benefit is reserved for Festival Sponsors. Commercial entities interested in sponsoring in 2018, should email Renton River Days/Sonja Mejlaender at firstname.lastname@example.org .
9. Stage Entertainment:
Performers should email Renton River Days/Sonja Mejlaender (email@example.com) or mail their promo packs to: Renton River Days, 1055 S. Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057. Submit by January 31, 2018. Only entertainment being considered will be contacted.
10. Food Vendors:
Renton River Days invites previous participants to return before considering new food vendors. Interested food vendors should email Volunteer Nibble of Renton Chairman, Jace Werre, beginning January 2018 at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if there are opportunities.
11. Festival Souvenirs for Sale:
Visit the Festival’s Information Booth at Liberty Park, July 27-29, to see the entire selection of available Renton River Days souvenirs and products. Available this year will be the youth and adult t-shirt, mugs, and a variety of logo stitched hats including sportsman caps (faded denim and berry red), military-style cap (olive green), two-tone ball caps (khaki w/navy bill, and pebble w/black bill), and visors (marine blue and lime green).
The entire line of products and souvenirs are also available for sale at the Renton River Days Office, located on the 6th Floor of Renton City Hall (1055 S. Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057). Interested shoppers are asked to call the Festival Information Line at 425.430.6528 to make a sales appointment or leave a message.
12. Renton River Days Phone / Information Line:
Renton River Days Information Line with voicemail to leave messages: 425.430.6528. Voicemail is checked daily.