Fabulous 4th of July

2018 Sponsorship packetEntering its 16th year, the Fabulous 4th of July celebration is Renton’s largest one-day event.

There's something for everyone:

  • Stage entertainment
  • Free Activity Zone with inflatables, face-painting, an obstacle course, and other fun adventures.
  • The Sand Blast Volleyball Tournament

The full day's even culminate in a 25-minute professional fireworks display begins at 10 p.m.

Event Schedule

7 a.m. - Park Opens

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Sand Blast Volleyball Tournament at the sand courts in the South Beach sponsored by Local 2170

12 - 8 p.m. Free KidZone Activities. Inflatables & Face-painting co-sponsored by Coal Creek Family YMCA and Renton Walmart.

12:30 - 9:30 p.m. - Stage Entertainment

10 p.m. - Fireworks launched from the northwest corner of the Ivar's Water Walk at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park

Food will be available from Ivar's, Kidd Valley, and the Beachside Concession Stand in the South Beach.

Visit the Event Information Booth, located just north of Kidd Valley, for summertime community information.

Sand Blast Volleyball Tournament

A co-ed doubles tournament on the sand courts in the South Beach. Each participant will receive a tank top for playing and prizes for the champions.

  • Registration

KidZone Activities

Free KidZone Activities include Orbitron Spin, Giant Inflatable Slide, Obstacle Course, and Ball Pond.

Free face-painting provided by the Renton High School Cheer Squad.

Stage Entertainment

Entertainment Stage located in the grass amphitheatre on the north side of Kidd Valley and Ivar's.

Fireworks Display

The 20+ minute fireworks display, launched from the northwest corner of the Ivar's Water Walk on Lake Washington at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park at 10 p.m.

The display is also visible from several locations close to the park or from the hills surrounding Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park.

Parking and Vehicle Restrictions

  • Parking is limited at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park.
  • Courtesy Pick-Up, Drop-Off, Unload and Load ONLY will be available in the Boat Launch area from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.
  • Attendees who are NOT picked up before 9 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.
  • Vehicular access to Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park will cease from 9 p.m. to approximately 11:15 p.m.
  • Pedestrian access only to the park starting at 9:00 p.m.
  • 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. Parking is not permitted in the other "surface lots" at The Landing.
  • Event parking will also be available in the lot at N. 8th Street, Park Avenue N. and Garden Avenue N.
  • 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 9:30 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.

Finger Piers and Bulkhead Restriction

Boats must be cleared from finger piers and bulkhead by 7 p.m.

Boat Launch Hours

The following hours will be enforced at the boat launch:

  • 9 - 11 p.m. - No launching or pick-up of watercraft at the boat launch

Event Restrictions

  • Personal fireworks, alcohol, pets, animals, enclosed tents, and drones are prohibited.
  • Pop-up canopies (up to 10'x10' and secured with weights only, no stakes) children's tents, umbrellas and umbrellas-chairs are allowed.
  • Personal fireworks are prohibited within the City of Renton, including the park.
  • The Police and Fire Departments will actively enforce the ban.

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