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Renton’s Fabulous 4th of July and Fireworks at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park

June 26, 2015
Sonja Mejlaender,
Community Relations and Events, 425-430-6514
Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, 425-430-6569

Renton, WA – The City of Renton and event co-sponsor The Landing invite you to experience Independence Day from the shores of Lake Washington at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park in Renton.

July4thThe celebration will have something for everyone, including free children’s activities and face painting from noon to 8:00 p.m. sponsored by Coal Creek Family YMCA and Walmart; stage entertainment from 1:00 to 9:30 p.m. sponsored by Sanctuary & The Reserve Apartments; and a professional fireworks display from the Ivar’s waterwalk at 10:00 p.m. New this year, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., don’t miss the Volleyball Tournament located at the sand courts in the south beach area.

Ivar’s, Kidd Valley, beachside concessions and espresso vendor “Zone 3 Explorers” will be available all day in the park. Attendees are encouraged to join the city in “greening” Renton’s larger scale events by using the recycling receptacles in the park.

Park rules prohibit the following: pop-up canopies, enclosed tents, table umbrellas, large barbecues, personal fireworks, alcohol, animals, pets, nets, poles, and projectiles (e.g., frisbees, footballs, etc.). Small umbrellas and umbrella chairs will be allowed. Only small barbeques will be permitted. Personal fireworks are banned within the Renton city limits at all times and the ban will be actively enforced.

Event Schedule:
7:00 a.m. – Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park opens
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Volleyball Tournament
Noon to 8:00 p.m. – Free KidZone activities
1:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Stage entertainment
10:00 p.m. – Fireworks display from Ivar’s waterwalk

Stage Entertainment:
1:00 p.m. – Renton City Concert Band
2:30 p.m. – Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn – lively and interactive line-dance lesson
3:30 p.m. – Bakra Bata Steel Drum Band
5:00 p.m. – Coal Creek Family YMCA – Fitness is Fun!
6:00 p.m. – Miles from Chicago Blues Band
7:15 p.m. – Official Welcome & National Anthem
8:00 p.m. – Oncore, R&B Dance Hits

The following hours will be enforced on July 4th:
At the finger piers and bulkhead: all boats must be cleared from this area by 7:00 p.m.
At the boat launch, no launching or pick-up of watercraft from 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Attendees should note the following parking and access information:

  • Parking is limited at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park and is not permitted along Lake Washington Blvd. N.
  • Parking is available on Houser Way North, on the top two floors of the parking garage at The Landing and in the parking lot located at N. 8th Street, Park Avenue N. and Garden Avenue N.
  • Due to construction, parking is not available at the Bristol Apartments at Southport along Lake Washington, located between Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park and Boeing.
  • There is no event shuttle service.
  • Courtesy pick-up and drop-off will be available in the boat launch area; access to the boat launch will not be available between 9:45 p.m. and 11:15 p.m.
  • Vehicle access to Lake Washington Blvd. will be restricted beginning at 10:00 p.m. to facilitate exit of pedestrians and vehicular traffic. Lake Washington Blvd. N. will re-open at approximately 11:15 p.m. Attendees who are not picked up before 10:00 p.m. will need to wait for pick-up until Lake Washington Blvd. reopens at approximately 11:15 p.m.

Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is located at 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N. For additional information about the event call 425-430-6600 or visit rentonwa.gov/4thofJuly.