Explore the “Specquackular!” Events of River Days!

Friday, June 28, through Sunday, June 30

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

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

Open & NTRP Tennis Championships

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

Tuesday, July 23 through Sunday, July 28

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 25

Senior Day BBQ Picnic

A special day for senior citizens on July 25, 11am-1pm, at the Renton Community Center.   The event will feature fabulous food and entertainment.  Advance tickets are required and cost is $1/pp beginning July 1 at the Renton Senior Activity Center. Call 425-430-6633.

Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28

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 2019 Artist Prospectus.

Hours are:
July 25   Preview Party ($20/pp) 8pm
July 26 & July 27   10am-6pm
July 28   12pm-5pm

Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27

Wenatchee Youth Circus Performs at Cedar River Park

Joining the line up of events and activities over festival weekend, the Wenatchee Youth Circus will host three performances at Cedar River Park (the park just east of I-405, by the Renton Community Center and Henry Moses Aquatics Center).   Easy access to Cedar River Park on foot from Liberty Park.  Tickets are $3/pp for children under 18, and $5/pp for adults 18 and over.  Tickets will be available for sale July 26 and July 27 in Liberty Park at the Festival Information Booth, and 30 minutes prior to each of the three show times at the Circus seating entrance in Cedar River Park.

Show Times:
Friday, July 26 at 1:30pm and 6pm
Saturday, July 27 at 1:30pm

Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28

The Art Market & Marketplace

July 26   11am-8pm
July 27   11am-8pm
July 28   11am-6pm

Download the 2019 Art Market Application – fillable (hand-crafted).  Application deadline is May 9, 2019.
Download the 2019 Marketplace Application – fillable (franchise/independent distributor).  Application deadline is May 9, 2019.
For information about the 2019 show, contact Kim Unti or Briana Unti, Volunteer Art Market Co-Chairs at rentonriverdaysartmarket@gmail.com 

 

Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28

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 2019, should call 425.430.6528 or email Renton River Days/Sonja Mejlaender at smejlaender@rentonwa.gov .

July 26 11am-8pm
July 27 11am-8pm
July 28 11am-6pm

Download the 2019 RRDs “Information Only” Community Booth Application.  Nonprofits (501c3) which will be creating awareness for their agency and promoting their programs and services.  Application deadline is June 8, 2019.

Download the 2019 RRDs “Fundraising” Community Booth Application.  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.  Application deadline is June 8, 2019.

 

Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28

Nibble of Renton

Experience a variety of culinary delights from local restaurants and caterers at the 2019 Nibble of Renton in Liberty Park. This popular appetizing food fair will be open Friday, July 26, from 11am-8pm, Saturday, July 27, from 11am-8pm, and Sunday, July 28, from 11am-6pm.  Food vendors will feature Hawaiian, teriyaki, burgers, corn dogs, bbq ribs, chowder, fish and chips, grilled salmon caesars, roasted corn, gyros, elephant ears, polish dogs and kielbasas, strawberry shortcake, smoothies, snow cones, ice cream, Italian sodas, and espresso to name just a few. Menu prices range from $5-$9.

Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28

Weekend Fun for Kids!

Tons of fun for kids during festival weekend: Inflatable PlayLand, Hamster Balls, Putt Putt Golf, Climbing Wall, Petting Zoo, Photo ID Cards, Board Games of the World, Caricaturist, Hula Hooping, Junk Chimes, Sound of Culture, LEGO PlayZone, Dizzy’s Tumble Bus, Chalk Art Contest, craft-making booths, plus much more. Drop by once, or every day, to do it all!

Most activities operate during these hours at Liberty Park:

July 26     11am-8pm
July 27     11am-8pm
July 28     11am-6pm

Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28

Cedar River Quilters Guild Exhibition

The 21st Annual Cedar River Quilters Exhibition and Challenge will be held at the Renton Community Center.

Saturday, July 27:   10am-6pm
Sunday, July 28:      12pm-5pm

Saturday, July 27

Antique Classic Boat Show

View thirty-plus antique and classic boats at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park on Saturday, July 27, from 10am-5pm.  Learn about boater safety and education.  Free boat rides too!  Visit acbs-pnw.org.

Saturday, July 27

Pancake Breakfast

This delicious breakfast event will be held on Saturday, July 27, 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 $6/pp for adults and children over 12, and seniors over 60 and children under 12 are just $4/pp. 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 425-381-7069.

Saturday, July 27

Chalk Art Contest

Sponsored by  Wiener & Lambka, P.S.
Organized by  Allied Arts of Renton
Chalk ArtThe 23rd Annual Chalk Art Contest will be held on Saturday, July 27, on the Tennis Courts in Liberty Park. Registration begins at 12pm.  Awards for five categories: Artist, Ages 13-Adult, Junior 10-12, People’s Choice and Best Theme presented at 4pm.  All participating children receive a prize.  Free participation and all materials provided. Call 206-919-9746.

Saturday, July 27

River Days Parade

Download the 2019 RRDs Parade Application_fillable form.  Parade Application deadline is June 27, 2019.         
ParadeSpectators line S. 3rd St. from Shattuck Avenue to Liberty Park on July 27 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.  This year’s theme is “Catch a Wave!”

For questions about the Parade on Saturday, July 27, 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 27

Six-A-Side Soccer Tournament

Join soccer fans, supporters and players on the pitch Saturday, July 27, at Renton High School for Soccer Club of Renton East’s 34th 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 28

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 Bank, Renton School District, and other deserving area nonprofits.

For each $5 ticket, supporters have a chance to win one of several great prizes (2018 list below; 2019 TBD!):

  • 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, The Rock, Jimmy Mac’s, The Red House and Marianna

Tickets are available for purchase:

  • At the Renton Rotary Exhibitor Booth in Liberty Park during festival weekend July 26 – 28
  • Along the Renton River Days Parade route on South 3rd Street on Saturday, July 27
  • At the Renton Rotary table at the Tuesday Renton Farmers Market at the Piazza in downtown Renton
  • At Cugini Florists, St. Charles Place Antiques, Garland Jewelers, and The Renton Printery, located in downtown Renton
  • And from any Renton Rotary Club member