Renton Independence Day Party

If you’re not planning on hosting your own “safe and sane” Independence Day celebration, the city of Renton is hosting its own 16th annual Fourth of July party at Gene Coulon Beach Park.

Festivities start at 9 a.m. with the Sand Black Volleyball Tournament, which lasts until 6 p.m.

This year, there will be a beach volleyball and a grass volleyball tournament.

Registration for the sand volleyball tourney is full (there is a waitlist you can join), but grass volleyball has some limited spots available. Registration is $50.

From 1 to 4 p.m. is the free ActivityZone for kids, sponsored by the Coal Creek Family YMCA and Walmart.

The ActivityZone brings in inflatable bounce houses and slides, various lawn games, face-painting and more in The Gallery area near the Kidd Valley restaurant and the South beach area.

Free stage entertainment starts at 4 p.m. and continues through sunset. From 4 to 5 p.m., the Renton City Concert Band takes the stage, followed by the Toucans from 5:45 to 6:45.

The Stepping Together Performers dance program is sure to be a crowed favorite as children dance together from 7 to 7:15 p.m., followed by an official welcome to the party by Lydia Gladney, who will also perform the National Anthem.

Finally, Oncore will take the stage until 9:30, gearing everyone up for the finale — the 10 p.m. firework display.

Be aware that Lake Washington Boulevard North will be closed at 9:30 p.m. to allow the safe exit of pedestrians from the park. Normal traffic will resume around 11:15 p.m.


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