What’s going on around Renton? | Nov. 16 edition

Nov. 17-18

Holiday Bazaar at Renton Community Center: From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, get your present shopping done in one place from local artists, crafters and vendors. Along with free admission for shoppers, this two-day event also includes a food drive, so please bring non-perishable foods to support local food banks. For more information, visit rentonwa.gov/bazaar.

Nov. 18

Free Museum Day at the Renton History Museum: Enjoy the wonders of the past with free admission to the museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free museum days are every first Wednesday and third Saturday of each month.

Gobble Wobble Wine Walk Renton Downtown: A wine walk for autumn, this year’s Gobble Wobble will allow wine connoisseurs to sample from nine wineries while touring downtown (and maybe get some ideas for holiday presents). The event will run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. with check-in at Rain City Market. Advanced tickets are $30 while day-of tickets are $40 and are available online. Tickets are one sale for $25 until Oct. 15. Must be 21 years of age or older to purchase tickets and identification must be given. For more information, email director@rentondowntown.com

Nov. 25

Small Business Saturday at Downtown Renton: An all-day celebration of Renton’s downtown, all are encouraged to do their holiday shopping while supporting the city’s local businesses. In partnership with the City of Renton, there will be a variety of activities going on in downtown Renton throughout the day.

Dec. 1

Renton Winter Lights Opening Night at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park: Kick off the most wonderful time of the year with beautiful lights on the water. 6 p.m. will have the arrival of Santa and lighting, photos with Santa will be from 6:15-8:15 p.m., a Singalong at North Shelter in the park will be from 7:15-8 p.m., the “Parade of Boats” from the Rainier Yacht Club will be from 7:30-8 p.m. and the arrival of the Argosy Christmas Ship will be from 8:10-8:30 p.m. Gene Coulon Park is located at 1201 Lake Washington Boulevard North and the lights will run 4-9 p.m. daily from Dec. 2 to Jan. 1.

Dec. 3

K9 Candy Cane 5K Fun Run and Walk at Renton Community Center: A fun and festive way to enjoy the crisp winter air with your favorite canine, this 5K fun run and walk will begin at 9:15 a.m. As part of the event, runners and walkers are encouraged to donate to the pet food drive (let’s fill the truck!). Register for the fun run at rentonwa gov/k9register.

Dec. 12

The Renton American Legion Fred Hancock Post 19: This organization meets the second Tuesday of every month, except July and August, at 7 p.m. at the Post Hall (3224 NE 12th St.) in the Renton Highlands under the water tower. All veterans are welcome. Most vets are eligible for membership. America’s premier patriotic veterans’ organization and the prime driver of the original G. I. Bill, the Legion focuses on service to veterans, has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans and produced many important programs for the community, children and youth. Come join area vets. Meeting dates for 2024 are TBD.

Saturdays, Dec. 2, 9 & 16

Renton Downtown Partnership Santa House at Renton Civic Theatre: Come get your free pictures with Santa Claus (kids, families and pets are welcome) from 1 – 4 p.m. beginning Dec. 2. The Renton Civic Theatre is located at 507 South 3rd Street. For more information, visit rentondowntown.com/happenings/santahouse/.

Saturdays, Nov. 18-25

Renton Parkrun at Cedar River Trail: This weekly 5K community event takes place every Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Cedar River Trail trailhead by the I-405 overpass. This free event does require registration but is meant to be a fun event where walkers, joggers, runners, volunteers and spectators can come together. For more information, visit parkruns.us/renton/ and the exact coordinates of the event are 47.4802N, -122.199W.

Have a Renton-related event coming up? Email bailey.jo.josie@rentonreporter.com to submit a public event to be included in our weekly events calendar.