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Coulon ready for the Fabulous Fourth

Coulon Park gets all dressed up for the Fabulous Fourth celebration. - File Photo.
Coulon Park gets all dressed up for the Fabulous Fourth celebration.
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The annual Fabulous Fourth celebration at Gene Coulon Beach Park gets under way tomorrow, July 4.

Co-sponsored by The Landing, the event features free children’s activities and face-painting from noon to 8 p.m., (sponsored by Coal Creek Family YMCA and Renton Walmart)  stage entertainment from 1:30 to 9:30 p.m. (sponsored by Sanctuary & The Reserve Apartments) and a professional fireworks display at dusk.

Citizens are also reminded that it is illegal to possess or discharge fireworks of any kind anywhere in the city throughout the year, including the 4th of July.

Event Schedule

7:00 a.m. - Park Opens

12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Free KidZone Activities, Inflatables & Face-painting for Kids co-sponsored by Coal Creek Family YMCA and Renton Walmart.

1:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Stage Entertainment sponsored by Sanctuary & The Reserve Apartments

10:00 p.m. - Fireworks launched from the northwest corner of the Ivar's Water Walk at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park

KidZone Activities co-sponsored by The YMCA and Renton Walmart

Free KidZone Activities include Orbitron Spin, Giant Inflatable Slide, Obstacle Course, and Ball Pond.

Be sure to visit the Coal Creek Family YMCA Booth for information.

FREE face-painting too provided by the Renton High School Cheer Squad.

Stage Entertainment sponsored by Sanctuary & The Reserve Apartments

1:30 p.m. - Renton City Concert Band

3:00 p.m. - Teen Musical Vignette - "The Wedding Singer"

4:15 p.m. - Spirit of Ojah - Ghanaian Highlife, Reggae & Funk

6:00 p.m. - The Stacy Jones Band - Blues

7:15 p.m. - Official Welcome & National Anthem

8:00 p.m. - Oncore - R&B Dance Hits

Event Parking

Parking is extremely limited at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park.

Courtesy Pick-Up, Drop-Off, Unload and Load ONLY will be available in the Boat Launch area.  Please Note: attendees who are NOT picked up before 10:00 p.m., will need to wait for pick-up until approximately 11:15 p.m. when Lake Washington Blvd. N. has reopened.  No vehicular parking in the Boat Launch area.

Parking is not permitted along Lake Washington Blvd. N.

Street parking is available on Houser Way N., accessible from Lake Washington Blvd. N. and using the underpass going under NE Park Drive.

Event parking will be available on the top two floors at the parking garage at The Landing.  Please note: parking will not be permitted in the other "surface lots" at The Landing.

Event parking will be available in the parking lot located at N. 8th St., Park Ave. N., and Garden Ave. N.  "Event Parking" signs will be posted at this lot.

Parking for a fee will be available at The Bristol Apartments at Southport along Lake Washington, located between Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park and The Boeing Company.

Parking at all locations is at your own risk; do not leave valuables in vehicle.

There is no shuttle service provided to offsite parking areas.

Street Closure - Lake Washington Blvd. N.

Vehicle access to Lake Washington Blvd. N. will be restricted beginning at 10:15 p.m. to facilitate safe exit of pedestrians and vehicular traffic from Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park.  Lake Washington Blvd. N. will reopen to normal traffic at approximately 11:15 p.m.

For more information, visit http://rentonwa.gov/living/default.aspx?id=5920

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