4th of July in Renton
Renton's Fabulous 4th of July
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park
1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N.
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The City of Renton invites you to celebrate Independence Day in Renton. Enjoy free children's activities and face-painting from 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., free rides in Voyageur Canoes from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., stage entertainment from 1:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., and a professional fireworks display from the shores at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park at 10:00 p.m.
Renton's Fireworks Display at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park
Average attendance at Gene Coulon has been 20,000 for Renton's 4th of July event, with many more viewing the beautiful night-time fireworks display from boats, canoes, kayaks, and from several locations close to the park.
For the past 10 years, the barge and fireworks display was positioned 1,000 feet from shore and shells went a maximum of 600 feet in the air. This year, the fireworks will be launched from the Ivar’s water walk, 300 feet from shore, and shells will go a maximum of 300 feet in the air. The change in launch location is due to increased regulations in hazardous materials transportation and safety standards. Residents who have previously enjoyed the show from the surrounding hills may not be able to see the show this year – depending on their viewing angle.
Food will be available at the Beachside Concession Stand, Ivar’s, and Kidd Valley.
Recycle containers for plastic bottles and aluminum cans will be placed throughout the park. Event attendees are encouraged to use these receptacles and join the City in "greening" Renton's large-scale events.
Visit the Event Information Booth, located just north of Kidd Valley, for summertime community event information. Event Sponsor Coal Creek Family YMCA will have an interactive/informational booth again this year in the park. Be sure to stop by the YMCA booth for information and thank them for making Renton's Fabulous 4th of July event possible.
7:00 a.m. - Park Opens
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Free KidZone Activities, Inflatables & Face-painting for Kids sponsored by Coal Creek Family YMCA
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - NEW! Free Rides in Voyageur Canoes (from Boat Launch area) organized and sponsored by Cascade Canoe & Kayak
1:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Stage Entertainment sponsored by Sanctuary & The Reserve Apartments
10:00 p.m. - Fireworks from the shores of Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park
KidZone Activities sponsored by The YMCA
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
(Entertainment Stage located in the grass amphitheatre on the north side of Kidd Valley and Ivar's)
1:30 p.m. - Renton City Concert Band
3:15 p.m. - Parrot Ambassadors
4:30 p.m. - Convergence Zone Bluegrass Band
6:00 p.m. - African All Stars
7:15 p.m. - Official Welcome & National Anthem
8:00 p.m. - Oncore - R&B Dance Hits
The 20+ minute fireworks display, launched from the shores of Lake Washington at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park at 10:00 p.m., will cater to spectators at the park. The fireworks display may also be visible from several locations close to the park or from the hills surrounding Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park.
- 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.
Boat Launch Hours
The following hours will be enforced at the Boat Launch:
- 9:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m. - No launching or pick-up of watercraft at the boat launch
Personal fireworks, alcohol, pets, animals, pop-up canopies, enclosed tents, table umbrellas, and large barbecues are prohibited. No nets or poles installed; no projectiles (i.e. frisbees, footballs). Small umbrellas and umbrella-chairs are allowed. Only small-size barbecues will be permitted on July 4th.
Personal fireworks are prohibited within the City of Renton, including the park. The Police and Fire Departments will actively enforce the ban.
Email 4th of July Event Director
or call 425-430-6600 for information.
About Our 2013 Sponsors
The City of Renton has been very fortunate to develop sponsor relationships with three community partners, The Landing, Sanctuary & The Reserve Apartments, and Coal Creek Family YMCA. The success of our Fabulous 4th of July at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, Renton's largest one-day event, can be attributed to the ongoing support of our event sponsors. The Landing and Sanctuary & The Reserve Apartments have been sponsors since 2009, and Coal Creek Family YMCA a sponsor since 2011. Please join the City of Renton in thanking our sponsors by exploring their services and patronizing these Renton-based businesses.
The Landing is a 46-acre urban village development located just off the I-405 freeway in Renton’s South Lake Washington neighborhood. The project is part of an ambitious redevelopment of the South Lake Washington community and provides convenience, comfort and charm in an exciting outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment environment. Its unique blend of residential neighborhood, retail, and entertainment districts serve local residents and the greater regional community.
Sanctuary & The Reserve Apartments
Enjoy urban-style living at Sanctuary & The Reserve Apartments, brand-new apartments ideally located at The Landing in Renton. The collection of studio, 1 and 2 bedroom designs at Sanctuary & The Reserve features sought-after luxuries as well as must-have conveniences: in-home washer/dryer, high nine-foot-ceilings, kitchens equipped with G.E. appliances, and over-sized, double-pane windows to take in lake views or the excitement and energy of the surrounding neighborhood. Imagine an evening with friends at the neighborhood wine bar or one of several dining options, then catching the late movie - all steps from your door and without parking hassles. From VIP concierge services and a pet-friendly environment to spectacular social spaces including a WiFi cafe, fitness center, chic clubroom and an entertainment courtyard with pool, spa and BBQ area, Sanctuary & The Reserve Apartments offer a one-of-a-kind living experience just minutes from Lake Washington's shores in Renton. For more information, call 866.646.2217 or visit thelandinglifestyle.com.
Coal Creek Family YMCA
The "Y" is a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility. Strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout King and south Snohomish counties to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Locally, our cause connects us to more than 12 Y branches, two overnight camps, and more than 200 hundred program sites.
At your Coal Creek Family YMCA, you can enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and quality programs in a friendly, community environment – as well as a wide variety of outdoor activities and events for all ages. Families can engage in activity together, youth and teens can learn life and leadership skills, seniors can socialize and improve their health and adults can find community, well-being and support.
Find out more by visiting seattleymca.org.