IKEA, our Presenting Sponsor, and The Boeing Company, City of Renton, First Financial Northwest Bank, Republic Services, and Rotary Club of Renton, as our Co-Sponsors, continue to support our community family festival at the highest level. If you are interested in exploring a Co-Sponsor relationship with Renton River Days, please email Sonja Mejlaender, Festival Director, or call 425-430-6528. Additionally, financial contributions of various levels are greatly appreciated and used to offset costs associated with hosting the festival, such as entertainment and children’s activities. If you are interested in considering sponsorship of a particular event or program, here are current opportunities with description:
Sponsor a Child for River Days
Since 1986, Renton River Days has brought fun to the families in our community at no or very low cost to them, thanks to the generosity of local businesses, organizations and individuals. In order to sustain the tradition of offering virtually all its activities FREE to the public, River Days invites everyone in our community to Sponsor a Child for River Days by contributing $5. This minimal amount per child helps offset the costs of inflatable games, stage entertainment, balloon artists, caricaturists, educational and interactive stations, and many other features brought in just for our kids. Thank you in advance for considering a gift for one or more children. Checks can be made payable to Renton River Days and sent to Renton River Days, 1055 South Grady Way, Renton, WA, 98057. For more information, call 425.430.6528.
Sound of Culture: SOLD to Renton Technical College!
This interactive station will be featured during festival weekend, July 21-23, 2017. The Sound of Culture activity booth welcomes both children and adults to explore numerous instruments and experience sounds from a variety of cultures.
19th Annual Cedar River Quilters Show: SOLD to Bath Fitter!
Cedar River Quilters Guild will hold its 19th Annual Quilt Exhibit at the Renton Community Center on Saturday, July 22, and Sunday, July 23, 2017. Admission is FREE. Sponsor contributions offset expenses associated with hosting the show, such as rented easels and standards for the quilts. The Quilt Exhibit will feature dozens quilts of all sizes from small to king size, and include Wearable Art and Home Decorating. Each year, the Cedar River Quilters Guild makes 250 quilts for premature babies treated at Valley Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Volkssport Fun Walks: $1,925 Event Sponsorship Available
Support the Interlaken Trailblazers in their efforts to host a walking tour around Renton’s finest locations (Downtown Renton, Cedar River Trail and Liberty Park). Date(s) and routes TBD for 2017. “Start Table” for the event is located at the riverfront side of the Renton Senior Activity Center.
Putt Putt Golf: SOLD to Smith Brothers Farms!
For the young and young at heart, and all ability levels, enjoy the fun and challenge of a putt putt course July 21-23, 2017, in Liberty Park. FREE to participate.
Caricaturist: $1,925 Activity Sponsorship Available
Families and children will enjoy receiving a free caricaturist drawing Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 21-23, in Liberty Park.
Board Games of the World Ancient & Traditional: Co-Sponsorships SOLD to Stoneway Concrete and Kenworth Renton!
During festival weekend, July 21-23, 2017, Renton River Days features an interactive educational station that includes numerous opportunities to discover and play games of many cultures. With simple rules to guide them, children and adults explore strategy games, once played by the Pharaohs, Vikings, and Apache Indians, as well as games from every continent. These games help to create a life-long interest in history and culture. Available for children and adults alike, enjoy this hands-on station, underwritten with sponsor support. All FREE.
Vuelta La Luna – Hooping, Aerialist & Balloons: SOLD to Torero’s Mexican Restaurants!
Get our kids and adults moving . . . literally. Returning to River Days during festival weekend, July 21-23, 2017, this FREE, fun and interactive activity station teaches the benefits of hula hooping for all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities. Support the movement to encourage exercise, especially in our youth, with pure fun. Aerialist performances daily at this captivating station.
Festival Volunteer Program: SOLD to Puget Sound Energy!
Funding of this program provides refreshments, snacks, and a festival volunteer t-shirt to volunteers that give their time, energy and resources to assist in the parks during festival week helping with a variety of activities such as inflatables and interactive stations for kids and keeping the park and dining tent litter picked up and tables wiped down. Sponsor logo featured on arm sleeve of 2017 volunteer t-shirts.
Pancake Breakfast: SOLD to Harley Exteriors!
This July 22, Saturday morning event takes place at the Renton Senior Activity Center from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (just before the start of the Parade). The breakfast is open to the general public and serves as a fundraiser for one of Renton’s finest service clubs, the Renton Lions Club. Sponsor funds will offset food expenses and morning entertainment. Organized and hosted by Renton Lions Club.
Chalk Art Contest: SOLD to Wiener & Lambka, P.S.!
The 21st Annual Chalk Art Contest will be held on July 22 in Liberty Park. Sponsor support of this fabulous event provides awards for five juried categories. Children are encouraged to participate as each will receive a prize. Participation is free and all materials are provided. Hosted and coordinated by Allied Arts of Renton.
Senior Day Picnic: SOLD to Law Offices of Dan Kellogg!
On Thursday, July 20, nearly 600 Renton-area seniors will be hosted and treated to a fabulous luncheon with activities, dancing and live entertainment at the Renton Community Center. Sponsor offered on-site opportunity at the Senior Day Picnic to have an informational table.
Strolling Zambini Stilt Characters: SOLD to Champion Windows!
(1) $1,925 Co-Sponsorship Available
Contribution to this beautiful art form will captivate children and adults of all ages. Watch with bewilderment as strolling stilt characters Duck Rogers and the Giant Salmon, roam throughout Liberty Park during festival weekend, July 21-23.
Junk Chimes: SOLD to Fred Meyer!
Back by popular demand, is a multi-day display of “Junk Chimes” during festival weekend, July 21-23, 2017. This FREE multi-activity zone provides kids and adults the opportunity to play and experience all kinds of sounds and instruments made out of metal scrap.
Kids Photo ID Program: Provided by King County Police Union “My Club Card” Program
FREE laminated photo ID card available to any child; service date(s) during festival weekend still to be confirmed.
Dizzy’s Tumble Bus: Co-Sponsorship SOLD to UW Medicine – Valley Medical Center!
(1) $1,925 Co-Sponsorship Available
Sponsor support for this popular and returning feature to Renton River Days will provide days and days of fun, FREE of charge, to kids in Liberty Park. During our 3-day weekend, Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23, kids will move through this multi-zone interactive tumbling bus. Dizzy’s Tumble Bus is a converted school bus brightly painted and retro-fitted with mats and tumbling activities promoting physical fitness for kids. Support the movement to encourage exercise, especially in our youth, with pure fun! All activities in the Tumble Bus are adult supervised.
Renton River Days Parade: SOLD to Brotherton Cadillac!
Join the crowds and Parade Announcer, Kent Phillips of STAR 101.5, on Saturday morning, July 22, to applaud the participants of 150 entries in the River Days Parade on South 3rd Street in downtown Renton.
Hamster Balls: Co-Sponsorship SOLD to Hampton Inn & Suites, Renton!
(2) $1,925 Activity Co-Sponsorships Available
Hamster Balls are one of the most unique forms of interactive entertainment for community events. Made possible with Sponsor funding, Renton River Days will feature (2) 8’6” Inflatable Balls that will run across a smooth surface within the grounds of Liberty Park; activity will be free of charge. The game is simple and available for ANY age; just jump in and start moving. Large crowds will quickly gather to watch this newest form of interactive entertainment. Hamster Balls are double lined with two entrances and are very safe. With sponsor support, this activity will be FREE to adults and children during festival weekend, July 21-23, 2017, in Liberty Park.
LEGO PlayZone: SOLD to ADT Security Services !
(1) $1,925 Activity Co-Sponsorship Available
Returning by popular demand for 2017, and made possible by sponsorship, come to Liberty Park for our three-day festival weekend, July 21-23, and experience the FREE interactive multi-activity booth and display of the LEGO PlayZone.
Main Stage Sponsor: SOLD to Toyota Scion of Renton!
Visual and performing entertainers fill the Main Stage in Liberty Park from Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 23. Festival weekend will feature jazz, blues, salsa, rock and roll, steel drum, django gypsy jazz, bluegrass, Mexican folkdance and disco styles.
Art Market Stage Sponsor: SOLD to Renton Village Merchants Association!
Visual and performing entertainers fill the Art Market Stage (arts and crafts area of Liberty Park) from Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 23. Experience a puppet show, clown, acoustic folk and country, European and international folk, martial arts, step dancing, clogging, Latin music, bluegrass, Israeli dance, and jazz.
Toy Maker’s Workshop Co-Sponsorship: Co-Sponsorships SOLD to AlaskaUSA Federal Credit Union! and Atkinson Zornes Wealth Strategies Group!
(1) $1,925 Co-Sponsorship Available
Back by popular demand on Saturday, July 22, and Sunday, July 23, in Liberty Park will be Rick Hartman with his Toy Maker’s Workshop Booth. Participants will make irresistible projects that are as much fun to build as they are to play with. This interactive entertainment sparks the creative spirit and sends enthusiasm soaring in kids of all ages. FREE activity for children.
Climbing Wall: SOLD to Law Offices of Steven D. Weier and Walker’s Renton Subaru!
The 24′ Rock Wall is a (4) sided “monster” that can challenge anyone from a Novice Climber to an Avid Climber. The Auto Belay systems are safe and provide a fantastic belay experience coming down the wall. This is a close to a real experience as it comes. With sponsor support, this activity will be FREE to adults and children during festival weekend in Liberty Park.
Inflatable PlayLand: (3) $1,925 Co-Sponsorships Available
Sponsor support helps provide the newest, most popular, and safest children’s bounces, inflatable slides, obstacle courses, and ball pond activities in Liberty Park during festival weekend, July 21-23, 2017. Each year, the Inflatable PlayLand is the busiest and most frequented set of activities for children. FREE activity for children.
Wenatchee Youth Circus: Co-Sponsorship SOLD to Walmart!
(1) $2,750 Co-Sponsorship Available
The Wenatchee Youth Circus (WYC) will perform two shows on Friday, July 21, at 1:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., and one show on Saturday, July 22 at 1:30 p.m. in Cedar River Park (other side of I-405 by the Renton Community Center and Henry Moses Aquatics Center). Sponsorship allows children to attend for only $2/pp and adults for $3/pp. Sponsor is invited to give an Official Welcome to hundreds of attendees at the beginning of the three performances.
Annual Appreciation Event: (2) $2,750 Co-Sponsorships Available
This event will celebrate 32 years of River Days in Renton and serve as the “launch” of our annual festival season. Event details TBD. Attendees include community members, sponsors and volunteers. Co-Sponsors are invited to give Official Welcome at the event, receive additional complimentary tickets, and Sponsor logos are featured on the Event Invitation.
Shuttle Service: (2) $2,750 Co-Sponsorships Available
Join long time festival supporter Shuttle Express and help provide FREE continuous shuttle service from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, and 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 23. Festival-goers are encouraged to park at Renton Memorial Stadium and take a free ride to Liberty Park to the pick-up/drop-off location near the tennis courts just off of Bronson Way N. Sponsor provided the opportunity to have signage and information inside the shuttle vans. Help support the effort to alleviate traffic and parking congestion in and around the main festival grounds of Liberty Park.
Shade Tents at Liberty Park during Festival Weekend:
(2) $2,750 Co-Sponsorships Available
For this opportunity, Sponsor funding helps to provide festival logistical support. Display up to two of your sponsor-provided banners (size to be agreed upon) on the 30’x40′ Shade Tents, one located in each of the ball fields of Liberty Park. Be the Sponsor of these centrally located shade tents where festival-attendees take a break, out of the sun, and enjoy entertainment from the stages located nearby. Thousands will attend River Days through the main three-day weekend, July 21-23. This may be one of the most visible Sponsor signage acknowledgement opportunities!
Dining Tent at Liberty Park during Festival Weekend:
(1) $3,250 Sponsorship Available
For this opportunity, Sponsor funding helps to provide festival logistical support. Display up to two of your sponsor-provided banners (size to be agreed upon) on the 40’x80′ Dining Tent located near the Nibble of Renton food vendor booths. Be the Sponsor of this centrally located gathering place where festival-attendees take a break, out of the sun, and enjoy a meal with family and friends. Thousands will attend River Days through the main three-day weekend, July 21-23. This may be one of the most visible Sponsor signage acknowledgement opportunities!
Golf Carts at Liberty Park during Festival Weekend:
(1) $3,250 Sponsorship Available
For this opportunity, Sponsor funding helps to provide festival logistical support. Several golf carts are rented and staged at Liberty Park for use by core planning teams (i.e. Art Market volunteers, Entertainment/Stages volunteers etc). Be the Sponsor of this key function and see your business logo on laminated signage attached to each golf cart as they make their way around the park 18+ hours a day for three days. Thousands will attend River Days through the main three-day weekend, July 21-23. This may be one of the most visible Sponsor signage acknowledgement opportunities!
The Art Market: $3,250 Sponsorship Available
The Art Market this year features new and returning artists, demonstrations, and activities for kids. The outdoor arts and crafts show runs July 21-23 in Gianini Stadium in Liberty Park.