Explore the “Specquackular!” Events of River Days!

Friday, June 28, through Sunday, June 30 (2019 dates; TBD 2020 dates)

Junior Advanced Tennis Tournament

Open to all juniors ages 10-18 years interested in a competitive tournament.  Pre-registration required.  Register at https://www.USTA.com.

Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28 (2019 dates; TBD 2020 dates)

Junior Intermediate Tennis Tournament

Open to all juniors ages 10-18 years interested in a competitive tournament. Pre-registration required.  Register at https://www.USTA.com.

Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28 (2019 dates; TBD 2020 dates)

Open & NTRP Tennis Championships

Open to all players interested in a competitive tournament.  Pre-registration required.  Register at www.USTA.com.

Tuesday, July 21 through Sunday, July 26

Renton Historical Museum

Visit the Renton History Museum during festival week from 10am-4pm, Tuesday through Saturday, and Noon-4pm on Sunday. Admission is free during festival week.

Thursday, July 23

Senior Day BBQ Picnic

A special day for senior citizens on July 23,  from 11am-1pm.   The event will feature fabulous food and entertainment.  Advance tickets are required and go on sale beginning June 22 at the Renton Senior Activity Center. Call 425-430-6633.

Thursday, July 23 through Sunday, July 26

Renton Annual Art Show

Enjoy live music while strolling through this juried fine art show at the Renton Community Center. Call 425-254-9934. Visit www.rentonannualartshow.com for information or to download the 2020 Artist Prospectus.

Hours are:
July 23   Preview Party ($20/pp) 8pm
July 24 & July 25   10am-6pm
July 26   12pm-5pm


Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26

The Art Market & Marketplace

The outdoor show runs Friday through Sunday, July 24-26, in Gianini Stadium, located in Liberty Park.  A variety of vendors selling a selection of art, hand-crafted and import/independent distributor items.  The Marketplace will feature independent/franchise distributors (i.e. Tupperware, Pampered Chef, PartyLite, LulaRoe etc).  Show layout includes activities for children and families. Email rentonriverdaysartmarket@gmail.com

July 24   11am-8pm
July 25   11am-8pm
July 26   11am-6pm

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. 

For information about the 2020 show, contact Kim Unti or Briana Unti, Volunteer Art Market Co-Chairs at rentonriverdaysartmarket@gmail.com

Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26

Weekend Community Information Booths

Information booths in Liberty Park for public services, 501c3 non-profit organizations, and festival sponsors. No commercial displays or sales.  Commercial entities interested in exploring sponsorship for 2020, should call 425.430.6528 or email Renton River Days/Sonja Mejlaender at smejlaender@rentonwa.gov .

July 24 11am-8pm
July 25 11am-8pm
July 26 11am-6pm

“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.

Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26

Nibble of Renton

Experience a variety of culinary delights from local restaurants and caterers at the 2020 Nibble of Renton in Liberty Park. This popular appetizing food fair will be open Friday, July 24, from 11am-8pm, Saturday, July 25, from 11am-8pm, and Sunday, July 26, from 11am-6pm.  Food vendors will feature Hawaiian, teriyaki, corn dogs, bbq ribs, chowder, fish and chips, grilled salmon caesars, roasted corn, smoothies, ice cream, Italian sodas, and espresso to name just a few. Menu prices range from $8-$11.

Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26

Weekend Fun for Kids!

Tons of free and low-cost fun for kids and “kids at heart” during festival weekend.  Our Extreme Fun Zone will feature low-cost activities such as a 32′ Climbing Wall, Virtual Reality, Monkey Motion Bungee-Jumping, Ballistic Swing, Bumper Balls, and All-Ages Inflatables (giant slides, obstacle courses).  Free activities:  Putt Putt Golf, Petting Zoo, Photo ID Cards, Board Games of the World, Caricaturist, Hula Hooping, Junk Chimes, Sound of Culture, LEGO PlayZone, Dizzy’s Tumble Bus, and Chalk Art Contest, plus much more. Drop by once, or every day, to do it all!

Most activities operate during these hours at Liberty Park:

July 24     11am-8pm
July 25     11am-8pm
July 26     11am-6pm


Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26

Cedar River Quilters Guild Exhibition

The 22nd Annual Cedar River Quilters Exhibition and Challenge will be held at the Renton Community Center.

Saturday, July 25:   10am-6pm
Sunday, July 26:      12pm-5pm

Saturday, July 25

5K & 10K Fun Walks

Organized by Volkssport Interlaken Trailblazers

On Saturday, July 25, from 8am-11am.   Parking available at Renton Memorial Stadium.  Follow signs to Start Table at riverfront side of Senior Center.  Explore Renton’s finest amenities and historic landmarks. Call 425.235.0528 or interlakentrailblazers.org.

Saturday, July 25

Antique Classic Boat Show

View thirty-plus antique and classic boats at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park on Saturday, July 25, from 10am-5pm.  Learn about boater safety and education.  Free boat rides too!  Visit acbs-pnw.org.

Saturday, July 25

Pancake Breakfast

This delicious breakfast event will be held on Saturday, July 25, from 7:30am-10am at the Renton Senior Activity Center. Menu will feature pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit cup, coffee, tea, and orange juice. Prices are $8/pp for adults, $6 for seniors, and $4 for  children under 12. Renton Lions Club volunteers will have a donation box for used eyeglasses and hearing aids for distribution to the less fortunate. Be sure to stop by this morning event before making your way to S. 3rd St. for the Parade at 10am.  Call 425.255.9684.

Saturday, July 25

Chalk Art Contest

Details for this year’s Chalk Art Contest are still being developed.  Stay tuned!


Saturday, July 25

River Days Parade

Parade Application will be available to download in April 2020.
ParadeSpectators line S. 3rd St. from Shattuck Avenue to Liberty Park on July 25 at 10am.  The Parade welcomes the annual return of Kent Phillips, of STAR 101.5 FM, as our Parade Announcer.  Participants are encouraged to create unique and nostalgic entries, and incorporating music is always a big hit with the crowds.

For questions about the Parade on Saturday, July 25, please contact Volunteer Parade Chair Nancy Quinn at 425-572-5702 or email at parade@rentonriverdays.org.

Volunteers are needed to assist with Parade morning set-up, staging, and monitoring intersections for safety.  Please call Nancy if you are interested in volunteering for the Parade.

SPECIAL NOTICE: Renton River Days has a budget to provide a modest contribution to local or visiting marching bands, or other parade entries with musicians or bands and help offset expenses. Marching bands and musicians captivate the crowds. Our Parade Committee would like more entries like this to consider.

Saturday, July 25

3rd Annual Pacific Northwest Art & Music

Organized & Sponsored by     Renton Municipal Arts Commission

Experience a live show celebrating artwork, photography, and music from the Pacific Northwest!  Immediately following Saturday’s River Days Parade, Wells Avenue will quickly evolve into a mini block party.  This Block Party will feature multiple bands, art demonstrations and displays offered by Renton-based artists.  Music will begin at the conclusion of the Parade and continue throughout the afternoon.

Saturday, July 25

Six-A-Side Soccer Tournament

Join soccer fans, supporters and players on the pitch Saturday, July 25, at Renton High School for Soccer Club of Renton East’s 35th Annual Tournament.  Tournament open to Boys and Girls U/7 thru U/16. Visit grtysa.org for more information.


German Car Show: Deutsch-Marque Show & Shine

Impressive display of BMW German Beauties at Cedar River Park.  Show hours are 10am-2pm.  Visit BMWpugetsound.com.  Audis, Mercedes, Porsches and Volkswagens of all eras will also be on display.

Sunday, July 26

Rubber Ducky Derby

The last day of Renton River Days means it is time for the Rotary Club Rubber Ducky Derby! Thousands of little yellow ducks will wait at the Houser Way Bridge at 4:30pm, ready to jump into the water and race down the Cedar River. Purchase of Rubber Ducky tickets will let you cheer your duck to possible victory and have a chance to win one of five valuable prizes at the same time. This much anticipated event benefits the  Salvation Army Renton Rotary Food BankRenton School District, and other deserving area nonprofits.

For each $5 ticket, supporters have a chance to win one of several great prizes (2019 prizes listed; stay tuned for 2020 prizes!):

Tickets are available for purchase: