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.

More in News

Turtles tagged with bright swastikas were spotted at Gene Coulon Memorial Park Beach on Tuesday. Courtesy photo Mindy Doty.
Turtles tagged with swastikas prompt rally against hate in Renton

“We hope as a community people will show up and strongly say this isn’t OK.”

Courtesy of VFW Post 9430
                                Left to right: VFW Department of Washington Jr. Vice Commander Chad Hassebroek, Buffalo Soldier, life member of Skyway VFW Post 9430 and current post Guard Clyde Robinson, post Auxiliary President Cheryl Scheeler and post Cmdr. Larry Weldon.
A humble thank you for a life of honor

Buffalo Soldier presented honor quilt for Veterans Day

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Girl Scouts from troops 46754, 41126 and 41170 put together 400 sandwhich lunches on Saturday, Nov. 9 as part of Vision House “kids serve” event. The lunches then went to people experiencing homelessness in Seattle via Union Gospel Mission Search and Rescue.
Scouts work to help homeless in Renton, Seattle

Vision House welcomes troop volunteers over the weekend

Calling all movie buffs

Seattle Film Summit ready for Renton

Renton students honor veterans

Courtesy of Renton School District. Students honored veterans in their lives and… Continue reading

Political activist Tim Eyman campaigns for Initiative 976 on Nov. 5 in downtown Bellevue. The initiative promised $30 car tabs while functionally eliminating the ability of agencies like Sound Transit to raise taxes for its projects. Photo by Aaron Kunkler
Election analysis: I-976 vote casts South King County against Seattle, Eastside

Preliminary precinct counts show support for the initiative split by region.

Renton man shot in the face, police investigating

A Renton resident suffered a shotgun wound to the face and is… Continue reading

Courtesy of Renton Police Department
Naked man shot by officer in Renton

Police say the man raised a gun at the officer, as well as people in businesses. The incident also shut down an exit on I-405.

A King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity. Photo courtesy of the state Attorney General’s office
Judge rules Value Village deceived customers

The King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity.

Most Read