4th of July

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Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is the perfect summer backdrop for the 16th annual Fabulous 4th of July.

Renton’s largest one-day event provides an array of entertaining options for everyone; a co-ed volleyball tournament, the ActivityZone for kids, live entertainment, and lounging about with friends and family. A 25-minute firework display over Lake Washington will conclude the day’s events at 10 p.m.

The Fabulous Schedule

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Sand Blast Volleyball Tournament
1 to 4 p.m. – Free Kids ActivityZone
4 to 9:30 p.m. – Stage Entertainment
7:15 p.m. – Official Welcome and National Anthem
10 p.m. – Ooohs and Ahhhs (i.e. Fireworks)

Presenting Sponsor

Hyatt Regency Logo


 The Landing logo  Coal Creek logo  Walmart Logo

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Sand and Grass Volleyball Tournaments

Due to popular demand, The Sand Blast Volleyball Tournament has new competition this year; The Grass Volleyball Tournament. Similar to the 13 Colonies, a separate and independent tournament has been created consisting of six grass courts that will be available alongside of the two original sand courts. Will we see Johanna & Josue defend their 2017 title in the sand courts or will they join the ranks of the grass courts?

All co-ed participants will receive an epic trucker style baseball cap for their fabulous display of athleticism. The tournament champions will also receive prizes in addition to the heavily sought after bragging rights of the win!

The bump, set, and sand in your eye takes place in the South Beach area of the park sponsored by Local 2170. 

Registration for the Sand Blast Volleyball Tournament is full and alternate spots (waitlist) are now being offered. Registration for the Grass Volleyball Tournament remains open with limited spots available. Tournament registration fees are $50 per team.


The free ActivityZone for kids, co-sponsored by Coal Creek Family YMCA and Walmart, will give parents the opportunity to enjoy a kid free zone moment as our younger compatriots run off to enjoy inflatables, lawn games, face-painting, and other adventures in The Gallery near Kidd Valley and the South Beach area. 

YMCA       Renton Walmart

Stage Entertainment

The entertainment stage, co-sponsored by The Landing, is located in the grass amphitheater on the north side of the Kidd Valley and Ivar's restaurants. 

The entertainment has been confirmed and the fabulous lineup is below;

The Landing

Fireworks Display

To commemorate the birth of our nation, a classic 25-minute professional fireworks display will be launched from the northwest corner of the Ivar's Water Walk in Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. At 10:00 p.m. you are encouraged to blurt out numerous “Oooohs” and “Ahhhhs” as everyone points to the sky in unison while the fireworks light up the shores of Lake Washington.

This epic display is also visible from several locations near Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park or from the surrounding hills of Renton.


In addition to the cooler full of snacks at your side, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park also has permanent establishments to further your palate; Ivar’s and Kidd Valley. Another option event guests can enjoy is the Hyatt Regency’s Lake View B.B.Q. located on the promenade to the west of the South Beach playground.  Between these three eateries there is plenty to choose from if that vegetable platter just isn’t cutting it.

Event Restrictions, Parking & Event Maps

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. 

  • Courtesy pick-up, drop-off, unload and load is ONLY available in the South Beach parking area from 8 a.m. to 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.
  • Vehicular access to Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park will be unavailable from 9 p.m. to approximately 11:15 p.m.
  • No vehicular parking in the boat launch area.
  • Beginning at 9 p.m. access to the park is pedestrian ONLY.
  • Parking is NOT permitted along Lake Washington Blvd. N.
  • Parking is limited in the Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park.
  • Event parking will be available on the top two floors of the parking garage at The Landing; accessible from Logan Ave. N. or N. 10th Place. Parking is not permitted in the other "surface lots" at The Landing.
  • Overflow parking is located at N. 8th St., Park Ave. N., and Garden Ave. N. just south of Target
  • Fee-based event parking is available at $25/vehicle in the Southport Office Garage (Hyatt Hotel Garage)
  • Parking at all locations is at your own risk; do not leave valuables unattended in a vehicle.
  • There is no shuttle service provided to offsite parking areas. 

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  to 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.
    • The Police and Fire Departments will actively enforce the personal firework ban.
  • Park Rules and Regulations
  • Pop-up canopies (up to 10'x10' and secured with weights only, no stakes) children's tents, umbrellas and umbrellas-chairs are allowed.


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